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Colorado Mountain College’s Glenwood Springs gallery hosts a reception featuring painter Andrea Kemp and sculptor Greg Tonozzi from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 13 at the gallery, located at the corner of Ninth Street and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. The show runs Oct. 6 to Nov. 22. Call 947-8367 for more information.

The public is invited to Colorado Mountain College’s Community Visit Day at the Spring Valley Center Monday, Oct. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants tour the campus and learn about the associate degrees they can earn through CMC. Information is also provided about financial aid, residential life and admissions. Because breakfast and lunch are provided, please call ahead to let staff know you plan to attend.



For more information or to RSVP, please call admissions assistant Cris Hauskins at 947-8276.

There will be a toy run on Saturday, Oct. 14, leaving the Aspen Valley Harley Davidson dealer on Highway 82 in Glenwood Springs at noon sharp. The event is open to all motorcyclists. Toys will be delivered to LIFT-UP, providing a kick start to their annual holiday giving program, which provides gifts to under-privileged children throughout the area. Participants should bring a new, unwrapped gift for children of any age. For more information, contact Joe at 309-0910.



The Center for Transportation Safety’s driving simulator is coming to selected Colorado Mountain College campuses. This CMC-sponsored event provides an opportunity to experience the simulated effects of driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol. It is free and open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis between 8 a.m. and noon during the scheduled dates.

CMC sites hosting the simulator include the Spring Valley center between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale (Oct. 10), and the Glenwood center (Oct. 11). No advance instruction is needed, and the amount of time available for each “driver” depends on how busy it gets.

The simulator is housed in a 72-foot tractor trailer, parked in a highly visible location at each CMC site.

Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club announces two downvalley registration sessions from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 10 at the Basalt Middle School or Oct. 12 at the Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. AVSC staff will be on-hand to answer questions, help with scholarship applications and sign up participants. Aspen Skiing Co. staff will also be present to issue passes. Children must be present to get passes.

Bilingual volunteers will be available, and all forms are available in Spanish. Voluntarios bilingues estaran a la mano para ayudar. For more information contact Susan Blakney at AVSC at 925-2720, ext.105.

To all citizens in the town of Carbondale that irrigate with ditch water, the ditches will be shut down for the season on Friday, Oct. 13. As usual, the town anticipates the ditches will be on again in mid April of next year. For questions, call public works at 963-1307.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School will host a free substance abuse prevention workshop at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 10, for all families of local high-school students. Their questions will be answered by an authoritative speaker who has overcome chemical-dependency issues of her own.

The Freedom From Chemical Dependency Educational Services (FCD) Parent Workshop will take place in Room 9 of the Jossman Classroom Building on the CRMS campus.

The Summit Coffee House next to Summit Canyon Mountaineering will host a free slideshow at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11. Professional photographer Tanya Jo DeBardelaben has recently returned from two months in New Zealand and Australia, and she will share photos she took while exploring the fjords, rainforests, lakes, beaches, glaciers, and volcanoes and kayaking the Kaituna River.

In celebration of National Physical Therapy month, local physical therapists from Levy Physical Therapy, Roaring Fork Physical Therapy and Walker Physical Therapy are hosting a free clinic featuring bike fitting, gait analysis and posture evaluations from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, at the Midvalley Medical Center, 1450 E. Valley Road, Suite 203, Basalt. Call 927-9319 for more information.

String ensemble of violinist Angele Dubeau and La Pieta will be the season opener for the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association members, at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 10, at Mtn. View Church. For more information, call Judy at 945-5384 or Sue at 945-8722.

All adoptive, kinship and fostering families are invited to the Rural Adoption Cooperative Family Celebration Day, Oct. 12, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Admission is free all day for registered families. A lunch for families and community providers who support them will be hosted by RAC. Please call Susan at (970) 471-6042 to register for this free family celebration event!


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