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Sandra Dallas, a Colorado author of such works as “Prayers for Sale” and “Whiter Than Snow,” will be at the Parachute Branch Library as part of its grand opening celebrations. Jane Smiley called Sandra Dallas “a quintessential American voice” in Vogue magazine, and Sandra has garnered numerous awards for both her fiction and nonfiction work. She will be at the newly remodeled Parachute Branch Library on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6:30 p.m. This adult event will feature heavy hors d’oeuvres, drinks, and desserts in the library’s new community room. Tickets are $25 and are available at the Silt, New Castle, Glenwood Springs, and Gordon Cooper branch libraries as well as the Alpine Bank in Parachute or by calling 625-4270.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary is holding its 10th annual golf tournament on Aug. 29 at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course.The tournament is a scramble and is limited to 100 players on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is recommended. Cost of $90 per person includes golf and cart, cap, dinner and trophies. Berthod Motors is offering a 2010 Buick LaCrosse to any player who gets a hole-in-one on hole 13. Funds go to support the Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary in Battlement Mesa and the various programs they are involved with.Registration forms can be obtained at the golf course located at 77 Tamarisk Trail in Battlement Mesa. For more information contact Bob by calling (970) 285-6492, or (970) 210-5931.

Club Rotario hosts the eighth Festival of the Americas on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Carbondale’s Sopris Park. The event will celebrate the cultural traditions of the Americas in a spirit of healthy camaraderie, with live music (northern Mexican, salsa, mariachi), a beer garden, richly diverse authentic cuisine and a large children’s area. Revenues support local scholarships at CMC and Rotary’s global fight against polio. Booth vendors (business, nonprofit, individual), sponsors (four tiers) and volunteers are welcome. Please visit us at for details and applications.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is seeking advanced dancers, with skills in ballet, modern, and jazz to join our Senior Dance Company. Auditions will take place at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Aug. 25, at 5:30 p.m. Come prepared for a two-hour audition, highlighting your technique and ability to remember choreography. Bring both ballet and jazz shoes. Join the Senior Company from the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, and have the ability to perform up to 10 times per year, with many other perks included. Call the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts for more information at 945-2414 or visit

An educational seminar, “Social Security: More than Meets the Eye,” will be held Aug. 25 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Marriott Courtyard, 125 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs. Learn key facts about the Social Security program, including: how benefits are calculated; full retirement age and choosing the right time to file; receiving benefits while working; provisional income and tax implications; and options for spouses and ex-spouses. RSVP by Aug. 20 to Amy Fetterhoff, (970) 928-0585.

A number of area youngsters from 11-15 years old have a chance to go bird hunting for free in September, courtesy of the Colorado Division of Wildlife Hunter Outreach Program and the Division of Wildlife Glenwood Springs office.The agencies are offering to take 25 young hunters on a no-cost upland bird hunt, for pheasant and chukar, at Basalt State Wildlife Area on Sept. 11. Interested youths must have a hunter education card and be between the ages of 11 and 15 on the day of the hunt.Shotguns will be provided, or the young hunters can bring their own. Hunters wishing to use their own shotgun must have the gun inspected by a Division of Wildlife officer before the hunt. Those interested in signing up should call the Colorado Division of Wildlife office in Glenwood Springs, (970) 947-2920. Reservations will be taken on a first-come, first-served basis until the hunt fills.

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