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Calendar of Events: March 18 to March 23

Wednesday, March 18Business networking – Businesses Without Borders, a local not-for-profit coalition created by Grand County businesses, will be hosted by Circle H Retreat (on Lake Granby) at 5:30 p.m. March 18. The gathering will be a work in progress as hostess April Hilton demonstrates glass blowing. RSVP to: businesseswithoutborders@hughes.net. Visit http://www.gcbwb.com. State of Govt. – The next State of Government meeting is at 5:30 p.m. March 20 at the Granby Town Hall. Listen to and ask questions of elected officials. RSVP before March 18 by calling (970) 887-2311 or e-mailing grcoc@rkymtnhi.com.Book club – The Kremmling Library hosts the Brown Bag Book Bunch at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month, year-round.Caring Corner – Share friendship with others who are grieving a loss, receive support, and celebrate life over a beverage 11 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday at Maverick’s Grille in Granby. Call (970) 887-9074.Belly dancing – New Belly Dance classes start at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 531-3055.Model railroad club – The Grand County Model Railroad Club announces regular meetings. Call (970) 887-9478, (970) 281-9094, or e-mail captaincrunch@rkymtnhi.com.CMC class – Colorado Mountain College is offering free English as a Second Language classes at 5:30 p.m. at the Granby Public Library. Call (970) 531-1078.Free skiing – Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies is hosting free skiing for Grand County residents March 18 and 25; and April 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29. Call (970) 887-2152, ext. 4173.Lunch and learn – Learn how to prevent degenerative diseases with good nutrition at a free, informative Lunch and Learn 1 to 2 p.m. in Kremmling. RSVP to Margie: (970) 879-4326, (970) 734-6008 or e-mail margiewayne@springsips.com.Rotary meeting – The Rotary Club of Granby meets for a luncheon meeting at noon, Wednesday each week in the Inn at SilverCreek. Call (970) 887-3131.Story hours – Free story times are available for kids: 10:30 a.m. for Moms and Tots and 10 a.m. (intro. to baby sign language) at the Kremmling Library ; and 10 a.m. for preschoolers at the Granby Library.Yoga – Granby Recreation is offering hatha yoga classes 6 to 7 a.m. Wednesdays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3961.DJ – 9 p.m. every Wednesday at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. Call (970) 726-3026.Thursday, March 19Art history workshop – Julie Agar presents an art history workshop at 6 p.m. March 19 at the Fraser Valley Library to encourage the public to respond to the critical qualities of the artwork on display through Picturing America. For adults and children. Call (970) 726-5689.K.O.L.E. dinner – The Rapids Restaurant is hosting the 8th Annual K.O.L.E. prime rib dinner with seatings at 5 and 8 p.m. March 19 in Grand Lake. Proceeds benefit Kevins Outreach for Local Emergencies, Inc. $15 donation. Call (970) 627-3707 for reservations.Climate presentation – A local alternative energy group (Energy Opportunities in Grand County, Colo.) is hosting a two-hour lecture from EcoBrokers Stu Galvis of Boulder at 6:30 p.m. March 19 at the Granby Library. This is Al Gore’s latest climate speech. Call (970) 531-1201.Guitar lessons – The Fraser Valley Library is hosting guitar lessons 4 to 5 p.m. the third Thursday of the month for the duration of the school year designed for beginner, school-age children. Sign up at the Youth Services desk or call Joy at (970) 726-5689. The Juniper Library is also hosting a free guitar lesson for school-aged kids in the county 5 to 6 p.m. March 19 in Grand Lake. Guitars are provided or bring your own. Registration is required as space is limited. Contact Sue Luton at (970) 627-8353. Drive, open house – The Hot Sulphur Springs Chamber of Commerce announces a membership drive and open house 5 to 8 p.m. March 19 at the Riverside Hotel. Includes live music, refreshments, drawing to be featured business of the month on the Web site. E-mail hsschamber@gmail.com or call (970) 531-0565.Independent Sports Club – The Independent Sports Club’s (ISC) meets every third Thursday of the month with a mission to provide the youth of Grand County with opportunities to promote, support, and sponsor their education, athletic, and social experiences. Call (703) 307-0610 (Verizon).Lions club – The Fraser River Valley Lions Club meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at The Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. Call (970) 726-4698.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change at 7:30 p.m. through March 20 in Winter Park. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/students. Call (970) 726-5048.Tax preparation – Free tax preparation is available from an IRS-trained volunteer for seniors and low-to-moderate-income filers 1 to 4 p.m. Thursdays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3222.Musical/visual art – Circle H Retreat is hosting local musical and visual artists 5 to 9 p.m. every Thursday at 6732 U.S. Hwy. 34 on Lake Granby. This weeks event features local Irish band Claddagh. $5 for adults, $2 for students. Call (970) 887-9814 or e-mail glass@rkymtnhi.com.Dance lessons – Tap dance lessons for adults are available 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Fraser Historic Church. E-mail smilebyyourself@gmail.com or call (720) 837-4085.Grand Lake Rotary – Grand Lake Rotary meets at 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Bears Den. Call Larry Bacon, (970) 531-5795.Yoga – Granby Recreation is offering hatha yoga classes 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3961.Computer class – Learn the basics of the Internet, Word and e-mail in an informal, small-group computer class 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Granby Library. Free. Call (970) 887-2149.Youth group – Winter Park Christian Church announces L.I.G.H.T. (Living in Gods Holy Truth) youth group for 9th-12th grades 7 to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Call (970) 887-9784.Senior potluck – The Fraser Valley Seniors host regular potluck luncheons at noon Thursdays at the Fraser Historic Church. Bring a dish or a $3 donation. Call (970) 726-5651.Food bank – The Kremmling Food Bank is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at 304 12 St. behind West Grand High School. Mountain Family Center and Kremmling Community Church are still accepting donations as well. Call (970) 725-3257 or (970) 724-2912.Story hours – Free storytime programs are available for kids at 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Hot Sulphur Springs Library, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Kremmling Library (for toddlers), and 10:30 a.m. (infants/toddlers) Thursdays at the Granby Library.Nine-Toed Bob & the Stragglers – 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. Call (970) 627-9965.Open Mic – Adam Lynam hosts, starting at 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. Call (970) 726-9250.Open mic – 8 to 10:30 p.m. Thursdays at the Winter Park Winery in Fraser. (970) 726-4514.DJ Christyle – 9:30 p.m. Thursdays at Freestyles in Winter Park. (970) 726-4297.Friday, March 20Youth flag football – Fraser Valley Rec. announces youth flag football 4 to 6 p.m. at the SnowZone at Hideaway Park (for ages 6 and above). Hot chocolate and sledding follow the game. Parents need to sign waivers. RSVP by calling (970) 726-8968.Comedy tickets – Tickets are on sale for Grand Amigos Comedy Night (March 27 at the Iron Horse Resort, rated-R). Reserve tickets ($20 includes two beverages) by 5 p.m. March 20 by calling (970) 726-4430, limited tickets available at the door. Proceeds go to support Grand County residents/families in need.Book club – The Brown Bag Book Group at the Juniper Library in Grand Lake will discuss Ranya Idlibys The Faith Club at 12:30 p.m. March 20. Call (970) 627-8353.Fish frys – The Catholic Churches of Grand County will be hosting Fish Frys Friday nights 5:30 to 7 p.m. during Lent at Our Lady of the Snow, 300 N. 11th St. Granby (by the airport).Day camps – The Granby Recreation Department is planning several Friday youth trips: ski and pizza party at SolVista March 20, and climbing wall and the YMCA March 27. Pre-registration: (970) 887-3961.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents the final performance of Best of the Best! at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/students. Call (970) 726-5048.Youth knitting – The Kremmling Library announces knitting for school-age children at 4 to 5 p.m. Fridays through May. Call (970) 724-9228.Seniors potluck – Kremmling seniors potlucks take place at noon every Friday at the Extension Hall at the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo grounds. Bring a dish or a $2.50 donation. Call (970) 531-5957.Diane French – Diane French plays the next family friendly Java Mic Night is at 7 p.m. at the Fraser Rocky Mountain Roastery. $5 cover. (970) 726-4400.Robbie Gonzales & The Bailouts – Guitarist Robbie Gonzales plays during happy hour (5 p.m.), followed by The Bailouts! (9:30 p.m.) at the Crooked Creek Saloon. (970) 726-9250.3rd Time Lucky – Americana, country, blues, classic rock and originals starting around 9 p.m. at the R&R Bar at the Inn at SilverCreek in Granby. No cover. Call (970) 887-4951.Hunker Down – High-energy stewed rompgrass at 9:30 p.m. at the Winter Park Pub. Call (970) 726-4929.Cormey & Friends – Variety of tunes and musicians around 9:30 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. (970) 627-9965.John Brown – Acoustic guitar starting at 9 p.m. at Grumpys Saloon in Grand Lake. (970) 627-0123.Brad Pregeant – New Orleans jazz piano at 6 p.m. for dinner guests at Carolines Cuisine at Soda Springs Ranch. Call (970) 627-9404.Uprights – Joan Shaw plays classical, show tunes, jazz and more on piano 6 to 9 p.m. for dinner guests at the Gasthaus Eichler. Call (970) 726-5133. DJ night – DJ Tanro plays live mixes with NefaRio until 2 a.m. at Freestyles sports bar in Winter Park. (970) 726-4297.Saturday, March 21Gardening workshop – The CSU Extension office and Morales Farms present a free Planning Your Garden gardening workshop Green Your Thumb at 10 a.m. March 21 at the Kremmling Library and at 3 p.m. at the Granby Library. Call (970) 724-3436, (970) 887-3621.Flag football – The Winter Park Pub presents flag football 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hideaway Park SnowZone March 21. Bring a team or come and play during the open game. Prizes. Free. RSVP to tdavis@playwinterpark.com or call (970) 726-4221, ext. 5.Grand opening – The Last Time ‘Round Thrift Shop is in its new location (3rd Street in Kremmling) and announces a grand opening March 21 (with 10 percent discount that day). The store will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. with tours and refreshments available. Donations accepted. Call (970) 724-2912.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents its final performance of I Love You, Youre Perfect, Now Change at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park. $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/students. Call (970) 726-5048.Snowshoeing – Rocky Mountain National Park is hosting free two-hour snowshoeing treks with a ranger Saturdays at 9 a.m. March 21 and at 1 p.m. through March 21. Call (970) 627-3471 for reservations.Food bank – The Kremmling Food Bank is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at 304 12 St. behind West Grand High School. Mountain Family Center and Kremmling Community Church are also accepting donations. Call (970) 725-3257 or (970) 724-2912.Concert in the Pines – The Grand Arts Council presents live music as part of its Concert in the Pines series at 7:30 p.m. March 21 at the newly remodeled Grand Arts Center. Free for open house celebration. Includes silent auction. Call (970) 627-8795.Key/Holliday – Gary Key and Matt Holliday play a variety of rock starting at 9 p.m. at the Winter Park Pub. Call (970) 726-4929.3rd Time Lucky – Americana, country, blues, classic rock and originals starting around 9 p.m. at the R&R Bar at the Inn at SilverCreek in Granby. No cover. Call (970) 887-4951.Oly – Rock and Americana originals and covers 7 to 11 p.m. at Randis Grill & Pub in Winter Park. Call (970) 726-1172.Hunker Down + Thick as Thieves – Crooked Creek Saloon hosts bluegrass band Hunker Down during happy hour and classic rock cover band Thick as Thieves around 9 p.m. in Fraser. Call (970) 726-9250.The Bailouts! – Punk, folk, rock and more starting around 9:30 p.m. at Freestyles. Call (970) 726-4297.Dave Tamkin – SolVista Basin presents acoustic folk and rock singer/songwriter Dave Tamkin 2 to 5 p.m. in the base lodge. http://www.myspace.com/davetamkin.Cormey & Friends – Cormey & Friends (including Brad Pregeant) play for Jimmy Buffett Night starting around 9:30 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake. Call (970) 627-9965.George Clay – Guitar tunes starting at 9 p.m. at Grumpys Saloon in Grand Lake. (970) 627-0123.Henry & Friends – Jed Henry and various special musical guests (to include Peter Baldo) entertain at the Rise & Shine Cafe in Winter Park starting around 4 p.m. Call (970) 726-5530.John McKay – John McKay plays for dinner guests at in Hecks Tavern at Devils Thumb Ranch 5 to 8 p.m. in Tabernash. Call (970) 726-5633.Steve Cormey – Singer/songwriter/guitarist Steve Cormey & Friends (to include jazz pianist Brad Pregeant) play 6 to 9 p.m. for dinner guests at Carolines Cuisine at Soda Springs Ranch. (970) 627-9404.One Time – One of the last few performances for the local band to play rock and much more for fans at 10 p.m. at the Tugboat Grill & Pub in Steamboat Springs. $5 cover. Call (970) 879-7070.Sunday, March 22Acting auditions – Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre is hosting guest artist auditions March 22 in the Grand Lake Community House for its summer shows. Auditions for children are at 1 and 1:30 p.m. High school students and adults audition at 2 and 3 p.m. Bring sheet music prepared in your key for a song. Call (970) 627-5087 to register for a time slot.Youth group – Winter Park Christian Church announces S.A.L.T. youth group for 6th-8th grades 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (with dinner) every Sunday. Call (970) 887-9784.Empty Suits – Crooked Creek Saloon celebrates the return of its Locals Nights Sundays with the Empty Suits playing rockin blues and reggae at 8 p.m. in Fraser. (970) 726-9250.Royall – Jake Royall and Tom Camillo play starting around 8 p.m. at Freestyles. Call (970) 726-4297.Holt & Williams – Sam Holt (of Outformation) and Cameron Williams (of Tishamingo) play for dance in your ski pants Sunday around 9 p.m. at the Winter Park Pub. Call (970) 726-4929.DJ night – Buckets Saloon in Winter Park hosts a live DJ starting at 9 p.m. for the 21+ crowd. Call (970) 726-3026.Uprights – Traci Maddox plays classical, show tunes, jazz and more on piano 6 to 9 p.m. for dinner guests at the Gasthaus Eichler. (970) 726-5133. Monday, March 23Art expo – The Granby Library is hosting a high school art expo 5 to 7 p.m. March 23. Call (970) 887-2149.Book group – A book group will discuss The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time at 5:30 p.m. March 23 at the Granby Library. Call (970) 887-2149.Blood drive – The Granby Rotary Club and Granby Medical Center are hosting a Community Blood Drive for the Bonfils Blood Center 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Granby Community Center. For more info. or to schedule an appointment call (800) 365-0006, ext. 2 or online at http://www.bonfils.org (site code 2729).Event center meeting – Grand County Events Center announces a meeting at 7 p.m. March 23 at the new Granby Town Hall. Discussion includes reactivating the project, grants, need for members and officers, and plan for the future recreation. Call (970) 887-2005.Sofa Kings – Local musicians play jazz, funk and more starting at 9 p.m. March 23 at Freestyles in Winter Park (21+ crowd). Call (970) 726-4297.Tax preparation – Free tax preparation is available from an IRS-trained volunteer for seniors and low-to-moderate-income filers 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3222.Yoga – Granby Recreation is offering hatha yoga classes 6 to 7 a.m. Mondays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3961.After-school club – The Kremmling Library offers an after-school club for 4th-6th graders 5:30 p.m. Mondays. The youth services librarian picks up participants. Registration: (970) 724-9228.Writers group – The Fraser Writers Group meets 10 to 11:30 a.m. Monday mornings at the Fraser Library. Call (970) 726-4626.Open exercise – Work out in the Granby Indoor Soccer Dome with the Granby Recreation Department 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 6 to 7 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday: March 2-31, and April 1-30 (no 4/6-4/9). Call (970) 887-3961.Trips and camps – Granby Rec. has several activities for local youth planned. Each day begins at 8 a.m. with pickup at 5 p.m. at the Granby Community Building. Call (970) 887-3961.GED testing – Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Workforce offer GED test preparation classes 4:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Granby Public Library. Call (970) 531-1078. Story hours – Free storytime programs are available for kids 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Fraser Valley Library.Open Mic and Locals Night – 10 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park with host Dakota. Call (970) 726-3026.Tuesday, March 24Special Olympics – Volunteers (ages 17 and older) are needed for the 2009 Winter Games for the Special Olympics March 28-30. Registration forms are due by March 24. E-mail mmd@specialolympicsco.org.Film presentations – Kremmling Library runs film presentations at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday. Children welcome with adult supervision. Check flyers posted in the Kremmling Library and the Kremmling Post Office. Call (970) 724-9228.Tax preparation – Free tax preparation is available from an IRS-trained volunteer for seniors and low-to-moderate-income filers 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. every other Tuesday at Senior Housing in Kremmling. Call (970) 887-3222.Fraser Valley Rotary – The WP/Fraser Valley Rotary Club meets at noon for lunch every Tuesday (7:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month) at the Beaver Village Lodge Restaurant in Winter Park. Call (970) 726-5741 or visit http://www.wpfv-rotary.org.CMC class – Colorado Mountain College is offering free GED Prep classes Tuesdays at the West Grand High School library in Kremmling. Call (970) 531-1078.Food bank – The Kremmling Food Bank is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 304 12 St. behind West Grand High School. Mountain Family Center and Kremmling Community Church are still accepting donations as well. Call (970) 725-3257 or (970) 724-2912.Story hours – Free storytime programs are available 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Fraser Valley Library.Yoga – Granby Recreation is offering hatha yoga classes 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Tuesdays at the Granby Community Center. Call (970) 887-3961.Trips and camps – Granby Rec. announces several activities for local youth. Each day begins at 8 a.m. with pickup at 5 p.m. at the Granby Community Building. Call (970) 887-3961 to register.Open Mic – Freestyles in Winter Park hosts open mic nights 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Call (970) 726-4297.

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