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If you are a soccer player, track runner or all-round fall athletic student, you can still register for a physical activity at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts after the season closes. Classes are ongoing and year-round. Join an art, pottery or dance class and keep a great workout going all winter. Call 945-2414 to register for more winter activities.

LIFT-UP registration will begin on Oct. 23 and go through Nov. 15.

There will be no registration after Thanksgiving.



If you need assistance with food for Thanksgiving or Christmas, please call the local LIFT-UP office for information on locations and times for registration. Parachute: 285-7903; Rifle: 625-4888; Silt: 625-4888; New Castle: 984-2115; Glenwood Springs: 945-2005; Carbondale: 963-1778.

Please note each family must register for their family only.



The second in a series of three community energy education forums sponsored by the Energy Advisory Board of Garfield County and Colorado Mountain College will be held from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the Garfield Health and Human Services building, on Railroad Avenue in Rifle.

The topics of the forum include “Geology of Western Colorado,” presented by Dr. Rex Cole, Mesa State University; and “What’s in Your Water Well?” presented by Dr. Tony Gorody, president of Universal Geoscience Consulting Inc.

Admission is free.

Call Colorado Mountain College Rifle Campus at 625-1871 with any questions.

Sopris MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will hold its annual Harvest Luncheon fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. For $7 you get a bowl of chili or soup, a salad, a drink, and a piece of homemade pie. Kids 4-12 can eat for $5, and kids 3 and under can eat for free. Take-out lunches and pies will be available. Take time to bid on some great silent auction items while you’re there. Proceeds will benefit Sopris MOPS, a non-profit mothers group. Call Renee at 274-8571 for more information.

The Valley View Hospital Auxiliary will present its Unique Boutique from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at the Devereux Room in the Hotel Colorado. The event features a sale of handcrafted goods, raffle tickets for a handmade quilt, and baked goods by Xi Sigma.

Call for Photographs

The Carbondale Chamber is working on its 2007 Carbondale Business Directory and Community Guide, and photographs for the front cover are needed. The theme is “Carbondale: Live, Work, Visit.” Directories will be circulated throughout the Roaring Fork Valley in 2007, and photographers will receive photo credit for their work. Please send high resolution photographs to chamber@carbondale.com or to the Carbondale Chamber, P.O. Box 1645, Carbondale, CO 81623 by Friday, Nov. 3.

Join the AVSC knitting circle, learn to knit and help us raise much needed scholarship funds. Our next “knitting circle” will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 24 and every other Tuesday through November at the AVSC Clubhouse. Talent is needed to make scarves, hats and other items to be sold at various Christmas bazaars throughout December. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be contributed to the AVSC scholarship program. Donations of yarn, needles and instruction are welcome. For more information, please call Kathleen or Kim at 925-2720, ext. 104.

Learn about “The Biology of Belief” breakthrough technology that creates change quickly and easily, at a free introduction on Oct. 27. Workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 in Carbondale. For more information, call Jean Wallis at (970) 928-0485 or Elizabeth Powers, MSW at (720) 304-8924.


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