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Bike to Work Day is Wednesday

Paepcke Park will be Aspen’s headquarters for Colorado’s Bike to Work Day, scheduled for Wednesday.

From 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., the park will offer free food, safety checks from Four Mountain Sports and Flycyclery, tire-changing demos and bike safety tips for kids.

Those who wear a helmet get a special gift. Cyclists of all ages and abilities are welcome.

For more information, visit or call 970-429-2868.

Aspen Valley Hospital

Discussion set for results of health fair

A group discussion of health fair lab results is set for 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Oden Conference Center at Aspen Valley Hospital.

Participants of the recent health fair may bring their lab results to the meeting and follow along.

Dr. Paula Kadison will explain each individual test, what it means and why follow-up might be important. For more details, call 970-544-1296.

Blood donors needed

Aspen Valley Hospital is sponsoring a community blood drive from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday. The drive will take place in a mobile blood donor van in the hospital parking lot.

No appointment is necessary, and giving a pint of blood takes 30 to 40 minutes. Donors must be at least 17 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health (no infections or colds). Donors should drink plenty of fluids the day before and eat a normal meal four to six hours prior to donating. Donors of all blood types are needed.

The blood drive is conjunction with St. Mary’s Regional Blood Bank. For more information, call the donor center at St. Mary’s Hospital at 970-244-2555.

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