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Community News and Notes

CMC students are celebrating Hispanic Heritage month with a presentation of a movie titled “Motorcycle Diaries” at 8 p.m. Oct. 12. The public is invited.

For more information, please contact Debi at 947-8282.

Columbine Restaurant at Rifle Creek Golf Club will host a benefit for the Bookcliffs Council of Arts and Humanities from 3-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14.

An authentic German polka band, authentic German food, beers, wines, a silent auction, dance contests and costume contests will make this a cultural event.

Tickets are available at Shale Country Liquors, Micro Plastics, Harrelson Music, Bank of Colorado, Wells Fargo Bank, Columbine Restaurant and Colorado Custom Cycles. Reserve designated drivers through Shale Country Liquors, 625-3631.

WindWalkers Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy Center invites the public to an evening with great food, live entertainment and a silent auction at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the Cedar Ridge Ranch Barn. Call 963-2909 for more information or to order tickets.

Members of the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library will hold their annual meeting and election of the board of directors at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the library at 413 Ninth St.

The friends group plays an important role in the mission of the library, raising funds to purchase books, computers and other items for the library. They also partially subsidize and assist with library programming for both adults and children, including the Summer Reading Program.

All members are encouraged to attend the meeting. Anyone interested in joining the friends may purchase a membership at the meeting or in advance at the library. Please call 945-5958 for more information.

Bookcliff Conservation District will host a meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Rifle Fire Station, 202 Railroad Ave., in Rifle. Funding may be available to reseed the acreage burned in the fire. Landowners will have the opportunity to ask questions. Call the district office at 945-5494, ext. 101, with questions.

Alpine Legal Services presents the Do it Yourself Divorce Class at 1 p.m. Oct. 19 at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Attend will be provided with all of the necessary documentation required to complete the divorce process along with all of the necessary information about how to manage your case start to finish. A small donation is requested for this service, but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay.

This clinic is supported by grants from Aspen Valley Community Foundation. For further information please call 945-8858.

The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork presents Eugene Schwartz at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the school’s Community Hall. Schwartz is a nationally recognized educator, recipient of a Teaching Fellowship at the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, and author of the book, “Millennial Child.” The “No Childhood Left Behind” talk will focus on the benefits of play and allowing children to be children in childhood development. The event is free and open to the public.

A follow-up session will be held Wednesday morning for those interested in more detailed information on the subject. The events will take place at the Waldorf School’s eco-campus on Old Highway 82, one-half mile upvalley from the Catherine Store. The Waldorf School is an independent school offering classes for pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade children. For more information, contact Julie at 963-1960.

A Meet the Candidates Night will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Redstone Church. Candidates for the two commissioners’ seats (Rachel Richards versus Jim True and Patti Clapper versus Tim Mooney) will be present to state their positions and answer questions from the public. Both candidates for Pitkin County Sheriff (Bob Braudis and Rick Magnuson) will also attend the forum and present their positions.

Along with an array of state ballot questions, Pitkin County voters will have questions relating to human services and open space. Nan Sundeen, director of Human Services for Pitkin County, will discuss the ballot question asking for a continuation of a dedicated property tax for a healthy community fund. Bill Fales, past chairman of the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails Board, will discuss the ballot question requesting an extension of the sunset for the existing open space property tax and an increase in bonding capacity.

The 11th annual Taste of Basalt “Masquerade Gala” will be hosted by the Roaring Fork Club from 6-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21. Wear party clothes and dancing shoes; masks will be provided at the door. All proceeds “Enhance Education” for the Basalt public schools.

The event features specialty dishes from local restaurants, microbrew beer, martinis, live music by the Double Diamond band and special guests, dancing, silent and live auctions.

Tickets are available at Midland Shoe, Basalt or online at

KDNK Community Access Radio is holding its annual election Friday, Nov. 17, and is taking applications for three new board members to serve three-year terms on its nine-member board. Requirements include: ability to make monthly meetings (second Monday of each month), and a passion for community radio. These members are elected by mail ballot by the 1,000 KDNK members.

Applicants should send a detailed list of community radio/nonprofit affiliations and a 200-word statement of purpose to board president Jeremy Simon at Questions about the board and this process may also be directed to Simon. The deadline for application is Wednesday, Oct. 18.

The Glenwood Dance Academy is now offering classes in hip-hop at 6 p.m. Tuesdays; ballroom dance at 7 p.m. Wednesdays. Salsa coming soon. Call 945-2717 for more information.

The Sunlight Ski Team will be holding registration and its team Fit Night at 5 p.m. today at the Sunlight Ski Shop in downtown Glenwood Springs. Register for the Sunlight Ski Team, T-Squad and Buddy Werner programs. Register before Nov. 1 and get the early-bird discount. Racers can also register online at

Coaches, members and parts will be on hand to answer questions. For more information, call Bob Lockard at 618-2101.

Sopris Therapy Services (providing equine assisted therapeutic programs to disabled and challenged children and adults in the Roaring Fork Valley since 1994) presents a workshop for volunteers from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at Aspen Equestrian Center in Carbondale. Volunteers are needed as horse handlers and safety spotters during therapy sessions. Horse experience is helpful but not necessary. Extensive and ongoing training is provided. Horse groomers and general office help also needed.

Please call 963-4677 for more information and an application.

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