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The workshop entitled Making the Perfect Match: How Collaboration Can Increase Your Revenue and Impact will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.This workshop is free for organizations participating in the Colorado Compassion Initiative (CCI). Space is limited. To register, call Stacey at 970-319-1674 or e-mail

Iyengar Yoga Workshop, a combination of yoga postures, breathing techniques and meditation, will be held from 4-6 p.m. Oct. 21 at Aspen Health and Harmony. Kids can participate in yoga, too. Kids Yoga is being held on Wednesdays from Oct. 11-Nov. 8 at Aspen Health and Harmony. Call 970-704-9642 for more information and registration.

The Arbaney Park playground will be closed Oct. 23-25 for repairs. Maintenance crews will create a safer playground by increasing the depth of childrens fall zone. The Public Works Department appreciates your patience. If you have any questions, please call the Basalt Public Works Department at 927-4723.

Fine cuisine, cold microbrews, world-class vintners, music, food demonstrations and a silent auction await the seventh annual Culinary Arts Wine & Brewfest attendees from 4-7 p.m. today at the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.Tickets for this years event can be obtained now by calling 945-2414 or purchase at the door. For more information on this years Culinary Arts Wine & Brewfest, please call 945-2414.

The Western Colorado Watercolor Society will hold its fall meeting at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.Noted watercolorist Kurt Isgreen of Montrose will give a free watercolor demonstration at 10 a.m. Call 945-7033 for more information.

The American Cancer Societys signature event, Relay For Life, is gearing up for a successful 2007 event and needs volunteers. Relay For Life is a fun-filled overnight fundraiser that celebrates life and brings together the Roaring Fork Valley community in a unified fight against cancer. You can get involved by contacting event chair Julia Spencer at 948-6350 or by sending an e-mail to The Roaring Fork Relay will be held Aug. 10-11, 2007, at the Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale, but committee work begins now.

Columbine Restaurant at Rifle Creek Golf Club will host a benefit for the Bookcliffs Council of Arts and Humanities from 3-7 p.m. today.Authentic German polka band, authentic German food, beers, wines, a silent auction, dance contests and costume contests will make this a cultural event.Tickets can be obtained at Shale Country Liquors, MIcro Plastics, Harrelson Music, Bank of Colorado, Wells Fargo Bank, Columbine Restaurant, Colorado Custom Cycles. Reserve designated drivers through Shale Country Liquors, 625-3631.

WindWalkers Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy Center invites the public to an evening with great food, live entertainment and a silent auction at 6 p.m. today at the Cedar Ridge Ranch Barn. Call 963-2909 for more information or to order tickets.

The Glenwood Woven’s After Five group is accepting handcrafted and baked goods donations for its annual silent auction and special meeting, to be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Special musical guest Ruth Gould from Rifle will perform and Johnny Williams, an auctioneer and diary farmer from Colorado Springs, will speak about The High Bid.Reservations are due by Monday, Oct.16. Call Connie 876-0581 or e-mail Sponsored by Roaring Fork Furniture.

Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers is sponsoring a free Taming Power Struggles: Create more Peace at Home Parenting Workshop from 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.17, at the Basalt Middle School Library; Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Roaring Fork High School Library; and Thursday, Oct. 19, at the Glenwood Springs Elementary School Library.For more information or to register your children for the free child care, call Betsy McMichael at 384-5694.

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce will host its annual meeting Oct. 26 from 5:30-7:30 p.m., at the Members Lodge at the Roaring Fork Club. All members are encouraged to attend. Please RSVP to 927-4031.

A thank you party for 2006 Basalt River Days and the Summer Music Series sponsors and volunteers will take place at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Riverside Grill in Basalt. Time will be allotted for discussion about the Music Series and River Days 2007. Interested community members are encouraged to attend.

The Rifle Branch Library is holding a Costume parade at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.To sign up, please stop by the Rifle Branch Library or call 625-3471.

The Garfield Re-2 School Board will hold an informational forum regarding 3A & 3B, the bond and mill levy questions on this Novembers ballot at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, at the Garfield Re-2 Learning Opportunities Center (839 Whiteriver Ave., Rifle).Contact 625-7621 with questions.

A free Homebuyer Educational Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 18 at the St. Mary of the Crown Church, 395 White Hill Road in Carbondale. A continental breakfast is provided. Free child care provided upon request. Pre-registration is required by calling 963-7350.

Call for Artists for Winterfest 2006. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is calling all makers of crafts, fine art, cards, clothing, jewelry, foods, chocolates and other delicate treasures of the holiday Winterfest exhibit. Please call 970-945-2414 for an application and for information. The exhibit will open Nov. 7 and continue through Dec. 14 with a holiday party and reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18.

The thirteenth annual Basalt Peace Tree Lighting and the Basalt Holiday Stroll will take place Saturday, Dec. 9, in Lions Park, Basalt. Santa Clause, carolers, hot cider and all types of holiday activities will be found throughout Basalt on that Saturday.

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