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Seal slide show

The Wilderness Workshop presents “Seals on Ice: Weddell Seals and Science in Antarctica,” a free slide show by Yampah Mountain High School teacher Susy Ellison, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at Zele Music Cafe on the Cooper Avenue Mall in Aspen. Information: 544-0733.

Stress and aging

A free presentation “Stress and Aging” will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Riverview Plaza, 100 Elk Run Drive in Basalt (corner of Elk Run and Two Rivers Road). Attendants will receive $375 in free gifts, plus a coupon for a free health screening, including blood pressure, blood composition and stress tests. Also a chance to win door prizes. Seating is limited; please reserve a spot by calling 948-0179.

Donate toys to good cause

Have your kids outgrown their outdoor toddler toys? The Toddler Learning Program at Glenwood Springs Elementary School is seeking donations of gently used, sturdy and safe playground equipment and toys such as Little Tykes brand items. The toddler center can use tricycles, slides, play structures and other items. Information: 384-5499.

West Nile Task Force Meets

The West Nile Garfield County Task Force will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Glenwood Springs Municipal Operations Center, located at 2301 Wulfsohn. Colorado Mosquito Control will make a presentation on the plan for controlling mosquitoes in Garfield County in hopes of minimizing the potential for West Nile Fever in the upcoming months.

Audubon to visit Hart’s Basin

The Roaring Fork Audubon Society is sponsoring a day-long field trip to Hart’s Basin to visit early spring migrants and sandhill cranes. The group will leave the CMC Lappala Center in Carbondale at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 17. Dress in layers and bring lunch, snacks and water. Information: Linda Vidal, 704-9950.

Book donations sought

The Gordon Cooper Library has scheduled its Spring Book Sale for the week of May 6. Anyone wishing to donate books to the fund-raiser can bring them to the library at 76 S. 4th St. in Carbondale, during library hours Tuesday through Saturday. Information: 963-2889.

Positive Parenting Series

The Positive Parenting Series continues on Thursday evenings in El Jebel, where you can learn practical skills for creating more peace at home. This week’s topic is “The Art of Encouragement” from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at Aspen Health and Harmony (across Highway 82 from City Market in El Jebel). The series is drop-in, $15 for one person or $25 for two. Information: 927-6866.



United Way of Garfield County announces the availability of $12,500 from the Federal Emergency Management Association. These funds are targeted for agencies located in the Garfield County area that provide emergency-based services related to food and shelter needs. Agencies interested in applying for funding can call 625-8189 for an application. There will be a “brown bag” luncheon meeting at noon Wednesday, April 14, at the Re-2 Learning Opportunity Center at 839 Whiteriver Ave. in Rifle to determine the allocation of these funds.

Run For Youth

Northwestern Colorado Youth For Christ will host its annual Run for Youth Sunday, May 2, at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. Registration begins at 1 p.m. and the run/walk is at 2 p.m. Former Denver Bronco Rick Parros will be the featured speaker, and there will be entertainment throughout the afternoon. Information: 945-7552.

Fair for Health care Providers

The first annual Celebration of Health will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 5 at Sopris Park in Carbondale. Vendors who provide services, products for sale or food products are invited to participate, as are wellness providers from all areas of health care. Sales or service booth information: 945-5101, 928-8499. Food vendor information: 963-0944.

Learn to caddie

at the roaring fork Club

Roaring Fork Valley kids looking to earn great money this summer and learn the game of golf can apply for the Roaring Fork Club’s Student Caddie Program. Training dates are available now through June. Information: 927-9100.

Earth Day Grocery Bags

Earth Day is April 24 this year. Schoolteachers nationwide are encouraged to participate in the Earth Day Groceries Project. Students decorate grocery bags, obtained from local grocery stores, and return them to the stores to use on Earth Day. See for more details. Information: 384.2287.

Spring Weaving Classes

Mountain Valley Textiles and Gifts has scheduled spring classes in weaving, knitting, felting and crocheting. Information and registration: 928-0774.

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