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A local sewing shop is sponsoring a Sewing Expo in Centennial Park on Sept. 12, and is inviting the public to check it out.Sandy Boyd at Glenwood Sewing Center said the expo will include local 4H sewing groups from Garfield and Eagle counties, quilting guilds from Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Basalt, Rifle and DeBeque, high school home economics departments, girl scouts, knitting groups and more.On display will be demonstrations of sewing and knitting techniques, equipment and products of “local sewists and knitters” to examine.In addition, attendees can take part in “make it/take-it” projects, where they sit down and create their own project and then take it home.Boyd said the expo is an opportunity “to celebrate the fun of sewing, to showcase quilts, county fair entries, 4H and student sewists’ projects and more,” and urged “anyone interested in joining a quilt guild, or learning to sew or knit, or signing up for 4H” to come on down.The expo is scheduled for 1-4 p.m. at Centennial Park, at the intersection of Ninth and Grand.For more information call Boyd at 945-5900.

Structural Integration (aka Rolfing) 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.

Sept. 3-24, every Thursday, 9:30-10:30 a.m. outside of E. Dene Moore Care Center, 701 E. Fifth St. in Rifle. See if you and your dog have the disposition for pet therapy in a hospital setting and teach your dog to be the skills to be a therapy pet. For more information and requirements, or if you’d like to shadow a pet therapy team for a day, please call Kaaren 625-6423 or Sandy 625-5416.



The 23d annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trial will take place the week after Labor Day. That is, Sept. 9-13.At the Meeker Classic, Don Helsley, an accomplished handler, will call the errors made by 124 top international dog/handler teams as they vie for the $20,000 purse facing North America’s toughest sheep. There will be all the usual attractions: food and craft fairs, demonstrations, art contest, petting farm, bagpipes, free concert and more.Visit meekersheepdog.com for details.

The All Saints’ Episcopal Church of Battlement Mesa will hold its annual “Chili and Bluegrass Festival” from 5-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, featuring music, food and dancing. Everyone will be treated to chili and the usual fixin’s of cornbread or crackers, apple pie and a cold beverage. The meal and entertainment is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Gift certificates are available. Call the church at (970) 285-0798 or Dickie Calvert, (970) 285-0212.Come listen to the toe-tapping, hand clapping, foot-stomping bluegrass music! Everyone is welcome!


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