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The New Castle Cub Scout Pack 221 will meet at the Community Center this Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. for their annual pumpkin carving party. All 1st- through 5th-grade boys are welcome to join. For more information call John Harcourt at 984-0288.

In this two phase program, learn how to clean up your pantry, shopping habits, plate and body to help your metabolism hum along like it should and to give you energy galore. Join us for once a week interactive classes and field trips beginning Oct. 19. Class options are 11 a.m. Tuesday mornings, and 7 p.m. Wednesday evenings beginning Oct. 20. Call New Castle Family Fitness for more information, 984-3200.

Alpine Legal Services announces a new time for its Do it Yourself Divorce Clinic. The clinic will take place on Thursday, Oct. 21, at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Those who attend will be provided with all of the necessary documentation required to complete your divorce process along with all of the necessary information about how to manage your case start to finish. The class will commence at 5 p.m. A small donation is requested for this service but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay. This clinic is supported by grants from Aspen Valley Community Foundation. For further information please contact our Glenwood office at 945-8858.

“Nothing But Net” Variety Show at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen on Thursday, Oct. 21. At 6 p.m., there will be a silent auction in the lobby with appetizers and drinks. Entertainment during silent auction provided by Jammin’ Jim, a local juggler. At 7 p.m. the two-act show begins :The first act will be a cabaret revue featuring performers from Aspen’s Crystal Palace Productions, The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue, and The Broadway Players. Performers that you may know include: Gary and Meredith Daniel, David Dyer, Nina Gabianelli, John Goss, Julie Maniscalchi, Bob Moore, Michael Monroney, Peggy Mundinger, Jeannie Walla and The Aspen Euro11 Team themselves! The second act is a concert performance by the Derek Brown Band. Ticket prices are $22 for adults and $20 for 18 and under. Tickets can be purchased at or from the Wheeler Opera House at (970) 920-5770. Proceeds benefit the Euro-2011 basketball team.

Valley View Hospital will have a presentation by Catherine Bradham from the Donor Alliance in Grand Junction, this presentation answers common questions about organ and tissue donation.Question and answer period included. All ages welcome, from young new drivers to seniors. The talk will be held on Thursday, Oct. 21, 6-7 p.m. Valley View Hospital 3rd Floor Conference Room Donor Alliance is a federally-designated, non-profit organization with the mission to save lives through organ and tissue donation and transplantation.

Sopris MOPS meets this Thursday, Oct. 21, at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of 9th and Cooper in Glenwood. This week we will be having a speaker talk to us about home design and refreshing your homes look! Childcare, brunch and a craft are provided! MOPS is for all Mothers with children ages 0 – 5. Call Amy at 309-9951 for all the info.

Kat Bernat, a former victim of domestic violence turned Black-belt in Tae Kwon Do, is on a mission to help the women and wants you to come out and learn how to Fight Like A Girl.The free seminar will be Friday, Oct. 22, at the Burning Mountains Fire Department at 611 Main Street in Silt. Sign in at 6:30 p.m. and the seminar begins at 7 p.m. Girls and ladies age ten and up are welcome and no experience or fitness level is required.There will be great prize drawings at the seminar and it is free to attend, so please register by calling (970) 618-1296 or e-mail

The Last Minute String Band will perform at the Bluebird Cafe, at 730 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs, on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7-10 p.m. No cover charge. For more info contact: (970) 945-0350 or

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is looking for ideas and help in creating a teen space. If you like the idea of working with other teens on designing a special place for teens to hang out at the library, then this meeting is for you. Bring your ideas and friends to the library on Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m. for food and fun. This program is part of the Teen Read Week activities. Please call the library at 945-5958 to register.

Symphony in the Valley will feature internationally acclaimed bassoonist Gregory Cukrov in the deliciously difficult “Grand Concerto in F for Bassoon and Orchestra” by J. Hummel for its opening concerts of the 2010-11 season.The concerts are set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, at Glenwood Springs High School in the Jeannie Miller Theatre, and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Rifle High School Auditorium.Also on the program are Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture,” inspired by the wild islands off the west coast of Scotland, and Haydn’s jolly and colorful “London Symphony No. 104,” all under the baton of Conductor Carlos Elias. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for young people 3-18, $30 for families, and music students are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the orchestra website,

Chevron and Colorado Mountain College screen the first of three PBS Community Cinema movies, “Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian,” on Friday, Oct. 22, at 7 p.m. in the Clough Auditorium of the Rifle campus, 3695 Airport Road.”Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian” is described as an exciting, insightful and entertaining feature-length documentary about the evolution of the image of North American Native people in Hollywood movies, from the silent era to today. For more information, go to 20-minute discussion period will follow the movie, and a reception is set for approximately 8:30 p.m. The movie and reception are free and open to the public.On Saturday, Oct. 23, Mitchell Silas, a Navajo sand painter living in Rifle, will demonstrate his art at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle campus. One of Silas’ large sand paintings is in the Denver Art Museum and his work has sold internationally. For more information, call 625-1871.

Active Communications, Inc. and J.L. Haneke Financial & Insurance Services, Inc. are sponsoring a Work Day with Habitat for Humanity this Saturday, Oct. 23. Habitat for Humanity seeks to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from Eagle and Lake Counties, and Habitat strives to make decent housing a matter of conscience and action. Active and Haneke employees, friends, and family will all be gathering with hard hats on at the Fox Hollow jobsite. They will be working on things from caulking to framing. This is Haneke’s fifth annual Habitat Work Day and the team can’t wait to get their hands dirty. Active and Haneke will be providing lunch to all of the volunteers on the jobsite this Saturday. If you would like to sign up as a volunteer or obtain more information, please contact Anita Denboske with Active at or (970) 524-0503, Jamie Meirowsky with Haneke at or (970) 926-7315, Kalie Palmer with Habitat at or (970) 748-6718.

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