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Across the community, kids of all ages are heading back to school. At the same time, many business people and community members are preparing to do the same – as Junior Achievement volunteers.Each year, more than 100 business professionals, parents, retirees and college students in the Roaring Fork Valley, Aspen to Parachute, help students in Junior Achievement programs develop the skills they need to succeed in a competitive economy. Using their personal experiences in combination with JA’s innovative, age-appropriate curricula, these volunteers teach young people about entrepreneurship, work readiness and financial literacy. For example, third-grade students learn about careers and how businesses contribute to a community in Junior Achievement’s Our City program, and high school students learn business-management basics through Junior Achievement’s online program, JA Titan. “Volunteers are the heart of Junior Achievement, helping the organization empower young people to own their economic success. They inspire our children to discover their potential and find their niches in the 21st-century global marketplace,” said Sharon Brady, District Manager of JA of The Roaring Fork Valley. “Without volunteers’ dedication and excellence, JA would not be able to provide the positive impact it has on the local community.” Junior Achievement of the Roaring Fork Valley is currently seeking volunteers for this year’s programs. JA offers programs from kindergarten through 12th grade and orients volunteers on how to utilize the user-friendly materials and work with students. Volunteers need never to have taught in a classroom setting, to successfully make an impact in the lives of these children. Those interested in volunteering for JA of The Roaring Fork Valley should contact Sharon Brady by phone at 970-404-7722 or by email at Also, visit the website at

Volunteers needed to help Alpine Hospice patients “tell their life story.” Rewarding opportunity to offer support, listen, and be a friend to someone facing end of life issues. Training provided. Volunteer office support positions are also available. Contact Sandy Miller at (970) 210-5912.

Defiance Community Players is hosting a free audition workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Jeannie Miller Theatre in Glenwood Springs High School in advance of “Hairspray” auditions starting Sept. 12. The workshop is for ages 9 and older. Jennetta Meitler Howell will teach a dance workshop, and Lorie Beattie-Courier will accompany singers. No preregistration is required, but please be on time.Auditions for “Hairspray” are for ages 13 and older and run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12; Tuesday, Sept. 13; and Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Jeannie Miller Theatre at Glenwood Springs High School. Those auditioning will be asked to sing 16-32 bars, read a script and dance (bring closed-toe shoes). Callbacks are noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Performances are Nov. 11-13 and 18-20.For information on the auditions or the workshop, call Jacquie Meitler at 970-945-2174 or Chip Winn Wells at 970-379-5940.

To honor those who lost their lives on 9/11, consider the following ways to give: donate blood; help at your local food bank; visit an elderly neighbor; bring baked goods to firemen and police; and donate too your favorite charity.To honor those who serve our country in the armed forces, send a letter through Operation Gratitude, 17330 Victory Blvd., Van Nuys, CA 91406 or bring to High Country RSVP, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs and they will mail them.Call RSVP at 947-8462 for more information.

Town of Carbondale Recreation Department’s Fall program brochure is now available for online registration. Go to our website for more information or to sign up online at http://www.carbondalerec. com.The following programs begin in September and you must sign up by the dates listed: Youth Flag Football for first- and second-graders, Friday, Sept. 9; Pre-school Start Smart Soccer, Monday, Sept. 12; Lead Climbing Clinics, Monday, Sept. 12; and Adult Volleyball League, Monday, Sept. 26.Ongoing weekly fitness classes include Power and Hatha Yoga, Indoor cycling, Core Cardio, and Zumba. Specialty classes this fall include Taekwondo, Fit Club, Ski/Snow Sports Conditioning, Busy Girl Bootcamp, Weekend Warriors and Periodization Cycling Training.For more information contact the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center front desk at 704-4190 or got to

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