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Upcoming Events

Roaring Fork Conservancys Riparian Birding at Cattle Creek Easement will take place from 7-8 a.m. Sept. 10. Join local bird experts and be introduced to local riparian birds and their habitats. Bring binoculars, and dress appropriately for being outside the entire time. This walk is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, and registration is required. Sponsored by Roaring Fork Audubon and Roaring Fork Conservancy. For more information and to register for this and other events, visit http://www.roaringfork.org/events or call 927-1290.

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce presents Bryan Lee & the Power Band as part of the Basalt Summer Music Series from 5:30-8:40 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, in Lions Park Downtown. Despite being blind, born white and from the Midwest, Bryan was born with blues in his soul. Nicknamed the Braille Blues Daddy, his eyes were damaged at birth. Presented with a guitar as a gift from his mother at age 11, Bryan became a diehard blues fan as he woodshedded along with the tunes he heard on the radio. Hotdogs, sausages and other yummy treats will be offered by CJ Snaps, and check out the mini farmers market. For more information, contact director@basaltchamber.com or 927-4031.

Billie Gutgsell will give a program about bears at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St. Theres a Bear in my Backyard will feature tips on living in bear country and other fun and important facts about bears. The presentation is free, open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.

The Lunch & Learn series is sponsored by Grand River Hospital District and is held on the second Thursday of every month at the Grand River Medical Center classroom. The Sept. 11 program is Supermarket Savvy, with Mickie Hosack, registered dietitian. Join the group for a light lunch and learn about healthy and cost-effective ways to grocery shop. Space is very limited; call 625-6439 to register or for more information.

A spaghetti dinner and raffle fundraiser will be held from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and preschool in West Glenwood to benefit Joanna and Zach Watson, who recently lost their home to a neighbors fire. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go to the Watson family.For more information, call Carolyn Cockey at 947-9784.

The Artists Mercantile & Gallery artist for the month for September is Roaring Fork Valley native Tamar Mattorano, with oil painting and watercolors. She is a colorist, whose style ranges from impressionism to realism. Many of her works are done en plein air.An artists reception will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the gallery located at 720 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Refreshments and snacks will be served, and everyone is welcome to attend.For questions, call 947-0947.

Volunteers are needed to join Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers for a work day Saturday, Sept. 13, on the Arbaney Kittle Trail. The trail begins in the Holland Hills area just south of Basalt, climbing to great views and extending above Woody Creek. Volunteers are needed Sept. 13 to improve drainage and sustainability issues on the first two miles of trail. A smaller group of hardy volunteers are needed to hike into a higher section of work to help define the trail along 10,496-foot Sloane Peak.Volunteers will receive training, breakfast snacks, free dinner, great fellowship and chances at prizes. To volunteer, contact RFOV at 927-8241, rfov@sopris.net or log on to http://www.rfov.org.

The Glenwood Springs High School girls volleyball team is hosting a fundraising event from 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Moe’s Restaurant in Glenwood Meadows. Proceeds will help raise money for new equipment and uniforms.For more information, call Nancy Eide at 618-3740.

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