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Summit Canyon Coffeehouse is looking for musicians, storytellers, cowboy poets, dancers and anyone with a knack for the arts to showcase their talents and meet new people. Contact Regina at 945-6994 to be a part of the fun.

Climbing Magazine presents the Reel Rock Film Tour as a benefit for the HERA Womens Cancer Foundation, a volunteer organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for ovarian cancer research and awareness programs. The Sept. 7 event will be hosted by Carbondales Crystal Theatre, with a pre-event wine tasting and appetizers at Grana room 6:30-7:30 p.m. The show will launch the world premier of two new groundbreaking climbing films by the top producers in the industry: Dosage Volume IV, by Josh Lowell, and First Ascent, by Peter Mortimer. All the proceeds will go to the HERA Foundation; tickets are $25 and can be purchased at Climbing Magazine; call 963-9449 for more information. A silent auction/raffle to benefit the HERA Foundation will precede the film premiers.

A 2006 Election Forum is planned for Thursday, Oct. 5, from 7-9 p.m. at Rifle City Hall. Meet the Garfield County candidates for Commissioner, Clerk and Recorder, Treasurer, Assessor, Surveyor, Sheriff and Coroner. Learn about the city of Rifle election questions. Sponsored by the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce. Contact 625-2085, ext. 3 for more information.



West Garfield County Landfill will be hosting a household hazardous waste collection event Saturday, Sept. 23, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Please call, 625-8601, for details and to schedule an appointment.

Host families for foreign exchange students needed to complete a nine-month academic high school program from September 2006 through May 2007. Students must arrive by Sept. 1. Contact the local coordinator for the Council for Educational Travel USA at 625-0481 or 404-2444 to discuss options, which include one month, four and a half months or a permanent home for the academic year (nine months). Qualifying family must be interviewed and submit to a background reference/criminal check. Student must have his/her own room, or share with host sibling of same gender within three years of the same age. Student must share at least one meal a day with family along with transportation between school and home. The student will have health insurance and spending money. Tax deduction available for families who participate in a foreign exchange program. More information available at http://www.cetusa or dlmathias@hotmail.com.



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. Patrick Payne stars, 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.For information, call 379-6041.

Pathway to Fishing, a free fishing program for kids ages 6-12 years will be Saturday, Sept. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to noon 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.

There will be a celebration of the 1889 Cardiff Schoolhouse reopening on Friday from 5:30-7 p.m. at Conservancy Park, 4018 Sky Ranch Dr., Park East. The event is hosted by Red Mountain Friends of Historic Preservation. Bruce Neumann will play western music and there will be refreshments available.The schoolhouse was built in 1889 and has been restored by the Red Mountain Friends of the Historic Preservation.

Defiance Community Players has announced auditions for the fall production Sweet Charity, playing Nov. 10-12 and 16-18 at Glenwood Springs High School. The group is seeking all types of actors and dancers 13 years and older. Auditions take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 27 and Sept. 10 in the GSHS band room (use east entrance band door). Those trying out for singing parts should bring sheet music a pianist will be available. A dancers-only audition takes place from 3-5 p.m. Sept. 10. Anyone interested in assisting with the play is invited to sign up at auditions. Set builders, painters, stage crew, tech crew and musicians are needed. Sweet Charity is directed and choreographed by Mark Michaels, and music and vocal direction is by Suzie Meredith-Orr. The part of Charity Hope Valentine has been cast. For questions, call producer Jacquie Meitler at 945-2714.

Event organizers are looking for members from the community to work as volunteers for the 22nd annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon. The event is Sunday, Sept. 10.Volunteers receive a long-sleeve race T-shirt and a meal ticket to the post-race barbecue at Sayre Park. Information: Janet Wolf, 928-9730; jwolfcpa@sopris.net.

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.


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