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The annual Day in the Life photo shoot is Saturday, Sept. 25. Grab your camera and start snapping.With all your photos, include who took the photo and photo caption information: Where and what time the photo was taken. When people are in the photo, please try and include IDs of the people.The deadline for photos to arrive at the Post Independent is Thursday, Oct. 7. We encourage photographers to send photos by e-mail at; photos can also be mailed or dropped off at 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.Remember, photos must be taken on Saturday, Sept. 25. The section will be inserted into the Post Independent in late October.

Repairs on the Rio Grande Trail are scheduled to continue through the week Sept. 27. This scheduled trail work will result in trail detours in two locations in the Carbondale and Satank area, and will require closure of the trailhead parking lot at Satank Bridge. Please go to for detailed information. Questions: Call the Rio Grande Trail Corridor Manager at (970) 384-4975. RFTA apologizes for any inconvenience that these detours may cause.

U.S. Bank is hosting a bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the GWS Rose Community Room at U.S. Bank, 1901 Grand Ave. For information, call Rebecca Norvell (309-5346) or April Buskirk (390-5321).Piano class, jamA piano class for young pianists takes place at the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities Center for the Arts starting on Friday, Sept. 24, at 3:45.Taught by Laurel Karlik Sheehan, the class will include reading music, hearing music, writing songs as well as playing familiar songs. The class is for beginning students only.Sheehan is the director and founder of Mountain Laurel Music Preparatory and a graduate of the Peabody Institute of Music and has performed in Europe, Canada and throughout the United States.Following the class, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., there will be a music jam for students and their families. Anyone who wants to play an instrument, sing or just want to hang out with the kids and listen to music is invited.The cost of the workshop is $110 for eight weeks, and the jam cost is $15 per family for drop-ins, or $100 for all sessions. Call CCAH at 963-1680 to register, or Laurel Sheehan at 963-7411 for more particulars about either the class or the music jam.

The Roaring Fork Public Education Foundation hosts its second “Bounce Into Education” event, from 11 a.m. to 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.ReStore sale benefits RotaryThe 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. to 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 Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library are setting up the biggest book sale ever thanks to their friend Laurie, formerly of the Novel Tea. The library booksale is overflowing with new and recycled books. Please stop by and take home a box of books during library hours through Oct. 2. They are also looking for volunteers to help get the rest of the books out of the shed during the sale and to man the cash register. The Friends of the Library will be in the Potato Day Parade this year, promoting the One Book One Town selection “Running Dry – A journey from Source to Sea Down the Colorado River” by our local adventurer, Jonathan Waterman. Anyone who would like to join us in the parade should dress in “fishing or river attire” and meet us at 10 a.m. to set up on Third Street, Saturday, Oct. 2.

The Centennial Park grand opening is set for 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, in Rifle. Admission is free.Explore the completed trails, picnic shelters, the new “sprayground” and a timeline of Rifle history.There will be entertainment and a free barbecue.The Rifle Creek Museum will be open for after hours tours from 5-8 p.m.Clothing driveThe Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rifle will host a clothing drive. Everyone is welcome to participate, and items will be free. Clothes will be available on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The city of Glenwood Springs will be sponsoring an open house at the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport on Sept. 25. 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.Fun includes 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, at 618-0778.

All Saints’ Church in Battlement Mesa is holding its annual Chili/Bluegrass Festival on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 5-7:30 p.m. Widely known bluegrass musician Danny Agajanian and his band will play for the event, which promises to be a grand time for everyone, as usual.Homemade chili, coleslaw and corn bread will be served, along with homemade pies for dessert. All this for only $10 per adult and $4 for children 12 and under. The address is 150 Sipprelle Drive in Battlement Mesa; phone (970) 285-7908. Tickets are sold at the door.

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