Briefs | Free composting classes


Free composting classes The Boulder County Resource Conservation Division is offering free backyard composting workshops — one each in Lafayette, Longmont and Boulder — beginning this week.

The one in Longmont will be held from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 24, at the Boulder County Parks and Open Space headquarters, at 5201 St. Vrain Rd. The Lafayette workshop will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 29, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Lafayette Public Library, at 775 W. Baseline Rd. The session in Boulder is scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 1, at the ReSource Yard, at 6400 Arapahoe Rd.

Space is limited to 30 people per workshop. RSVP with name, phone number and/or e-mail, and number of attendees to smeissner@bouldercounty. org or 720-564-2226. For more information and directions visit

Heath holds town hall meeting

Sen. Rollie Heath will hold his fourth public town hall meeting of the year from 10 a.m. to noon on April 24 at the University Memorial Center, Room 235.

County Commissioner Cindy Domenico will also speak about the impacts of the state budget on Boulder County departments, and other issues.

There will be a review of the 2010- 11 budget bill that was passed by the Senate and a discussion about what it means for Colorado and Boulder. There will also be an update on education matters and a discussion of key bills and issues from the 2010 session, if time permits.

Longmont Chorale hosts gala

The Longmont Chorale’s annual fundraiser and “Sea to Shining Sea” gala will be held on May 1, celebrating patriotic and American folk music. The concert will include variations on traditional folk songs and special guest Jim Demming, guitar virtuoso. The evening will also feature the winners of the Youth Vocal Competition.

The event will take place in the grand ballroom of the Radisson Hotel. There will be a silent auction at 6 p.m., and dinner will be served at 7 p.m. Tickets to the gala cost $50 each, and sponsoring a table at the gala is $150. Sponsors will receive two complimentary tickets. Tickets are available at 303-651-7664.