Community News & Notes
With Dennise York from 1-2:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22. Clay sculpting: Each student will be supplied with a one pound ball of clay for sculpting.$18 for the class, supplies included. Please dress appropriately.
The St. Stephen’s School annual Spaghetti Dinner and Gourmet Sweet Shop takes place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the St. Stephen’s church basement, 1885 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs.Tickets are $12 for adults, and $6 for senior citizens and children ages 6-14 (under 5 free). Take-out orders are available. For more information, call 379-2495.
There will be a 90th anniversary celebration of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, coupled with a get out the vote rally and free HBO film beginning at 6 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 24, at Dos Gringos restaurant, 588 Highway 133, Carbondale, in the La Fontana Plaza.The film, “Iron Jawed Angels,” stars Hilary Swank, Angelica Huston, Margo Martindale and Frances O’Connor as the defiant young female activists who helped American women win the right to vote in the early part of the 20th century.The event begins with bluegrass music at 6 p.m., and burritos and drinks will be for sale. Several local elected officials and candidates will be on hand for the rally, and the evening will conclude with the film.
There will be a barrel racing fundraiser for Dan Surin, a Silt man who has battled cancer, on Sunday, Oct. 24, to help the family with medical costs that have grown over the years.The barrel race event/benefit will be at the Antlers Arena between Silt and Rifle. For barrel racers, time-only runs from 8-10 a.m. Racing begins 11 a.m.For people who would like to donate to the benefit or participate in the race, contact 319-6892, 618-7706, 618-5256.Spectators are welcome. There will be a 4-D barrel race, silent auction and door prizes as part of the benefit.
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