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Join a team of dedicated volunteers and staff at the Advocate Safehouse Project and make a difference in your community. Advocate Safehouse is currently taking applications for its next training, which will be held in September.The free 30-hour training prepares participants to respond to calls on the Advocate Safehouse Projects 24-hour help line. Classes will be presented by community professionals.Training dates are two evenings per week from 6-9 p.m., Sept. 29 through Oct. 19. The schedule also includes one Saturday, Oct. 14, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Bilingual Spanish/English volunteers are needed. Space is limited.Ask for Kathy at 945-2632 ext. 104 if you have questions or would like to participate in training.

The Second Annual River Days Scarecrow Gathering for the Basalt River Days Parade will be held on Saturday, Aug. 19. The event is sponsored by the Pardon My Garden Club and Wyly Community Arts. Open to all ages. Bring your gardens scarecrow or create a new one. There will be Scarecrow workshops to create your scarecrow at the Wyly Community Arts Studios Aug. 1517 from 5-7 p.m. Create the scarecrow of your dreams (or nightmares)! Bring some old clothing, large buttons, and join in the fun. Escort your scarecrow in the River Days Parade on Aug. 19. A $20 donation per scarecrow is collected at the door. For information contact Wyly Community Arts, 927-4123.

The Ninth Annual Basalt River Days is coming to Lions Park Aug. 18-19. All events take place in the historic downtown area. This years Saturday events in Lions Park are packed with favorite community activities such as tug-o-war, fly-casting, pie-baking, and Midland Avenue Depots MAD Dog-eating contests, and the Kiss the Trout competition.For more information, see, e-mail or call 927-4031.

The 11th annual Redstone Art Foundation Art Show opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, on the grounds of the Redstone Inn. The show continues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4.The show features local, area, and invited guest artists in a variety of media. Call 963-6417 for more information.

Join the Roaring Fork Womens Triathlon Team for a benefit concert by singer-songwriter Lucie Blue Tremblay. The event, taking place at 8 p.m. Today at the Calaway Building on Colorado Mountain Colleges Spring Valley Campus, benefits the Breast Exam Project. Tremblay and friends will also be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Centennial Park in downtown Glenwood Springs for music and a silent auction, also benefiting the project. For more information, visit or call 319-0918.

Mountain Madrigal Singers is hosting tenor and bass auditions at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. For more information, call Laurie at 945-0818.

Garfield County Republicans will hold their monthly luncheon at noon Wednesday, Aug. 16, at the Buffalo Valley Inn. Scott Tipton, Republican candidate for Congress, will be the guest speaker.

Sustainable Settings Third Annual Harvest Benefit takes place from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Sustainable Settings Ranch. Celebrate the harvest and local organic agriculture with fire roasted lamb, Beyond Organic salads, fingerling potatoes, fresh peach concoctions, artisan cheeses, local organic wines and spirits. Live bluegrass music, horse & buggy rides, chef demonstrations and a silent auction. Tickets: $125/ person. Kids under 12 free. To reserve your place at the table call 963-6107.

Thunder River Theatre Company is looking for a few young people interested in theater who want to apprentice with the TRTC. Apprenticeships are being sought in all technical areas. TRTC has state-of-the-art light and sound equipment, builds all of its scenery, and coordinates and builds its costumes and props. High school or college-age people who would like to spend a year with TRTC working on all productions in its new black-box theatre are welcome to call Lon Winston at 963-8200 for details. It is possible to receive practicum college credit. TRTC also welcomes volunteers of all ages. Visit to learn more.

An old-fashioned ice cream social booth will provide sundaes and root beer floats on Saturday, Aug. 12, as part of the KDNK Blues and Brews party on Main Street in Carbondale. All proceeds from the booth go to the soon-to-be-opened historical museum. For information or to volunteer, please call 963-9371.

True Media Foundations presentation of History Under the Stars debuts at dusk Tuesday, Aug. 29, at Centennial Park. The documentary celebrates the lives and livelihood of Garfield County pioneers individuals and families who helped create and shape the areas communities. The video follows Glenwoods Farmers Market at the park. The public is invited to bring low chairs and blankets to watch the video under the evening stars and enjoy live music from Still Twitchin and T. Ray Becker. History Under the Stars is a project of True Media Foundation, a non-profit organization that mentors area youth. A crucial aspect of this summer project is the youth who have worked on this video, learning all aspects of film production while creating a historical legacy of the region. A production crew of about 14 youth from Carbondale to Rifle have spent their summer working on the historical presentation.

Kathy Ortiz, Big Mamas Home Cookin, needs volunteers to help with set-up, service, and cleanup from 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. at the Relay for Life at Roaring Fork High School on Saturday, Aug. 12. Please call Kathy directly at 963-2432 if you are interested.

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