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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.

A free public physics lecture will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, in Paepcke Auditorium behind the Music Tent in Aspen. Gordon Baym, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will speak on Superconductivity and Superfluidity: Life without Friction.Professor Baym, who has shared his research in physics with the Aspen community for many years, will speak on the remarkable phenomena of superconductivity and superfluidity, in which matter flows with friction or resistance. After briefly noting the history of the discoveries of superconductors and superfluids, the lecture will discuss their applications, from practical devices to the behavior of neutron stars, as well as very recent research on new states of superfluidity in ultracold atomic gases. For more information, please call 925-2585.

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.


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