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A candlelight peace vigil will be held from 7-9 p.m. today in Centennial Park, Glenwood Springs. This is not a protest of the war in Iraq or government policy, it is a collective wish for peace and a time for mourning soldier and civilian victims of all war and armed conflict. The group will be reading prayers from different faiths and cultures; bring a prayer to share. Sponsored by the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition 970-618-1849.

Tickets are now on sale for the Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest, a fundraiser for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. The festival takes place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the historic Hotel Colorado. The event is a popular gathering of valley restaurants, microbreweries and wineries, with silent auction, live music, culinary demonstrations and much more. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 the day of the event, and can be purchased by calling 945-2414.

No Strings Theatre Company, of New Mexico, presents the one-man play Doc Holliday and the Angel of Mercy, at 8 p.m. Aug. 25-26 at the Blue Acacia Theatre in the Masonic Temple. Tickets are $10: 379-6041. Patrick Payne plays the lead, and he has performed Doc Holliday and the Angel of Mercy throughout the West. He was particularly interested in playing Doc Holliday in Glenwood Springs because it is where Doc died and is said to be buried.



The 20th annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials hosts 120 of North Americas top dog/handler teams vying for a $20,000 purse Sept. 6-10 in Meeker. Craft fair, art contest, petting farm, barbecues and more. Tickets at the gate. Five-day pass: adult, $30; ages 8-16, $15. One-day pass: adult, $10; ages 8-16, $5; under 8 free daily. No pets please. Details at http://www.meekersheepdog.com or call (970) 878-5510.

The husband-and-wife team of Joyce Bulifant and Roger Perry, veterans of stage, screen and television, will perform their original musical production, Life Upon the Wicked Stage, at 8 p.m. Aug. 25-26 at the Thunder River Theater in Carbondale. Proceeds support River Bridge, the childrens advocacy center to be built near Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. Launched by local supporters and the Carbondale/Aspen Glen Rotary Club, River Bridge will provide a child-friendly center for young victims of abuse and neglect. Services will be available to families throughout the Roaring Fork Valley and surrounding areas. Tickets for the Aug. 25 show are $100 per person and include a gala champagne and dessert reception. Tickets for the Aug. 26 show are $25 (performance only). Tickets are tax deductible and available at Sounds Easy in Carbondale, 963-1303, and Glenwood Travel King in Glenwood Springs, 945-9500. Those wishing to participate as sponsors, or for more information, call Connie McCrudden at 963-3136.



SHARE Colorado (Self Help and Resource Exchange), a nonprofit organization, is a monthly food distributor that offers grocery packages at half the retail price to everyone. Every package you buy for yourself helps to put food on the table for another family in your community. To order from SHARE please visit the Eagles Lodge at 312 Seventh St. on Sept. 9 from noon to 2 p.m. For more information on the SHARE program call 1-800-933-7427 or visit http://www.sharecolorado.com.

Toyota Prius owners (and other hybrid electric cars) are welcome to follow the town of Basalts official car, a Prius Hybrid, in a Prius Parade in the Basalt River Days Parade, Saturday morning, Aug. 19. Just show up at 11 a.m. at Streamside, a few blocks east of the 7-Eleven store. (For more information or help with signs and decorations for a car, contact Karen Signell, Go Green Basalt, a grassroots group) at 927-2280 or karensignell@comcast.net).

A one-week ballet intensive will be led 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. LeVines students have gone on to dance with the American Ballet Theater, the National Ballet of Canada, the Kansas City Ballet, the Geneva Ballet, the Memphis Ballet and many other well-established companies. LeVine will teach intermediate- and advanced-level ballet classes, as well as pointe classes during this week. For more information or to register, call 945-2717.

The West Garfield Democrats will have a fundraising picnic on Sunday, Aug. 20 at Cottonwood Park in Parachute from 2 to p.m. There will be barbecues, baked beans, salads, soft drinks and cookies for $10 (children younger than 12 free). Beer will be available at $2 a can for adults with a picnic ticket. Tickets can be reserved in advance for an estimate of participants, but all will be welcome. To reserve tickets call Valerie Maitland at 285-7825, Lori Sweers at 285- 5682, or Paul Light at 285-7791.

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 http://www.basaltriverdays.com, e-mail info@basaltchamber.com or call 927-4031.

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.


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