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Community News & Notes

The fundraiser for Carbondale Community Food Co-op scheduled for tonight, Aug. 27, at Six89 restaurant in Carbondale has been rescheduled to mid-October. The move was made to accommodate the crowded end-of-summer schedules of co-op supporters. The Carbondale Community Food Co-op is in the midst of a membership drive to create a community-owned grocery store in Carbondale. It will focus on selling locally grown, organic produce, dairy and meat products in season. There are currently more than 300 member-owned co-ops operating around the United States. For more information, log on to, or call Jess at 963-5609.

You can still be part of the Glenwood Springs Mural Project. The designs are on the panels and are ready for colorful paint. Everyone is invited to paint the mural panels from noon to 7 p.m. during the week of Aug. 27, Monday through Friday. Painting will take place in the Glenwood Springs Library basement on Tuesday, Aug. 28. Paintbrushes will be working at Centennial Park at Ninth and Grand Monday, Aug. 27, and Wednesday, Aug. 29, through Friday, Aug. 31. For more information, drop by the library or call Pam at 945-5958. All ages are welcome.

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.

CTX Mortgage will host a free first-time homebuyer seminar from 6:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, at the Rifle Branch Public Library, 107 E. Second St.Participants will learn how to qualify for a first home, how much they can afford, and how to find the right house. Participants do not have to have perfect credit to attend.Seating is limited. Call 1-800-868-3784 or e-mail

The town of Carbondale encourages Carbondale residents to participate in the Household Hazardous Waste Day from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the parking lot on the northeast corner of Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue across from Town Hall.Items accepted are batteries, paint, cleaning supplies, anti-freeze, oil, solvents, aerosols and tires. Radioactive materials, explosives, ammunition, biohazards, propane tanks, electronic waste and fire extinguishers are not accepted. Rimless tires require a small fee, all other items are free.Please watch for rusty and leaky containers. Label containers and place in plastic lined boxes if necessary. Items should be transported in your vehicle trunk.Call 963-1307 for more information.

In conjunction with the Thompson Creek Open Space Picnic Trail Work Day Sept. 15, breakfast will starts things off at 8 a.m., a noon lunch will be offered and dinner at 6 p.m. will be served by the renowned Chef Michele at the Thompson Creek and Crystal River Confluence. The days activities include smoothing gravel over the pathway, planting a cottonwood and willow visual screen, and setting two picnic tables at the confluence. Louie Whilsher, Jim Carlson and Crystal with the Nobel Design Studios have produced the plans, and the Carbondale Trails Committee has joined Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, the Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space in making this dream happen. The team is looking for 35-40 people to share a fall day in a glorious spot with fun people doing a worthwhile project.

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