John Salazar, candidate for the 3rd Congressional District, will meet the public at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Creekbend Bistro in downtown Rifle. Information: 625-1797 orwww.coloradodemocrat.com.The Roaring Fork Education Association and Ski Country UniServ will sponsor a meet-and-greet with State House District 61 candidate Kathleen Curry from 7-9 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 8, at the home of Jennifer Hostetler, 195 N. Sixth St., New Castle. Information: (800) 545-4196.
The Silt Historical Societys needlework group meets from 1:30-4 p.m. Fridays at the Silt Historical Park. Information: 876-5801.The Basalt Emergency Management Committee meets at 9 a.m. the first Friday of every month at Basalt Town Hall, and all meetings are open to the public. Information: Dick Merritt, 927-5178. The Girl Scouts of Chipeta Council will take orders for their annual Fall Nut Sale fund-raiser through Sunday, Oct. 10. Delivery will be Nov. 5-17. Information: 242-4461 or (800) 288-0463.To register for SHARE Colorado, a nonprofit monthly food distributor that offers grocery packages at half the retail price, visit the Eagles Lodge 312 Seventh St., from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Information: (800) 933-7247 or http://www.sharecolorado.com.Good Shepherd Lutheran Church will hold its annual Helping Hands Harvest Festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, with cinnamon rolls and coffee or tea from 8-11 a.m. and a soup lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds benefit the church and local charities.Volunteers are needed to help prepare the Field of Dreams in Basalt. Three Rivers Little League will meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Basalt High School girls softball field. Information: Steve Martin, 379-9286.Roaring Fork Volvo, 115 Sixth St. in Glenwood Springs, will hold Drive for Life Days, Saturday, Oct. 9, through Monday, Oct. 11, to benefit Habitat for Humanity of Colorado.Runners and walkers are welcome at the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy, Saturday, Oct. 9. Race-day volunteers also are needed. A half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race, and 5K (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the Glenwood Canyon bike path. Relay teams of up to five people also are welcome to participate in the half-marathon, which begins at 9 a.m. The 5K run/walk starts at 10 a.m. Bus transportation will shuttle participants from the finish line at the No Name exit. Proceeds benefit Literacy Outreach. Volunteer information: Dennis Webb at 876-0768 or email@example.com.Rifle Masonic Lodge 129 will host its annual past masters meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Pins will be awarded for those meeting the five-year steps. Lunch will follow.Create a Western culinary masterpiece for the chili cookoff to benefit the Missouri Heights Community Center at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at the Missouri Heights Schoolhouse. The $5 admission includes chili, cornbread, dessert, water or iced tea (or BYOB). Prizes will be awarded for best chili. Information: Joan, 963-0268, ext. 1.Willits offers a farmers market on Saturday mornings across from the new Willits General Store and Gas Station.The Glenwood Springs Community/ Contra Dance series continues on the first Saturday of each month. Information: Don, 945-0350.There will be a community meeting to discuss the opening of Coal Ridge High School at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Roy Moore Elementary.Advocate Safehouse Projects 30-hour volunteer training, originally scheduled to begin Sept. 15, will begin Wednesday, Oct. 20, and run Wednesday and Thursday evenings from Oct. 20 through Nov. 11, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. The group is still seeking bilingual Spanish-English volunteers. Information: Julie, 945-2632, ext. 101.The nonprofit Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers will offer free, one-night parenting workshops monthly in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs: Positive Discipline: What to do Instead of Yell, Nag, Punish or Threaten will be Oct. 19 in Basalt, Oct. 20 in Carbondale and Oct. 21 in Glenwood Springs. Information: contact Nancy La Joy, 384-5694, or firstname.lastname@example.org.The Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Development Authority and the Small Business Development Center will offer a retailing class, Designing a Complete Sales Team on Nov. 3. The class is $20 for DDA and Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. RSVP: 945-6589.The United Methodist Women in Rifle are seeking crafters for the sixth annual Gingerbread Crafthouse sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Lovell Building. Information: Pat Peterson, 876-5160.
Redstones annual Fall Art Walk runs daily through Nov. 15. Artists receptions run throughout the season. The Redstone General Store will hold a conversation with artist Jacqueline Dearborn, plant ecologist Lisa Tasker, and art critic Jane Martine at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16.Thunder River Theatre Company presents Seascape at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 6-9 at the Waldorf School Theatre on Old Highway 82 just south of Catherine Store in Carbondale. Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students for Friday and Saturday, $18 and $13 for Wednesday and Thursday; available at http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com, or at Sounds Easy Video in Carbondale. Information: 309-5398.Dance classes for adults ages 18 and older continue this summer at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 7-8 p.m. Fridays, Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 in four-week sessions. Sessions are $30 for nonresidents, $24 for residents; drop-ins are welcome for $7 for residents, $8 for nonresidents. RSVP at the Glenwood Community Center or by calling 384-6301.Big Daddy and the King Bees, Chicago blues, 9 p.m., phat thai, Carbondale.Lesly S. Adams presents monthly dance parties for adults 21 and older Saturday nights at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Information: Community Center, 384-6301, or Center for the Arts, 945-2414.
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State department of transportation crews are well on their way to clearing Highway 82 to Independence Pass, which should open on schedule May 27 at noon.