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The Gerry Goodman Band rocks the Grand Valley Pub & Grille in Parachute at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. Information: 285-9616

Melody Hartman sings a mix of country, bluegrass, folk, blues and Motown with special guest Ashton Taufer on stand-up bass, Parker Whittington on mandolin and Rhonda Busk singing harmonies Tuesday, Aug. 25, at the Glenwood Springs Downtown Market.

Structural integration (aka rolfing) is for health, vitality and well-being. Discover permanent relief from pain by getting your whole body aligned with gravity. Improve your posture and your life. Observe part of a Structural Integration session and get your questions answered. You will also leave with self-help techniques for reducing pain that you can do at home. Bring your curiosity and a friend.Thursday, Sept. 3, from 6-7:15 p.m. at 715 Grand Ave., above the Italian Underground. Refreshments will be served.For more details contact Seth R. Davis at (970) 946-4812.

Evangelist Mark Kittrell will be conducting a revival meeting at First Baptist Church of New Castle, beginning Sunday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. There will be meetings at 6:30 p.m., on the 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th. Following the Sunday evening meeting we will have an ice cream social. Monday evening at 6 p.m., pizza and pop will be served. Tuesday at 6 p.m., there will be a hamburger/hot dog cookout. Wednesday at 6 p.m., there will be a potluck dinner. First Baptist Church of New Castle is located at 172 N. Seventh St. For more information please call Pastor Wes McGuire at 984-2306.

The 30th annual Chili Cook-Off will be held Oct. 15. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Four categories will be judged during this event: red chili, green chili, salsa and our newest open category – jerky! Cost is $25 for one entry, $30 for two entries, $40 for three entries and $45 for all four. Registration is limited, and competition is fierce. Registration deadline is Oct. 9. Join us at the Chili Cook-Off and participate in our jalapeo eating contest, and enjoy some brew with your beans. Go online at or drop by the Rifle Chamber and register today. Pre-order chili tickets available at the Rifle Chamber. Call the Rifle Chamber with any questions at 625-2085, ext. 4.

The Glenwood Springs High School prom committee is holding a car wash Saturday, Aug. 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in bus loop at Glenwood Springs High School. Cost is $10 to have your car washed, and there will also be beverages and snacks that will be available for purchase.

Take a free test-drive and Ford will donate $20 to Glenwood High Percussion Ensemble.Aug. 29 (Saturday) 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High SchoolThis event is a part of Ford’s national Drive One 4 UR School campaign. • Drivers must be 18 years or older and show a valid driver’s license.• 12 different cars, SUVs, and trucks to test-drive. 15 minutes required to complete the drive.• Be entered in a drawing and everyone completing a test drive will receive an LED keychain.No sales solicitation and no obligations. The event will take place regardless of weather.Thanks to Glenwood Springs Ford for sponsoring this event. Last year’s event raised $2,100 for the purchase of a marimba.

RSVP and Colorado Mountain College will be sponsoring two AARP driver safety classes. The first class will be held Tuesday, Sept. 15, and Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. The second class will be held Tuesday, Sept. 22, and Wednesday, Sept. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. Both classes will be at the CMC Blake Center, 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. There is a $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. This includes the workbook and handouts. You will pay the instructors. The program is a driver refresher course directed towards drivers age 50 and over. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course.Call 384-8747 and leave your name, phone number, which class you would like to take and any questions. We will call you back and confirm your registration and answer any questions.

Rifle Fireside Lanes’ youth bowling program for homeschoolers begins in a few weeks. Students learn to bowl, as well as meet and compete with other homeschooled children. Rifle Fireside Lanes is an alcohol-free, family oriented environment. Call 625-2231 for information or to sign up.

Aspen Valley Land Trust’s sixth annual Save the Land Dance will be held Sept. 12 at the Tybar Ranch, a nationally renowned cattle research and ranch facility located on Prince Creek/Dinkle Lake Road two miles outside of Carbondale. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. and include dinner, dancing, an auction and an opportunity to meet and thank area landowners who have conserved their properties.The Tybar, owned by Emma Danciger, is known for its Angus cattle and progressive herd management techniques. Ranch manager Mark Nieslanik and the staff work closely with students and programs at Colorado State University and Phoenix University in Arizona, as well as several cattle associations on the Navajo Reservation. The annual Tybar cattle auction draws cattle producers from throughout the United States.David and Emma Danciger purchased the Tybar Ranch 30 years ago and developed it into one of the premier Angus operations in the world. Before his death in 2004, David was a pioneer in insemination, computerized selective breeding and research on Brisket disease. In 2007 Danciger Tybar Ranch received the Pioneer breeder of the year award from the Beef Improvement Federation. Join the Tybar hands, as well as your friends and neighbors, to support continued conservation in the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys. For tickets and information, visit or call 963-8440.

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