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The “Let’s Talk Group” would like to invite you to meet Republican candidate Martin Beeson on Oct. 9 at 8 a.m. at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. He is running for the 3rd Congressional District Seat from Colorado. He is running against Democratic Incumbent John Salazar. Martin is the current District Attorney from Glenwood Springs. He has come in under budget his last four years in office. He is for fiscal responsibility.He is married and has three children. He is for smaller government and less taxes. He is opposed to nationalized health care. He is against what he believes is the current administration’s socialist agenda. He has lived in China and understands what an oppressive government can do.Come and hear him speak and ask him questions.Please RSVP so we can let the Ramada know how many people to expect. This would be a great time to invite others.

Garfield County is hosting a free flu shot clinic for veterans in the county board room Oct. 9, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The board room is located at 108 Eighth St., Room 100, Glenwood Springs. The flu shot clinic is being provided by the Grand Junction Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Veterans who are not registered with the Grand Junction VA Medical Center are asked to bring documentation of their military service to the clinic. In addition to the flu shots, the medical center and county will have personnel on hand to answer questions about state and federal benefits, the VA TeleHealth clinic being planned for the Glenwood Springs area and to explain new eligibility criteria.

New this year at Carbondale’s Celtic Fest and Oktoberfest: Kids Fest. Join Carbondale Recreation Friday, Oct. 9, from 5-7 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., or 2-4 p.m. at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center for kids’ games and activities. We’ll have traditional Highland games including the caber toss, welly throwing, and haggis toss. Stop by to find out more. We’ll also have obstacle courses, the bounce house, and fun contests. Sign up at the CRCC to secure a spot, or stop by during the event. Ages 3-8 years welcome. Fee is $10/child/session. Please call 704-4190 or e-mail Jessi at for more information.

The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library will hold its Fall Book sale Friday, Oct. 9, through Monday, Oct. 19, at the Carbondale library, 76 S. Fourth St.If you would like to donate used books for the sale, please bring them to the library during library hours. Let the staff know you are bringing book donations and they will show you where to put your boxes in the storage shed outside the building.For more information you may contact the library at 963-2889.

The Boutique for The Women’s Soul will be held for Boutique of the Woman’s Soul for Breast Cancer Awareness month and the American Cancer Society on Saturday, Oct. 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Hampton Inn Rifle.There will be drawings, and shopping, with consultants from a number of your favorite companies: At Home America, American Cancer Society, Beauti Control, Close to My Heart, Efusjon, Gold Canyon Candles, Lia Sophia Jewlerey, Pampered Chef and more.

Sunshine Farms, located at 38487 Highway 6 outside New Castle, is sponsoring a Garlic Class from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 10. Check out topics including how to plant and grow garlic, different garlic varieties, and taste roasted garlic. Varieties and garlic items will be available for sale. For more information, please call 984-3320.

The Celebrate Fall Marketplace, a fundraiser for the New Castle Recreation Department, will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the New Castle Community Center in downtown New Castle. Local craftspersons will be selling gift items, and Coal Ridge cheerleaders will be serving breakfast and lunch. Get a head start on your holiday gift lists.

Survivors of domestic violence need your help. Your understanding and support can help survivors through a difficult time. Join our team of dedicated volunteers and staff at the Advocate Safehouse Project and make a difference in your community. We are currently taking applications for our next training which will begin Oct. 12, 2009. As an advocate you choose your shifts and you will always have staff support while you are covering the helpline. The free training will prepare you to respond to calls received by the Advocate Safehouse Project’s 24-hour Help Line. Classes include, but are not limited to, the following topics presented by community professionals: dynamics of domestic violence, crisis intervention, listening skills, and the legal system, Advocate Safehouse Project’s Policies and Procedures and other community resources. Bi-Lingual Spanish/English volunteers are greatly needed. Please call Karen at 945-2632 ext.107 for more information.

The Carbondale Rotary Club is accepting grant applications from organizations whose missions focus on the Roaring Fork Valley and Carbondale community.All applications will be reviewed. However, those projects that have a direct, immediate, and identifiable long range benefit to the quality of life in the mid-valley area of Carbondale, El Jebel, and Basalt and coincide with Rotary International’s goals of literacy, health, hunger, water management, and youth services will receive greater consideration. Rotary funds are to be used for the purchase of physical or tangible items.The application deadline is Oct. 16, and the grants will be awarded Nov. 25. Applications are available at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave., by calling Andy White at 274-2157, and on the Carbondale Rotary website [].

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