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Education Briefs

Hair stylist Dee Dee Booth from the Hair Depot shows Wamsley Elementary student Andrea Solano the ponytail of hair that will be donated to Locks for Luv as part of the Locks for Luv and American Cancer Society fashion show and fundraiser last weekend. The fundraiser was the senior seminar project of Rifle High School students Kaylea Zang and Amber Johnson.

Glenwood Springs Elementary School is conducting a Back to School barbecue from 5-6:30 p.m. today in conjunction with parent meetings.

MTV celebrity Jeff Yalden will be hosting seminars at Basalt Middle School and Basalt High School at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27, at Basalt Middle School auditorium.

There’s still time for runners and walkers to sign up for the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

A half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path in scenic Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs. The race is the final event in the Property Shop Glenwood Charity Race Series.

Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points. Relay teams of up to five people are welcome to participate in the half-marathon. Team sponsorships by companies and service clubs are encouraged.

Race day volunteers are still needed; contact Literacy Outreach to sign up at 945-5282.

Colorado Mountain College’s Roaring Fork campus at Spring Valley is hosting an opening ceremony and dedication for the new David Allen High Ropes Course, from 5:30-7 p.m. Sept. 28. Spring Valley is located at 3000 County Road 114, between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale. Refreshments, demonstrations and an opportunity to try the ropes course will be offered. Please RSVP to Joyce Usher, CMC Foundation, at 947-8378, or by today.

The 2006 Western Slope College Fair, held 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 8, at Aspen High School, Maroon Creek Road in Aspen, will be Western Colorado’s largest ever.

Representatives from more than 160 colleges and universities ” from top national universities such as Harvard and Stanford to 16 different in-state colleges ” will attend the fair. Workshops will be presented on the admissions process, financing of college, and finding the right college. It is by far the best annual opportunity for Western Colorado students to learn about life after high school.

The event is hosted by Aspen High School and Colorado Rocky Mountain School (CRMS). The cost is free. Call 963-2562 for more information.

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