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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Roaring Fork Valley affiliate of Habitat for Humanity has two separate opportunities for local families to learn about applying for homeownership with the nonprofit agency. Habitat plans to break ground in the fall of 2007 and complete the Rifle project in the first half of 2008. Two informational meetings will be held for interested families. The first meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 11, at St. Mary of the Crown Catholic Church, 397 White Hill Road in Carbondale. A second meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 13, in Room 111 of The Learning Opportunities Center, 839 Whiteriver Ave. in Rifle. A follow-up application work session will be held to assist families in completing the Habitat homeowner application process. The work session will be held from 10:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 22, at St. Barnabas Church in Glenwood Springs. Interested parties are invited to attend one of the meetings or may contact the affiliate office directly at 945-7733 or via e-mail at

The Missing Links will be entertaining at the Downtown Market this week at the corner of Ninth and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Dr. John Findley of Valley View Hospital will present a Seasonably chili demonstration.

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. 13 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.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church is hosting a church rummage sale combined with a bake sale to raise funds for church programs. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 14 and 15, at St. Barnabas Parish Hall, 546 Hyland Park Drive in Glenwood Springs.

Look for the Glenwood Chambers 19th annual greeting card entries at the annual Fall Arts Festival, Sept. 26-30 at the Ramada Inn of Glenwood Springs. For the past 19 years, the chamber has been hosting this competition, open to members of the Glenwood Springs Art Guild. Paintings depicting Glenwood landmarks, events and scenery grace the historic collection of the previous 19 holiday greeting cards and note cards, which will all be on display at the art show. Proceeds from the sale of greeting and note cards fund the chambers patronage of the annual art event. Cards from previous years as well as the 2007 greeting card will be on sale at the festival, and are available online in the chamber store at Cards can also be purchased from the visitor center at 1102 Grand Ave. Packages of mixed cards are also on sale. Winter Trails of Glenwood, a reproduction of an original mixed media painting by Arlene Law, is the title of the 2007 greeting and note card.

Roaring Fork Audubons September programs topic will be the black swifts of Colorado. The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.Kim Potter, wildlife biologist for the White River National Forest, has done extensive research on swifts that nest near Hanging Lake in Glenwood Canyon, Crater Lake near Maroon Bells, on Avalanche Creek and in several other suitable places.

Eagles Auxiliary will host a big yard and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, at Johnsons Mini Golf parking lot. Tables are available to rent.For more information, please call 945-8295.

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