Land use meetingGarfield County will hold a final public meeting on its land use regulations at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 25, at the Courthouse Plaza building. Information: 945-8212.Rifle Creek cleanupThe annual Rifle Creek Cleanup is planned for this Saturday, Sept. 27. Meet on West 5th Street and Rifle Creek at 9 a.m. Cleanup will focus on Rifle Creek between 3rd and 9th streets. The event is hosted by the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce. City Market will provide lunch. Volunteer work crews will continue until 3 p.m. Everyone is then invited to meet back at the staging area for a Rubber Ducky Derby. Rubber Duckys are now on sale at Ben Rex for $1 for kids and $3 for adults. Information: the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, 625-2085.Mill levy meetingThe Garfield School District No. Re-2 will hold an information forum from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 29, at the Learning Opportunities Center on the mill levy override. Members of the school board will provide information and answer questions about ballot initiative 3B. Marcia Kent, president of the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, will moderate.Business After HoursThe Silt Area Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a Business After Hours and Ribbon Cutting from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, hosted by the Ryden Ranch Maize Maze at 6243 County Road 226, north of New Castle. All Silt Area Chamber of Commerce members and other area business owners, as well as their guests, are invited to attend. Charles and Angela Ryden will be providing refreshment and free tours of the maze. Information and RSVP: Carol Cooke, 876-2998 by Thursday, Sept. 25.MOPS meetsMid-Valley MOPS (Mothers of Pre-Schoolers) will meet from 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at Christ Community Church, off of HWY 82, between Basalt and El Jebel. Joyce Bulifant will speak about dyslexia. Child care and lunch provided. The first time is free, a $5 donation is requested for additional meetings. Information: Wendy Rickard, 927-5154 or Jacy Allen 927-8722.book saleThe Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library will hold its fall used book sale Oct. 4-11, in the library basement, 413 9th St. Glenwood Springs. Book Sale hours are 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7; noon to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8; 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9; 10 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. Friday, Oct. 10 and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11. Book donations accepted. Information: 945-5958.College DayHigh school juniors and seniors and their parents from all schools in the district are invited to the Roaring Fork Valley School District’s annual College Day and Night program from 7-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 8, at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. Students and their parents will have the opportunity to meet with admissions personnel from more than 40 colleges, universities, community colleges and trade schools. Information: Diane Corbett, firstname.lastname@example.org or 384-5758.CMC Visit DayColorado Mountain College will host Visit Day is Oct. 13 at Spring Valley Campus, to allow anyone considering attending college to see what CMC programs are all about. Information and to register: 945-8691.Square DanceThe Missouri Heights Community League square dance is set for 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in the historic Missouri Heights School House on County Rd. 102 in Carbondale. $10 per person, kids under 12 free. Light refreshments. Tom Paxton will be the caller. The dance is part of the league’s efforts to keep alive traditions that made Missouri Heights a close-knit community for over a century. The building is also available to rent for private parties. Information: 963-6755.First Aid and CPR classesThe Roaring Fork Branch of the Western Colorado Chapter of the American Red Cross is now offering First Aid and CPR from 6-10 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, Oct. 6 and 8, at the Parachute Senior Center. A second class is set for Oct. 10 and 12. $45 per person. Information and to register: 947-0400.Heeling Partners fundraiserHeeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley will host a wine tasting fundraiser from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the Hotel Colorado. Turtle’s Liquors of Glenwood Springs will provide the wine. There will be a silent auction with items guaranteed to wag a few tails, and there will be an opportunity to meet some of the Heeling Partner dogs. Information and tickets: Deb Amsden, 384-0284, or Beth Drum, 384-3255. Heeling Partners is a 100 percent volunteer organization that provides “healing” moments to hospitalized patients using certified dogs and their handlers, and learning experiences to local children through the “Paws To Read” program offered at several Garfield County libraries. Homecoming traditionGlenwood Springs High School is beginning a new homecoming tradition. All Demon alumni will be honored at the annual homecoming Friday, Oct. 3. All alumni should meet at 6:10 p.m. in the high school multi-purpose room and wear red and white. Information and RSVP: Lisa Suazo, 945-1414 or email@example.com Drive Alive classHal Carlson will teach an AARP 55 Drive Alive class from 8 a.m. to noon Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 22 and 23, at the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Ave. For students 50 and over who want to learn safer driving techniques and how to protect yourself in traffic challenges. $10 and includes a workbook. Information and to register: Marie George, senior center director, 625-1877.Walk 4 LifeThe Junior Service League of Grand Junction will sponsor the Walk 4 Life (5K) for breast cancer awareness Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Western Colorado Botanical Gardens. 7th and Struthers. October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and Walk 4 Life funds mammography screening exams for low income and uninsured women in Mesa County. All proceeds from the walk go to St. Mary’s Hospital and Community Hospital. Information: Cheri Bahrke, 248-6038 or Pam Francil, 243-3070.Info on Referendum AThe Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a presentation on Referendum A at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 6, at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies. Jo Evans and Jen Boulton, who have worked as professional lobbyists for Colorado Trout Unlimited, will lead the discussion. Colorado voters will cast their ballots on Referendum A in November. Colorado Trout Unlimited, along with many other organizations, is opposing Referendum A. Information: 704-9963. Vendors neededThe Holiday Artisan & Craft Show needs vendors. The show is Nov. 14 and 15 at the Eagle Valley Jet Center in Gypsum. Information: Eagle Valley Chamber of Commerce , 328-5220 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Red Cross trainingThe American Red Cross Roaring Fork Branch will offer disaster training for volunteers from 6;30-9:30 p.m. at the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Ave. Classes include: Introduction to disaster, Sept. 29, required prior to other classes; Introduction to Mass Care, Oct. 1; Shelter Operations. Oct. 6. Information and to register: Adrienne, 947-0400 or Mike, 379-7353.
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