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Community News and Notes

A crew of seven from New Castle to Rifle, joined by a mural specialist from New York City, will be helping to transfer the design of a bridge within mountainous terrain to the outside wall of the New Castle Branch Library on Labor Day weekend. This 10-foot by 20-foot mural was designed by local artists Betsy Blackard and Daniel Peck. It will be repeated on the wall of a cultural center during the eight-man groups stay in the Balkans in Southeastern Europe from Sept. 24 through Oct. 7.Contact Cheryl Currier at 625-3579 for more information on the project.A pie social and auction will be held to benefit the Art Reconciliation Trip at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Coal Ridge High School dining hall. Sample homemade pies baklava and stay for the live auction of home baked goods, beginning at 8 p.m. It will be sponsored by the New Hope Church.

Alpine Legal Services presents the Do it Yourself Divorce Class at 1 p.m. Sept. 21at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Those that 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 the 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 contact the Glenwood office at 945-8858

Runners and walkers are invited to sign up for the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy, Saturday, Oct. 7. A half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path in scenic Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs. The race is the final event in the Property Shop Glenwood Charity Race Series. The Glenwood Canyon Shuffle half-marathon begins at 9 a.m., and the 5K starts at 10. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points. Relay teams of up to five people are welcome to participate in the half-marathon. Team sponsorships by companies and service clubs are encouraged. Race day volunteers are needed; contact Literacy Outreach to sign up at 945-5282. For a race form or further information, contact Dennis Webb, 970-876-0768, or by e-mail at The race entry fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt. The race benefits Literacy Outreach, a local, non-profit organization affiliated with CMCs Developmental Education department. The Glenwood Canyon Shuffle is sponsored by Alpine Bank, Schmueser Gordon Meyer, RMS Concrete, Colorado Mountain Express, and the Post Independent.

Missouri Heights historian and all-round cowgirl Anita Witt premiers her documentary I Remember One Horse The Last of the Cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valley at 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale. The documentary is based on her book of the same name. This film is about the cowboys, the history and a way of life that will never be again in our valleys, Witt said. This is a documentary for the community. Witt also wrote the book They Came From Missouri: A History of Missouri Heights. Witt and Chip Comins and Julie Ramo, of American Spirit Productions, produced the film. Editors are Kyrsia Carter Getz and James Brundige. Twirp Anderson and John Sommers provided the soundtrack. Admission is free, but donations will be accepted. Contact Anita Witt at 963-2180 for more information.

Body & Soul is moving today to 727 Grand Ave., the new little mall between The Daily Bread and Sacred Grounds, which previously housed Marthas Vineyard. Call Body & Soul at 945-2288.

Springs Ford is hosting its 10th annual Classic Car Show from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at Glenwood Springs Ford, 55 Storm King Road, adjacent to the Glenwood Springs Mall. Proceeds from the event benefit LIFT-UPs local programs and services to serve the regions hungry. Enjoy free refreshments, oldies music and dozens of beautifully maintained classic automobiles from 1974 and older. A silent auction feature two childrens pedal cars reproductions of a 1932 Flamed Ford Roadster and a 1932 Ford Fire Engine. State troopers will conduct a free child seat safety check at the State Farm building just north of the car show, to ensure children are being transported safely.

Say goodbye to summer with a special Summer Meltdown celebration on the historic Hotel Colorados outdoor courtyard patio starting at 5 p.m. over Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 1-4, and again Sept. 7 and 8. Glenn Symmonds plays a blend of reggae, Caribbean soul, and island tunes on the covered veranda. Wear your favorite Aloha shirt and sip on cool Tiki drink concoctions.

Nia, an activity blending elements of yoga, tai chi, martial arts and modern and ethnic dance is offered at the Glenwood Centre for Well-being, 809 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, 5:30 p.m. and at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 3.The Colorado Mountain College Nia class begins at 12:15 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31, at the CMC Blake location in Glenwood Springs. Call 945-7486 to register for this five-week series.

The Devereux Cup Polo Tournament will be held at the scenic Stout Ranch south of New Castle on Sept. 9 and 10. Reigning champions, Team Hotel Colorado will take on the Roaring Fork Polo Club in a spirited match vying for the coveted silver trophy cup.The Hotel Colorado will host a Meet the Players reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. Roaring Fork Valley favorites, Heart of the Rockies Twirp Anderson, Cash Cashman and John Sommers, will be on hand to perform a wide variety of bluegrass and folk tunes. Match play will be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Stout Ranch, 2000 Baldy Creek Road in New Castle. A barbecue by Hotel Colorado Catering will be provided, and casual attire is suggested. The events are open to the public and free of charge. To get to Stout Ranch at 2000 Baldy Creek Road, take the New Castle exit off Interstate 70. Go south and turn right at Colorado River Road. Drive two miles, past Apple Tree Park, and turn left on Garfield Creek Road. Drive five miles and turn right at the Y to Baldy Creek Road. Two more miles and look for a sign that says Stout Ranch. Follow that road up to the ranch.

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