Celebrate National Library Week In addition to recognizing National Library Workers Day on April 20, the Garfield County Libraries will host a public groundbreaking for the new addition to the Parachute Branch Library at 3 p.m. on Friday, April 23. Information: 984-3351.Bingo at the Eagles LodgeEveryone is welcome to bingo at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the Eagles Lodge, 312 7th St. in Glenwood Springs. Information: Bea, 945-5596. Salazar stops in GlenwoodColorado Attorney General Ken Salazar, a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate seat, will stop in Glenwood Springs as part of his Conversations with Coloradoans tour. He will be available to talk with voters about jobs, security, education, health care and the environment. He will be at the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub from 3-4 p.m. Wednesday, April 21. Moms Group MeetsMid-Valley Mothers of Preschoolers will meet from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, April 23, at Christ Community Church in Basalt. The speaker is Dennie Talbot who will discuss How am I like a redwood? Child care is provided for children 5 and under. Information: 927-5154.Lions club honors longtime memberThe Rifle Lions Club is hosting an open house in honor of Orval Sowders 47 years of service from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Rifle Crossroads Assisted Living, 375 W. 24th St. Sowder has been a Rifle Lion since moving to town in 1957. All past and present Lions are invited to stop by. Information: 625-1616.Village Smithy Photography ExhibitPhotographer Ellen Schofield currently has her work on display through May 10 at the Village Smithy restaurant on Main Street in Carbondale. Schofield specializes in silver gelatin prints and depicts life and times in rural Colorado. More than just bowlingNew Castle SuperBowl announces the opening of its new outdoor volleyball courts and horseshoe pits. Use them for free until Memorial Day. Leagues will be starting soon. Information: 984-2739. Book Discussion in RedstoneThe Redstone Community Association presents its next Winter Series program with a talk by Larry Meredith, part-time Crystal Valley resident and author of This Cursed Valley, at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 2, at the Redstone Inn. Although a work of fiction, the novel spans a fifty-year history, 1879-1929, of the Crystal River Valley and includes characters like Doc Holliday, Bat Masterson and Teddy Roosevelt. Information: 704-1843.Solar Energy International presents environmental filmSolar Energy International presents the first in a series of environmental films, Wind Powering Native America, at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21, at the SEI classroom, 76 S. 2nd St., Carbondale. The film illustrates how Native Americans are using renewable energy on their reservations. Free to the public. Information: 963-8855.Caribbean-themed fund-raiser for New Castle LibraryThe New Castle Friends of the Library will host a Taste of the Caribbean fund-raiser 7-9 p.m. Friday, April 30, at the New Castle Community Center. The event will feature Caribbean food, nonalcoholic beverages and live music. Prizes will be awarded for best dancing and best costume. Suggested donation is $10 for adults, $8 for children. Information: 984-0419.China Adoption Information MeetingParent representatives for Chinese Children Adoption International will be holding an information meeting for anyone interested in learning about Chinese adoption. The meeting will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, May 10, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center in the Iron Mountain Room B. RSVP and information: Amy, 625-3087, or Jo, 625-2635.Tee it up for lifeThe Colorado PGA Foundation invites interested middle-school students to Tee It Up For Life and learn the basic skills of golf and good sportsmanship with a PGA professional. There will be four after-school sessions of Tee It Up For Life in April and May. Information: 384-6535.Mary Peace Finley Book signingMary Peace Finley, the author of western historical fiction for middle-school and young adult readers, will sign her books from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Through The Looking Glass bookstore in downtown Glenwood Springs. The book signing will feature her latest in the Santa Fe trilogy, Meadow Lark.Jesus in Montana comes to CarbondaleBarry Smith performs his witty and probing stand-up monologue Jesus in Montana at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, May 14 and 15, at the La Fontana CCAH Arts Annex. The performance, a true story of Smiths involvement in a religious cult in the early 1990s, is directed by Lynne Aliya and produced by Writers & Artists Company of Colorado. Donation of $5 is suggested. YouthZone Parent consultations availableRoaring Fork Valley parents are invited to schedule a consultation with a YouthZone counselor to discuss parenting and family concerns. The cost is $28 for a 50-minute consultation. Information: 945-9300.
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