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Community News and Notes

St. Mary Catholic Church will open its second season of the St. Mary Performance Series with an all-Mozart choral program at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 19. The acclaimed Schumann Singers, a 32-voice choral group, will perform sacred Mozart selections along with excerpts from Mozarts well-known opera The Magic Flute. Founded in 1983 by Merritt Schumann, the Schumann Singers present two annual concerts of classical music. The members of the group live from Silt to Fruita. A wide age range is also represented in the group, including teenage home- and public-schooled students, many working adults, and retirees in their youthful 70s.Pianist Judy Dvorak Ronzio will accompany the Schumann Singers. She is actively involved in the Grand Valley as a teacher, performer, and a much-sought-after accompanist.The church is located at Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle. A reception will follow the concert. For more information about this concert or about the up-coming season, contact Linda Colby, 984-0419. Discounted season subscriptions and season brochures are available.

The 2007 Colorado Weed Calendars are now available. Calendars may be picked up, free of charge, at any of the Garfield County Public Libraries in Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, New Castle, Parachute, Rifle and Silt. They are also available at all White River National Forest offices. This years calendar focuses on the impacts of weeds on our public lands. The calendar is produced by the Glenwood Springs-based nonprofit Colorado Big Country Resource Conservation and Development. For further information, contact Steve Anthony at Garfield County, 625-8601.

The Salvation Army is offering a free legal basics workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, lead by Jonathan Shamis of Alpine Legal Services. For more information or to find out about the free child care, please call 945-6976.

All childrens books will be discounted 20 percent all day Saturday, Nov. 18, at Through the Looking Glass in Glenwood Springs. Buy a childrens book ornament from the Christmas Wish Tree. The books will be given to the Glenwood Springs Library.

Flu shots are now available at Dr. Mass office on a first-come, first-served basis for anyone over the age of 16. Hours: 9 a.m. to noon and 2-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office is located at 225 N. Mill St., Suite 116, in Aspen. The office will not be billing insurance companies.

Members of the Garfield County 4H Club will model motorclothes from the new Harley-Davidson holiday line from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson dealership, 2922 S. Glen Ave., in Glenwood Springs. A portion of the sales from the event will be donated to the Garfield County 4H Club.

The Roaring Fork Valley Model Railroad Club recently completed arrangements with Kum & Go for the use of the second floor of the Conoco gas station building at 105 Sixth St., at the I-70 exit in downtown Glenwood Springs, as a meeting place for the club. The club is using the space to build a new semi-permanent train layout. The club meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays, and is always interested in visitors and new members. For further information call 945-2457.

The Garfield County Farm Service Agency will be hosting a sign-up for all agricultural landowners who sustained damage by the Red Apple Fire and wish to request cost-share assistance. The sign-up period continues through Nov. 20.For more information, producers may contact the local Farm Service Agency office at 945-5494.

The Glenwood Springs High School Veterans Day assembly will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 9. All community members and veterans are welcome. The school asks that veterans please arrive at 10:30 a.m. for registration. Any questions, call Guy Brickell at 384-5590.

Members of St. Mary of the Crown Parish, located on top of White Hill in Carbondale, is preparing for the 29th annual Elk Dinner, to be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, not Sunday, as in past years. Come enjoy this delicious homecooked meal of pit-barbecued elk and turkey served with potatoes, salad, vegetable, rolls, drinks and homemade desserts. Treat your favorite veteran to dinner. You can browse through the Country Store filled with homemade crafts and food items or bid on numerous silent auction items. Tickets will be available at the door.

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