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Aspen Valleys first Jewish film festival will be held at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the Crystal Theater in Carbondale. Showing will include Sixty-six, a UK boys dilemma: England may be in the soccer World Cup set for the same day as his Bar Mitzvah will anyone come?For advanced tickets, call 704-1827.

The KDNK board of directors will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 11, at the offices of Kathy Zentmyer, 677 Sopris Ave. in Carbondale. This meeting is open to the public. For information, contact KDNK General Manager Steve Skinner at 963-0139.

The Fall Art Festival is quickly approaching, and you can be one of those artists represented at the show. Pick up a registration form at the Center for the Arts, chamber of commerce, Artists Mercantile, Main Street Gallery and other galleries. Fill it out and send it in, or call Portia at 945-0393 to inquire about the festival, or e-mail Cynthia at before the Aug. 21 deadline.

An informative session about noxious weeds will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, at the Rifle Branch Library, 107 E. Second St. Steve Anthony from the Garfield County vegetation management department will be on hand to give advice and answer questions.

The historic Hotel Colorado is pleased to once again host the annual Devereux Polo Cup Aug. 16 and 17. The weekend events are free and open to the public. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, the Hotel Colorado will host a Meet the Players event. The reception will include hors doeuvres, live music by Jon Chandler and The Wichitones, and the presentation of the Devereux Cup to the Hotel for its custodianship. The cup is named after Walter Devereux, the founder of Hotel Colorado and the main reason polo found its way to the Grand Valley in the 1900s.The festivities begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the home of the Roaring Fork Polo Club, 2000 Baldy Creek Road in New Castle. The consolation match, final consolations and finals will be played. Trophy presentation will follow at the club to the winners of the tournament, who will also have their names inscribed on the Devereux Cup. The cup will be on display at the Hotel Colorado.

Mountain Family Health Center is celebrating National Health Center Week 2008 (Aug. 1016), a national campaign dedicated to recognizing the service and contributions of Americas Community Health Centers. The special focus for this years National Health Center Week is a new health center plan to create more health care homes in the future for the medically unserved, and to honor the health care heroes at existing health centers. The health care heroes are health center doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health professionals who have chosen to serve in communities in need, helping to expand the reach of primary care and preventive health services. Mountain Family is also commemorating its 30th year of service in Colorado, with health centers in Black Hawk and Glenwood Springs. Last year, Mountain Familys Glenwood center provided medical care for 6,202 patients, which is approximately 10 percent of Garfield Countys population.An open house will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, at Mountain Family Health Center, offering free health screenings, refreshments and the opportunity to meet the providers and staff.The public is welcome to the event, located at 1905 Blake Ave., Suite 101, across the street from Valley View Hospital.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is excited to host its annual Summer Theatre Camp for students of all skill levels between the ages 6 and 18 years. The camp will emphasize technique, self-confidence, poise and the ability to improvise and quickly think on ones feet. Creating costumes, organizing props, writing, directing and performing on stage will also be taught. This five-day camp culminates in a one-act play performed for friends and family at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 22.Melody Hartman is the instructor for drama, guitar and voice training at the arts center. The Summer Theatre Camp begins Monday, Aug. 18. Spaces are limited. Register today by calling 945-2414.

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