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The American Legion Post 100 in Carbondale is collecting items for care packages to send to the troops overseas. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. every Wednesday to raise money for the care packages. Along with dinner, the American Legion Post is hosting a horseshoe tournament. The entry fee will go toward prizes. For more information, call Kim at 618-2814 or Julie at 309-5417.

Basalt Girl Scout Troop 262 will hold a car wash/bake sale from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, at the Bank of Colorado parking lot. The girls are raising funds for travel expenses to go to Marine Lab in Florida next June.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is hosting its 2007 Summer Theater Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, through Friday, Aug. 24, for kids from ages 6-18. Aspiring young actors will create costumes, organize props, and perform their hearts out. The five-day camp culminates in a one-act play performed for family and friends at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24.Call 945-2414 to register today.

Renick Stevenson is the artist of the month at The Artists Mercantile, 720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. His exhibit, titled … forethoughts … thoughts … & afterthoughts … is a body of acrylic paintings on canvas that features life themes such as love, loss and regret, shrouded in vivid colors and poignant, melodic quotes. Renick is also the artist-in-residence at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Artists reception is from 6-8 p.m., Friday, Aug. 10. Refreshments will be provided. For more information, call 947-0947.

Ernest Callenbach presents Tipping Points Toward a Sustainable Future, to be held from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 16, at the Eagle County Community Center in El Jebel. Learn the impact of current economic systems on the environment and how more ecologically sound practices can tip the balance towards sustainable living. The dialogue will include concrete community-based actions that can be implemented immediately to help create positive change. There is a suggested donation, although all are welcome. Valley residents also have an opportunity to learn with Callenbach at a workshop entitled, Living Cheaply with Style, to be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Gordon Cooper library in Carbondale.Carpooling is encouraged to both events.For more information on these events, please contact Felicia Trevor at 309-3506, or Will Evans at 963-1393.

Dick Weinberg and Jessica McMillan are instructing a Private Pilot Ground School course from 5:30-9:20 p.m. Wednesdays running Aug. 29 through Dec. 12 at the CMC Blake Street campus. Aerodynamics, charts, dead reckoning, all types of navigation, weather, weight and balance, safety issues, types of aircraft and more will be taught for everything you need to know to pass the Private Pilot Written Exam.Sign up at any CMC campus, on line or by calling CMC at 945-7486. For more information, call Weinberg at 928-9876 or McMillan at 948-5707.

YouthZone is offering fall parenting classes, including Cornerstones of Parenting, a free (donations accepted) evening class in Glenwood Springs; Parenting Teens through Moods and Attitudes, an evening class in Glenwood Springs; Love and Logic, an evening class in Parachute and New Castle; and a special class for families directly affected by the gas industry, an evening class in Rifle. Gather your friends and create your own parenting class, designed just for you. You bring the group; YouthZone will bring the instructor. Call 945-9300.

The town of Carbondale is sponsoring the third annual Mountain Madness Skateboard Competition Aug. 25 at the Carbondale Skate Park. The competition will include intermediate, advanced and sponsored levels. For a small registration fee, contestants will receive a free T-shirt and a chance to win tons of prizes. For more information, call Becky at 704-4116.

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