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Kathleen Curry, candidate for State House district 61, and Jay Fetcher, candidate for State Senate District 8, will join Andrew Romanoff, minority speaker of the house, from 9-11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Hotel Colorado to discuss the Colorado Taxpayers Bill of Rights amendment. Continental breakfast will be served, and a $25 donation is requested but not required. Information: Gay, 618-6843 or Leslie, 625-1797.
Yard signs, bumper stickers, and candidate literature are available for those who want to show support for Republican candidates in the Nov. 2 election. Information: Jim Larson, 945-9456; Dorothy Cerise, 928-8260; Carole Brown, 379-8166; and Dee McCown, 379-2699.
All irrigation ditches will once again be turned off in Carbondale as of Friday, Oct. 15. They will be turned on approximately April 15.
Volunteers are needed to assist with informing hunters about big game regulations, boundaries and access, and local information from approximately 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays through Fridays, Oct. 13-15, and Oct. 27-29 at the Rifle Chamber of Commerce Hunter’s Tent. Commitment is a one-day minimum. Volunteers should have a general understanding of big game regulations and enjoy talking to the public. Training provided. Information: Linda Edwards at Linda.email@example.com or (970) 255-6145.
The Silt Historical Society’s needlework group meets 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Silt Historical Park. Information: 876-5801.
The Basalt Emergency Management Committee meets at 9 a.m. the first Friday of every month at Basalt Town Hall, and all meetings are open to the public. Information: Dick Merritt, 927-5178.
In observation of National Feral Cat Day, the Street Cat Coalition will host a combination information/bake sale/”cuddle a kitten” booth from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Rifle Super Wal-mart. Please stop by to cuddle one of the “little sweeties,” enjoy a homemade treat and support the animal rescue cause. Information: Kathy Hall, 625-6173.
New Castle Family Fitness (NCFF) presents Tai Yoga with Jean Welder. The program combines the beautiful flowing movements of Tai Chi with the stretching and strengthening postures of yoga. This experiential, eight-hour workshop will be offered from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 16. Cost is $90 for NCFF members and $100 for non-members. Information: 984-3200.
Gather the kids and neighbors to enjoy games, snacks and prizes, and meet Simon the Skating Bear on Sunday, Oct. 17. Elks Lodge 224 is sponsoring a free family skate night from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Lewis Ice Arena at the Aspen Recreation Center. Information: 544-4117.
The Alpine Singles group will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 18, at Los Desperados Restaurant (downstairs) in Glenwood Springs and at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, for a Halloween party. Information: Barney, 945-9128 or Cindy, 618-8077.
There will be a community meeting to discuss the opening of Coal Ridge High School at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at Roy Moore Elementary.
Two flu clinics for high-risk individuals will be offered at 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19 at the Rifle Public Health Office, 902 Taughenbaugh Blvd., 104, and the Glenwood Springs Public Health Office, 2014 Blake Ave. Information: Rifle, 625-5200, and Glenwood, 945-6614.
Advocate Safehouse Project’s 30-hour volunteer training, originally scheduled to begin Sept. 15, will begin Wednesday, Oct. 20 and run Wednesday and Thursday evenings from Oct. 20 through Nov. 11, and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. The group is still seeking bilingual Spanish-English volunteers. Information: Julie, 945-2632, ext. 101.
The Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, is holding bingo at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. The event is open to the public and food will be served. Pull tabs are also available. Information: 945-5506 after 4 p.m.
The nonprofit Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers will offer free, one-night parenting workshops monthly in Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs: “Positive Discipline: What to do Instead of Yell, Nag, Punish or Threaten” will be Oct. 19 in Basalt, Oct. 20 in Carbondale and Oct. 21 in Glenwood Springs. Information: contact Nancy La Joy, 384-5694, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rifle Elks Lodge 2195 is sponsoring a poster contest for students grades 3-5 enrolled in Rifle, Silt, Meeker, and Parachute-Battlement Mesa schools. The subject of the contest is drug awareness, and entries in both English and Spanish will be accepted. Prizes are $50 for first, $30 for second, and $15 for third-place entries. Submit entries to Mary Romero, Elks Lodge 2195 in Rifle by Wednesday Oct. 27. Winners will be announced Thursday, Nov. 4.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Development Authority and the Small Business Development Center will offer a retailing class, “Designing a Complete Sales Team” on Nov. 3. The class is $20 for DDA and Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. RSVP: 945-6589.
The United Methodist Women in Rifle are seeking crafters for the sixth annual Gingerbread Crafthouse sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Lovell Building. Information: Pat Peterson, 876-5160.
Carbondale will once again collect leaves and small branches for recycling through Friday, Nov. 19. Drop-off site is 511 Colorado Ave. in the west side of the Town Hall parking lot. Residents are asked to separate leaves from branches, remove from bags, and deposit in appropriate containers. Leaf Days is sponsored by the town of Carbondale, Waste Management, and CaCaLoCo. Information: Public Works, 963-1307.
Willits offers a farmers market on Saturday mornings across from the new Willits General Store and Gas Station
The Glenwood Springs Community/Contra Dance series continues on the first Saturdays of the month. Information: Don, 945-0350
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