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The Carbondale Rodeo Club and Senior Matters present the Last Days of Summer & Bareback Bonanza on Sunday, Sept. 20 at the Carbondale rodeo grounds.The Bareback Bonanza will feature rodeo events, live entertainment with Anita Witt, barbecued meat from local ranchers and a live auction featuring a 10-year-old quarter horse mare. Rodeo registration and barbecue begin at 2 p.m. Live entertainment is at 2:30, and the Bareback Bonanza is at 3:30. The horse auction will start at 4:15 p.m.

The town of Carbondale will have a household hazardous waste collection day, by appointment from 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, in the parking lot on the northeast corner of 4th Street and Colorado Avenue, across from town hall.Items accepted: batteries, oil-base paint, cleaning supplies, anti-freeze, oil, solvents, aerosols and tires. Battery ends must be covered with tape to be accepted.Not accepted: Radioactive materials, explosives, ammunition, biohazards, propane tanks, electronic waste and fire extinguishers.Latex paint is not considered hazardous; as long as it is dried it can be put in the trash.Persons residing outside Carbondale town limits will be charged $25. In-town residents may use the service for free, except for a $3 charge for rimless auto tire disposal. Cash and checks will be accepted.Also, watch for rusty or leaky containers. Label containers and place in plastic lined boxes if necessary. Items should be transported in your vehicle trunk.To schedule an appointment or get more information, call 963-2733.

Saturday, Sept. 12: “RUMI FOR THE SOUL!” Starbucks, 25 Market Street, 1-2:30 p.m. This is a free, open poetry sharing and discussion about the popular 13th century Persian poet Rumi. Free coffee samplers provided. Bring your favorite Rumi poetry! Contact Linda, (719)495-1096, for more information. On Sunday, Sept. 13: “Have You Had a Spiritual Experience?” Glenwood Springs Community Center, 1-3 p.m. This free public workshop presented by Eckankar invites you to share with others about experiences you have had or wondered about involving dreams, past lives, OOBE’s, or other profound spiritual experiences. Contact Linda, (719) 495-1096 or Kathy, (719) 251-9696 for more information.

There will be a sculpture garden dedication and community potluck at the Marble Mill Site Park on Saturday, Sept. 12.At 4 p.m. there will be a dedication of a historic sculpture created by Scott Owens, Frank Swanson and Greg Tonozzi at the Marble festival in the 1970s and completed and installed this summer.The potluck will begin at 5 p.m. with live music by The River Kings.

The 4th Annual Pooch Parade benefiting Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, in Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. Register at 9 a.m. and enjoy free Starbucks coffee. A $15 entry fee includes a raffle ticket and lots of free goodies. The dog walk begins 10 a.m. along an easy route. Stop at stations along the way and fill your goodie bag with fun gifts. Visit the Fitness/Grooming Booth, Fortune Teller, have a private Canine Consultation about behavior problems, attend a Canine First Aid demo, get a photo of you and your dog, try out for the “Best Dressed Pooch” and “Brilliant Pet Trick” awards. There will also be a great Silent Auction and Raffle – over $2,000 in items.Please bring your dog on a non-retractable leash no more than 6 feet long; one dog per adult. Don’t have a dog? No problem! Everyone is welcome to come watch the pups, participate in the silent auction, raffle and meet the amazing dogs who are part of Heeling Partners.Heeling Partners is a nonprofit organization consisting of dog/handler teams which visit Valley View Hospital patients and work with children in the reading program at local schools.Mark your calendars for Saturday, Sept. 19, at 9 a.m. rain or shine. More information at 945-5943 or

State Senator Al White, whose district includes parts of Garfield County, will hold a forum on changes needed in Colorado law for those suffering from a chronic disease. The meeting is set for Saturday, Sept. 12 at 1 p.m. at the AmericInn Lodges and Suites, 52000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood Springs.The Chronic Care Collaborative represents 1.2 million Coloradans who have a chronic disease and the following issues will be addressed: Long-term Care, Limited Insurance Coverage, Preventive and Health Education Program Cuts, Coverage of Psychiatric MedicationsIf you have any questions, contact Chronic Care Collaborative Coordinator Sharon O’Hara at (303) 698-5422.

Volunteers are needed to help Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers improve and maintain the Arbaney-Kittle Trail near Basalt, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13.The cross-country trail, popular with hikers and mountain bikers, extends from Lenado to Basalt and traverses the divide between the lower Fryingpan and Roaring Fork rivers. Crews will be focusing on a remote section of the trail about five miles from the Holland Hills trailhead in Basalt. Volunteers will work to delineate and improve the trail in some steep terrain where it is hard to follow and some trail users are getting lost.Tools, materials, leadership, and dinner at the end of the day will be provided. To volunteer, call 927-8241, e-mail, or log on to

Mark your calendar for Saturday, Sept. 12, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. We’re hosting the Second Annual Community Yard Sale in Apple Tree Park. Last years’ was a big success so we decided to try it again this year. We will provide tables if you need at a cost of $10/per table, limit 2. Limited space is available so sign up early.We’re planning on grilling up some hamburgers and hot dogs and we’ll set up the slip-n-slide and bump-n-jump for the kids. It’ll be a fun day and everyone is welcome. This is a great way to get rid of some of that “stuff” you no longer need or a good way to find something you just can’t live without and a fun day for the kids too. What a way to end the summer! So come on down and join us.

The sixth annual Cody Brickell Miniature Golf Fundraiser will be held at Johnson’s Park on Saturday, Sept. 12, from noon to 9 p.m.The proceeds will benefit the Glenwood Springs wrestling program.There will be a silent auction and cash donations are welcome. Entry fee is $5 for a single and $20 for a family.Hole sponsorships are available. Call 947-1313 or 945-8450 for more information.

The 23d annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Trial will take place the week after Labor Day. That is, Sept. 9-13, 2009.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 N. 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 for details.

Free Scrapbooking/Card Making Fall Kick Off Crop – Saturday, Sept. 12, from 6-10 p.m. at the Silt Fire Station, 610 Main St., Silt. Free create & take project, refreshments & door prizes, plus plenty of time & space for your own projects. For details or to RSVP, please call Jessica Stott at 319-6620.

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