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Eagles #215 is hosting its Old Timers Dinner Saturday, Oct. 21. Cocktails will be served at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. and awards will follow. Call 928-8999, ext. 110 for more information.

Join the AVSC knitting circle, learn to knit and help us raise much needed scholarship funds. Our next knitting circle will be held from 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 24 and every other Tuesday through November at the AVSC Clubhouse. Talent is needed to make scarves, hats and other items to be sold at various Christmas bazaars throughout December. One hundred percent of the proceeds will be contributed to the AVSC scholarship program. Donations of yarn, needles and instruction are welcome. For more information, please call Kathleen or Kim at 925-2720, ext. 104.

The Carbondale Chamber is working on its 2007 Carbondale Business Directory and Community Guide, and photographs for the front cover are needed. The theme is Carbondale: Live, Work, Visit. Directories will be circulated throughout the Roaring Fork Valley in 2007, and photographers will receive photo credit for their work. Please send high resolution photographs to or to the Carbondale Chamber, P.O. Box 1645, Carbondale, CO 81623 by Friday, Nov. 3.

Sopris MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will hold its annual Harvest Luncheon fundraiser from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 26, at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. For $7 you get a bowl of chili or soup, a salad, a drink, and a piece of homemade pie. Kids 4-12 can eat for $5, and kids 3 and under can eat for free. Take-out lunches and pies will be available. Take time to bid on some great silent auction items while youre there. Proceeds will benefit Sopris MOPS, a non-profit mothers group. Call Renee at 274-8571 for more information.

Roaring Fork Conservancy is pleased to announce the publication of its 2006 Roaring Fork Watershed Water Quality Report, a synopsis of water quality data collected by Stream Team volunteers, River Watch schools, and Roaring Fork Conservancy staff over the past several years at 24 stations watershed-wide. Overall, the Roaring Fork Watershed has high water quality in its rivers and streams. However, the report sheds light on some streams that need attention: Brush Creek, Fourmile Creek, Cattle Creek, and the lower Crystal River. Using this information Roaring Fork Conservancy will partner with other organizations to study these impacted streams and determine how best to improve the water quality. Read the 2006 Roaring Fork Watershed Water Quality Report online at or stop by the offices in Basalt for a copy.

Starting Oct. 29, the West Garfield County Landfill goes back to winter hours, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

Tickets are still available for the Frontier Historical Societys Ghost Walk fundraiser, to be held Oct. 20-22 and 27-29. Tickets can be purchased at the Frontier Historical Museum or through the Looking Glass bookstore, or by calling 945-4448 for credit card orders.

The Colorado Department of Transportation will be resurfacing several Interstate 70 ramps in the Glenwood Springs area on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 20-21) as the I-70 Glenwood Springs West paving project nears completion. The ramp work will occur during non-peak traffic periods; however, motorists should plan at least 10 extra minutes to use detour routes.On Friday, the I-70 westbound on- and off-ramps at Exit 114 (West Glenwood Springs) will be closed from 6 a.m. until noon. Motorists can access West Glenwood Springs and Westbound I-70 via Highway 6 and Exit 116; the I-70 eastbound on-ramp at Exit 114 will be closed from noon until 6 p.m. Motorists can access eastbound I-70 at Exit 116 in Glenwood Springs; and the I-70 eastbound off-ramp at Exit 114 will be closed from 2-6 p.m. Motorists will be able access West Glenwood Springs via Exit 116 and Highway 6.On Saturday, the I-70 westbound on-ramp at Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) will be closed from 6 a.m. until noon. Motorists will be able to access westbound I-70 at West Glenwood Springs via Highway 6; and the I-70 eastbound off-ramp at Exit 116 (Glenwood Springs) will be closed from noon until 6 p.m. Motorists will be able to access Glenwood Springs from I-70 at Exit 114 (West Glenwood Springs).Traffic control personnel will be on-site to direct motorists and advance warning signing and portable variable message signs will also be used to aid motorists.

Thunder River Theatre Company is holding auditions for two upcoming productions at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 25 and 26. The plays are Arthur Millers brilliant Pulitzer prize-winning Death of a Salesman, opening Feb. 15, and Horton Footes very timely The Trip to Bountiful, opening June 21. There are many wonderful roles in both plays for men and women of all ages. Auditions will be held at TRTCs new theatre in downtown Carbondale, 67 Promenade on the Red Brick Walkway. Actors will be asked to read from the plays. Familiarity with the plays is recommended. Please call 963-8200 to sign up for the audition.

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