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Weekend Happenings

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At 8:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 29, in at Taylor Creek Flyshop in Basalt, the Aspen Writers’ Foundation (AWF), in collaboration with the Roaring Fork Conservancy’s Colorado River Month, brings you “A River of Words.”

Join AWF Education Coordinator, Taylor Creek fly fishing guide, featured The Fly Fish Journal “Tailgate” writer, and Sopris Sun outdoor columnist, Cameron Scott, for a half day fly-fishing and writing workshop. This workshop – designed for fly-fishers and writers of all experience levels and genres – will explore the art of telling “true” fishing tales.

We will do some brief outside reading, but will mainly focus on generative writing exercises, with attention to exploring our own fly-fishing truths and how to catch them on paper. Free and open to the Public. For more information: Please contact Cameron Scott at (970) 366-7684 or http://www.roaringfork.org/coloradoriver.

The Parachute Senior Center will host a spaghetti dinner and silent auction on Friday, Oct. 29, from 5-7 p.m. Tickets for the dinner of spaghetti, salad, pie and beverage are $6 for adults and $2 for children 12 and under.

The center, at 540 N. Parachute Avenue, will use the proceeds from the dinner for its operating expenses. Come to enjoy a delicious dinner, meet friends and learn about activities at the Senior Center. Please contact me with any questions, Judy Martin at 945-9191, extension 3061.

Elementary school age children are invited to join us at the Silt Branch Library on Friday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for a Halloween Party with candy, popcorn, a pinata, and plenty of fun. So dress up and come on down to the library for a howling good time. For more information please call 876-5500.

The American Legion Post #100 at 97 N. 3rd Street in Carbondale is having a Halloween Costume Party on Friday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

There will be appetizers and prizes for best costumes and the band Already Gone. Entrance fee is $8 open to the public, must be 21 years of age. For information please call the Legion Post at 963-2381.

Instructor: Dennise York Fridays through Nov. 12, 1-2:30 p.m.;

Dennise York has been an artist all her life. She started entertaining herself with drawing and painting as a child. In high school she received an art scholarship and attended the University of Utah where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree.

$15 per class (clay sculpting $18), supplies included. Please dress appropriately.

On Oct. 29, CLAY PAINTING: The finishing touches will be added to your clay art with tempra paints.

The 56th annual Ski Swap will be held at a new start time of 9:30 a.m. at the Aspen High School.

Drop off all new or used equipment, clothing and accessories Friday, Oct. 29, from 4-6 p.m.

Shop the Swap on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Aspen High School Gym.

Pick-up money and/or unclaimed items, Saturday, Oct. 30, from 2-4 p.m.

Please do not use any tickets from prior years. We have gone to a two-color system.

Tickets can be picked up at the Aspen Public Schools, Aspen Community School and the Alpine Banks in Aspen, AABC, Snowmass, Basalt, or Willits.

If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering please contact Helene Gude at helenegude@alpinebank.com.

The Carbondale Rotary Club sponsors a benefit production of Jeffrey Hatcher’s “A Picasso,” on Oct. 29 and 30 at the Church at Carbondale.

Shows start at 7:30 p.m. each evening, and prior to Friday’s show at 6 p.m. there will be an appetizer, desert and drink gathering preceding the play .

The play features a two-person cast of Bob Moore and Wendy Tennis, and is directed by Wendy Moore.

This play takes place in Paris in 1941 where Pablo Picasso has been summoned from his favorite cafe by German occupation forces to a storage vault across the city for an interrogation. His questioner, Miss Fisher, has been given the assignment to discover which of the three Picasso paintings recently confiscated by the Nazis are real.

The money raised from this production will go into Carbondale Rotary’s scholarship fund to benefit youth in the valley.

Tickets are $25 for the play, and $15 for the reception from any Carbondale Rotarian, and at area Alpine Banks, American National Bank and Amore Realty.

Burning Mountains Fire Protection District will be hosting its annual Haunted House on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 6-10:30 p.m. at 611 Main St., Silt, Co 81652. Admission is one can of non-perishable food per person. Questions? Call (970) 876-5738.

The Rifle High School Drama Club presents Dracula, Oct. 29-30 at the Rifle High School Auditorium. Shows start at 7 p.m.

There will be a special final presentation on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.

Tickets are available for students 18 years and younger, $5, senior citizens, $5, and adults are $10, and can be purchased at Rifle High School.

The 2nd annual Redstone Haunted Hayrides take place during Halloween weekend, beginning Thursday, Oct. 29 through Sunday, Oct. 31.

There will be two rides each night. Advance tickets are recommended by calling 948-8606 or 963-1144. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids, and can also be purchased at locations around town. The rides are sponsored by Avalanche Outfitters and Redstone Stables, the Redstone Inn and the Aspen Carriage and Sleigh Co.

The Glenwood Springs Community Chorus of the Aspen Choral Society presents its first-ever Glenwood fall concert, at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, at St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 546 Hyland Drive.

The concert will feature a performance by the Mesa State College Faculty Brass Quintet, followed by the choral performance of the Vivaldi Gloria. This marks the first time the choral society will sing exclusively in Glenwood Springs.

The brass quintet will open with a program to be announced from the stage. Accompanying the chorus during the second half of the concert will be pianist Terry Lee. Featured soloists will be sopranos Eileen Leland and Stacey Weiss, and contralto Katie Hone Wiltgen.

Tickets are $15 at the door. For more information, call director Ray Adams at 925-3685.

Pumpkin Patch, a family carnival, will take place Saturday, Oct. 30, from 6-8 p.m., at Elk Creek Elementary School in New Castle. Sponsor First Baptist Church of New Castle invites everyone to join them for this annual family event, which features free food, games, candy and prizes. Costumes are welcome, but not required.

Make the Glenwood Spring Community Center part of your trick-or-treating plans and partake in the costume parade, “spooktacular” carnival games, a haunted house, climb for cache, bounce castle, inflatable obstacle course and more. The festivities run from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Buy a carnival punch pass at the community center front desk this week.

If you would like to volunteer, contact Brittany Matti at 384-6312.

For more information, go to http://www.glenwoodrec.com.

The annual Basalt Regional Heritage Society fall chat will be held on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 1:30 pm in the Basalt Library Community Room. Charles “Chuck” and Bobby Glassier Harris, former owners of Catherine Store, will share their lifelong memories. Chuck’s family the Harris was one of the original families settling in the El Jebel area.

Another well known name, Gerbaz, familiar successful businessmen and brothers, Ernest and Fred will tell their tales of their days as youth in the area and then secrets to their successful careers and wonderful family stories.

Mesa State’s Faculty Woodwind Quintet will present a free children’s concert just in time for Halloween. The concert will be held Saturday morning, Oct. 30, at the First United Methodist Church at 522 White Ave. in downtown Grand Junction. The concert is appropriate for children of all ages and will include recognizable favorites such as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “The Pink Panther,” and “Harry Potter” with other movie themes. In addition, the quintet will perform works for classical music lovers by Shostakovich, Saint-Saens, as well as Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. More information: Laura Bradley, (970) 248-1604.

The Frontier Historical Society will hold its eleventh annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery in Glenwood Springs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct. 29, 30 and 31. Tours each night will lead you up the hill to the old cemetery where costumed actors portray pioneers from Glenwood Springs’ past, including “Doc” Holliday and Kid Curry.

Tours are at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tours are limited to 30 people each. Recommended for children school age and up.

Participants need to carry lanterns or flashlights for the moderately strenuous half-mile hike up to the cemetery. Lanterns will be available for purchase for $10 before each tour. Be advised that once up at the cemetery, the terrain is hilly and mildly strenuous. Wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for possible inclement weather. Do not attempt the hike if you have any type of physical limitations.

Tickets are $15 for all ages. Tickets for Frontier Historical Society members are $10. Tickets may be reserved with a credit card by calling the museum at (970) 945-4448. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Sorry, but lost tickets cannot be honored. Late arrivals will be held back and may be allowed to join the following tour.

Cookies and cider will be served at the bottom of the hill after each tour. Please be advised that no flash photography or recording devices will be allowed during the performances. You may take photographs after each individual performance with the actor’s permission.

The Ghost Walk is a fundraiser for the Frontier Historical Society and Museum. For more information, call the museum in Glenwood Springs at (970) 945-4448 or e-mail history@rof.net.

Colorado teachers of grades K-12 spend annually an average of $300 to $500, with some teachers reporting as high as $2,500, of their own money on classroom materials and supplies, according to Scholastic News and Teacher Magazine. The Colorado Association of Realtors, along with its Education Services Division and Van Education Center, LLC are continuing with their joint efforts to provide teachers, schools and non-profit educational groups the necessary school supplies for their K-12 students the opportunity to succeed.

Teachers, individual schools, school districts and non-profit education groups in Colorado can apply for funds through the CAR website (www.ColoradoRealtors.com/Education) through Sunday, Oct. 31. Grant recipients will be chosen by the Board of Directors of Colorado Reaktirs for Education by Monday, Nov. 15, 2010.

For more information about CAR and its education programs and resources contact Lisa Godbehere at (303) 790-7099 or by e-mail at lgodbehere@ColoradoREALTORS.com.

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