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St. Barnabas Episcopal Church and Cook la Carte present a First Tuesday teaching night, Eating Seasonally and Locally, with chef Dava Parr, featuring a duo of seasonal dishes. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. Oct. 2 at Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church, 546 Hyland Park Drive in Glenwood Springs. Admission and food are free, and child care will be provided.

The Glenwood Springs Police Department Crime Prevention and Youth Activities programs will sponsor the Magic! Magic! Magic! show at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 915 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. For more information, call the Glenwood Springs Police Department at 384-6500 and speak to officer Margaret Wierenga.

The town of Carbondale, CaCaLoCo and Waste Management are once again sponsoring Leaf Days. Town of Carbondale residents may bring leaves and small limbs to the parking lot on the northeast corner of Colorado Avenue and Fourth Street between Oct. 6 and Nov. 18. Leaves must be removed from bags. This is a recycling project, and no trash or dumping of any kind is allowed. Separate containers will be provided for leaves and small branches only. If the containers are contaminated by any other material, the entire container will be landfilled, as it cannot be recycled. Your cooperation is appreciated. For information, call 963-1307.

A volunteer work day for Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9. The work project will be to move donated furniture and appliances from storage in Basalt to the new ReStore Building Supply Store in Carbondale. Habitat is looking for volunteer drivers to pick up donations and in-store volunteers for its ReStore. Anyone interested in helping can contact Gina Mead at 945-7733 or e-mail

Micaela Folsom has been appointed the new United Way of Garfield County executive director.Folsom comes to United Way from The InterValley Salvation Army. Micaela has also worked with other local nonprofit organizations including LIFT-UP, Carbondale Council on the Arts and Humanities, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and the Danse Arts Theater Company. Folsom will provide leadership for United Way and the community by working with the board to develop stronger relations and support between the business and nonprofit sectors of our community.

Please be advised that the ditch system will be shut down Monday, Oct. 15. It will be operational again approximately April 15, 2008. For information, call 963-1307.

The next Mid-Valley Workshop, The Most Bang for Your Holiday Marketing Buck, will be held from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the CMC Lappala Center in Carbondale. The workshop will feature a panel discussion including the Aspen Daily News, Aspen Times, KSNO, KSPN, KDNK, GrassRootsTV, Aspen Sojourner, and Comcast about how to get the greatest return on the advertising dollars spent during the busy holiday season. Call the Chamber at 963-1890 to reserve your seat or register online at Space is limited.

In observance of October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Komen Aspen encourages all women to take charge of their present and future breast health care by doing monthly self breast exams, receiving yearly mammograms and doctors exams after the age of 40, by leading a healthy lifestyle and by staying informed about current breast health issues. Komen Aspen is a trusted local resource for women living with breast cancer.

The first Grand Valley Spellbinders storyteller at the Rifle Branch Library for regular storytelling adventures will be Virginia Bitner, who will be at the library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. The stories will be designed for elementary school children and their families. Spellbinders return to the library the first and third Saturdays of each month. For more information, call 625-3471.

The Glenwood Springs High School Booster Club seeks area businesses to volunteer to run concession stands at athletic events. All proceeds benefit the booster club, which distributes funds to all GSHS teams, clubs and organizations as needed. Businesses can support student activities at volleyball, football and basketball games, as well as spring sports concessions. Contact Bob at or 945-1010 to reserve a game today.

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