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Mothers Day photo-shoot

This years Mother Day photo shoot for the Sopris Sun will be on April 4, 11& 18th in the Calaway room at the 3rd st. center in Carbondale. All portrait sessions are free of charge and if baby was born or adopted since last mothers day you will appear in the mothers day issue of the Sopris Sun! Call Mark Burrows at 379-4581 to schedule a time.
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PATHFINDERS FOREVER LOVE DAY OF HONORING AT ASPEN INSTITUTE

First Annual ForeverLove Day of Remembering Saturday, April 18, at the Aspen Institute. Meditation sessions, yoga, letters of love, and creativity classes for kids. Register and enter names of those passed online at www.pathfindersforcancer.org. Classes start at 3 PM - Ceremony of Honoring – Paepcke Auditorium 5:15 PM. Events free or by optional donation. For more call Elizabeth Miller, Pathfinders Counselor: 970-379-7388
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Mothers Day in the newspaper

The next Mother Day photo shoot for the Sopris Sun will be on Saturday April 18th in the Calaway room at the 3rd st. center in Carbondale. All portrait sessions are free of charge and if baby was born or adopted since last mothers day you will appear in the mothers day issue of the Sopris Sun! Call or text Mark Burrows at 379-4581 to schedule a time.
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The Wyly Art Center presents Inside Saiopor: An Art Talk with Chris Hassig

The Wyly Art Center presents Inside Saiopor: An Art Talk with Chris Hassig on Tuesday, April 21, at 5:30pm. Journalist Brent Gardner-Smith will engage Chris in a conversation about his process, his evolution and the ideas behind his work. Discussion will revolve around his concurrent exhibition at The Wyly, Close In and Far Away. Gallery hours are Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. For more information and full schedule visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org
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Fire District Public Meetings

The Public is invited to attend public meetingss being held by the Carbondale Fire District to obtain comment for their Master Plan process. Three meetings will be held for the Town of Carbondale and surrounding area. Meeting dates are April 13, April 15 and April 21. All meetings will be held in the Callaway Room agt the Third Street Center. Meeting time is 7 PM. For more informatoin - www.carbondalefire.org
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What you should know about Vaccinations by Dr. Jody Powell, ND

Please join us on Wednesday April 22nd 5:30-7pm at The Neighborhood Clinic, located at The Woody Creek Community Center for a presentation on "What you should know about Vaccinations." Dr. Jody Powell specialized in Naturopathic Medicine, which focuses on the individual, not just the disease. She has worked extensively with vaccine experts and will introduce you to the risks and benefits of vaccinations and educate you on how to make an informed decision for your family.
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CALL TO ENTRY: MOUNTAIN FAIR POSTER CONTEST

CCAH is calling artists to submit a design for the 44rd Carbondale Mountain Fair Poster Contest. The theme is "Eyes Of the World", celebrating our commitment to local, as well as global. The winning design will be on t-shirts, the official poster, and the artist will receive $500. Designs can be in any medium. Artwork submissions are due on Apr. 24 to CCAH at The Launchpad, 76 S. 4th Street, Carbondale 81623. Call (970)963-1680 or visit carbondalearts.com for more information.
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Crime Victims Rights Awareness Candlelight Vigil April 22, 2015

National Crime Victims Rights Awareness Week starts 4/19/15. This year, "Engaging Communities-Empowering Victims" emphasizes the role of the entire community to promote victims rights and support crime victims, empowering them in their own recovery. Join us for a Candlelight Vigil on Wed, 4/22/15 at 6pm, Sayre Park in GWS, for refreshments, music by Defiance Stringband, rock painting and a candlelight vigil honoring survivors and those we've lost
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17th Annual Fryingpan Clean up, April 25th, 8:30am

Help clean up one of the most beautiful and most visited stretches of river in the country! Volunteers of all ages are welcome! Join us for a free breakfast at Lions Park in downtown Basalt before cleaning up an assigned 1-mile section of the river. Please dress appropriately with warm layers, gloves, long pants, a hat and sunscreen. Prizes for: Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, Most Unusual Trash. More information: www.roaringfork.org/cleanup or call 927-1290.
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PASTA LA VISTA

GLENWOOD SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PTA PRESENTS PASTA LA VISTA, ON FRIDAY, APRIL 24 TH FROM 4:30 TO 7:30 PM. ENJOY A PASTA DINNER, FIND ENTERTAINMENT AT THE FAMILY FUN FAIR, AND BID ON FABULOUS SILENT AUCTION ITEMS. TICKETS ARE $7/PERSON AND INCLUDE FAIR ENTRY. FOR INFORMATION, CALL GSES AT 970-384-5450.

Four Immeasurables Retreat with John Bruna hosted by the Way of Compassion.

The Way of Compassion is offering a day-long retreat dedicated to cultivating the Four Immeasurables of equanimity, loving-kindness, compassion, and empathetic joy. The retreat is at the Third Street Center and offered on a donation basis. It is on Saturday, April 25th. For more information and registration visit www.wayofcompassion.org or call 970-510-0583.
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April 25th 8-11am Mini Health Fair

Please join us on Saturday, April 25th from 8-11am with The Neighborhood Clinic, located at the Woody Creek Community Center, for our first Mini Health Fair of 2015. We will feature excellent local medical professionals offering low cost blood work ($10-$31), general check ups, physical therapy, vision screening, dental screenings and much more. Please email Lisa at health@woodyc3 or call 970-923-9954 to sign up for your blood draw.
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5Point FIlm Festival

5Point Film Festival will be back at the Carbondale Rec Center for four, jam-packed, inspiring days of short adventure and action packed films! Enjoy some Sierra Nevada beer, local food, and fun yard games FREE at our three community parties. But most importantly, prepare yourself to be inspired by the stories and passionate people coming to the festival. Programs and tickets available online at 5Pointfilm.org/tickets.
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ART BREAK: Transfer Night

Take an Art Break and give yourself the opportunity to relax and create on Tuesday, Apr. 28 from 5:30 to 8p.m. in CCAH's classroom at the Third Street Center. CCAH provides the space, the drinks, snacks and a little help from Lisa Singer, who will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. April’s Art Break is Transfer Night- We will be transferring images, and using other mixed media. Space is limited. Pre-register at carbondalearts.com or call (970)963-1680.
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Intercambio @ Basalt Regional Library

Spanish-English conversations. Join us at Basalt Regional Library Monday, April 27 @ 5:30 PM
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One Book 4 Colorado

The Garfield County Libraries are promoting the importance of early reading by providing a free picture book (in English or Spanish) to any 4-year-old as part of the One Book 4 Colorado program. One Book 4 Colorado is a statewide initiative aiming to support family reading at home. Families of 4-year-olds can stop by any of the libraries from April 13-27 to pick up a copy of "How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?" by Jane Yolen while supplies last.
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Storytelling Performance

Acclaimed storyteller Judith Black will perform in two acts on April 29th at the Basalt Library beginning at 5:30 with Act 1 for people of all ages from four years old and up. Act 2 begins at 6:30 featuring more complex stories for the older crowd, ages 11 and up. The event is free and brought to the Roaring Fork Valley by the local chapter of Spellbinders.
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Technology Classes @ Basalt Regional Library

Basalt Regional Library offers many technology classes throughout the month of April. Check the website for all topics and times.
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Adult PC Classes

Wednesdays at noon, Basalt Regional Library offers Adult PC Classes. No sign-up necessary. Check our website for weekly topics.
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Spring Soil & Garden Prep

Join Stephanie Syson and the Basalt Seed Library to talk about all things dirt!  Main topics will include tips and techniques to get your garden site prepped, soil specifics, composting, transplanting, mulching and more.  If this is a new garden location or you are going into another year in the same plot, we will cover both! Thursday, April 30 @ 5:30 PM
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Storytimes @ Basalt Library

Join us weekday mornings @ 10:30 AM for storytimes. Mondays are Mother Goose on the Loose. Tuesdays are Toddler Tales. Wednesdays are Preschool Storytimes. Fridays are Book Babies. Check our website for thursday storytime topics.
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Wii Wednesday

Join us after school on Wednesdays for wii! 2:00-3:30 PM
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CCAH IS ACCEPTING GALLERY PROPOSALS FOR 2016

CCAH is seeking proposals that feature enticing, unique, & educational exhibitions for the R2 Gallery in 2016. Proposals may be for an exhibition of your work, or a group show (juried or invitational). Two and three dimensional works, as well as video installations will be considered. A preliminary proposal forms are available online at carbondalearts.com, or may be picked up at The Launchpad. Deadline May 1 with notification by July 15. Call (970)963-1680 for more information.
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Grief and Loss Support Groups Meet Mondays in Carbondale

Pathfinders offers grief and loss support every 1st and 3rd Mondays, 6:00 to 7:30 pm, at Core Healing Arts in Carbondale. Guide and mentor Robyn Hubbard leads the groups for people navigating the life changes and challenges of losing a loved one. Pathfinders is a non-profit support program for people dealing with chronic illness, disability, bereavement and loss in Pitkin, Eagle and Mesa counties. For more information call Robyn at 970-319-6854.
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CALL TO LOCAL ARTIST FOR MOUNTAIN FAIR'S ARTIST GALLERY BOOTH

The Valley Artists’ Gallery allows local artists to exhibit and sell their artwork in a cooperative, inexpensive way. Artists must be current CCAH members, reside in the 816 zip code, and feature handmade works to apply. Space is limited, and artwork will be juried. All applications must be received by May 1 and are available at carbondalearts.com. For more information, please call (970)963-1680 or email brian@carbondalearts.com.
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Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 2nd is Free Comic Book Day! Celebrate by visiting any of the six Garfield County Libraries to pick up your free copy of a comic book provided by Diamond Comic Distributors. All are welcome!
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Breastfeeding Support and Mama Gathering Sundays at the Lanuchpad

This group will offer expert advice on the postpartum period, infant feeding and sleep, and your baby's development. Having a baby is a joyful event in a woman's life, but it can also be a stressful and isolating time. Join us for discussion, support, and community. Sundays at 10am. $10 suggested donation

Four Essential Steps to Take When Planning Retirement

Join us at the Glenwood Springs Library for an informative presentation to help you guide retirement planning. Local experts will discuss legal landmines, poor savings & tax planning, real estate pitfalls, & ineffective communication. Presented by Attorney Jeff Cheney, Financial Advisor Amy Fetterhoff, Certified Mortgage Planner Linda McKinley, & Certified Empowerment Coach Michelle Lefebvre. This free event will be held on Thursday, May 7 at 6:30pm.
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Optimize Your Website for Search

A free search engine optimization workshop taught by Trent Blizzard of BlizzardPress will be held at the Glenwood Springs Library on Thursday, May 7 at 9 am. Learn simple and effective techniques that work to deliver higher Google rankings. Coffee and donuts will be provided by Sweet Coloradough. Reservations recommended. For more information or to sign up, call 970-945-5958.
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Call for Presenters - 2015 How To Festival

We want YOU! The Parachute Branch Library is kicking off the summer with its 3rd annual How To Festival on Saturday, May 30 from 9am to 12pm. We will showcase hobbyists, business leaders, and entrepreneurs who want to share their talents and knowledge with the community. Please contact the library at 970-285-9870 if you are interested in offering your time. Deadline for submissions is May 8.
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SAW Spring Open House & Art Sale

May 7th from 5 - 9 pm at SAW (525 Buggy Circle, Carbondale) Join the many artists of SAW as they share their creative endeavors from their individual studio spaces! Check out the local art, silent auction in support of CCAH, live music and refreshments! This event is free and open to all. For more information go to sawcarbondale.com, find Studio for Arts and Works on Facebook, or email studioforartsandworks@gmail.com.
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2015 Mother Day Mile

Register for Mother's Day Mile on Sunday, May 10. The one mile race is a fundraiser for Advocate Safehouse Project. The race is open to women, men, and families. Everyone gets a homemade apple pie and a chance to win age group awards. Pre-register at Glenwood Medical Associates at 1830 Blake Avenue, GWS; or online via www.active.com.
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War Stories

Join Basalt Regional Library and Paul Andersen for War Stories This five-part discussion series will attempt to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians through literature and personal accounts. For each session, local veterans will be invited to join the conversation and share their insights and personal experiences. March 11, 23, April 6, 28, May 12. 5:30 PM. Registration required.
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Pam Porter, “The Magic Cookbook,” and Cupcakes!

Join us for this tasty event with young adult author Pam Porter. She will present her book “The Magic Cookbook” and participants will be able to decorate their own cupcake. "The Magic Cookbook" is an enchanting tale sprinkled with recipes, magic charms, and fun for the whole family! This free event will be held at the Carbondale Branch Library on Saturday, May 16 at 2 p.m. For more information, call 970-963-2889.
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Solar Rollers Trophy Race May 16

Twelve area high school teams come to Roaring Fork High School on Saturday, May 16 for the Solar Rollers Trophy Race. Teams have worked to custom build surprisingly fast solar-powered remote control cars specifically for this event. Five events happen over the course of the day and the 60-minute main circuit race starts at 1:05 pm - solar noon.
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GABRIELLE LOUISE and BAND - 30th Birthday Bash Concert

Luscious vocalist, musician and songwriter, Gabrielle Louise will be performing at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts in Paonia, May 16. For this special birthday bash concert, Gabrille will be accompanied for by a trio of very special musicians: David Kaye of Redding, CT on banjo, dobro, and electric guitar; Justin Thompson of Albuquerque, NM on bass, mandolin, and harmony vocals; and percussionist Jonathan Sadler the cajon, marimba and tabla.
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Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA)

A Peer-to-Peer support group sponsored by Mindsprings Health. Wednesdays, 12-1:30pm. Schultz Health & Human Services Building, Castle Ck Rd. Next to Hospital. Aspen For more information call 970-319-1697

Nia Classes Tuesdays, 6-7pm at the Launchpad in Carbondale

Nia is an inherently non-impact blend of 9 movement forms originating from the martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts. It is a complete cardiovascular fitness and wellness program that remains gentle on the body and is accessible to any body or fitness level. There are no prerequisites for Nia. All classes are taught barefoot with guided movements easily modified for all fitness levels - $10 Drop-in fee.
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