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Joyce Bulilfant and Roger Perry will perform Love Letters at 8 p.m. Friday at the River Valley Ranch Clubhouse. Tickets: Travel King, 963-1133, or Sounds Easy, 963-1303. The event is a benefit for a center for abused children.

The third annual KDNK Blues and BBQ Fest comes to Carbondale from 2-9 p.m. Saturday. The event will take place on Main Street in downtown Carbondale, and will feature barbecue, fresh locally harvested beef, brews from Tommyknocker Brewery and music. The Gamble Brothers hail from New Orleans and dish up funky R&B. Opening for the Gamble Brothers will be the Hosty Duo, bringing Mississippi-style blues.An expanded feature of this years fest will be the cooking demonstrations by noted valley chefs from phat thai and Russets, along with a talk and demonstration at 6:15 p.m. from Food and Wine and Gourmet food writer Eugenia Bone. For more information, call KDNK radio at 963-0139.

Grant applications for the year 2006 from the Basalt Town Discretionary Fund are available at town Hall, 101 Midland Ave., Basalt, CO 81621.Applications may be requested by nonprofit organizations. The deadline is 5 p.m. Sept. 9.For information, call 927-9851.



The Aspen Center for Physics is offering more free, dynamic lectures. Chetan Nayak, of UCLA, will offer a lecture, Electrons, Topology and Quantum Computing, at 5:30 p.m. today at the Physics Center.Bernsteins Einstein offers The Quantum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the physics center.Young-Kee Kim, of the University of Chicago, will further understanding with Einstein: E=mc2: Opening Windows on the World, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, in Paepcke Auditorium, behind the music tent.For more information, call 925-2585.


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