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August means registration for the fall semester at Colorado Mountain College. Many classes start Aug. 28.The bulletin of upcoming classes will soon be in your mailbox, at selected sites in town, and through your local campus. Course and registration information are also available on the CMC Web site, at At CMCs seven campuses across north-central Colorado, anyone can earn an associate degree, improve job skills or expand their horizons through lifelong learning. At Colorado Mountain College, the mission is learning for life.

Fly-fishing for everyone! Bring your rod and come learn about the world-class fly-fishing on the Roaring Fork River near Woody Creek at 6 p.m. July 26 and near Carbondale at 6 p.m. Aug. 2. Avid angler Rick Lofaro of the Roaring Fork Conservancy will lead the one-hour introduction to fly-fishing at Wilton Jaffee Park on July 26 and the event at Blue Creek Ranch on Aug. 2. Please dress appropriately; the event will happen rain or shine. This event is free and open to the public. However, space is limited, and reservations and a fishing license are required. Please call 927-1290 to register. Sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails and the Roaring Fork Conservancy.

The Carbondale Mountain Fair holds two races during the weekend of July 28-30. One is the Mount Sopris Runoff, an 16.5-mile foot race between Basalt and Carbondale, on Saturday, July 29. The race starts at the Basalt 7-Eleven at 8 a.m. A shuttle will be available to take people back to their cars from Carbondale.The Porcupine Loop Bike Race takes place on Sunday, July 30. This race starts at Sopris Park and follows the Porcupine Loop Trail. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Sopris Park.Participants of both races will receive a T-shirt. For more information call CCAH at 963-1680 or register throughout the fair at the Info Booth.

The New Life Drama Company is coming to Rifle through July 27, presenting a series of short, powerful skits touching on a wide variety of ministry topics.Performances are 7 p.m. Tuesday, at The Masters Sports Camp in Cottonwood Springs Park in Rifle; 7 p.m. Wednesday, at The Masters Sports Camp in Apple Tree Park, New Castle; and 7 p.m. Thursday, at Heinze Park in Rifle.For more information, call 945-7552.

Basalt resident Shawn Stevenson is the guest of honor for a fundraiser from 5:30-10 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at Buffalo Valley Restaurant to help offset the costs of $20,000 in medical bills she has collected over the past 18 months. Stevenson, who has been unable to work since January, recently received word she may be suffering from Lyme disease. Stevensons medical situation has been baffling to medical experts. Symptoms of Lyme are often confused with conditions such as arthritis, multiple sclerosis, fibromyalgia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. The fundraiser features live music by the Earthbeat Choirs teen singers and the Jimmy Dykann Band, free appetizers until 7 p.m., a cash bar, and live and silent auctions.

A one-week ballet intensive for intermediate and advanced levels and pointe classes will be held by master guest teacher Nathalie LeVine at the Glenwood Dance Academy Aug. 21-25. LeVine, who trained under Slavenska, Nijinska and the Royal Ballet School, has taught and choreographed ballet for 50 years, mainly in California and in the St. Louis area. For more information or to register, call the Glenwood Dance Academy at 945-2717.

Alpine Christian Academy is now accepting applications for its preschool program for the 2006-07 school year. The K3 and K4 program is based on the schools core values: truth, love, scholarship and service and will offer math, science, bible, phonics, reading and writing studies to each child. If you are interested in learning more about the school or would like a tour of the facilities, please contact Mick Bennett at 927-9106.

New Castle Lions Club is sponsoring an ice cream social at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at Burning Mountain Park in downtown New Castle. Make your own sundae or root beer float with homemade ice cream for $1 per scoop. The whole family can enjoy entertainment in the park. Proceeds will benefit the New Castle Veteran Memorial. Call 309-1545 for more information.

If you cant attend the 35th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair, just tune into KDNK for the live broadcast starting Friday evening, July 28, and continuing on through Sunday night, July 30. You will hear great rock music from Steve Skinner and the Natives, coverage of the wood splitting championships, and much more.Have you thought about becoming a radio programmer? KDNK offers DJ trainings once a month. Please call Leslie at 963-0139 for all the details.KDNK can be heard at 88.1 in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale, Rifle, Silt and New Castle, 88.3 in Aspen and Snowmass Village, 88.5 in Basalt and Redstone, and 94.7 in Old Snowmass.

Please join the Rifle Branch Library in welcoming the new childrens librarian, Emily Hisel, and in wishing Miss Melissa good luck with her new job at the Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale from 4-6 p.m. Friday, July 28, at the Rifle Library, 107 E. Second St. Refreshments will be served.

This is the final week of the Garfield County Public Library Systems Summer Reading Program. Funnyman and puppeteer Wayne Frances will be the final performer at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 25, at Carbondale Town Hall; 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 25, in the Glenwood Springs Library basement; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the New Castle Community Center; 2 p.m. Wednesday, July 26, at the Silt Community Center; 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 27, at Bea Underwood Elementary School in Parachute; and 2 p.m. Thursday, July 27, at That Place in Rifle. This is the last week to turn in reading logs for prizes.

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