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The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will have its annual potluck picnic at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Veltus Park. Burgers will be provided. Anyone interested in archaeology is welcome.For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.Incorrect information about this event was submitted previously. The above time change is correct.

Filmmaker James Kleinert has documented wild horses throughout the American West. His film screens at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 22, at the Missouri Heights Schoolhouse above Carbondale. Local horsewoman Anita Witt will introduce the filmmaker.The film focuses on wild horses, how theyre being managed, and how they can be managed better. It features wildlife managers, former BLM employees, ranchers and land stewards. For more information, please call Nancy at 927-9797.

The Hudson Reed Ensemble presents selected scenes from William Shakespeares Julius Caesar. This one-hour free performance will play at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 22 and 29, in the Galena Performance Plaza directly behind the Pitkin County Library; and at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Sopris Park in Carbondale. For information, call 300-4788.

If you are one of nearly 3,000 randomly selected Carbondale property owners, voters or businesses that received the 2007 Community Survey, you are encouraged to respond to the questions and let your voice be heard. If you answer the printed survey via U.S. mail or answer via the Internet by Aug. 31, youll have a chance to win a Chamber gift certificate.If you did not receive a survey, but would like to participate in future surveys, you can call 928-3012 to get on the list.Survey results will be presented and published this fall.

A free public dialogue on HIV and Hepatitis C with Alan Perelson, Los Alamos National Laboratory, will be held at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at the Aspen Center for Physics, Sixth and Gillespie in Aspen.Alan Perelson will talk about HIV and hepatitis C virus infections and their treatment, emphasizing how modeling has helped revolutionize the treatment and development of drugs for both diseases.For more information, please call 925-2585.

Citizens Urbanization Repair Base (CURB) is a small locally organized group located on the Western Slope. CURBs mission is to halt the deterioration of the rural lifestyle. Crime, overcrowding in schools and housing, and job loss have increased dramatically over the past 10 years. CURBs priority is contacting local government and bringing these issues to the forefront. CURB is recruiting new members. Anyone interested, please visit CURBs Web page at

Challenge Aspen will welcome Iraq veterans to the first camp in the world specifically designed to facilitate outdoor recreational therapy for Veterans healing from Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) Sept. 9-14. The Challenge Aspen Rocky Mountain Expedition will host 16 Iraq War veterans, and specialists, caregivers and physical therapists from Tampa and Palo Alta, Va., who will facilitate recreational therapy for Iraq veterans recovering from TBI. Activities planned for the soldiers include whitewater rafting, equine therapy, hot air ballooning, hot springs visits, picnics and special dinners.For more information, visit

Anvil Points Quilt Guild is hosting a fabric sale from 4-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, in the Iron Mountain Room at the Hot Springs Lodge in Glenwood Springs. Yards and yards of fabric, notions, a serger, and more from the estate of former Anvil Points Quilt Guild member Nancy Derby. Reduced pricing late on Saturday.

The Sunlight Volunteer Ski Patrol will be offering its outdoor emergency care course starting Wednesday, Aug. 29. This course is a requirement if you are planning to join ski patrol or search and rescue. This course trains students on first aid for the outdoor environment. The class will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesdays and from 5-8 p.m. Sundays. Please contact Marguerite Flett at 945-5833 for more information and to reserve a space in the class.

The Aspen affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is offering its online auction, officially opening at noon Aug. 30, with previews now available at items include a bike ride with Lance Armstrongs trainer, a Milan Hejduk autographed jersey, Jay Cutler autographed Bronco helmet, an Apple iPhone, a Tiger Woods autographed Masters pin flag, and much more.For more information about the fourth annual Aspen/Snowmass ride for the Cure, please call 920-0250 or e-mail

Garfield County offers free prelicensing training for starting up your own home-based child-care business. Learn about the process, fees and regulations for licensing your home to care for children. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, and Saturday, Sept. 1.Register by Aug. 29 at 945-9191, ext. 3066.This class is sponsored by Garfield County Department of Human Services.

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