St. Mary’s fund-raiser postponed
St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle has experienced a loss in its community and will need to postpone its cabaret fund-raiser scheduled for Friday, April 16. Current ticket sales will be honored for the re-scheduled date that is currently being determined, and any ticket holders who cannot make the alternate performance will receive full refund of their money. Information: 984-0419.
Alzheimer’s support group
The Alzheimer’s Association presents its monthly support group for caregivers or family members of people with Alzheimer’s from 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale. Information: 618-9693.
Free hearing health care seminar
Learn about ringing in your ears, itching ears, ear wax, hearing and hearing-aid technology at a free 90-minute seminar at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the community room in the Glenwood Springs Mall. Information: 945-9720.
The climbing department at Colorado Mountain College is sponsoring a fund-raiser for a paralyzed puppy from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, April 15, at the climbing wall at the Spring Valley campus. Rental gear will be available free of charge, and basic instruction is available for beginners. The proceeds from your donations will go directly to helping Sequoia, a 31⁄2-year-old puppy who is suffering from a rare condition that has left her paralyzed from the waist down. Information: 230-3598.
Learn self defense
Art of Defense, located on 8th and Grand in Glenwood, is offering an ongoing self-defense/protection program. No uniforms, no belts, no testing, no commitment. Just the necessary basics to protect yourself and your family. Drop in! Information: 984-2109.
School District Board meets
The next meeting of the Roaring Fork School District Board of Education will have a delayed start time following a reception at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, to honor staff members and teachers who were awarded summer staff development stipends. The official board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. and will feature time for public comment. Meetings take place in the school district main office basement meeting room at 1405 Grand Ave. Information: 384-6000.
Teddy’s Corner anniversary
Teddy’s Corner Gift Shop in downtown Glenwood is celebrating its 15th year of business this year with an ongoing open house April 16-22. Free refreshments and 15 percent off all purchases of $15 or more. Visit Teddy’s Corner at 812 Grand Ave. Information: 945-1087.
New Castle comedy
Stand-up comedian Troy Baxley comes to New Castle 8 p.m. Friday, April 16, at St. John’s Guild Hall on Main and 1st. Tickets will be sold in advance only; available for $15 at Making New Waves and Hogback Pizza. Information: 984-3771.
Presentation on hummingbirds
Master birders Steve and Debbie Bouricius will give a presentation called “Hummingbirds of Colorado: A Closer View” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, for the next meeting of the Roaring Fork Audubon Society. Everyone is welcome to attend the meeting in St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 546 Hyland Park Drive in Glenwood Springs. A potluck dessert bar will follow the program.
Saloon night benefit
The Basalt Regional Heritage Society presents Saloon Night from 8-11 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Two Rivers Cafe in Basalt. Casino games, live music from the Doug and Tracy McClain Band and prize drawings. All profits go to the Arbaney Barn Museum/Educational Center. Tickets for $50 can be purchased from Alpine Bank El Jebel and Basalt, All Us Ladies, Two Rivers Cafe, Great Divide Music Store Aspen, Bank of Colorado and Community Bank. Information: 927-4693.
School District input meetings
The Roaring Fork School District will hold public meetings for parents and community members to provide follow-up input on a possible $84 million in facility upgrades and building projects. The meetings are as follows:
– Glenwood Springs: 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at the Glenwood Springs High School media center.
– Carbondale: 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the Roaring Fork High School presentation room.
– Basalt: 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 22, at the Basalt High School commons room.
The meetings will include an overview of facility needs for each town. District officials and representatives from architectural planning firm RTA in Colorado Springs will be on hand to review long-range facilities-planning goals and currently proposed projects.
Carbondale Skate Park grand opening
Carbondale’s new skate park will celebrate its grand opening 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 1, with a free barbecue and band. The park is on the North Face site, Meadowood Lane, and has been called “13,000 feet of skater heaven.” Information: 704-4116.
Roaring Fork Leadership’s recruitment reception
Roaring Fork Leadership will hold an informal reception for its annual student recruitment drive from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at River Valley Ranch’s Ranch House in Carbondale. The annual leadership program combines leadership skill development with the opportunity to establish lasting connections with diverse colleagues from all over the valley. Information: 922-6035.
I-70 traffic advisory
Drivers on westbound I-70 should expect right- or left-lane closures at various locations from mile 185 to 180, east of Vail, during the week of April 12. The Colorado Department of Transportation is installing guardrails from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Winemakers dinner at Six89
Carbondale’s Restaurant Six89 is hosting a special winemaker’s dinner at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 4. The dinner will feature wines from Snowden, presented by owner Scott Snowden, and a five-course dinner prepared by Six89 Chef/Owner Mark Fischer. The price is $68.90 per person, plus taxes and gratuity. Partial proceeds from the evening will benefit the local chapter of Trout Unlimited, which works to protect trout and salmon fisheries and their watershed. Only 40 seats are available. Information: 963.6890.
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