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The Aspen/Glenwood Springs Choral Society is sponsoring a pumpkin sale Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, at the Aspen Red Bricks Center for the Fine Arts (the old red brick elementary school) in Aspen. The event will raise money for the 2005-06 season.

Ray Vincent Adams, artistic choral director/composer for the society, will be on hand to autograph the fresh Delta pumpkins. The society’s CDs will also be on sale.

The choral society produces the “Messiah” concert every year at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs.



Garfield County School District No. 16 in Parachute/Battlement Mesa is putting together an intergenerational pep band to play for homecoming and other school events. The band will be comprised of Grand Valley High School band students, L.W. St John Middle School eighth graders and community members. If interested, attend an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, in the Grand Valley High School band room, 800 Cardinal Way, Parachute. For more information contact Van Merritt, 285-5705.

The Glenwood Springs Police Department is sponsoring the Magic, Magic, Magic Show to be held at 7 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 28, at the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium. Proceeds benefit youth activities. Tickets: children free, adults, $9 at the door.



A three-hour workshop on Understanding Financial Statements, co-sponsored by the Rifle Chamber of Commerce, is being offered from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 4 in Rifle. Call the Small Business Development Center for reservations at 384-8522, ext. 1.

An old-timers’ open house will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. on Potato Day, Oct. 1, at the Mount Sopris Historical Museum at the corner of Weant and Highway 133 in Carbondale. Everyone is invited to look at old photos of Potato Days past and hear firsthand what it was like to live in Carbondale in the old days. The museum, which is being remodeled, will be open to the public, and board members of the Historical Society will be on hand to talk about plans for Carbondale’s museum of local history. Bring your pictures and your memories.

Garfield County will host a public meeting to present its continuing air quality monitoring program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 28, in the events center meeting room at the Garfield County fairgrounds in Rifle.

The county will provide information about the locations and methods used for monitoring, and the results of samples collected to date, and answer any questions.

For more information, call county oil and gas liaison Doug Dennison, 625-5691.


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