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Slow Food Roaring Fork and a lineup of chefs from the Roaring Fork Valley, the North Fork Valley and Denver will team up at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, at Carbondale’s restaurant Six89. The dinner is a benefit for the Slow Food Roaring Fork chapter. Slow Food is a worldwide, non-profit educational organization dedicated to ecologically sound food production; the revival of the kitchen and the table as centers of pleasure and community; the preservation of regional, seasonal culinary traditions; and to living life at a slower, more harmonious pace. For reservations to the Harvest Social, contact restaurant Six89 at 963-6890.

Caring for Colorado Foundations has awarded a $50,000 grant to the Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers serving Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt.The grant will be used to support the resource centers’ Family Health Program, which helps medically underserved children and their families access health-care services, including dental care, mental health services and vision care, and meet basic needs such as clothing and food, transportation and financial assistance.

Preventative Medicine Physical Therapy Clinic and LIghthouse Bar and Grill are sponsoring a speed dating night in Rifle. “Dinner and a Date” is Sept. 23 and 24. Singles 21 and older looking for that special someone are encouraged to preregister at least five days prior to the event. Call 625-0258 or 625-3260.



After a recent stay at Aspen Valley Hospital, Jim McManus, of Aspen and Fairfield, Conn., the former owner of Hotel Jerome, wanted to express his appreciation for the excellent care he received. In the Aspen Valley Hospital lobby on Aug. 29, McManus and his wife will present a check for $250,000 to the Aspen Valley Medical Foundation. The gift is given in honor of his primary care physician, David Borchers, M.D. and the caregivers at AVH.

The Glenwood Springs Social Security Office will be moving Sept. 26 to 201 14th St., Room 101, Glenwood Springs. The phone numbers will remain the same.



Glenwood Mennonite Church of Glenwood Springs celebrates its 50th Anniversary from 2-4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. The church is located at 2604 Blake Ave.

Ross Montessori Charter School opens for students Tuesday, with a visit from Randy De Hoff, executive director of the Colorado State Charter Institute, and a welcome and orientation from the head of school, Mark Grice.The student enrollment is expected to reach more than 300 students from kindergarten through eighth grade. In addition to highly qualified, Montessori-trained teachers, Ross offers special programs in Spanish, art, outdoor education, theater and music.The formal dedication of the new school will take place this fall. To contact the school, call 963-7199.

The 10th Mountain Division Hut Association is offering a two-day Wilderness First Aid Course Oct. 1 and 2 at the Harry Gates Hut. The training is sponsored by the Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School.This 16-hour, fast-paced, two-day course covers a wide range of wilderness medicine topics. In just two days, participants will have the knowledge, skills and ability to make sound decisions in emergency situations.To register: Contact Scott at 925-4554 or e-mail scott.messina@comcast.net

“How to Start a Business,” a free three-hour workshop cosponsored by the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, is being offered from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at CMC Lappala Campus, 690 Colorado Ave., in Carbondale. This workshop provides an overview of business basics. “Funding Sources for Your Business,” cosponsored by the Rifle Chamber of Commerce, is scheduled from 1-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, at the CMC Rifle Campus, 703 Railroad Ave. This free two-hour workshop provides information about finding money from $1,000 to $2 million for businesses. A three-hour workshop on marketing, cosponsored by Progressive Business Development Network, will be offered from 9 a.m. to noon Sept. 22 at the CMC Aspen Campus, 0255 Sage Road. Learn how to make the most with a small budget as well as the basic principles of marketing. The cost is $25.Call SBDC at 384-8522, ext. 1, for reservations for any of these workshops.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is looking for creative people for the Holiday Goodies Arts and Crafts Fair. Artists who create jewelry, clothing, artwork, pottery, quilts, food, toys and any other item that spells out the richness of the holiday season are welcome at the Goodies sale. Entry deadline is Oct. 28. Call 945-2414 for more information.

The Shell Mahogany Research Project will hold community meetings in four Western Slope communities to update residents and local officials about the company’s ongoing oil shale research in Rio Blanco County.Meetings are scheduled for the following locations: 149; Rifle: 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6, at the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Ave. 149; Meeker: 9-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, at the Fairfield Center at 200 Main St. 149; Rangely: 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in the Colorado Room in the Weiss Building on the Colorado Northwestern Community College campus, located at 500 Kennedy Drive 149; Grand Junction: 9-10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at the Two Rivers Convention Center at 159 Main St.


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