Community News & Notes
Mothers with children from infancy through kindergarten are invited to join Sopris MOPS in a new year of exciting and enriching activities. The first meeting of the year will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. Sept. 21 at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of the month. Child care is provided. MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers, and MOPS groups strive to meet the needs of every mom with children from birth through kindergarten. MOPS is about celebrating motherhood, meeting needs, and making connections through relationships and resources.For more information, please call Renee at 366-8645.
The Charles Bronfman Prize has launched its 2008 award cycle, marking the start of this years international quest for extraordinary young humanitarians. The prize celebrates the vision and talent of an individual or team less than 50 years of age whose humanitarian work has contributed significantly to the betterment of the world. Its goal is to bring public recognition to dynamic individuals whose Jewish values infuse their humanitarian accomplishments and provide inspiration to the next generations.Nominations guidelines and forms for the $100,000 award are available at http://www.TheCharlesBronfmanPrize.com. Nominations for the 2008 prize will be accepted through Nov. 30, and the prize will be awarded in the spring of 2008.
Berthod Motors invites everyone to the fifth annual 4×4 Show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.Enter your four-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.
The KDNK Board of Directors will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 10, at the offices of Kathy Zentmyer, 677 Sopris Ave., Carbondale. This meeting is open to the public. For information contact KDNK General Manager Steve Skinner at 963-0139.
The Rural Adoption Cooperative (RAC) will sponsor an annual family celebration event from 3-7 p.m. Sept. 11, at Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs. This After School Picnic is free to all adoptive, kinship and fostering families and the community providers who support them, as well as anyone interested in fostering or adoption. RAC will provide dinner and entertainment for kids of all ages. For more information, please call Susan at (970) 471-6042.
The Coal Ridge High School Booster Clubs next meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, in the school library. Everyone is encouraged to attend.
The Glenwood Springs Concert Association presents Bravo, Broadway! at 7:30 Friday, Sept. 14, at Mountain View Church. Admission is by membership ticket. For information, call Judy at 945-5384.
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 St., Suite 213, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601.
The Rifle Branch Office of the Garfield County Clerk and Garfield County Treasurer will be closed all day Sept. 13, to allow for installation of carpeting.The Glenwood Springs offices will be open for business as usual.The County Clerk and County Treasurer apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you have any questions, please contact the Garfield County Clerk, Glenwood Springs office at 945-2377, ext. 1760, or the Garfield County Treasurer at 945-6382 for assistance.
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.
The 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 ypiquette@westcomuseum. org.
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