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Sharill Hawkins of Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast will be stuffing squash blossoms and serving homemade lavender ice cream at the Downtown Market Aug. 12. The Rock Dogs will perform at 5:30 p.m.

Ride a bike to Glenwoods Tuesday Market and you get a free ticket for a Diamondback Cruiser giveaway. Drawing to be held Sept. 9. Sponsored by the Cool Community Committee, Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group. Call 947-9613 for more information.

The tennis court at Veltus Park will be closed through Wednesday night, Aug. 13, weather permitting, to make surface repairs. The courts are anticipated to be open for use Thursday morning. Please call 384-6366 for further information.

The 19th annual West Care Ambulance Pig Roast will be held from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Veterans Park in Silt.Participants may enjoy specially prepared Hawaiian style pulled pork dinner immediately followed by an auction to support West Care Ambulance. More than 100 auction items will be available, including a 2003 Hendrick Racing/Jeff Gordon Special Edition Chevy Monte Carlo, vacation packages to Las Vegas and autographed sports memorabilia. Childrens activities include free face painting and a prize pond.For more information, call 876-0510.

The schedule for the Fall 2008 session at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is available, and the Center for the Arts is accepting early registrations beginning Monday, Aug. 25.The official registration day is from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27. The printed fall schedule should be ready for pickup.Those registering in person between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Aug. 27 will receive a discounted tuition, and those paying full tuition upfront receive a discount. These discounts cannot be combined. There are no discounts on membership dues or class fees.

This spring, the city of Rifle passed an ordinance adopting a Workforce Housing Pilot Program. Under this program, a qualified applicant receives certain fee waivers for building residential housing targeting families earning 115 percent or less of the household Area median income for Garfield County. The Garfield County Housing Authority will administer the city of Rifles Pilot Workforce Housing Program. All units developed under this program must be owner-occupied by an eligible purchaser. All units in this program are deed restricted for 10 years with an annual appreciation cap. Purchasers of Workforce Housing Units must comply with the citys ordinance. Deadline for returning applications is 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.Lottery will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 8.

The Basalt Union High School reunion will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Aug. 30, at the current Basalt High School. All students, graduates and staff of classes of 1935-99 are invited. Bring a potluck dish to share, as well as lawn chairs, family and pictures.From 7-11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, a pancake breakfast at Basalt Lions Park will be held.For information, call Janice at 927-3549.

Thunder River Theatre Company will produce four productions in its 2008-09 season.The season opens with Quilters on Sept. 25.Season ticket brochures are available online at, at the theatre (67 Promenade in downtown Carbondale), or by snail mail at your request by calling 963-8200.

TreadZ, located at 732 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs, is having an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. View new brands and styles. A pair of shoes will be raffled off every half hour, along with other prizes and giveaways.For more information, call TreadZ at 928-0620.

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