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Town Center Booksellers and The Aspen Writers Foundation present the third annual Poetry Jam. Join us for a special evening at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16, featuring Roaring Fork Valley poets ranging in age from 16-60. The event will be held at Town Center Booksellers, 211 Midland Ave., Basalt.Selected poets include Ashley Carruth, Shere Coleman, Kristin Carlson, Kristine Crandall, Don Downey, Annie Garrett, Trevor Gomez, George Greco, Rett Harper, Ryan Johnson, Marilyn MaC, Kim Nuzzo, Sarah Pletts, Cameron Scott and David Totty.For more information, call 927-2665.

The Eagles Club is conducting a membership drive for anyone interested in volunteer work, fun projects and events. Members will be available to show you around and answer any questions. For more information, please call 945-5506 after 4 p.m. Acoustic Mayhem will be performing Friday, Oct. 5.The Eagles Lodge is located at 312 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs.

Writer, artist and historian Jim Miller will be the guest speaker at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, at the Grand Valley Historical Society meeting at the Old Battlement Mesa Schoolhouse just off Stone Quarry Road in Battlement Mesa. Mr. Miller will talk about the life of Kid Curry, notorious member of the Wild Bunch, and the ill-fated train robbery carried out by the Kid at Parachute. Mr. Miller, who grew up and attended school in Parachute, has done extensive research on Kid Curry and is considered one of the leading authorities on the train robbery. A short business meeting, followed by refreshments, will precede Mr. Millers talk. The public is invited to attend.

Steve and Sandy Swanson have purchased Good Health Natural Grocers, located at 722 Cooper in Glenwood Springs. The store has been remodeled, is filled with lots of new products, and features a great new deli.A re-opening party is scheduled from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Visit Good Health for food and fun, prize drawings, Jack Rabbit Hill organic wine tastings, new product sampling and music by The Last Minute String Band.

Symphony in the Valley presents a lighthearted adventure into the downright silly side of classical music with the concert Comedy Tonight.The concerts will be performed at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Grand Valley High School in Parachute, and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale.The concert also features the premiere performance of Symphony Sampler by Glenwood Springs composer James Belling. Tickets are available at the door. Season tickets good for Symphony in the Valleys concerts in October, December and May will also be sold at the door.

Beginning Friday, Oct. 5, an eclectic exhibit, Impressionists are from Venus … Abstracts are from Mars … Realists are Forever! will feature 16 artists at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Some of these artists have come from as far away as Texas to exhibit their work. Interestingly, a few of these artists will present one subject rendered in each impressionism, abstraction and realism.This will be an eccentric exhibit, as some artists dabble in all three forms, while others specialize in one form. People are invited to the artist reception at 6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Food, beverages, interesting conversation, and lots of fun will be provided at no charge. For more information, call 945-2414 or e-mail

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