Community News & Notes
Celebrate Oktoberfest at the Carbondale Clay Center on Friday, Oct. 1, from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy a free beer and brat with a gallery purchase. Beer sponsored by Aspen Brewing Co. Live Music by Emma Bakesale and a Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.
St. Peter’s second annual Pumpkin Patch Sale runs Friday, Oct. 1, through Sunday, Oct. 10. Weekend hours are: Fridays and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 .p.m. Weekday hours (Monday, Oct. 4, through Thursday, Oct. 7) are from 3-6 p.m. daily. Stop by our pumpkin patch sale with your little ones to pick out their favorite pumpkin and take your own fall photos with our scarecrows. You won’t want to miss St. Peter’s Harvest BBQ on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 4:30-7 p.m. featuring a delectable menu prepared by Chef Drew Scott of Downvalley Tavern Restaurant and live music by the valley’s own local singer/songwriter Dan Sheridan. Tickets for the barbecue are $15/adult (for advance purchase) or $18/adult (day of event) and $5/child. Take-out dinners and beer and wine at cash bar will be available. St. Peter’s Episcopal Church is located at 200 Elk Run Drive in Basalt, next to the Riverview Plaza. For tickets or more information about St. Peter’s Pumpkin Patch Sale and Harvest BBQ, call the St. Peter’s office at (970) 927-4235 or go to http://www.stpetersbasalt.com/harvest2010.pdf.
The classes will be held Oct. 2-3, and Oct. 30-31. A $15 fee will be charged for any single day for ages 12 years and older. Classes go from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hotel Colorado basement, where The Gym is. Class Instructor is Pamela Whittington, second degree black belt from Brian Mable Karate. Call 370-1881 for reservations.
The 101st annual Carbondale Potato Day festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 2.”Potato Day 101 – Back to Basics” includes the annual Tater Trot 5K and 1 mile runs starting at 8 a.m. at Hendrick soccer park (registration from 7:15-7:45 a.m.), a farmers market in Sopris Park opening at 8 a.m., a parade on Main Street at 10:30 a.m., and the traditional community barbecue in Sopris Park at noon.There will also be music in the park from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., featuring All the Pretty Horses, a horseshoe tournament in Glassier Park starting at 11 a.m., and the Bareback Bonanza, which takes place at the Gus Darien Riding Arena at 3 p.m. (registration at 2).
There will be a yard sale and book signing to benefit Greg Wesley, a native of the area and Rifle resident. The event will be Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at 1545 E. 12th St. in Rifle.All proceeds raised will help the Wesleys pay medical expenses regarding Greg’s recent illness, a rare blood infection that led to a very lengthy hospital stay, and more than a month away from work.Greg has also penned a book of poetry, which will be on sale on Saturday.
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