Watercolor SocIety meetsThe Western Colorado Watercolor Society will hold its spring meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church on the corner of Grand Avenue and Hyland Park Drive in Glenwood Springs. Georgeann Waggaman of Aspen will do a watercolor demonstration. Visitors are always welcome. Information: 945-7033.Support doggie play areaA fund-raiser for Glenwoods new off-leash dog play area will be held 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at the Glenwood Community Center. Dinner, live music and DJs, games, prizes and silent auction. Tickets are $30 per person; $55 per couple, and available at the door or in advance at Spagnolos, High Tails, C.A.R.E. and Rifle Lock & Safe. The doggie play zone will be located north of OLeary Park behind Safeway. Information: 618-1049. Alpine Singles MeetAlpine Singles will meet 5:30 to 8 p.m. Monday, April 19, on the patio at Los Desperados in Glenwood Springs. Bring a single friend and any suggestions for the group to do this summer. Information: 945-9128.Help clean up public landsVolunteers are needed for a clean-up project scheduled for the Fravert Reservoir and Hubbard Gulch area 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17. Volunteers should sign in and meet at the Fravert Reservoir parking lot across the street from the Rifle Ranger District Office on County Road 244. Come dressed in long pants, sturdy work shoes and leather gloves. Information: 963-6084.Library book saleThe Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library will hold its spring used book sale May 1-8 in the library basement at 413 9th St. Library volunteers estimate there will be more than 15,000 used hardback and paperback books for sale. The book sale will take place at the following times: Saturday, May 1: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 5: noon to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6: 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, May 7: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, May 8: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Book donations for the sale are gratefully accepted during the library’s regular hours of operation. Information: 945-5958.Archaeology Society classesThe Roaring Fork Valley Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Societys spring PAAC class will be held April 24 and 25 in Glenwood Springs. The topic is Design Research and Report Writing. Assistant State Archaeologist Kevin Black will take you through the aims of the archaeologist to the final report of a project. Information: 328-7323.Spring board grants availableThe Aspen Valley Community Foundation Spring Board requests proposals from nonprofit organizations from Aspen to Parachute for funding in its 2004 cycle. Approximately $52,000 will be distributed. The Spring Board will make grants to nonprofit organizations that enrich community life in the greater Roaring Fork Valley through projects that involve youth and young adults. Applications due May 28. Information: 925-9300.State of the Valley SymposiumThe second annual State of the Valley Symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, April 30, at the Hotel Colorado. The symposium is a forum to explore the trends, policies and ideas affecting the Roaring Fork and Colorado river valleys. Registration is $65 ($25 for students and seniors). Light breakfast, lunch, snacks and materials included. Register by April 27; payment can be made at the event. Information and registration: 963-5502; http://www.hmccolorado.org.Garfield District 16kindergarten registrationKindergarten Roundup for Garfield County School District No. 16 will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, April 19, at the Grand Valley Early Childhood Literacy Center, 100 E. Second St., Parachute. All students registering for kindergarten must be 5 years of age by Aug. 15, 2004. Parents must bring immunization records and a copy of their childs birth certificate. Information: 285-5702.First annual Solar FairThe Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE), Basalt Middle School and Solar Energy International invite the community to attend a Solar Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 30, at the Basalt Middle School campus. It is an interactive fair to showcase the newly installed solar panels at the middle school. Solar club students and local organizations will have booths promoting energy efficiency and solar energy. Information: 384-5890.
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