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The rescheduled Second Annual Western Slope Poker Run, sponsored by ABATE of Colorado, will take place on Saturday, Aug. 27. Riders will depart between 9 and 10 a.m. from the Rifle Rest Area just north of I-70. This all-day scenic road ride is open to all licensed motorcyclists. Proceeds benefit Roaring Fork Hospice and ABATE of Colorado. For more information, contact Joe Carpenter at 876-2918.

Hitoshi Murayama, of the University of California at Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, will give a lecture on particle physics and cosmology at 6:30 p.m. Monday in the Snowmass Village Conference Center.

Lisa Randall, Harvard Professor of Physics, will present “Energy and Extra Dimensions in Einstein’s Universe,” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Paepcke Auditorium behind the Music Tent in Aspen.



Open registration for public schools in the Roaring Fork School District continues through Monday, Aug. 29.

Children must be 5 years old by Oct. 1 to start kindergarten. Please bring the child’s immunization records, birth certificate and previous school records.



For any school district questions, call 384-6000.

The Garfield County Public Library System Reference Department recently subscribed to the “HeritageQuest” database service. People interested in genealogy may access the system’s census records with their library card.

For questions, or to set up a one-on-one orientation, call Sharon at the reference desk at 947-0512.

The public is invited to a meeting to kick off a hydrogeological study of the groundwater and surface water south of Rifle and Silt.

The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Events Center Meeting Room at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Call Doug Dennison at 625-5691 for further information.

Basalt Community United Methodist Church is taking orders for fresh frozen and pitted sour pie cherries from Western Slope orchards. Cherries will be delivered on the afternoon of Saturday, Aug. 27. Call 963-1944 by Thursday to order cherries. All proceeds benefit the ministry of the church.


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