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The Chili’s second annual classic car show will be Saturday, Aug. 29, at Glenwood Meadows Mall Parking lot from a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be lots of burgers and fun. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital.

Jennetta Meitler Howell will hold an audition workshop for the upcoming production of Defiance Community Players fall production of “The Wiz.”Bring your sheet music and be prepared to move on stage, ages 9 and older. Saturday, Aug. 29, 12:30-3 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs High School small performance stage; entrance is on the north side of the high school, look for the sign.Limited space, call for registration, (970) 379-6265 or e-mail by Friday. Aug. 28.

There will be a Bike Nite at Aspen Valley Harley Davidson on Thursday, Aug. 27, from 6-9 p.m.There will be live music from Steve Skinner’s Stimulus Package with all benefits going to our troops and Operation Vacation.

The Casey Driessen Trio plays a special Wednesday night show at Steve’s Guitars in downtown Carbondale, beginning at 8:30 p.m. Aug. 26.Driessen’s debut CD, “3D” in 2006 earned a Grammy nomination, and his latest album “Oog” is getting rave reviews.More about him at Admission for the Wednesday show is $15 at the door.Stress release workshopPatricia Kerschner, therapeutic bodyworker and wellness counselor, will lead a release stress workshop, from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Splendor Mountain Spa, 506 Maple St., Glenwood Springs (one block west of the Hotel Colorado).Learn how to release stress and back tension with “back breathing,” as well as how to have more energy, better health and greater clarity and peace.As space is limited, confirmation of attendance is needed by noon Wednesday. Call Patricia at (720) 382-6900 to sign up or for more information about the workshop.

Rivers Restaurant features modern and classic rock by The Missing Link from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Aug. 28. No cover. Information: 928-8813.

Take a free test-drive, and Ford will donate $20 to Glenwood High’s Percussion Ensemble.Saturday, Aug. 29, 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.

The town of Carbondale and Zeta Epsilon Sorority are again co-sponsoring the recognition of a local man and woman of the year.Citizens are asked to submit nominations of a man and woman to be recognized for outstanding contributions to the community through volunteerism. Applications forms are available at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave., and may be faxed to 963-8084. The deadline for submitting nominations is Aug. 28.The awards will be presented at the Sept. 8 Carbondale Board of Trustees meeting, and the recipients will serve as the grand marshals for the 100th Potato Day Parade on Sept. 19.For more information, call 963-0161.

Farm Bureau Insurance is sponsoring a food drive for the Rifle and Glenwood Springs LIFT-UP. The drive will run through Aug. 31. Please drop any canned or boxed item off at either Farm Bureau Insurance office in Rifle, at 443 East Ave., or Glenwood Springs, at 51241 Highway 6, Suite 2.Farm Bureau Insurance will also have a booth at the Garfield County Fair, Aug. 5-8 and will be accepting donations there as well.For more information contact Kristen Hodgden, Victoria Diguglielmo, or Gina Long in Rifle at 625-1496, or in Glenwood at 945-9165.

Calling all artists and sculptors for the 2009 “Loose Ends” show at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, opening Sept. 25. All ages and skill levels welcome. Call 945-2414 or visit for information and requirements.

Malcolm Davis will give a hands-on demonstration and workshop Aug. 29-30 at the Carbondale Clay Center, focusing on two of the potter’s most difficult challenges: throwing with porcelain, and trapping shinos with carbon. There will be wheel demonstrations, hands-on exercises, and lots of shino talk. One day will be spent on the wheel with porcelain, including assignments. The second day will focus on the tricky variations of working with carbon-trap shino glazes, including handouts, lecture and glaze demonstration. Participants should bring clay clothes and basic tools. Tuition is $225. More information can be attained at

Volunteers are needed in each of our service areas of Mesa, Garfield, Delta, Montrose, Ouray and San Miguel counties, to provide direct support to patients, including companionship, reading, running errands, playing board games, birthday recognition and a variety of other tasks. If you have a heart for hospice, we have a volunteer opportunity that will fit you. We will partner you with the patient and volunteer activities that lead to a rewarding experience. If you have a few hours to give each week, please call Sandy at (970) 245-0188 to join the dynamic and caring team at Alpine Hospice.

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