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At a glance

Glenwood’s Downtown Market is hosting its second annual soup contest Tuesday in Centennial park at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue. Café Corner, Maple Table, 8th Street Deli, Magoo’s, Riveria, The Bayou and Rosi’s are just a taste of the area’s restaurants entered in the contest. For $5 per person, sample all the soups – the winner will be decided by people’s choice. A portion of the proceeds go to Cooper Corner Adult Center. The Downtown Market opens for business at 4 p.m. and the soup contest begins at 5 p.m. The Last Minute String Band performs at 5:30 p.m. Contact Jan Harr at 618-7842 to enter or for more information.

Town Center Booksellers in downtown Basalt is hosting a presentation and book signing for Mari Pintkowski, author of “Embarking on the Mariposa Trail” at 7 p.m. Wednesday. She passionately describes living the dream she and her husband shared to buy property on the Caribbean Coast, build a bed and breakfast and immerse themselves into a different culture. Pintkowski, also known as Moe Mulrooney, is a retired preschool teacher and shares her experience with information and tips on how to do business south of the border in Mexico. Call 927-2665 for more information.

Colorado Council on the Arts has awarded a grant to the Carbondale Center on the Arts and Humanities to provide support for “Strike the Hammer,” an art show and demonstration celebrating blacksmithing in the Roaring Fork Valley. The show opens Friday, Oct. 6, as part of the First Friday art walk. Blacksmithing demonstrations take place Saturday, Oct. 7, in Sopris Park as part of Carbondale’s Potato Day celebration. All area blacksmiths are invited to participate in the event. Call Ro at 963-1680 or Donna at 963-7207 for more information or to apply.

The Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation is hosting a fundraising gala at the Aspen Glen clubhouse from 7-11 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 30. The “Rhinestone Cowboy” event features barbecue, entertainment, dancing, auctions and great fun for all of those interested in contributing to quality public education in the valley. Join in the fun with square dancing, a performance by Missouri Heights cowgirl Anita Witt and the opportunity to put your favorite buckaroo in jail. Tickets are available until Saturday for $100 per person, and may be purchased at Midland Shoe in Basalt, Sounds Easy in Carbondale, Through the Looking Glass in Glenwood or by phone at 963-3306.

The Redstone Inn, along with eight galleries, shops and cafés, are participating in Redstone’s fifth annual art walk as a multimedia celebration “Honoring our Landscape.” Walking guides are available at the Redstone Inn and participating businesses – Come walk with us. Daily through Oct. 30.

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