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The Glenwood Springs High School cross-county team will host a 5K race and a 2.5K fun run/walk today to benefit local runner Paul Driskill, who was severely injured Sept. 22 in a hit-and-run accident while running.The course will begin in the field behind Glenwood Springs High School and is 99 percent off-road, featuring grass, soft path and rock trails. Registration begins at 4:15 p.m. and races begin at 5 p.m. A silent auction of running and outdoor sports items will be part of the event. Proceeds will go to Driskill to help with medical bills.Contact Mike Schneiter at 309-4795 or by e-mail at for more information.

A fundraiser for Akim Gama will be held at 9 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at Rivers Restaurant. Live music will be provided by Cowboy Attitude, and there is no cover change.Gama is a 29-year-old from Zimbabwe who came here to escape the turmoil in his home country. He has been living and working in Glenwood Springs for six years. He visited several schools discussing Africa and the troubles of his homeland. Gama is currently facing deportation, and several community members are banding together to try and keep him in the United States. Proceeds from the fundraiser will go to Gamas legal fees and financial help if he is deported. An account has been established in Gamas name at Alpine Bank.

The eighth annual Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest will be held from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Hotel Colorado. Call the Center for the Arts at 945-2414 for tickets.

Town Center Booksellers welcomes humorist Sarah Walker to explore the emotional terrain traversed in her new book, Really, Youve Done Enough: A Parents Guide to Stop Parenting Their Adult Child Who Still Needs Their Money But Not Their Advice, at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at the bookstore located at 211 Midland Ave. in Basalt. For more information, call 927-2665.

Grizzly Creek Productions Inc. will present Crazy for You at 7 p.m. Thursday and Friday, Oct. 11 and 12; and at 1:30 and 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, at the new Roaring Fork High School Theatre in Carbondale. This show includes singing, tap-dancing, comedy, romance, show girls, singing cowboys, and classic Gershwin music in a high-energy story about being true to your dreams. Tickets will be available at the door 30 minutes before performance.

Community Health Initiatives Inc., a nonprofit based in Carbondale, will have a grand opening and open house from noon to 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12, for the launch of Pathways Adolescent Recovery Program in Glenwood Springs. An official ribbon-cutting ceremony and a native blessing by a local shaman will take place at 1 p.m. Pathways is located at 2001 Blake Ave., Suite 1A. Pathways staff includes Art Kleinschmidt, the adolescent counselor, who has a masters degree in addiction studies and has worked at the renowned Hazelden in Minnesota; Suzanne Uhrich, business manager; Karyn Simmons, development director; and Shelley Evans.

Alpine Legal Services presents the next Thursday Night Bar Oct. 18 at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Participants will be received in order of appearance starting at 5 p.m. Volunteer attorneys will provide their time for 15-minute private consultations about such matters as divorce, custody, renters rights, etc. To facilitate this service, please bring all documentation related to your case, such as leases, contracts, court papers, etc. Thursday Night Bar is sponsored by the 9th Judicial Bar Association and the Aspen Valley Community Foundation. It takes place the third Thursday of every month, in the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. A small donation is requested for this service, but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay. For more information please contact the Glenwood office 945-8858.

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