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For those who know about ‘circles’

A “circle” will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the home of Verena Schott in Carbondale. $18 per person; bring a new participant and save $2. Information: 963-9323.

Water supply meeting

The second round of Basin Roundtable Technical Meetings for the Statewide Water Supply Initiative (SWSI), including the meeting for the Colorado River Basin, will take place from 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center (100 Wulfsohn Road). The meetings are part of the 18-month forward-looking supply-and-demand analysis of water needs throughout the state. From 6:30-8 p.m. there will be a review of the afternoon session and additional discussion. Information:

Howard Dean supporters head east

Local Howard Dean supporters are invited to join a quick “Howard Dean flash mob” as approximately 30 Howard Dean for President supporters from California travel through Glenwood Springs on Wednesday afternoon on the eastbound Amtrak. They will welcome the caucus workers on their short stop at the Glenwood train station at approximately 12:50 p.m. (call Amtrak Wednesday at 945-9563 for precise time). Information: 625-1797 or garcodem@sopris. net.

Financial aid seminar

All college and university-bound students and their parents who would like to learn about financial aid application procedures, deadline requirements and types of assistance available for 2004-2005 can attend Colorado Mountain College’s financial aid seminars. Carbondale’s session will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, at Roaring Fork High School, featuring Financial Aid Director Gary Lewis. Information: 384-5758.

Finding the healer within

Gerry Michel hosts “The Healer Within,” a night of discovery held from 7-8:30 p.m. at Aspen Harmony and Health Center in El Jebel. A second workshop on the healing aspects of color will also be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 17. Information: 704-9642.

Senior Road Trip Club heads to Blackhawk

Join the Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department’s senior road trip to Blackhawk Casino on Thursday, Jan. 15. A van will leave the community center at 8 a.m. and will return at approximately 5 p.m. $25 for residents, $30 for nonresidents. Information/registration: 384-6301.

Do It Yourself Divorce Class

Garfield Legal Services presents the Do It Yourself Divorce Class from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Attendees are provided with all required documents to file for divorce, along with all necessary information on how to manage their cases from start to finish. Preregistration is required: 945-8858

Yoga workshops target skiers and teens

The Glenwood Springs Community Center is offering two new four-week-long Anusara yoga workshops beginning Thursday, Jan. 15. Anusara yoga for teen girls provides a positive atmosphere for teen girls to discover and celebrate the power and strength of their bodies. Anusara yoga for skiers will help you increase flexibility, strength, stamina and balance while providing tools that will improve overall performance while lessening the risk of injury. The teen workshop meets Thursday 4:30-5:45 p.m. and the yoga for skiers meets from 6-7:30 p.m. on Thursdays. Both workshops run from Jan. 15 through Feb. 5, and the cost is $32 for residents and $38 for nonresidents. Information: 384-6301.

Homeschool support group meets

L.I.F.E ” Love In Family Education is a homeschool network support group covering Aspen to Parachute. There will be a support group meeting at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15. Information: Donnalyne LaGiglia, 945-6222.

IRA seminars planned

Chambers and Associates, an estate and retirement planning group, is holding a free educational seminar from 10-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center and from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. The seminars will explore new IRA distribution rules which became effective Jan. 1. Information: (970) 241-6338.

A taste of Italy

The Frontier Historical Society and The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library will sponsor the first program in their annual Winter Lecture Series, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 15, at the library, 413 9th St. The program is entitled “A Taste of Italy: Stories from Glenwood’s Italian Community.” The Winter Lecture Series is held on the third Thursday of each month from January through April. It is free and open to the public. Information: 945-5958 or 945-4448.

Bipolar awareness workshop planned

Colorado West Counseling Services is offering its next mental health awareness workshop from 1-4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 16. The topic will be Bipolar illness and manic/depressive illnesses. The workshop is appropriate for those with the disorder, family members, therapists, medical professionals or anyone interested in the topic. $30 per person. Colorado West is located at 6916 Highway 82, next to Thunder River Market. Information/registration: 945-2583.

The Other Side returns

The Other Side, the Glenwood Community Center Climbing Wall’s acoustic/open mic night, 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16. This week’s theme is “Bongos, Biners and Belays.” Information: 384-6311.

Two Rivers MOPS meet

The Two Rivers MOPS group will be starting up for the new year from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 16. All moms of preschoolers and expecting mothers are invited for fun, fellowship, speakers, food and more. Child care is provided for infants to kindergarten. Information: Jo, 876-1941, or Katie, 947-0022.

Tourism marketing retreat

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association (GSCRA) will conduct its Fourth Annual Tourism Marketing Retreat, held at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 16, at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Vicky (Shropshire) Nash, CEO of Resort Trends Inc., a tourism and resort marketing firm, will present “Public Relations 101: Fundamentals of PR,” and Trent Blizzard, President of Blizzard Marketing, will discuss Internet marketing techniques. Free attendance; reservations are required. Information: Lori Hogan, 945-6589 or

CRMS community day

Colorado Rocky Mountain School will hold its Community Visiting Day from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 19. Visit classes, tour the CRMS campus and meet faculty, students and administrators. A panel of faculty and administrators will answer boarding and day students’ questions on the school’s balanced college-preparatory curriculum. Reservations: 963-2562.

Build your solar home online

Carbondale’s Solar Energy International is now offering its Solar Home Design Online course to computer users around the world. This six-week, self-paced, Internet-based course is for anyone interested in modern solar construction, from the serious owner-builder to the professional contractor, designer and/or architect. Learn up-to-date strategies for sustainable, energy-efficient new home construction and remodels, plus natural building strategies. Class starts Feb. 2; preregistration is required. Information: or 963-8855.

Safety for sledders

Snowmobile safety class is being offered free of charge by the Flattopper Snowmobile Club on Saturday, Jan. 17. A must for children ages 12-16 in order to drive themselves, a great refresher for adults. Information: 379-7217.

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