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Dog wash benefitHigh Tails in West Glenwood Springs is sponsoring a dog wash benefit 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, April 18. The benefit will help pay for surgery that doggy Koda Kenai needs after a hit-and-run accident. There will be a baked goods, hot dogs, chips and soda for sale. Information: 947-0014 or 984-3664.Wine tasting and auction fund-raiserThe Roaring Fork Club and Catherine Store Wine & Liquor are teaming up for the First Annual Wine Tasting 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, April 16. Coupled with a microbrew tasting and gourmet cuisine from local restaurants and caterers, the evening features tastings from the stores vast extensive wine cellar and an auction of fine wines. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Mountain Regional Housing. Tickets are $35, available at Catherine Store Wine & Liquor. Information: 963-9606.Learn about Midvalley trailsFind out whats new and whats on tap for the future of the valleywide recreational trail network at a brown bag lunch, noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Basalt Town Hall. The Midvalley Trails Committee and the Roaring Fork Volunteers will make a joint presentation. Grow your business with the Postal ServiceThe U.S. Postal Service presents free Grow Your Business seminars from 9:30-11:30 a.m. and 1:30-3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Learn about free supplies, click-n-ship and bulk business mail. Information: 945-5611.Mini College RegistrationCMC Childrens Mini College will hold autumn registration at 8 a.m. Wednesday, April 14, for children ages 21⁄2 to 5. Very few morning slots are available; a wait-list will be created if necessary. There are many open afternoon positions for 1-5 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Information: 945-7486.Workers Compensation SeminarRepresentatives from Pinnacol Assurance will hold a half-day workers compensation seminar starting at 8 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. This seminar counts toward annual attendance requirements for members of a Pinnacol Workers Comp safety group. Registration: Sheila, 945-6589. nominate oil and Gas operatorsThe Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission is calling for nominations for its yearly Outstanding Operator Awards. The awards honor members of the oil and gas industry in Colorado for 2003 projects. Any oil and gas operator or other interested stakeholder can nominate a company by filling out a form available at Nominations must be received by June 1. Information: 303-894-2100.Pig Roast and BBQ benefit for local familyJan Walters, a longtime local of Glenwood Springs, is receiving extensive medical treatment, and her family has endured several unseen expenses pertaining to her medical care. Show your support at a pig roast and barbecue from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, April 18, at Buffalo Valley. Pig, burgers and brats will be provided; please bring a side dish to share. There will be live music and auction. Donation of $25 for adults, $15 for kids under 12 is appreciated. Information: 984-0208, 989-6000.Rifle High School Variety ShowThe Rifle High School Variety Show is scheduled for 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at Rifle High School Auditorium. Admission is $5; kids under 6 are free. Tickets available at the door or in advance from any RHS choir students. Proceeds go to the RHS vocal music department. Information: 625-7746.Heeling Partners informational seminarHeeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley presents a free informational seminar from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Heeling Partners consists of Delta Certified Animal Assisted Therapy Dogs and their handlers who work as a team to provide visits to health-care facilities; the group also offers the Paws to Read program to local schools and libraries. No dogs at the seminar, please. Preregister: 384-0284.Learn to talk to your petAnimal wellness consultant Alecia Evans is offering a one-day workshop 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 25, at High Tails, 50633 Highway 6&24 in Glenwood Springs. The Joy of Animal Communication: Becoming Your Own Pet Psychic is suitable for all animal guardians and works with all animals. Give yourself and your animals the gift of clear communication. Bring your own lunch and a picture of your pet. Fee is $100. Information: 948-5418. Reservations required: 947-0014.Tuesday Night BarDo you have questions about civil legal matters? Custody? Renters rights? Wills and powers of attorney? Garfield Legal Services presents the next Tuesday Night Bar at 6:30 p.m. April 20 at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Attorneys volunteer their time to provide 15 minutes of consultations on matters such as divorce, bankruptcy and consumer debt. Bring all related court documents, leases and receipts. No consultations will be given for traffic or criminal matters. Information: 945-8858.

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