Balloons take to the airBalloon Fest 2002 is Sept. 7 and 8 at the Garfield County Airport, I-70 to exit 94 in Rifle, sponsored by the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce and the Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors. Mass ascension of hot air balloons at dawn will be followed by a pancake breakfast from 6:30 to 10 a.m. Tethered balloon rides, airport open house, aircraft displays. Free admission.Golf tourney coming upThe 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.Elvis is aliveJoin 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.A stitch in timeNeedles & Pins is offering a cross-stitch class this fall, featuring a cute sampler by Just Nan called “Be Scary.” The piece includes a few new stitches, but all of the stitches will be fun and most will be familiar. Finish the project by Halloween in only three classes. The class costs only $20 which includes instruction, linen fabric, three colors of Kreinik metallic thread, an owl charm, beads and the pattern. Sign up for either 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday nights, Sept. 17, 24, and Oct. 1, or Thursday from 10 a.m. to noon Sept. 19, 26 and Oct. 3. Class size is limited so call Ginny at Needles & Pins, 945-2074, and reserve your spot. Drop in and see the finished sampler!
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