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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.

Representatives from 38 colleges will be available at a free college fair at Roaring Fork High School, 2270 Highway 133, Carbondale, on Thursday, Sept. 16, from 6-7:30 p.m. All students and parents in the Roaring Fork Valley are welcome.This is is an excellent opportunity for local families to meet the people who read college applications.College representatives from the following schools will attend: Adams State College, College in Colorado, Colorado Christian University, Colorado Mountain College, Colorado Northwestern Community College, Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University, Colorado State University-Pueblo, Fort Lewis College, Johnson & Wales University, Mesa State College, Northeastern Community College, Regis University, Rocky Mountain School Art and Design, Trinidad State Junior College, United States Air Force Academy, University of Colorado-Boulder, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, University of Colorado-Denver, University of Denver, University of Northern Colorado, Western State College, Casper College, Central Wyoming College, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Grand Canyon University, Hastings College, Laramie County Community College, Montana State University, Montana Tech, Sierra Nevada College at Lake Tahoe, University of Wyoming, and Western Wyoming Community College.

Steve’s Guitars, at 19 N. Fourth St. in Carbondale, presents singer-songwriter Peter Mulvey, with opener Sabrina Scott, at 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16.The show is in support of Mulvey’s 12th CD, “Letters from a Flying Machine.” During his 20-year career, Mulvey has shared the stage with fellow musicians like Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson and Greg Brown, and has toured all over the country.Opener Scott is a top-notch, young songwriter from New York City. Admission is $15 at the door.



A Suicide Prevention Education class is being held at the Silt Fire house on Sept. 16 from 6-8 p.m. This class is for professionals as well as lay people. Those having attempted suicide, who are depressed, or who know someone who may be suicidal are encouraged to attend. This is free to the community, and donations accepted. For further information please contact Donnalyne LaGiglia at (970) 948-6108, chairperson for Suicide Prevention Education Awareness in Garfield County.

Please join MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) as we start off a new year of mothering. We will meet at the First United Methodist Church at 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood. Our time runs from 9-11:30 a.m. We welcome speaker Patty Schaffner from YouthZone to speak to us on love and logic techniques with your children. Also we will have a nice brunch, make a craft and as always child care is available. MOPS is open to any mother with children ages 0-5! Please call Amy at 309-9951 for more information.



The Tippetts will take the stage at the historic Cardiff School in celebration of women’s voices on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Joining them are local favorites: Jennetta M. Howell/Lee Martin/Gwen Hill and GSHS students Lisa Atkinson and Hailey Taylor. Shanti Gruber and Meagan Goodwin will display their lovely harmonies, unique originals, and as always, an energy filled performance. These local home grown ladies display the true essence of the Roaring Fork Valley’s music community and beyond. Tickets are $12. Call 945-6247 for reservations or information. To get to the school drive past Sopris Elementary and turn right onto Sky Ranch Drive. Look for the event parking signs.

Giant yard sale fundraiser on Sept. 18 and 19 from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Willits Town Center in El Jebel. Proceeds will benefit the participating valley high school boys going on the EURO Basketball Tour in 2011.

Volunteers are needed for two trail work days Sept. 18 and 19 on the Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon. Work days will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers are treated to breakfast and lunch both days as well as dinner on Saturday. Hanging Lake is one of the most heavily visited trails in the state of Colorado with approximately 80,000 visitors per year due to its close proximity to I-70, short distance (1.2 miles) and spectacular travertine lake scenery. Nearly all of the trail work involves using native rock to rebuild rock walls and install rock steps and drainage structures. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and its project partners – Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service, National Forest Foundation, Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Hot Springs, and Glenwood Medical Associates – will provide the tools, materials, leadership and a great dinner at the end of the day on Saturday.To volunteer, visit http://www.rfov.org, email rfov@sopris.net, or call (970) 927-8241.

Walt Smith and friends will be performing at the Miner’s Claim Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m., outside under our canopy on the patio. We look forward to one and all attending one of the last patio events for the year. Preferred dinner and show reservations are available, please call at 876.5372


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