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Heritage Park Care Center will be hosting a Wound Care Symposium Oct. 3 and 4 at Carbondale Town Hall. This program has been developed for nurses, occupational and physical therapists, as well as physicians. It will cover effective strategies for skin, wound and ostomy care. Local vendors will also be presenting wound care products. For registration and information, call Laura Wright-Smith at 963-1500.

Register by Sept. 27 by calling 945-9191 for free prelicensing training to start your own home-based child-care business. Learn about the process, fees and regulations. Classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 28 and 29, in Glenwood Springs.Sponsored by the Garfield County Department of Human Services.

Employment verification and labor laws will be the topics to be offered to employers at free round-table discussions Sept. 26.To comply with a new Colorado law, employers must affirm, within 20 days after hiring a new employee, that the employer has complied with all requirements. Round tables will be presented from noon to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 in Glenwood Springs at the CMC Blake campus, and at 9 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Re-2 Learning Opportunities Center in Rifle.To RSVP for this event, please contact Colorado Workforce Center at 945-8638 and specify which session you will attend.

During the State Veterans Nursing Homes 20th anniversary celebration Friday, Sept. 28, Gov. Bill Ritter and Major General H. Michael Edwards, adjutant general, will speak at 1 p.m. at the facility located at 851 E. Fifth St. in Rifle.The community is invited to help celebrate 20 years of providing excellent care to Colorados veterans.For more information, call 625-0842.

A chili cook-off and square dance will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Missouri Heights School. Bring your chili: There will be great prizes for the winners. Tom Paxton, the best square dance caller and music man, will be there to provide the calling.Call 963-2180 for more information.

The KDNK Fall Membership Drive runs Sept. 26 through Oct. 5 and will host live broadcasts from The Lift from 8-10 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, and from 1-3 p.m. the final Farmers Market. KDNK will broadcast live from the Woody Creek Community Center between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. George Stranahan will talk about the Woody Creek Caucus, Jimmy Ibbotson will sing and everybody will have fun. KDNK will host Stand Up for KDNK, featuring local comics and happy hour drinks, 3:30-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at Steves Guitars in Carbondale. The KDNK Record and CD Sale takes place between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at Sopris Park. Memberships will be available at all these events.Sustain local radio by calling 963-0139 during business hours or join on the Web at

Join business leaders from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27, as the Ramada Inn and Suites in conjunction with the Fall Art Festival hosts the next Glenwood Springs Chamber Business After Hours networking event. The event will feature Gumps Old Country Shrimp Boil, including red potatoes, sausage and corn on the cob, beer, wine, specialty drinks, giveaways and networking opportunities with fellow peers. Browse through paintings, pottery and ceramics. The event is free to chamber members and future chamber members. Contact Joni at 945-6589 for information on how to host your own Business After Hours.

The Grand Valley Quilt Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the Battlement Mesa School House, Road 300 in Battlement Mesa. Watch for the signs. The event is sponsored by the Grand Valley Historical Society and the Battlement Mesa Sew & Sew Quilters. There is a nominal suggested donation for admission.

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