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Pre-school storytime will resume at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 23, at the New Castle Branch Library. Toddler storytime continues at 10:30 a.m. Fridays. Join us for stories, songs and crafts. Call 984-2346 for more information.

The West Garfield Democrats will have a fundraising picnic today at Cottonwood Park in Parachute starting at 2 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.

Sustainable Settings Third Annual Harvest Benefit takes place from 4-8 p.m. today 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 and 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.



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.

The Carbondale Clay Center invites the public to its annual August benefit dinner at Restaurant Six89, 689 Main St., Carbondale on Monday, Aug. 21. Support the centers year-round educational and cultural programs, including the summer kids clay camps, while enjoying fine food, art and music. Enjoy cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, prepared by chef Mark Fischer, served at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve seating, contact the CCC office at 963-2529. Tickets are $125. Contact Lauren Kearns or Lea Tyler at 963-2529, e-mail at info@carbondaleclay.org or online at http://www.carbondaleclay.org.



For its ninth season, Circus Chimera proudly presents Alice In Wonderland, a magical reinterpretation of the beloved classic for all ages. Think you know the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and the Cheshire Cat? Think again! Circus Chimeras international cast includes masters of showmanship, spectacle and illusion, recreating familiar characters in bold new acts that defy the laws of gravity, dazzling and delighting every member of your family. The show will be the fairgrounds in Rifle at 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 28, and Tuesday, Aug. 29. For more information go to http://www.circuschimera.com/media2006.

Pathway to Fishing, a free fishing program for kids ages 6-12 years will be from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 9, at Lions Pond in Rifle. Free fishing poles and tackle. Call the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce at 625-2085, ext. 2, to register and for more details. Pre-registration is required.


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