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The Garfield County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for regular membership in the Extension Advisory Committee. The advisory committee meets between two and four times yearly, serves a crucial role in giving citizen voice to Extension education program planning, development, and evaluation, and helps with program accountability. Please submit your application of interest to John Martin, Chairman of the Garfield County Board of County Commissioners, 108 Eighth Street, Suite 213, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.

Roaring Fork Conservancy invites all photographers to enter the 2007 Roaring Fork Watershed Photography Competition. Categories include amateur category and professional photographers. Organizers are looking for striking digital images of the rivers, streams, and wetlands of the Fryingpan, Crystal and Roaring Fork rivers and their tributaries. Entry deadline is Dec. 31, 2007. For more information and contest rules, visit

Carbondale Clay Center is taking registrations for six-week classes, including classes for adult students of all levels and after-school classes for children. Call the Clay Center at 963-2529 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.This month, the Clay Center features work by local and national artists K Cesark of Carbondale; Jody Guralnick of Aspen; Nick Joerling of Penland, N.C.; Sue Kolbe of Glenwood Springs; Lynn Smisser-Bowers of Kansas City, Mo.; and Ken Turner of Seattle. A reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Sept. 7.A two-day demonstration workshop by Lorna Meaden will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sept. 22 and 23. This workshop will explore ways to create pots having a generous sense of volume and fluidity of line with wheel-thrown and altered porcelain.

Chilis Restaurant is participating in a month-long fundraiser for St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. The restaurant is trying to raise over $5 million dollars to help fight childhood cancer.Chilis will be donating all profits from Sept. 24 to St. Jude. Apple recipes wantedThe Museum of Western Colorado is sponsoring a recipe contest for its Apple Jubilee/Two Rivers Chautauqua event to be held Saturday, Sept. 29, at Cross Orchards Historic Site. All recipes must contain fresh and/or commercially processed apples.The grand prize is a one-night stay for two at the Hotel Colorado, and cash prizes will be awarded for first and second places in several categories.This contest is for amateur cooks and chefs only. For more information, please contact Yvonne at (970) 242-0971, ext. 206 or e-mail at

The Glenwood Springs Art Guilds Artists Alpine Holiday for 2007 winners are: Ann Kurz Chambers, honorable mention in mixed media, professional; Nancy Martin, third place and the Peoples Choice in oil/acrylic, professional; Jane Seglem, honorable mention in watercolor; Jane Lee, honorable mention in oil/acrylic; and Mary Hamilton, honorable mention and a third place in watercolor. Congratulations to the talented winners!

Berthod Motors invites everyone to the fifth annual 4×4 Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.Enter your 4-wheel drive vehicle in either compact, mid-size or full-size classes. Any make or model is welcome. Registration is free. Best of class and best of show prizes will be awarded, an articulation ramp contest and a boulder run will be held, refreshments and food will be catered by Hi Country 4-Wheelers, and lots of prize giveaways will be featured in the event.Register at Berthod Motors, ask for Greg, The 4×4 Director, at 945-7466.

Wild Sage Studio will host its first open house from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14, and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 15 and 16.Visit Deb Stuarts working pottery studio, specializing in diverse styles of decorative yet functional pottery, and non-functional, Raku, Sagger, horse hair and primitive black ware pottery. The studio is located at 3301 County Road 214, in Peach Valley between New Castle and Silt. For more information, call 876-0839.

Dr. Dave and Dee Jensen, founders of the WIN Health Institute, invite you to join them at their Topping Off Party, from 4-7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23, at their new facility, 1460 East Valley Road in Basalt.For more information, call 888.294-2447.

Literacy Outreach will begin offering a Spanish literacy class for Spanish speakers who are unable to read or write in their native language. Class size will be very small, three to five students, and will be taught by a native Spanish speaker. Anyone interested in attending should call Lorena at 945-5282.Clases de Espaol disponibles en su ciudad. Si necesita o conoce a alguien que quiera aprender a escribir o leer en Espaol. Por favor llame a Literacy Outreach y pregunte por Lorena. (970) 945-5282

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