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Community News and Notes

The 19th Street Diner will celebrate its 20th birthday in Glenwood Springs on Saturday, Oct. 7. Progressive Happy Hours start at 5 p.m. today. The diner will offer birthday cake with every meal all day Saturday.

Live music is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday night, starting with John Noel, followed by 3-Legged Dog. Wear your favorite costume from the past 19 years and win great prizes including a Fat Tire Bike, a Sunlight season ski pass, Sunlight day passes, shirts, hats and much more. All to say thanks for making the 19th Street Diner your favorite diner for the past 20 years.

The Day in the Life publication, which was scheduled to be distributed Sept. 28, will now be published and inserted in the Post Independent on Thursday, Oct. 12.

The section is full of photographs taken on Sept. 9, capturing the day in the life of Garfield County.

An affordable housing workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Topics to be covered will be what’s working to create affordable housing around Colorado; creating regional partnerships; how to make public-private partnerships work; nonprofit and public developers: what are the elements of success?; financing affordable housing: tools and resources; and a regional affordable housing strategy for the Roaring Fork and Colorado River valleys.

The workshop is free with a RSVP. Please RSVP by Oct. 5 to or call 963-5502. Lunch is provided.

Small Wonders, a show of small, affordable art in many mediums, will open at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, Wednesday, Oct. 11, with a reception for the artists from 5-7 p.m. Twenty-seven Roaring Fork Valley artists will show four works each, and all works will be no larger than 12-inches-by-12-inches. Mediums include oil, acrylic, watercolor, print, fabric, mixed media and photography. The works will be sold directly off the wall at the reception. This exhibition is the 108th consecutive show since the gallery opened in June 1985. It will run through Nov. 5.

For more information, please phone Gallery Directors Tom Ward, at 925-8367 or Carol Loewenstern, at 925-1919, or the Aspen Chapel at 925-7184.

Carbondale Clay Center is partnering with Target for sponsorship of its Project C.L.A.Y. (Connecting Learning And Youth).

The initiative began in 2005, thanks to a grant from the Colorado Council on the Arts (CCA). The center created a new community outreach opportunity for teachers and youth of the Roaring Fork Valley. With funding from Target, Project C.L.A.Y. will visit Jane Bryan’s class at Carbondale Middle School this fall.

Top off your Potato Day by coming out to watch or ride in the Bareback Bonanza, a horseback riding event with poles, barrels and some wild antics. Kids age 10 and under can participate with saddles. Registration for the event starts at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, and the event starts at 3 p.m.

New events include mutton-busting for the kids and the Wild Cow Milking for the cowboys, along with the Pig Race.

“Our Town” will be presented in four performances to benefit the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, and Wednesday, Nov. 22, at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen; and at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, and Saturday, Nov. 25, at the Steven Moore Performance Hall at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork.

Tickets for the Wheeler Opera House are available at the box office by calling 920-5770.

Tickets for the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork performances are available at the school, 16543 Highway 82 in Carbondale. For more information, please call 963-1960.

The public is invited to attend a breakfast conversation with Colorado’s next governor, Bill Ritter Jr., from 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 5, at the Don and Diana Kaufman home, 926 Bennett Ave. in Glenwood Springs. There is a suggested contribution amount.

RSVP to Amber Belindo at (303) 534-0660 or

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