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The Carbondale Mountain Fair, July 27-29, holds many competitive events, including pie and cake baking, Mt. Sopris Run-Off, Porcupine Loop Bike Race, horseshoes, men and womens woodsplitting, limbo, hula hoop and fly casting. For more information on any event, call 963-1680, or check the full schedule at and click in the Mountain fair icon on the left.

The grand opening of Baileys Books will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the store located at Main Street in New Castle. Owner Shannon Bailey will be signing copies of her books, The Haunted Hillerman House, and Her Knight With a Shining Star during the grand opening.Regular business hours will begin Monday, July 23. The bookstore will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday; and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Closed daily from 1:30-2 p.m.Bailey currently has 200 titles available and has a short survey available for customers to give input for their preferences of books to add to her inventory.Beginning July 23, Baileys Books will offer Sentence Searches, in which a list of sentences from the book covers will be posted, and customers find the particular book.Beginning July 30, Bailey will take reservations for the rental of the shop for book or discussion groups.Baileys Books telephone number is 984-0459 and the shop fax is 984-2824.

Two local companies have teamed to offer a community service to combat identity theft. Glenwood Springs File Finders and Aspen-based Sandys Office Supply will offer free paper shredding to the public in Aspen to destroy sensitive documents and records that might otherwise fall into the wrong hands.The File Finders mobile shredding truck will be on-site at Sandys Office Supplys Aspen location from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday morning, July 21. File Finders personnel will offer assistance and advice concerning the confidential destruction of personal and business records and will shred up to two file boxes of documents. Participants can register with Sandys Office Supply to win a free shredder and will run concurrent specials on several models of shredders.File Finders is a NAID (National Association for Information Destruction)-certified mobile shredding operation and record storage facility located at 5325 County Road in Glenwood Springs. Sandys Office Supply is a full-service office supply retailer with locations throughout the Western Slope. For more information, call 945-0447.

The Mother of All Drum Circles kicks off Carbondales 36 annual Mountain Fair at 4 p.m. Friday, July 27, in Sopris Park. Facilitated by Laurie Loeb, the founder and mother of the towns celebration, the circle consists of hundreds of people united in harmony by the scintillating beat of one synchronized pulse emanating from drums, rattles, woodblocks bells and anything else that can be used as a percussion instrument. Grab your hand drum or fry pan (instruments provided for those without) and join in the drum circle. For more information, call 963-2798.

The town of Carbondale will begin the annual chip and seal street maintenance program today, July 19. The following streets are scheduled for work this year: Colorado Avenue between Highway 133 and Eighth Street, Village Road, Dolores Way, Meadowood Drive, Roaring Fork Drive, Holland Drive, Melissa Lane, Graceland Drive, Wald Drive, Wald Court, Oak Run (Greystone to CDS), Vitos Way and Caras Court. Residents of these streets will be notified prior to the start of work. All work is weather dependent. For questions, call public works at 963-1307.

The Grass Roots Project presents A Night of Cabaret with Jennetta Meitler-Howell at 9 p.m. Friday, July 20, at the Rivers Restaurant in Glenwood Springs.

The Garfield County Housing Authority (GCHA) announces a lease-up push to bring more families onto the rental assistance program. GCHA rental assistance is applied in private rental units in Garfield County. In general, GCHA will require the family to pay 30 percent of their monthly adjusted income toward rent and utilities, and will provide rental assistance for the remainder.Persons interested in this program may complete an application available at the Garfield County Housing Authority office located at 2128 Railroad Avenue in Rifle or call 625-3589 to receive an application in the mail.

The Redstone Community Association presents Magical Moments summer concert series, a fusion of music, art and nature at Redstone Park.Watercolorist Tamar Mattorano and sculptor Mark Harris will present their artwork from 4:30-8 p.m., and Ayla and the Roaring Fork Valley Bellydancers will perform from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, July 21.Painter Roberta Stokes and potter Diane Kenney will present their artwork from 4:30-8 p.m., and Big Daddy Lee and the King Bees will perform retro-classic rock from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4.Wood carver Bruce Lemire and jeweler Pam Wadsworth will present their artwork from 4:30-8 p.m., and Noland McCook Sr. and the Northern Utes Red Spirit perform storytelling and drumming from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25.The Labor Day Art Show will begin with an opening reception Friday evening, and all day Saturday and Sunday; with the Heart of the Rockies band performing country rock and bluegrass from 5:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 2.For more information, contact Lisa Wagner at 963-8240.

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