Talk to your dogSage Canyon Retreat presents: Our Animals & Ourselves, presented by Alecia Evans. Topics include communicating with your animal, learning tools to more effectively understand your animal, and how our animals mirror aspects of ourselves. The session runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Cost is $70. Contact Oni Butterfly at Sage Canyon Retreat for reservations and directions: 876-5332 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.Build a trailThe Colorado Environmental Coalition will hold a Wilderness Restoration Weekend on Sept. 6-8 and Oct. 11-13, with trailhead work at the Big Dominguez area south of Grand Junction. Explore this spectacular canyon while helping move a trailhead and clean up an old mine site. This area is one of the largest unprotected BLM road-less areas in the state and contains numerous petroglyphs, beautiful black schist pools and desert bighorn sheep. For more information or to sign up, call Corrie Knapp at 303-534-7066 ext. 205, or sign up at http://www.ourcolorado.org.Play golfThe sixth annual Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce golf tournament begins at 8:30 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Rifle Creek Golf Course. It is open to the public. Entry fee is $25 and includes greens fees and a picnic lunch. Call Sharon Church at the chamber for reservations, 625-2085.See Elvis (really!)Join the Christian Women’s After 5 Club for the “Elvis is Alive” dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Enjoy dinner while Elvis impersonator Bob Conder entertains with singing, laughing, and reminiscing in pure Elvis style.Then hear Dr. Stephen Vicalvi on the subject of “Aerospace to Solid Ground.” Tickets are $15. Reserve a seat by Sept. 9 at the Sonlight Book Store in Glenwood Springs or by contacting Jean at 945-6602. Childcare will be provided.Take a moon rideThe third and final Moonride for LIFT-UP takes place on Saturday, Sept. 21, under the full-moon and at the start of the changing colors of autumn. Food for this ride will be Italian Cuisine by Florindo’s and Domino’s and music by Dan Sheridan. Registration is $25 per person and $65 per family (one generation). For details call LIFT-UP at 945-2005.Celebrate lifeThe Pregnancy Resource Center will hold a Celebrate Life Banquet and Silent Auction, at 6:30 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 8, at the Hotel Colorado. Included in the evening will be one couples’ story, a report of the past year and comedian Mike Williams. Tickets are $30. Call the PRC for reservations, 945-5562.
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