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Library offers career workshop

The Boulder Public Library, in cooperation with the Colorado Career Development Association, will host Career Checkup, a free workshop for job seekers, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 4.

Career Checkup offers one-on-one sessions with career counselors for job-hunting tips and assistance with a resume. Participants are asked to bring a draft of their current resume, if possible. No registration is required.

Career Checkup will be held at the Main Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave., in the South Pulse Point on the first floor. For more information, contact the library’s Reference Department at 303-441-3194.

A fundraising pARTy

The Boulder-based arts education nonprofit OpenArts will be hosting its first fundraising “pARTy” from 6 to 9 p.m. on Feb. 4.

The event will take place at Rembrandt Yard, located at 1301 Spruce St. Participants will be able to bid on art created by artists of all ages and vote for the featured image of the 2011 Open Studios commemorative poster. Guillaume’s Catering will provide food for the pARTy, and beer will be supplied by the Avery Brewing Company.

Tickets can be purchased for $45 online at, or by phone at 303-444-1862. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to several programs conducted by OpenArts, including the Clementine Scholarship Fund for arts education. For more information, e-mail

Columbine teachers certified

The Boulder Valley School District Board of Directors recently honored four teachers from Columbine Elementary for achieving the advanced teaching credential of National Board Certification.

The Columbine teachers, Silvia Latimer, Melissa Oviatt, Jeanette Scotti and Anne Upczak-Garcia, all achieved certification on their first try by successfully finishing a voluntary assessment that recognizes teachers who meet high standards.

National Board Certification can be achieved in several different subject areas and student developmental levels.



BDA opens coworking facility

Boulder Digital Arts will host an open house event on Feb. 3 to celebrate the grand opening of its new coworking facility in Boulder.

Coworking is an emerging trend in which freelancers and other independent contractors work together in an open office environment or public place.

The event will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Boulder Digital Arts Arapahoe Studio at 1600 Range St., Suite 100. The open house, which is free and open to the public, will also serve as the opening-night reception for BDA’s new Mid-Winter Digital Art Show, featuring work by local artists. There will be music entertainment by DJ Audrey and complimentary refreshments.

The new coworking space is expected to be the first of its kind in the Rocky Mountain region to be specifically geared towards building a community of individuals involved in the creative and digital industries. BDA’s new coworking space is available for daily, weekly, and monthly use. For more information on how to reserve a desk or private office in Boulder Digital Arts’ new coworking facility, contact BDA at, or visit the BDA website at

New crisis service opens

A Metro Crisis Line has been created for the seven-county metro Denver area to provide assistance with mental health and substance abuse issues.

The line operates 24 hours a day, every day of the week, and is professionally staffed.

Every incoming call at Metro Crisis Line is answered by a licensed mental health professional, each of whom has at least one master’s degree or doctoral degree and an average of seven years experience after completing his or her schooling.

The Metro Crisis Services website is The phone number of the hotline is 888- 885-1222.

Erie Chamber offers scholarship

The Erie Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for its annual college scholarship.

The chamber awards two $1,000 scholarships to Erie High School seniors or Erie residents who are seniors at another high school. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required, and completed applications must be received at the Chamber office by 5 p.m. on March 11.

The application forms are available online at

CU hosts The Yes Men

The University of Colorado’s Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum Series will host a free public event, “The Yes Men: Fixing the World One Hoax at a Time,” with sociopolitical satirists Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno of The Yes Men, at 7 p.m. on Feb. 1 in the University Memorial Center Ballroom.

The Yes Men raise awareness of social and political issues through large-scale hoaxes that often include impersonation of corporate and government representatives, as well as the creation of mock websites and press releases. They have produced two films documenting their work: The Yes Men and The Yes Men Fix the World, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.

The CWA Athenaeum Series is a student-run offshoot of the Conference on World Affairs. The Sixty-third Annual Conference on World Affairs will take place April 4-8.

Land Conservation Awards on tap

The Boulder County Parks and Open Space Department is accepting nominations for the annual Land Conservation Awards until Monday, Jan. 31.

Anyone may nominate individuals, families or organizations that have made outstanding contributions in Boulder County in one of the following categories: land conservation, environmental stewardship, historic preservation and partnership.

People may not nominate themselves, nor are they permitted to nominate organizations of which they are an officer or director. Official projects of federal, state, county, special district and municipal government agencies are not eligible to be nominated.

The application can be downloaded at, or contact Vivienne Jannatpour at vjannatpor@ or 303-678-6277 for more information.

The Boulder County commissioners will present the awards on April 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the county parks and open space headquarters in Longmont.