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Noted railroad guide author Eva Hoffman is the guest speaker at the 7 p.m. Sept. 7 meeting of the Western Colorado Chapter, National Railway Historical Society. The meeting will be held at the Glenwood Railroad Museum, located in the Amtrak station at 413 Seventh St.; since the Amtrak station is closed at that hour, use the outside stairs to reach the train platform and enter by the big white door in the east wing. Ms. Hoffman has titled her presentation Chasing AMTRAK: Adventures in the board room and along the tracks. This program is free and open to the public.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is taking art to a new level at the Elevated Arts Festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the top of Iron Mountain. The second annual Music on the Mountain concert will follow at 7 p.m., featuring music by the Strays. The Elevated Arts Festival will include displays by Mary Blichmann, Erin Cady, Khaila Derrington, Judith Hughes, Luba Kohn, Mary Noone, Mary Pilon, Yvette Renberg, Patty Ringer, William Rump and Carmelle Walden. Guests also will be able to have old-fashioned portraits taken and purchase official Strawberry Days Strawberry Jam, which was a big hit during the Strawberry Days Festival this summer. All of the parks attractions will be open as well, including cave tours, thrill rides, rock climbing, horseback riding, gemstone sluice box mining, bull rides, Exclamation Point Restaurant and the Iron Mountain Saloon.The event is free for annual pass holders. For those without a pass, the cost to ride the Iron Mountain Tramway to the event is $10 for adults, $9 for those 65 or better, and $7 for children ages 3-12. Children younger than 3 ride the tram for free. A daily tram ticket allows guests two round-trip rides, to come up for the arts festival and return later for the concert.

Celina and Jac Claudon are opening their home located on the side of Glenwood Canyon in the Cave of the Chimes for a guided tour and home cooked barbecue dinner from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 16. This is a fundraiser for Jean Alberico, who is running for Garfield County Clerk and Recorder. Take advantage of this rare opportunity to visit this unique home. Make your reservations by calling Celina at 945-0149 or e-mail The cost is $65 per person or $100 for two people. There is limited space available. You must be able to walk down and back up about 150 stairs. Adults only.

Therapeutic Motions and Traveling Raindrop will be hosting a free seminar from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14, at the Hot Springs Lodge. The seminar topic will be How to use therapeutic grade essential oils in your daily life. Participants can enjoy the Hot Springs Athletic Club after the seminar for only $9 (includes use of the pool). Registration: Contact Suzette Levine at 984-2217 and leave a message.

The Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale will be hosting author Helen Thayer for the third annual One Book One Town, Everybody Reads lecture and potluck at 6 p.m.Thursday evening, Sept 14. This years event will take place at the beautiful, new and spacious Thunder River Theatre at 67 Promenade. Ms. Thayer will be presenting a slide show and talking about Carbondales town book selection, Polar Dream. Immediately following, the community is invited to a potluck. The event is free to the public. Please bring a dish to share. For more information, call 963-2889.

Buttons & Bows Square Dance Club invites square and round dancers of all levels to dance from 8-10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 9, at the Early Childhood Learning Center on Second Street in Parachute. For more information, contact 285-2046.

Slow Food Roaring Fork/Aspen and Restaurant Six89 are busy making plans for the third annual Slow Food Roaring Fork Harvest Social, to be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18, at Restaurant Six89 in Carbondale.This annual event brings together some of the finest chefs in Colorado to celebrate our states bounty. Each of chefs will create one course of hors doeuvres and one dinner course, each highlighting a locally produced food item. From organic heirloom tomatoes to wild harvested mushrooms to grass-fed beef and lamb, if it grows on Colorados Western Slope, youll find it on a plate at this event.The Harvest Social is a fundraising event for Slow Food Roaring Fork/Aspen, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting local agriculture and food traditions. To make reservations by credit card, please call Six89 at 963-6890.

A Matter of Heart A Matter of Time womens heart healthy discussion will be led by Kim Kramer, director of Heart and Vascular at VVH from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, at the Exclamation Point Restaurant. Join Womens After 5 for a very special evening of music, and national speaker, Vera Velk, on Surviving the Speed of Life.Be at the tram (free ride) at 6 p.m. Dinner and program awaits on top. Everything for only $15. Call Connie at 876-0581 or e-mail: for reservations.

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.

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