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The nature talk at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood Springs will be Wily Weasels, what do skunks, wolverines and otters have in common? From ferocious carnivores to odoriferous omnivores, playful water lovers to agile tree climbers, these animals will fascinate your entire family.For more information, please call Rachel at 945-3229 or Sally at 945-3206.

The American Legion Post 100 in Carbondale is collecting items for care packages to send to the troops overseas. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. every Wednesday to raise money for the care packages. Along with dinner, the American Legion Post is hosting a horseshoe tournament. The entry fee will go toward prizes. For more information, call Kim at 618-2814 or Julie at 309-5417.

The 20 year rededication ceremony of the Roaring Fork Valley Veterans Memorial will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Pitkin County Courthouse. Organizers want to re-enact the dedication of 20 years ago, and ask all veterans who can join the contingent to assemble at the Hickory House at 6 p.m. Please wear military memorabilia.The public is invited to the ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m. at the courthouse. For further information, contact Fred Crowley at 379-2119, Dan Glidden at 927-4183 or Dick Merritt at 927-5178.



Higher Spa and Studio presents several events in the month of August. Neck and shoulder massages, fitness demonstrations, aromatherapy steam and scrubs will be performed during Sexy Shoulders, from 11 a.m to 2 p.m. Aug. 7 and from 4-6 p.m. Aug. 15.River Days Celebration, from Aug. 13-18, Sexy Shoulders, feet treats, Train like a Pro morning workouts, Libations for Life, and specials all week on the exclusive Endorphin High treatment.All day Aug. 16 and the morning of Aug. 17, enjoy feet treats, including herbal foot baths, ancient foot wisdom, toe-stone soothing, and reflexology.On Aug. 25, celebrate the healing powers of tea, including tastings, tea body wraps and facial relief.All events are complimentary.Higher Spa is located at 110 Midland Ave., Suite 201 in Basalt. Call 927-2777 for more information.

Sunlight Mountain Resort will hold a community meeting at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Monday, Aug. 6. Discussion will include the new proposed development for Sunlight and possible impacts to the area.



That shoulder still sore from pouring beer? Achy low back from all that boogying? Stiff neck after garbage sorting? Dr. Scott and his staff of massage therapists at Sopris Chiropractic are donating a day of free chiropractic and massage for Mountain Fair volunteers Friday, Aug. 10. Sopris Chiropractic is located on Fourth Street across from Steves Guitars in Carbondale. Call 927-9204 and make an appointment soon, as there are only so many slots available.

The 2007 Roaring Fork Valley Arthritis Walk will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. Choose from a three-mile or one-mile walk route; write an inspirational message on the Wall of Heroes; wear a blue hero hat if you have arthritis, and enjoy the fun, festivities and free health information.To register, log on to rfvarthritiswalk. kintera.org.

River Valley Ranch is selling seasonal public memberships to the Ranch House beginning Sept. 1, and ending May 23, 2008. Members will have access to the exercise room, any exercise classes, the lap pool, steam room, hot tubs and its seasonal tennis program. If you sign up by Sept. 15 and pay for the complete nine months in advance, the cost will be discounted. Questions regarding this information may be addressed to Chris Schappaugh at 963-6300 or schappaugh@rvrcommunity.com.


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