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There is to be a multi-media show of images of Utah’s wild canyonlands tonight, Oct. 16, at the Old Cardiff School House, presented by Barbara Eubanks of the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance. The show, titled “Wild Utah: America’s Red Rock Wilderness,” will feature stunning images of the region by noted wilderness photographers, and is narrated by actor and activist Robert Redford. Showtime is 7 p.m., and the renovated historic school house is located at 1422 Sky Ranch Drive, along the river bike path in the Park East subdivision out Midland Avenue south. Attendees are encouraged to bring a flashlight for the short walk between parking and the school house.

Sunshine Farms, located at 38487 Highway 6 just west of New Castle, is offering another free garlic class from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 17. Participants will learn planting and drying tips, different varieties of garlic, and sample roasted garlic.For more information, please call Sunshine Farms at 984-3320.

Seek!, a wacky ecumenical reading group, is starting up again this fall. This informal roundtable meets once a season to hash out ancient as well as cutting edge spiritual ideas. The group will meet for four Mondays from 6-7:15 p.m., in the Mezzanine of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, Glenwood Springs, across from Sayre Park. Dates are Oct. 19 and 26 and Nov. 2 and 9.This fall Seek! will explore the wry English Buddhism of Alan Watts, a recent popular novel about Christianity, William P. Young’s “The Shack,” excerpts from “The History of God” by Karen Armstrong, and a Hindi text to be named later. Humanities professor Christie Smith leads the discussion for most of the sessions. Handouts will be provided free, except for the novel “The Shack,” which participants will need to buy (in paperback). Contact Christie Smith at chsmith1973@aol.com or (708) 269-7147.



The Ski Country Amateur Radio Club will meet Saturday, Oct. 17, at the U.S. Bank Community Room, 1901 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, from 10 a.m. to noon.The program will include topics of interest to hams. Amateur Radio license exams will be offered at the end of the meeting for new hams and current hams wishing to upgrade.The November meeting will be Sunday, Nov. 15, from 1-3 p.m. at the same location. For more information, call 945-8722.

Rifle High School Choir members will be performing solos, showcasing their talents. The performances will be Monday, Oct. 19, at the Rifle High School Auditorium. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and is open to the public.Eleven students will be showcasing their talents as they are competing for spots on the Western Colorado Choir and the Colorado All State Choir. Some of the students have worked on their performances for up to six months.



The Ladies Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles 215 is hosting a Membership Drive on Friday nights from 6-9 p.m. through the month of November. Tonight, Oct. 16, Hugh Rigger will be performing live acoustic music from 6-8 p.m., and the Ladies will be serving a delicious chicken dinner Everyone is welcome. If you ever wanted to know about the Eagles Club, this is the perfect opportunity. For more information, please contact Janet at 366-6506.

On Halloween Night, join the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts for the “Boo Coo Jazz Band Masquerade Ball.”Come dressed up, enjoy live music, dancing, socializing, food and libations. Fun for friends, great for young adults, put your mask on, and lets party.Oct. 31 at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. For tickets and info call 945- 2414 or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org/events.

Rock Bottom Ranch will host its eighth annual Harvest Party on Saturday, Oct. 17, from noon to 4 p.m.Pumpkin carving, hay rides, farm animals, apple cider pressing, games, and music by the Hell Roaring String Band will ensure a fun afternoon for the whole family. Admission for RBR members is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-14, and free for kids 3 and younger.Admission for nonmembers is $20 for adults, $10 for kids ages 4-14, and free for kids 3 and younger. Admission is free for families who become new RBR members the day of the Harvest Party.Ride or walk along the Rio Grande Trail to Rock Bottom Ranch or catch a free shuttle, running every 20 minutes, from the Basalt High School and the Waldorf School.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will sponsor the 10th annual Culinary Arts, Wine & Brewfest on Saturday, Oct. 17. The event will be at the Hotel Colorado from 4-7 p.m.Tickets are available at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts: $45 for Arts Council members; $50 for nonmembers; $60 at the door. Call 945-2414 to reserve tickets.A dozen restaurants will be represented. Wines from around the world, hand-crafted micro-brews. Must be 21. Proceeds benefit the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.

Symphony in the Valley presents Viva Espaa, a classical music concert with a Spanish flair. Classical guitarist Javier de los Santos is the featured soloist in “Concierto de Aranjuez,” under the baton of conductor Carlos Elias.The concerts are set for Saturday, Oct. 17, at 7:30 p.m. at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale and for Sunday, Oct. 18, at 2 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High School.Tickets at the door: adults $12, seniors $10, young people 3-18 $6, families $30, music students admitted free.Information at http://www.Symphony in the Valley.org.


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