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Missouri Heights folks celebrateThe annual Missouri Heights Community Potluck Party begins at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the historic Missouri Heights Schoolhouse, 5351 County Road 102. Music will be provided by the Hell Roaring String Band, a group of teachers from Colorado Rocky Mountain School playing bluegrass. Bring a side dish or dessert. A $10 donation per family is requested. Proceeds will go toward raising $3,000 to purchase a replica of the old school stove for the school house. For details call Roberta McGowan at 704-1850.Gold Wings host annual motorcycle rallyThe Gold Wing Road Riders of the District of Colorado will host its 13th annual motorcycle rally, Rocky Mountain Rendezvous, beginning 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 12 through Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. There will be poker rides, bike skill events, a bike show, light show, vendors and seminars. A free one-day pass will be given to Garfield, Pitkin and Eagle County residents. Colorado Wings Drill Team will perform at K-mart parking lot at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, free of charge. For more information please contact B. Harris at 945-0622.Golf tourney coming upThe second annual Garfield County Sheriff Department’s golf tournament starts at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course. It’s limited to the first 120 players and benefits the sheriff’s auxiliary. Cost for teams is $260 and individuals $65 and includes a meal and a cart. Call Ron Van Meter at 384-3611 for more information.Build a trail in Big Dominguez CanyonThe Colorado Environmental Coalition will hold Wilderness Restoration Weekends on Sept. 6-8 and Oct. 11-13, with trailhead work at the Big Dominguez area south of Grand Junction. Explore this spectacular canyon while helping move a trailhead and clean up an old mine site. This area is one of the largest unprotected BLM road-less areas in the state and contains numerous petroglyphs, beautiful black schist pools and desert bighorn sheep. For more information or to sign up, call Corrie Knapp at 303-534-7066 ext. 205, or go to http://www.ourcolorado.org.See Elvis (really!)Join the Christian Women’s After 5 Club for the “Elvis is Alive” dinner at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 12, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Enjoy dinner while Elvis impersonator Bob Conder entertains with singing, laughing, and reminiscing in pure Elvis style. Then hear Dr. Stephen Vicalvi on the subject of “Aerospace to Solid Ground.” Tickets are $15. Reserve a seat by Sept. 9 at the Sonlight Book Store in Glenwood Springs or by contacting Jean at 945-6602. Childcare will be provided.Know your animalsSage Canyon Retreat presents: Our Animals & Ourselves, presented by Alecia Evans. Topics include communicating with your animal; learning tools to more effectively understand your animal; how our animals mirror aspects of ourselves. The session runs from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Cost is $70. Contact Oni Butterfly at Sage Canyon Retreat for reservations and directions: 876-5332 or e-mail buttrfly@rof.net.Eagles serving food, musicThe Eagles Lodge, 312 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs, will host a chicken fried steak dinner from 5 to 8:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7 followed by the band, Local Color, featuring Camille Toler singing oldies but goodies. The show starts at 9 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 7. Dinner is $7.50, music is $5 per person. Part of the proceeds will benefit muscular dystrophy.


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