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The Roaring Fork Valley Model Railroad Club recently completed arrangements with Kum & Go for the use of the second floor of the Conoco gas station building at 105 6th Street, at the I-70 exit in downtown Glenwood Springs, as a meeting place for the club. The club is using the space to build a new semi-permanent train layout. The club meets at 7 p.m. Thursdays, and is always interested in visitors and new members. For further information call 945-2457.

Komen Aspen, in conjunction with Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs, will be holding education outreach programs from 1:30-2:30 p.m. after the Spanish Masses on Sunday, Nov. 5, at St. Vincents Catholic Church in Basalt; and from 7-8 p.m. Nov. 5 at St. Mary of the Crown in Carbondale. Event coordinators are looking for Spanish-speaking volunteers. To volunteer, call Claudia Curry Hill, executive director at Komen Aspen, 920-0250, or e-mail claudia.komenaspen@yahoo.com.Professionals from Valley View Hospital will consult women who attend the event about breast health and give coupons for free mammograms to those who qualify. To qualify, women must be over 40 and be underinsured or uninsured.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge 2286 members invite all active armed services personnel and all veterans to its Armed Forces Appreciation Celebration, to be held beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, at the lodge, located at 51939 Highway 6 in West Glenwood. Enjoy live music from Steppin Up, and a complimentary hors doeurves buffet. A cash bar will be available. Family members are invited. Please call 945-2286 for more information.



Members of the Garfield County 4H Club will model motorclothes from the new Harley-Davidson holiday line from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, at the Aspen Valley Harley-Davidson dealership, 2922 S. Glen Ave., in Glenwood Springs. A portion of the sales from the event will be donated to the Garfield County 4H Club.

The Garfield County Farm Service Agency will be hosting a sign-up for all agricultural landowners who sustained damage by the Red Apple Fire and wish to request cost-share assistance. The sign-up period continues through Nov. 20.For more information, producers may contact the local Farm Service Agency office at 945-5494.



The Glenwood Springs and Rifle Workforce Centers are sponsoring a free roundtable: Unemployment Insurance: the How, What and Save, covering information on unemployment insurance tax and unemployment insurance benefits. Who should attend? Human resource professionals, business owners, hiring and staffing managers; accounting personnel. It will be held from 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, at CMC, 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. Please register in advance by calling 945-8638.

The Glenwood Springs High School field improvement project workdays have been rescheduled for 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, and Sunday, Nov. 5. Volunteers are needed to move 75 tons of infield mix onto the high school field behind the middle school. Bring shovels, rakes and wheelbarrows. Water will be served to anyone who works up a thirst.Any questions, call Dan Chico Chicoine at 948-3258.

Exiting Gracefully, will be presented from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at the Mid-Valley Counseling office in El Jebel. This experiential workshop will address the emotional, spiritual and legal dimensions of this profound journey. Participants will prepare documents for end-of-life care and dying with dignity from the Five Wishes booklet.An optional video from the Tibetan Book of the Dead will be presented at 1:30 p.m., which includes documentary and visual effects of Tibetan Buddhist approaches to death and dying. Pre-registration required. Donation requested. Please contact psychotherapist Carol Warner at 920-7683.

The Garfield County Republican Party will celebrate election night, Tuesday Nov. 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Buffalo Valley Inn in Glenwood Springs. Please vote and then join the party, all are welcome.

The ending date for the Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library book sale has changed. The book sale will start Thursday, Nov. 2, and will end Tuesday, Nov. 7. The sale is open during regular library hours, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday; 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.


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