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Community News and Notes

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is proud to host the 21st annual Issues and Answers Night, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 W. Eighth St. in Glenwood Springs. Citizens will be able to call in their questions to the candidates, questions will be taken from the audience, and a media panel will question the candidates. The event is sponsored by the Post Independent and the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association.

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 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 group 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 question. Call the district office at 945-5494, ext. 101, with questions.

The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork presents Eugene Schwartz at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, in the schools Community Hall. Mr. 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 be held at the Waldorf Schools 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.

The Garfield County Human Services Commission invites the public to have Tea with the Candidates from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Lucy Huntley Senior Center in the CMC Blake Center in Glenwood Springs. Candidates will be on hand to introduce themselves and give brief biographies. A short forum will follow.

Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers is sponsoring a free Taming Power Struggles: Create more Peace at Home Parenting Workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.17, at the Basalt Middle School Library; Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Roaring Fork High School Library; and Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Glenwood Springs Elementary School Library.For more information or to register your children for the free child care, call Betsy McMichael at 384-5694.

A thank-you party for 2006 Basalt River Days and the Summer Music Series sponsors and volunteers will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Riverside Grill in Basalt. Time will be allotted for discussion about the Music Series and River Days 2007. Interested community members are encouraged to attend.

The Garfield Re-2 School Board will hold an informational forum regarding 3A & 3B, the bond and mill levy questions on this Novembers ballot at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Garfield Re-2 Learning Opportunities Center (839 Whiteriver Ave., Rifle).Contact 625-7621 with questions.

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