Community News & Notes
The next meeting of the Village Artists will be Oct. 26 at 1 p.m. at the Parachute Library. Laurel Astor will provide a water color demonstration at this meeting. Anyone interested is welcome to our meetings. The program for the Nov. 23 meeting will have Jane Seglem discussing art therapy. This year our Christmas party is on Dec. 14 and there will be an art exchange. We will also have an election for new officers. For more information, call Elaine Warehime at (970) 285-7197.
The answers are not obvious as the new law doesn’t make a single, big, revolutionary change. Senior Link and the Colorado Center on Law and Policy are working together to bring a series of presentations to the mountain region on the new health care reform law (Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act). Seniors and anyone interested in the topic are invited and should attend to learn what the new law means and sort fact from misinformation. • Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 6-8 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College-Rifle Campus – Auditorium, 3695 Airport Road, RifleAlso on Oct. 26 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Eagle County Community Center – Mount Sopris Room 0020 Eagle County Drive, El Jebel
The public is invited to bid on cub-scout created cakes at a cake auction Oct. 26 at the Rifle Elks Lodge, 501 5th St. in Rifle. Cake viewing begins at 6:30 p.m., with bidding starting at 7 p.m.Rifle/Silt Cub Scout Pack 223 will be hosting the auction as a fundraiser. Last year’s cake auction helped fund activities like a campout and awards such as patches and belt loops. The boys will make their cake with a parent. In addition to the auction, boys will be entering the cakes in one of four cake contest categories: scout-themed, sport-themed, scariest, and most creative.
The 2nd annual Redstone Haunted Hayrides take place during Halloween weekend, beginning Thursday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 31.There will be two rides each night. Advance tickets are recommended by calling 948-8606 or 963-1144. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids, and can also be purchased at locations around town. The rides are sponsored by Avalanche Outfitters and Redstone Stables, the Redstone Inn and the Aspen Carriage and Sleigh Co.
Bring your little ones, ages 0-5, to the the MOPS Halloween Carnival at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of 9th and Cooper in Glenwood. The carnival is Thursday, Oct. 28, from 10-11:30 a.m. There will be carnival games, bouncy house, cookie decorating, face painting and more all for the little trick or treaters! Don’t forget to wear your costumes and bring a treat bag! All proceeds go to Sopris MOPS. Call Amy at 309-9951 for more info!
The Rifle High School Art class is hosting an art show and spaghetti dinner on Thursday, Oct. 28, from 5-7 p.m. at Rifle High School. The art show and spaghetti dinner will be before the first show of Dracula in the Rifle High School Auditorium, the same night.The art show and spaghetti dinner are free and open to the public.
The Rifle High School Drama Club presents Dracula, Oct. 28-30 at the Rifle High School Auditorium. Shows start at 7 p.m.There will be a special final presentation on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.Tickets are available for students 18 years and younger, $5, senior citizens, $5, and adults are $10, and can be purchased at Rifle High School.
Colorado is arid country, where water is more valuable than gold. This talk looks at the history of water development in Colorado, particularly the many trans-mountain diversions and the impacts they have had on the Colorado River headwaters, including the Roaring Fork watershed. Ken Neubecker presents this provocative and educational program during Colorado River Month on behalf of Roaring Fork Conservancy on Thursday, Oct. 28, at 6:30 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College, Lappala Center, in Carbondale. Free and Open to the public. For more information please visit http://www.roaringfork.org/coloradoriver, or call 927-1290.
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