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Sept. 20 – 24 is National Senior Corps Week.High Country Retired Senior Volunteer Program volunteers have served Garfield County residents since 1973. Its volunteers provide much-needed services including serving and delivering senior meals, dispatching The Traveler, stocking food banks, mentoring students and knitting shawls for the sick. The volunteersalso help seniors with Medicare issues, taxes, and small home maintenance projects. To find out how you can volunteer, please call 947-8462 or e-mail If you are a senior and need assistance in the Medicare/Prescription Drug Plan, please call (384-8744); State and Federal Tax Filings (384-8740); AARP Driver Safety Classes for 50+ (384-8747); and Helping Hands for Seniors (384-8746).

Come to the second annual Wheels and Wheels – Full Moon Cruiser Ride. This bike event benefits the Carbondale Clay Center, next Thursday, Sept. 23, from 6-9 pm. Compete in the bike bunnie hop, fixie skid and track stand contest for a bike giveaway. Join bike decorating and costume contests while enjoying fun food, drinks and art. For more information call 963-2529.

The Sunnyside Retirement Center presents a free concert of light jazz and swing music from the 1920s to the 1950s at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.Music will be performed by well-known local musicians Dan Sadowsky and Steve Cole.Sunnyside is located at 601 21st St. For more information, call 945-7225.

Thunder River Theatre Company is pleased to announce their 2010-2011 season. Opening the new year is Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House”. It’s an extraordinary play by an exciting new voice in American drama, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004. This theatrical and wildly funny, whimsical look at class, comedy, and the nature of love gives a new meaning to, “I almost died laughing.” The play runs Sept. 23-25, Oct. 1-3, 7-9, 2010, and will be directed by company member Sue Lavin.The December production is another in a series of TRTC originals, following the idea of their Greek Shards productions, only this time they take on the Bard in the “The Mysteries of Shakespeare”. You will not want to miss this exciting, in-depth theatrical look into the life, times, plays and mysteries of one of the world‚s greatest masters. Join TRTC on Dec. 2-4, 10-12, 16-18, 2010, for a provocative and fun original like none other you’ve experienced. The production is developed, written, and directed by TRTC’s Executive Artistic Director Lon Winston and Associate Artistic Director Valerie Haugen.Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer-Prize Winning play “A Streetcar Named Desire” opens Feb. 24-26, March 4-6, 7-9, 2011. This celebrated drama ranks as one of the greatest in American theatre, and will star Valerie Haugen as Blanche DuBois, and will be directed and designed by Lon Winston.Closing out this wonderful season is Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful”. This sentimental play is about the myth of an idea called home. The characters long to believe in the reality of real estate, that a house is a fortress and an anchor in a world of threatening flux. Foote is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning screenplays for the 1962 film “To Kill A Mockingbird and the 1983 film “Tender Mercies”. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for his play “The Young Man From Atlanta”. Learn more about TRTC and all events at the theatre by visiting, finding us on Facebook, by e-mailing, or by calling 970-963-8200. Consider TRTC’s season tickets. There is no better value for professional theatre in the valley. Season ticket brochures and information will be going out in early August. TRTC reserves the right to substitute plays if necessary!

The fun of a fiddle jig never wears out, and a well-written song never fails to touch the heart. Gwen Hill, Bob Stepniewski, Elizabeth Ward and Stuart LaCroix will lead your heart and feet through a memorable evening. Their smooth originals have a splash of modern folk and their standards have that good ol’ feel of bluegrass. We’re excited to have these great performances right here in Glenwood Springs. Their concert starts at 7 p.m. on Thursday evening, Sept. 23, in the historic Cardiff School. Tickets are $12. Call 945-6247 for reservations or information. To get to the school drive past Sopris Elementary and look for the event parking signs.

The Carbondale Rotary Club is teaming up with the Habitat for Humanity ReStore (Cattle Creek Center, off Highway 82 between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs) for a “Parking Lot Sale” this Friday and Saturday, Sept 24-25, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. each day.A quarter of the proceeds will go to the Rotary Foundation, and the rest to the local Habitat for Humanity affiliate for its housing efforts.

The City of Glenwood Springs will be sponsoring and “Open House” at the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport on Sept. 25, 2010. Activities will start at 9 a.m. with a Pancake Breakfast.Aviation activities will include a “Dead Stick, Spot Landing Contest that offers a prize to the pilot that lands closest to the “Zero Mark.” Rules available at the airport office.Possible airplane rides, free raffles, model airplane demonstration, aircraft static displays. Meet the wonderful people and pilots of Glenwood Springs.For more information, contact Dick Weinberg, Airport Manager 618-0778.

The Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation hosts its second “Bounce Into Education” event, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25 at Carbondale Middle School.Amberg Entertainment will be on hand with its inflatable bounce carnival rides and games appealing to both kids and adults. Tickets will be sold for all the games and activities, and there will also be food and music.All of the proceeds will be distributed to Roaring Fork Re-1 schools in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt in the form of technology grants.CMS is located at 180 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale.

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