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Mountain Fair announcementsThe 32nd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair runs July 25-27 in Sopris Park, Carbondale. This free outdoor event brings 135 artisans from all parts of the country, including over 20 local artists, 22 food booths with an international menu, and 14 main stage performances, featuring national, regional and local performers. The event includes children’s performances, a children’s area with games, hands-on activities, performance tent, contests and competitions. Information: 963-1680.The KDNK Traveling Gypsy Bingo Parlor starts at 10 a.m. each day and runs every two hours till 6 p.m. Money, prizes and gypsy entertainment will run rampant. KDNK is looking for volunteers for set up and break down, as well as adventurous souls who would love to be gypsies. KDNK is also looking for accordion or violin musicians to help set the mood. Information: Leslie or Amy, 963-0139.Calling all bakers to enter the Mountain Fair baking contests. The pie contest is at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 26, and the cake contest is at 11 a.m. Sunday, July 27, all in Sopris Park. Bring your entry to the picnic shelter 30 minutes before the contest. Ribbons and prizes awarded. Information, entries: 963-2922.Volunteers neededThe 8th annual Special Olympics Colorado Cycling and Bocce Ball Summer Classic is at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 12, at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Campus. Volunteers needed. Information: Julie Fite, 945-0395.Retired feds meetThe National Association of Retired Federal Employees Chapter 1449 will hold its annual picnic at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at the home of Bob and Vi Searcy, 369 County Road 251, Rifle. Bring a covered dish and $1 to cover cost of meat. RSVP: 625-0876.Dems meetThe Garfield County Democratic Party will host its next organizational meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, at Kitty’s Coffee & Clay Cafe, 257 E. 1st St., Parachute. Information: http://www.coloradodemocrat.com or 945-2396.Chip and seal workThe Colorado Department of Transportation will chip and seal U.S. Highway 6 between Rifle and Silt and Canyon Creek and New Castle from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Thursday this week; and on Interstate 70 between Glenwood Springs and Canyon Creek and on Highway 82 in Snowmass Canyon July 14-24, Monday through Thursday. Expect delays.NonProfit workshopsThe Colorado Association of Nonprofit Organizations will be in Glenwood Springs on Tuesday, July 15, to present two workshops at the Colorado Mountain College Roaring Fork Campus. Emergency Preparedness is from 2-3:30 p.m. and Workplace Violence from 3:45-5 p.m. presented by Mark Shanklin, safety consultant for Pinnacol Assurance. Although specifically designed for nonprofit organizations, the information presented can be adapted to fit businesses of all types. Workshops are $10 for CANPO members and $12 for non-members. Information: Jennifer Smarr, 1-800-333-6554.Do it yourself divorce classDo It Yourself Divorce class is 8:30 a.m. to noon Thursday, July 17, at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Attendees are provided with all required documents to file for divorce and information on how to manage their cases from start to finish. Pre-registration is required. The cost of the class is $50 payable on the date of the class. No one will be refused service if they demonstrate an inability to pay. Information and registration: 945-8858.Silt HeydaySilt Heyday is Saturday Aug. 2, at Veterans Memorial Park in Silt. This year’s theme is freedom. Featuring Twirp Anderson and John Sommers and Cowboy Attitude as well as vintage base ball. To reserve booth space or march in the parade, call 876-5801.Scuba classAn open water scuba class will be held this weekend, July 12-13, for PADI certification. For adults and children 10 and up. NITROX will be offered Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27. Information: Dars Divers, 984-2820.Yoga classAn all-levels anusara yoga workshop will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave., Glenwood Springs. Information, registration: Andrea Loverro Sprick, 379-9648. Doggie partyDog days of summer got you down? Join Rifle Recreation at the East UMTRA Site (off of US 6, about a mile west of Railroad Ave., there will be signs) for a doggie party from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, July 19. You and your pooch can enjoy a morning at the park, as long as you are up to date on your shots and can play well with other dogs. Information: 625-2151.Vendors can applyFood and vendor applications are now being accepted for the 30th annual Burning Mountain Festival, sponsored by the New Castle Chamber of Commerce, to be held Saturday, July 19, at the Burning Mountain Park in New Castle. Information: Janet Godon, 984-0764, 720 Ginseng Road, New Castle, or http://www.newcastlechamber.org


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