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Dance classes, dance parties

Lesly S. Adams presents dance classes Friday nights beginning April 30 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Classes range from salsa to ballroom to west-coast swing and are for adults 18 and up. Adams also presents monthly dance parties for adults 21 and up Saturday nights beginning May 22 at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Information: Community Center, 384-6301, or Center for the Arts, 945-2414.

Frontier museum closure

The Frontier Historical Museum will be closed the week of April 26 for spring cleaning, maintenance and changing of displays. The museum will re-open Monday, May 3, with summer hours: Monday to Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Information: 945-4448.

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Drop-in obedience class

Canine Country School will hold drop-in obedience class every Thursday night through the summer at Glenwood Springs True Value. Cost is $15 per class, or five for $50. Beginner dogs and handlers should attend the 5:30 p.m. class; more advanced dogs and handlers can attend at 6:30 p.m. RSVP and information: 524-8724.

Storm King firefighters remembered

The 10-year anniversary of the South Canyon Fire will be a low-key event at the families’ request. The city of Glenwood Springs, along with the Storm King 14 Committee, will host a private barbecue for the families and individuals involved in the South Canyon Fire on July 6. There will also be a short public ceremony beginning at 7 p.m. at Two Rivers Park. Information: Bob Zanella, 945-6809 or rjzane@rof.net.

High school math placement tests

Glenwood Springs High School will administer math placement tests for any ninth-grader who is not currently enrolled at Glenwood Springs Middle School from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 11. Tests will be administered in Room 410 at GSHS. Plan for a one-hour testing period and come prepared with a pencil and basic calculator. Information: 384-5617.

Hospice teleconference on Alzheimer’s

Roaring Fork Hospice will host a teleconference on Alzheimer’s through the National Hospice Foundation’s “Living With Grief” series 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at the board room at Valley View Hospital. Moderated by Cokie Roberts, this year’s discussion will cover issues related to the diagnosis, treatment and progression of Alzheimer’s disease and will also explore some innovative programs for patients and caregivers coping with Alzheimer’s. A light lunch will be served and a panel of experts will be on hand to answer questions after the teleconference. Seating is very limited. RSVP and information: Sean Jeung, 945-6535, ext. 4561.

Turkey and jackpot fund-raiser shoot scheduled

The Glenwood/Rifle chapter of the Colorado Mule Deer Association will hold its second annual fund-raiser shoot 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 1, in the Rifle Sportsman’s Club. The CMDA will have food, drinks and hats and T-shirts for sale as part of the fund-raiser. Information: Troy Baker, 625-4195

Lions Club provides scholarship

The Glenwood Springs Lions is offering a scholarship of $300 towards the $395 fee for the June 23-25 tour of the Upper Colorado River presented by the Colorado Foundation for Water Education. Teachers, students, and employees of nonprofit entities from the Glenwood Springs area are eligible. Applicants should send a brief statement of interest to P.O. Box 157, Glenwood Springs, 81602 by May 7.

Coal County Feud fund-raiser in New Castle

Six teams of locals will vie for bragging rights as the best historians in New Castle in a “Family Feud”-style fund-raiser at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at the New Castle Community Center. Contestants are currently seeking pledges to raise money for the town’s annual Burning Mountain Festival, to be held July 9-18 this year. Information: Judy Gordon, 984-3415, or Karen Wood, 984-3625.

Book sale scheduled

The Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale has scheduled its annual Spring Book Sale for May 6-8. A pre-sale will be held from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, May 6. A $10 admission fee will be charged to shoppers wishing to have first choice of the high-quality books donated to the library. The regular book sale will be during library hours 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, May 7, and Saturday, May 8. Book Donations are still being accepted. Information: 963-2889.

Volunteers needed for Rifle Falls State Park project

Volunteer for Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers’ first project of 2004 at Rifle Falls State Park 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 1. Volunteers will increase the availability of camping by constructing two additional walk-in camp sites along Rifle Creek, and will tackle some problem areas on the Park’s heavily used trail system. Information: 927-8241, http://www.rfov.org.


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