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Literacy Outreach has a growing waiting list of people in Garfield County (especially Carbondale) who are eager to learn to speak, read and write English. Volunteers are needed and do not need to speak Spanish or have prior teaching experience, just the desire to help and the ability to read and speak English two hours a week. Volunteer information sessions include the following: in Carbondale, 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 6, at Colorado Mountain College and at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, at Gordon Cooper Library; in Glenwood Springs, 1 p.m. Thursday, April 8, at the Glenwood Springs Library. Information: 945-5282.

Are you a high school junior or senior interested in pursuing a career in healthcare? The Summer Health Career Institute offers high school students a no-cost, educational opportunity to travel and learn about health careers. Students will live in Mesa State College’s dorms and spend three days with health care professionals in Grand Junction, as well as traveling to Boulder and living at the University of Colorado while visiting University Hospital and Health Sciences Center in Denver. Open to any junior or senior living in Western Colorado. Information: Kelli Kessel, (970) 434-5474, ext. 2.

Find out where you should draw the line. Colorado West Recovery Center will be participating in National Alcohol Screening Day, held Thursday, April 8. The center will provide outreach, education and screening to help educate the public about alcohol and seek help in a nonthreatening, easily accessible manner. Complete a questionnaire, watch a video, take educational materials or speak one-on-one with a health professional, all for free. Free screenings will also be held at City Market in Glenwood Springs and Rifle. Information times for events: 945-8439.

Registration for kindergarten classes for the 2004-2005 school year will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 9, at Glenwood Springs Elementary School and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. the same day at Sopris Elementary School. Students living north of 27th Street (including Terrace Condos and Cottonwood Landing) should plan on attending GSES; those south of 27th Street (including Oriole and Old Grand) should plan on attending SES. Birth certificates, records of immunization and social security numbers and a nonrefundable $75 deposit are required. An information meeting for parents of students planning on attending GSES will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, April 8. Information: GSES, 384-5450; SES, 384-5400.

Aspen Health and Harmony is now offering Fitball classes with instructor and personal trainer Jessie Duncanson, at 8:30 a.m. on Mondays and 5:15 p.m. on Fridays. Fitball is a full-body strength and stretching class that challenges the core muscles to improve stability, posture and balance. Information: 704-9642.

Solar Energy International will be holding a week-long Renewable Fuels workshop in Carbondale, May 24-28. The workshop will cover all types of renewable fuels and alternative transportation, including biodiesel, hybrid vehicles, ethanol, hydrogen, bio motor oil and electric vehicles. $550. Information/registration: 963-8855, or

The Rifle Sportsmen’s Club will host a black powder cartridge silhouette tournament at 8 a.m. on May 22 and 23. Competition is open to all NRA members with a current card; $55 for both days, $40 for juniors. Event is limited to 32 entries; entries must be received by May 15, or they will be subject to a $10 post deadline fee. Current NRA silhouette rules and equipment regulations will apply. Information: Michael Rix, 328-5915 or

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