Community News & Notes
Members of the Colorado Public Employees’ Retirement Association (PERA) are invited to attend a shareholder meeting at 6:30 p.m. today in the Board of Education room at Roaring Fork School District Administration Office, 1405 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. No reservations are necessary to attend the meeting.
The Valley Wellness Centers of Glenwood and Basalt will offer a free health presentation from 7-8 p.m. Thursday at 1517 Blake Ave., Suite 203, in Glenwood Springs. The featured speaker is Lacey Gaechter, a certified Gyrotonics instructor.Gyrotonics is a system that stretches and strengthens the muscles in a way that increases the health of the spine and joints in the body. Gyrotonics is the art of exercising with movements that are three dimensional, circular and flowing. Visit Valley Wellness Centers Web sites at http://www.drdavedc. com, http://www.wininstititute.org or contact Larry Heinrichs at 947-1701 for more information.
The 26th annual Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off will be from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the North and South halls of the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Taste the best red chili, green chili and salsa in western Colorado.Desserts will be provided by the Rifle Senior Center/Sales & Cans Committee.For more info contact the Rifle Chamber at 625-2085, ext. 2.
The town of Carbondale offers a pruning workshop on Saturday in Gianneti Park (the old Burt & Ernie Park) from 9 a.m. to noon.Come out and learn about proper tool selection and correct pruning techniques. Bring your questions. Town residents, take advantage of Leaf Days and recycle your leaves, small limbs and branches at Town Hall now through Nov. 20.
Tickets are still available for the Frontier Historical Society’s annual Ghost Walk fund-raiser. The Ghost Walk continues Oct. 21-23. Tickets are $15, or $10 for Frontier Historical Society members, and are available at the Frontier Museum or Through the Looking Glass bookstore. For more information, please call the Frontier Museum at 945-4448.
The Roaring Fork Conservancy is holding a volunteer tamarisk removal at Two Rivers Park on Saturday. Volunteers will meet near the boat ramp at 8:30 a.m., register and start work approximately 9 a.m.Volunteers will hand cut small tamarisk and haul all slash to be chipped and taken to the South Canyon landfill. County and city personnel will help with chainsaw operators, chemical applicators, chippers and truck. The heavy cutting will take place a day or two before the event. Work will wrap up by 1 p.m. and lunch will be provided. Folks are responsible for their own breakfast and drinking water. Please call 927-1290 for more information.
Celebrate the opening of the newest section of the Rio Grande Trail at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. Dedication and ribbon-cutting will be at Carbondale Town Hall located at 511 Colorado Ave. Then, ride your bike, skateboard, roller blade, walk or push a stroller on the newly paved 3.5-mile section of trail. Make the round trip back to town hall and enter to win great prizes. Free maps, treats and goodies.
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