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The 19th Street Diner is celebrating its 20th birthday Saturday, offering birthday cake with every meal all day. Live music is scheduled for 8 p.m., starting with John Noel and followed by 3 Legged Dog. Wear your favorite costume from the past 19 years and win great prizes, including a Fat Tire bike, Sunlight season ski pass and day passes, shirts, hats and more. A progressive Happy Hour takes place today and Saturday starting at 5 p.m. Call the diner at 945-9133 for more information.

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library Fall Used Book Sale runs Saturday through Oct. 14, open during the following times: Saturday: 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday: 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday: Noon to 7:30 p.m. Thursday: 2-5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14: 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.Library volunteers estimate more than 15,000 used hardback and paperback books will be for sale, including works of fiction and non-fiction, and both adult and childrens books. Books are sorted by category. The library is located at 413 Ninth Street and the sale is held in the basement. Book donations for the sale are accepted during the Librarys hours of operation. Call 945-5958 for more information.

Join the Frontier Historical Society for a cleanup and restoration party from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Cardiff Coke Ovens in south Glenwood Springs. The public is welcome to help us preserve this historic place. Park at the old rodeo grounds (the paintball field). Bring branch clippers, gloves, a shovel, and a friend. Drinks provided. For questions, call Cindy Hines at the Frontier Museum at 945-4448.



The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition hosts an evening with David Barsamian, founder and director of Alternative Radio, at 8 p.m. Thursday at the Thunder River Theater in Carbondale. A journalist, author, and lecturer, Barsamian is the national producer for the radio program Making Contact, and is considered one of the Top 10 Media Heroes by the Institute for Alternative Journalism. In 2003, Barsamian was awarded the ACLUs Upton Sinclair Award. His book, The Decline and Fall of Public Broadcasting, is about media consolidation and its negative effects as well as how people are finding new ways of sharing information. A $10 donation for the lecture, titled Perpetual War for Perpetual Peace, is appreciated but not required. The Thunder River Theater is located at 67 Promenade, between Fourth and Sixth Streets in downtown Carbondale. Call 618-1849 for more information.

The fourth annual Roaring Fork Valley Studio Tour takes place Oct. 14-15. Sculptors, glassblowers, painters, weavers and potters invite visitors into their studios between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. A preview exhibition is on display at Alpine Bank locations in Glenwood, Carbondale, El Jebel and Basalt through Oct. 12. To begin the weekend, an artists reception and silent auction takes place from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 13, at the River Valley Ranch Sales Barn in Carbondale. The Studio Tour guide serves as admission to the reception. The silent auction and tour raises funds for the Community Schools of Aspen and Carbondale. The event is underwritten by Alpine Banks of the Roaring Fork Valley, Roaring Fork Real Estate and KDNK radio. Call 923-4646 or visit http://www.roaringforkvalleystudiotour.net for locations, to purchase the $15 map guide, and for more information.



Town Center Booksellers and the Aspen Writers Foundation are hosting a Poetry Jam on Nov. 2. All poets interested in reading their poetry are invited to submit their entries by Monday, Oct. 16. All types of poetry, from traditional forms to mainstream, experimental and performance poetry, are welcome. For Poetry Jam guidelines, stop by Town Center Booksellers in Basalt or call 927-2665.

The Hurricane Grille in downtown Carbondale will be hosting live music with Greg Mass tonight from 5-8 p.m. and from 2-5 p.m. on Sunday. On Sunday there will be a memorial party for Bob Dawg. The party is not for Robert Bobby James Reed as it was incorrectly reported in Thursdays Valley Journal.

Stewart Title of Glenwood Springs, with WestStar Bank and Asset Preservation, will be offering two 1031 Exchange Classes today.The Power of 1031 Exchanges is from 9 a.m. to noon. The Power of Investment Analysis is from 1 to 4 p.m. The courses will be in the WestStar Bank Community Room, 1901 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Fee is $5 for each class.

Colorado Rocky Mountain School senior Sebastian Ramirez in collaboration with the Norm Clasen Fine Art Gallery in Basalt is recruiting young photographers from Glenwood, Carbondale, Basalt and Aspen high schools for the upcoming Roaring Fork Valley Youth Photography Exhibition, which opens Friday, Oct. 27. Deadline for submissions is Sunday, Oct. 15. All submissions must be at least 8 x 10 inches. They should be framed, or at least matted, no later than Oct. 25. Submissions may be mailed or dropped off at 0505 Lions Ridge Road, Carbondale, CO 81623 or to the Colorado Rocky Mountain School at 1493 County Road 106, Carbondale, CO 81623. Applicants should include their name, address, age, and high school with all submissions. For information regarding submissions, please send e-mails to bazzy91@mac.com.

KDNK will hold its annual record and CD sale at Potato Day at 9:30 a.m. this Saturday, Oct. 7, in Sopris Park. Rare recorded gems, vinyl, CDs from all genres, and electronic equipment will be sold at very reasonable prices. Sopris Park is located at Seventh and Main streets in Carbondale. Call KDNK to donate music at 963-0139. KDNK is listener-supported community radio for the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. Find KDNK at 88.1, 88.3 or 88.5 or at kdnk.org.

The public is invited to Colorado Mountain Colleges Community Visit Day at the Spring Valley Center Monday, Oct. 9, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Participants tour the campus and learn about the associate degrees they can earn through CMC. Information is also provided about financial aid, residential life and admissions. Because breakfast and lunch are provided, please call ahead to let staff know you plan to attend.For more information or to RSVP, please call admissions assistant Cris Hauskins at 947-8276.

There will be a toy run on Saturday, Oct. 14, leaving the Aspen Valley Harley Davidson dealer on Highway 82 in Glenwood Springs at noon sharp. The event is open to all motorcyclists. Toys will be delivered to LIFT-UP providing a kick start to their annual holiday giving program, which provides gifts to under-privileged children throughout the area. Participants should bring a new, unwrapped gift for children of any age. For more information, contact Joe at 309-0910.

Thunder River Theatre Company presents the comedy, The Complete History of America, abridged, written by members of the Reduced Shakespeare Company. The play shows weekends at 7:30 p.m. through Oct. 21, with one 2 p.m. matinee Oct. 15. For tickets contact TRTC at 963-8200 or http://www.thunderriver.com.

KidzPlex-Glenwood is hosting its annual Fall Preschool open house from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, at 100 Midland Ave., Suite 280, West Glenwood. For more information, please call 945-0606.

To all citizens in the Town of Carbondale that irrigate with ditch water, the ditches will be shut down for the season on Friday, Oct. 13. As usual, we anticipate the ditches will be on again in mid April of next year. For questions, call public works at 963-1307.


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