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The Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport is having their annual fly-in on Sept. 17. Festivities include a pancake breakfast, model airplanes, gifts and games for children and drawings for door prizes. Airplane rides will be offered for a nominal fee.

The new Glenwood Meadows Target Store and United Way of Garfield County are collaborating for a unique fund-raiser from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday, Sept. 1, at the new Target. Volunteers will assemble price pegs. United Way will receive a nice donation for finding volunteers. Please call United Way at 625-8189.

Volunteer to help repair the Capitol Creek Trail on Saturday. The work includes maintenance and reconstructing a bridge and turnpike sections at the beginning of the trail. Volunteer registration will take place from 8:30-9 a.m. at the trailhead. The Capitol Creek Trailhead is just outside of the Maroon Bells/Snowmass Wilderness Area west of Old Snowmass. Plan for a half-hour walk/shuttle ride to get to the trailhead. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and project partners will provide tools, materials, leadership, and dinner. Call RFOV at 927-8241 or toll-free at 877-662-5220 or e-mail rfov@sopris.net.

Studies have shown that chances of dying over the next year are cut in half by volunteering for at least one group. The Advocate Safehouse Project has space available in its fall volunteer training.The free 30-hour training begins Sept. 21, and will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday evenings for four weeks. Call 945-2632, ext. 104, for more information.

Throughout the summer, the Carbondale community has participated in the One Book, One Town, Everybody Reads event by reading a new novel, “Sight Hound,” by Colorado author Pam Houston. Houston will visit the Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, for a lecture and discussion. A community potluck and autograph session will follow. For more information or to participate in One Book, One Town, Everybody Reads, visit the Gordon Cooper Library or call 963-2889.

Garfield County invites the public to an open meeting from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday at the events center at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. The meeting will kick off a hydrogeological study commissioned by the county. Researchers will look at ground and surface water in a 110-mile-square area south of Rifle and Silt to determine possible impacts from oil and gas exploration, development and production.For more information, call Doug Dennison, 625-5691.

The county planning and zoning commission will hold a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in Room 100, Courthouse Plaza, in Glenwood Springs, to review a draft revised county land-use code. Barbara Green, of Sullivan Green Seavy LLC, will present the newly rewritten code which she has been updating over the last two years. She conducted community focus groups and work sessions with municipal governments to identify issues to be considered in the revised land use code.- from staff reports

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