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Stop by Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson at 2922 S. Glen Ave., Glenwood Springs, on Saturday, Sept. 9, for the monthly Harley Owners Group (H.O.G.) barbecue. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., members of the local H.O.G. chapter will be grilling HOG dogs and burgers in the parking lot. Enjoy a beautiful ride with incredible views of the fall foliage on Saturday, Sept. 16, as motorcyclists get together for a Poker Run on the Grand Mesa Loop, which is about a five-hour ride. All proceeds from both events will be used to help Brenda Caywood with medical bills incurred from her fight against breast cancer. Donations can be accepted at Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson or deposited directly into the Brenda Caywood Account at any Vectra Bank.The poker run will begin at Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson. Participants can start the ride anytime from 8-9:45 a.m. Theres a preregistration sheet and pledge packet for the ride at Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson, along with a waiver, map, and all the details. Stop by or call 928-7493 for more information.

The Garfield County Library Board has two board member positions open one regular member and one alternate. The term is for three years. If you are interested in applying, please write to Commissioner John Martin at 108 Eighth Street, Suite 213, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601 giving a little information about your background and your interest in being a Library Board member.

The Post Independent is again sending out a call to all photographers. Its time for the Day in the Life of Garfield County. The shoot day for Day in the Life is Saturday, Sept. 9, with the deadline to get photos to the Post Independent being Thursday, Sept. 14. the section will publish Thursday, Sept. 28. All photos must be taken in Garfield County and must be shot on Saturday, Sept. 9. Name of photographer, where and the time the photo was taken are required. Photos can be sent via e-mail to or Mail or drop off at 2014 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Day in the Life is not a contest, its just an opportunity to have fun taking photos and possibly seeing them in print.

A crew of seven from New Castle to Rifle, joined by a mural specialist from New York city, will be helping to transfer the design of a bridge within mountainous terrain to the outside wall of the New Castle Branch Library on Labor Day weekend. This 10-foot-by-20-foot mural was designed by local artists Betsy Blackard and Daniel Peck. It will be repeated on the wall of a cultural center during the groups stay in the Balkans in Southeastern Europe from Sept. 24 through Oct. 7.Contact Cheryl Currier at 625-3579 for more information on the project.A pie social and auction will be held to benefit the Art Reconciliation Trip at 7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Coal Ridge High School dining hall. Sample homemade pies and baklava, and stay for the live auction of home-baked goods, beginning at 8 p.m. It will be sponsored by the New Hope Church.

Alpine Legal Services presents the Do it Yourself Divorce Class at 1 p.m. Sept. 21 at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Those that attend will be provided with all of the necessary documentation required to complete the divorce process along with all of the necessary information about how to manage the case start to finish. A small donation is requested for this service, but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay.This clinic is supported by grants from Aspen Valley Community Foundation. For further information, please contact the Glenwood office at 945-8858.

Beginning Scuba class to be held Sept. 9 and10. Registration and class will be held at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Please register before Sept. 8. This is a PADI certification. Call Dar`s Divers for more information, 970-984-2820.

The sixth annual Roaring Fork River Cleanup will start at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 9, with registration sites in Aspen at Jaffee Park in Woody Creek Canyon; Basalt at Lions Park next to the Library; Carbondale, in front of the Days Inn; and in Glenwood Springs at Two Rivers Park.Volunteers will be sent out in teams with trash bags to clean up along the river. Volunteers will not be encouraged to get in the river unless they are seasoned waders and come equipped for wading in the river. Some teams will clean up more than one area on the river. Please dress appropriately for a morning outside. This is a family event and we recognize our youngest helpers for their efforts. Please dont forget to bring gloves, raincoat, water, bug repellant and sunscreen. At 11:30 a.m. everyone should be leaving their cleanup sites and making their way to Arbaney Park for our Volunteer Appreciation BBQ. Lunch will be served at Noon followed by the Best of Trash Awards.

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