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The Eagles Lodge, 312 Seventh St., offers steak dinner, including a 10-ounce New York strip steak, Olathe sweet corn, baked potato and dessert for $9.50 from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 30. Information: 945-5506 after 4 p.m.There will be a free Holistic Arts & Metaphysical Festival from 1-8:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, and 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at the Country Inns of America, 718 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction. Information: (970) 263-8850.The Two Rivers Mothers of Preschoolers invite all expecting mothers and mothers of preschoolers to meet from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on the first, third and fifth Fridays of each month at Mountain View Church, next to Buffalo Valley. Child care is available for infants to kindergartners. Information: Jo, 876-1941.The Fraternal Order of Eagles and its auxiliary will hold an open house from 4-7 p.m. every Friday night in July. Information: Anita, 945-8295 after 6 p.m. or leave a message.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. Aspen Health & Harmony will offer yoga with Gretchen from 10-11:15 a.m. Saturday, July 31, at its studio at 695 Buggy Circle in Carbondale. Information: 704-9642.Design Audio/Video will give away TVs, sound systems, speakers and more for its 20th Anniversary Party, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at 50923 Highway 6 & 24 in Glenwood Springs.Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will hold an adult dance party from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, July 31, following dance classes. Admission is $4 for residents, $6 for nonresidents. Dance instructor Lesly Adams will be the disc jockey, and refreshments will be served.Classes at Rock Bottom Ranch: Natural Building for Kids, July 31; for 8- to 11-year-olds: Starry Night: Stargazing and Storytelling, Aug. 3, and Night Explorers, Aug. 19; for 5- to 7-year-olds: The Watery World of Beavers, Aug. 5. Farm & Wilderness Camp runs Aug. 9-13 for 8- to 11-year-olds and Aug. 11-13 for 6- to 7-year-olds. Information or RSVP: 927-6760 or rockbottom@sopris.net.Glenwood Springs dog park will hold a grand opening from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 31. Information: 945-6589. Local Geologist Silvia White Take will lead a geologic history tour of Mount Sopris, Basalt Mountain, Aspen and the Grottos near Independence Pass on Saturday, July 31. The course is open to ages 16 and up, and costs $30. Bring a lunch and comfortable shoes and meet at the Basalt Recreation House, 600 Southside Drive, next to Basalt High School. Information or RSVP: Basalt Recreation Department, 927-8214.Parenting Through Divorce class, Saturday, July 31. RSVP or information: Bob Nuffer, 635-9552.Aspen Health & Harmony is holding a yoga workshop with Cindy and Kate from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, July 31, at its El Jebel studio, 19351 Highway 82. Information: 704-9642.YouthZones Kiss-n-Squeal events will continue with Arts of the Post Independent, a fund-raiser for Mike Bennett Saturday, July 31, and Sunday, Aug. 1, at Sacred Grounds in Glenwood Springs.Willits offers a farmers market on Saturday mornings across from the new Willits General Store and Gas Station.U.S. senatorial candidate Mike Miles will be at the Woody Creek Store and Gallery Fundraiser at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1; on Monday, Aug. 2, he will be at the Village Smithy, 26 S. Third St. in Carbondale, and from noon to 2 p.m., at Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs for a lunch address, question-and-answer and informal conversations. Information: Ann Owsley, 923-2863, for the Aspen event, or Annie Flynn, 963-1482, for the Glenwood event.The Amici dItalia Picnic in the Park, starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 1, will celebrate its 10th anniversary, bringing friends and families of Italian descent together at Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs. Bring an appetizer, side dish, salad or dessert, as well as an extra lawn chair or two. The picnic committee will provide main dishes and beverages. RSVP: Emma Blanc, 945-6407, or Rose Pilati, 945-5073. Information: Ashton Durrett, 945-6422, or Dennis Pretti, 263-4473.Monday, Aug. 2, is the deadline for entries in the Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trials art contest. The theme is sheepherding dogs, sheep, and/or handlers. First place entry will be used for 2005 Meeker Classic program and souvenir items. Cash prizes: $2,000 first; $750 second; $250 northwest Colorado artist. Information: 970-878-0955 or meekersheepdog.com.Colorado State Parks will waive admission fees on Monday, Aug. 2, in celebration of Colorado Day, which recognizes Colorados acceptance into the union in 1876. All other fees will remain in effect. Information: (303) 866-3437 or visit http://www.parks.state.co.us.Starting Aug. 2, the Glenwood Springs Community Center will offer spinning classes with LeMond Rev Master bikes. The spinning schedule will be Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The Academy of Dance and Gymnastics of Rifle will offer ballet, jazz and tap classes for ages 3-18 at New Castle Family Fitness starting Wednesday, Sept. 1; registration begins Aug. 3 at the academy, and there will be in-house registration from 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 25. Information: 625-0551Wilderness Workshop and the Colorado Mountain Club will sponsor a community meeting on gas drilling in the Carbondale area from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 4, at Carbondale Town Hall. Information: the Wilderness Workshop, 544-0733.All girls ages 4-17 who live and attend school in Garfield County are eligible for the Garfield County Royalty contest at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 6, at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rifle. The deadline is July 26. The contest has three age groups: Litl Miss (ages 4-7), Jr. Miss (8-12) and Miss Garfield County (13-17). The cost is $25, and applications are available at Parachute City Market, Rifle Chamber of Commerce, Wells Fargo Bank in Rifle, Silt Town Hall, New Castle City Market, the Glenwood Springs Mall office, Alpine Bank Glenwood Springs on Grand Avenue and Wells Fargo Bank in Carbondale. Information: Kelly Diaz, 230-0775.


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