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The 48th annual Glenwood Springs Art Guild Fall Art Festival continues at the Glenwood Ramada Inn from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday.Considered the largest non-juried fine art show in Colorado, the exhibit features 325 artists displaying paintings, collages, graphics, pottery and sculpture.This year’s festival also features a special exhibit of artist interpretations of 125 Years of Glenwood Springs History. The 125th anniversary exhibit is a collaboration between the Art Guild and the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.For more information, visit

Music on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park concludes Saturday with local rock and R&B musicians The Missing Link Band.Guests can ride the tram for free with the donation of at least one food item – a can, a jar of peanut butter, a box of pasta, etc. – for LIFT-UP per rider, beginning at 4 p.m. The band will perform from 6-10 p.m.The Missing Link Band features a blend of dance rock, funk and groove tunes, and is made up of Erik MacPhearson, lead vocals and guitar, Holly Guerin, lead vocals, Paul Barker, bass guitar and backup vocals and Nick Kuhlmann, drums and backup vocals.Last weekend, the event collected an additional 668 cans of food for the LIFT-UP food pantry, bringing the total so far to 3,582 cans.”We’re hoping that even more folks will come up to enjoy the final concert this weekend so that we can give LIFT-UP another big boost before the holiday season,” Caverns owner Steve Beckley said.

Glenwood’s Downtown Market organizers and the Glenwood Canyon Brewpub present the sixth annual Oktoberfest celebration from noon until 7 p.m. Saturday in Centennial Park, located at 9th and Grand in downtown Glenwood Springs.The festival features live music by The Missing Links, Alpine Echo, Bavarian folk dance performances by the D’Miesbacher Oimataler Club, beer from the Brew Pub, food from Andy’s Bavarian Deli, and farmers market vendors.For information, visit

Wild West Days are here again on Sept. 25 at the Carbondale Rodeo Area starting at 11 a.m.This year’s event will include mutton bustin’, calf scramble, stick horse rodeo, and much more for the whole family to enjoy. We will be serving award winning barbeque and beverages all day. With games and vendors for people to enjoy.After 3 p.m. we will be having roping events for any and all interested parties. It will be $10 a go for Break-Away, Dally, and Team events.So put on your boots and com join us for a day of fun.Tickets are $35 in advance for a family of 4 or $50 at the gate the day of.For more information contact Tori Davis at (970)625-9160.

There will be a Dog Licensing and Vaccine Clinic sponsored by the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Divide Creek Animal Hospital.The clinic will be at the Cottonwood Springs Mobile Home Park, 27653 Highway 6, Rifle on Saturday, Sept. 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: $4 per vaccine, $15 for microchips. This is for dogs only. Questions: Call the Sheriff’s Office at 945-0453.

Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) has tickets available for its upcoming annual event. This event will sell out so call for your tickets now. CARE is celebrating its 10th anniversary and is proud of what it has accomplished and how much it has done for the animals and people of Garfield County. The 10th Anniversary Bash will be at the Carbondale Recreation Center on Sept. 25.This will be a fun and entertaining evening that will include delicious food by Hestia, a cash bar, the premier of the video “10 Years of C.A.R.E.,” and the Aspen Choral Society, and will feature the hilarious comedy of Animal Planet’s E-Vet, Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald. Finally, dance the evening away to the music of the Hell Roaring String Band.Tickets are $75 each; CARE accepts cash, check or credit cards. Call for tickets and information at (970) 947-9173, or contact us via e-mail at

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