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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Basalt Regional Heritage Society (BRHS) presents the fifth annual Saloon Night from 6:30-11 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20, at Two Rivers Cafe in Basalt. Step up to a chuck wagon buffet, hosted by Toklat Gallery. Gaming, prize drawings and a silent auction. Special musical guest Jimmy Dykan will fill the dance floor.The grand prize drawing is for two Frontier Airlnes tickets followed by door prizes.All of the proceeds will benefit the Arbaney Barn museum/educational center. Tickets on sale starting Oct. 1 at Community Banks of Basalt, Two Rivers Cafe and the Town of Basalt; or by calling 927-4693. A limited amount of tickets will be available at the door.Please call the above number for further information.

The Glenwood Springs Police Department Crime Prevention and Youth Activities Programs will sponsor Magic! Magic! Magic! show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2 at 915 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Local businesses and residents will be contacted by phone to purchase childrens and senior citizens tickets, or advertising posters for the program in the upcoming weeks.For more information, call the Glenwood Springs Police Department 384-6500 and speak to Officer Margaret Wierenga.

The Danse Arts Theatre Company and the Hotel Colorado present Under the Harvest Moon, a benefit in support of the Danse Arts Theatre Companys upcoming season. The benefit, to be held at the hotel at 5:30 p.m. Oct. 27, will feature a silent auction, dinner with a choice of three entrees, live music and entertainment. Keynote speaker will be Mr. David Taylor, founder of the David Taylor Dance Theatre in Denver and Adjunct Faculty member with Colorado State University Dance Department. Advance reservations required prior to Oct. 18. Call Cheryl at 945-5582 with your reservation request and choice of entree. All proceeds will benefit the Danse Arts Theatre Company, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit performing arts company.

The Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. Cave tours are available daily, with the last tour beginning at 4 p.m. Wild tours and adventure tours are available by reservation at 945-4228, ext. 111. The park will be closed Nov. 5-9 for management training. Visit, or call 945-4228 for more information.

The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library will host its fall book sale at the library starting Friday, Oct. 5, and continuing until Saturday, Oct. 13, during regular library hours. An incredible assortment of like new adult and children books will be available for purchase, in addition to books on tape, CDs, and DVDs. For more information or to sign up to volunteer to help with the sale, please call 963-2889.

The Glenwood Downtown Market is pleased to join with the Unique Boutique and bring to Glenwood one of the finest hand-made craft sales. The Unique Boutique will no longer be the Election Day Sale.In an effort to keep the sale in Downtown Glenwood, the sale will be held from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 19 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 20 at the Masonic Lodge, located at 901 Colorado. For more information, please call Cindy Svatos 618-3650.

Yampah Mountain High School is accepting applications for the 2007-2008 school year. Please call Rachel at 970-945-9463 or stop by 695 Red Mountain Drive.

Glenwoods second annual Oktoberfest will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, in Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. The festival includes live music, dance performances, beer, hot food and vendors.Beginning at noon, Soul Feel will take center stage. More traditional Oktoberfest venue with Alpine Echo at 3 p.m. Alpine Echo will entertain the crowd with traditional German polka tunes, with John Pataky of Rosis Bavarian Restaurant as the accordion player. DMiesbacher Oimtaler, a Bavarian club dedicated to the preservation of the Bavarian culture and customs, will perform traditional Schuhplattler dances and folk dances and will also be performing whips to music and the playing of cow bells. Audience participation is encouraged. Erdinger Oktoberfest-Weizen, and Veltins Pilsener will be available on tap, along with Woody Creek wine.

Top off Potato Day, Saturday, Sept. 29, by riding or watching the Bareback Bonanza, a horseback riding event with poles, barrels and wild antics. Kids aged 10 and under can ride with saddles.Registration starts at 2 p.m., and the event begins at 3 p.m. at the Gus Darien Riding Arena, one mile east of Carbonale.For more information, call Mike Kennedy at 963-1940 or Susie Darrow at 963-3271.

John Lyons and his wife Jody will host the 2007 Childrens Program fundraiser for the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Spend Oct. 6 with John and Jody Lyons at their dream ranch. Safety, performance and improving your relationship with your horse is the theme for the day. From 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., John will give horse training demonstrations and tours of the grounds including the office and facilities. Door prizes will be raffled throughout the day. Entertainment will be provided later in the evening. Space is limited, purchase tickets through the Battlement Mesa Activity Center or John Lyons Symposiums, Inc.All proceeds will be used to expand the childrens game room in the Battlement Mesa Activity Center.

Lifetime valley resident, and Valley View Hospital nurse Marcia Carlyle is undergoing lengthy treatment at Presbyterian-St. Lukes in Denver for Leukemia.An account has been set up at Alpine Bank for financial assistance. Contributions are appreciated and can be made at any Alpine Bank branch.

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