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Bare Bonz Choppers hand-forged sabertooth tiger bike took second place in the world for the most unusual bike and sculptures of steel category in the 67th Anniversary Sturgis Rally in South Dakota this year. Blacksmith Vince Shafer and the Bare Bonz Chopper crew would like to thank friends, family and the community for their support with an open house-community celebration from noon to 7 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Short Stop in El Jebel.

Locals and visitors are invited to Snowmass Village Saturday, Aug. 25, to check out and participate in traditional Scottish highlands games such as the clachneart, the sheaf toss, and the caber. In addition to five competitions and live Celtic music, this year offers a new Dewars Scotch tasting tent and a childrens competition. This celebration of Scottish culture is free and open to the public.Celebrating its third year, the Snowmass Celtic Games officially kick off at 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony. Registration for all athletes will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Fanny Hill. All athletic competitions will be held on Fanny Hill near the Kids Camp area. Vendors, clans and music will be located on Fanny Hill, while the Dewars scotch tasting tent will be on the Snowmass Village Mall. For more information, please contact athletic organizer Greg Bradshaw at (303) 475-7714 or greg@rmsa.org. For general Snowmass information, visit http://www.snowmassvillage.com.

The Defiance Community Players will present a dessert show, A Tribute to the Rat Pack, featuring classics of Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 26, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Tickets include the show, pie and coffee. Seating is limited. Advance tickets: Jacquie Meitler at 945-2174.



A Course In Miracles study group meets at 3:30 p.m. Thursdays in Basalt. For information, call 927-3773.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, the city of Glenwood Springs and Bighorn Toyota present the Friday Night Flicks finale film and party celebrating Grease by Paramount Pictures at Two Rivers Amphitheatre Aug. 24. Get out the saddle shoes and hair grease for the Hopelessly Devoted Costume Contest. Prizes will be awarded for best female, best male, best kids costume and best group.Regulars on Thunder Road will enjoy the Summer Nights Classic Car Show at 6 p.m. Prizes awarded for Peoples Choice and second and third place. Entry is free for classic car owners along with VIP parking. Register at the show or online at http://www.glenwoodchamber.com.



The Mountain Madrigal Singers are holding auditions for the position of tenor and keyboard player at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, at the United Methodist Church, Eighth and Cooper in Glenwood Springs.The Mountain Madrigal Singers is an all-volunteer choral group that has given the community a gift of Christmas music for 26 years. Rehearsals are held Monday evenings, and concerts are performed in early December.For more information regarding audition, rehearsal and performances call Laura at 945-0818 or 379-5441.

Spring Valley Entertainment is producing Sopris County, a new local television program which airs at 8 and 9 a.m. and 5 and 6 p.m. Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays on Comcast Channel 20.Sopris County is a 30-minute entertainment and event guide dedicated to the people and places of Garfield County. Each weekend show includes segments on local hiking and biking, fairs and events, history, sports and business.Sopris County is hosted by Mark Thomas and features original music by David Harding. It is written and produced by Michael Sullivan.For more information, please call 948-4021 or e-mail Michael at sopriscounty@rof.net.

The Sunlight Volunteer Ski Patrol will be offering its outdoor emergency care course starting Wednesday, Aug. 29. This course is a requirement for those planning to join ski patrol or search and rescue, and 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.

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is offering a cool class called Dance Dogs which begins at 10:45 a.m. Monday, Sept. 10, for 4- and 5-year-old boys who love to express themselves with happy feet. This class develops coordination in athletics as kids grow older. Call 945-2414 for more information.

The only chamber of commerce to offer discounts to Sunlight, Aspen and Vail, the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association announces that discount ski pass vouchers are now available for the 2007-08 ski season for all four Aspen mountains.Chamber members can save on premier passes, two-day-a-week passes and one-day-a-week passes at all of the Aspen Skiing Co. mountains. The biggest savings are realized before Sept. 7, for Aspen Skiing Co. passes. Members need to stop by the chamber and pick up a voucher, which will be taken to Aspen.The Sunlight Mountain Resort Business Savings card is also available to chamber members. With the Business Savings Card, chamber members ski at a discount.Sunlight passes are now on sale, and the best discounts are offered prior to Sept. 16. Sunlight passes can be purchased at the Sunlight Ski and Bike Shop, ordered on line at sunlightmtn.com, or by calling the ticket office at 945-7491. Sunlight is offering other discounts on lessons and retail to season pass holders only. Information for Vail ski pass discounts will be released at a later date.For more information, visit the chamber at 1102 Grand Ave., call the Glenwood Springs Chamber at 945-6589 or visit glenwoodchamber.com.

The Basalt Summer Music Series presents this seasons grand finale Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Willits Town Center. Musician Peter Karp performs from 6-8 p.m. in Triangle Park, while the Basalt Chamber of Commerce hosts a Business After Hours party with stores and restaurants at Willits Plaza.The stops and restaurants at Willits invite the public to view their new spaces and sample their offerings. Wednesdays party will also honor the 2007 Basalt River Days volunteers. Triangle Park is located in front of Smoke Restaurant on Harris Street off Highway 82. For more information, call the Chamber at 927-4031.


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