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The Kingston Trio will appear as part of next seasons schedule for the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association. New memberships, renewals and business sponsorships are available now. The season will open Oct. 10 with a Canadian string ensemble and the popular Woods Tea Company will appear Nov. 5. The Kingston Trio will be in town March 19, 2007, and the season will close on May 3 with Cadence, a male quartet. The concert association is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization and donations are tax deductible.Renewal or new membership checks can be mailed to GWS Community Concert Association, PO Box 214, Glenwood Springs 81602. For information, call Judy at 945-5384.

Glenwood Dance Academys Ballet Intensive Session will be held from Aug. 21-26.Fall dance classes begin Aug. 28.Call 945-2717 for further information.

The 10-year reunion of the Rifle High School Class of 1996 is scheduled for Aug. 4 and 5. There will be a banquet from 6-9 p.m. Aug. 4 at Rifle High School, and a family barbecue at noon Aug. 5 at Rifle Falls. Please call (970) 257-1252 or e-mail lmssquires@ msn.com to RSVP.



Habitat for Humanity for the Roaring Fork Valley (HFHRFV) is holding its inaugural charity golf tournament at the Roaring Fork Club on Sept. 25 to raise funds for building additional homes for local low-income families. Players are encouraged to register early for the event which includes golf, cart, golf shirt, lunch and cocktail party/dinner. Chaffin/Light Real Estate is sponsoring the event, and other sponsorships are available.Since its inception in 2000, the local Habitat affiliate has built two homes for needy families. Currently, a duplex in Carbondale is under construction to house two more partner families. Partner families own their homes by repaying a 30-year interest-free mortgage. The families must complete 250 to 500 sweat equity hours on the home during construction. HFHRFV relies upon volunteers, as well as in-kind and cash donations, to attain its mission to eliminate substandard housing. For more information about the local Habitat for Humanity, to register for the golf tournament, or learn more about tournament sponsorship opportunities, please call 963-8555 or e-mail habitatRFV@gmail.com.

The Defiance Community Players fall musical production of Sweet Charity by Neil Simon will be holding auditions in August for ages needed 14 and older. Actors, dancers, musicians, set crew, set builders, lighting and sound help are needed. For more information call the director, Marc Anderton, at 309-3889, or the producer, Jacquie Meitler, at 945-2174.



The Western Slope Office of the Colorado Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is proud to announce the fourth Bud Light MS U.G.L.Y. Bartender Challenge, a fundraiser for the Western Slope Office. It will run from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. U.G.L.Y. is an acronym for Understanding Generous Loveable You. Establishments nominate a bartender to vie for the title of the Grand Valleys Bud Light MS U.G.L.Y. -est Bartender. Bartenders vie to win prizes and trips including golf and ski getaways, and Denver sports weekends. The Grand Prize this year will be a trip to Hawaii. Weekly standings will be published in the Grand Junction Free Press and other publications. Pool tournaments, celebrity bartending and golf tournaments are a few of the ways that last years challengers raised money.Proceeds will go the Western Slope Office of the Colorado Chapter of the National MS Society. One in 580 Coloradans lives with the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.For more information contact Lee Mathis, event coordinator, at (970) 256-4656 or info@msugly.org, or contact Priscilla Mangnall at (970) 241-8975 or 1-800-371-2667.

Live local music, a luminaria ceremony of hope, a midnight quesadilla party, a catered breakfast, a yoga hour, contests and other entertainment will highlight the American Cancer Societys Relay For Life of the Roaring Fork Valley from 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 11, to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.12, at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. This fun-filled overnight event is a celebration of life that brings the community together in a unified effort to fight cancer. Teams of eight to 15 circle the track relay-style through the night. Participants camp out at the high school, and when they are not taking their turn walking or running, they take part in fun activities and enjoy local entertainment. Former and current cancer patients, their families and friends, businesses, civic organizations, and the general public are invited to the relay, which is themed Move and Groove for a Cure. Each team will choose a team name and theme based on a song, musical genre, band or other musical concept. Volunteer to be part of the cure. For information about how to form a team or to become involved in Relay For Life, contact Lauren Gueriera at (970) 384-2490. For more information about cancer, call (800) ACS-2345 or visit http://www.cancer.org.


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