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Sopris MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) will hold its annual Harvest Luncheon fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The luncheon features a bowl of chili or soup, a salad, a drink, and a piece of homemade pie. Take-out and delivery lunches/pies are available. Take time to sit and enjoy Todd Hartley, local live comedian, at noon and also bid on some great silent auction items while youre there. Proceeds will benefit Sopris MOPS, a nonprofit mothers group. Call Renee at 366-8645 for more information.

Carbondale Chamber Business After Hours will be from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the 225 Main Street Building and managed by The Fleisher Co. The event will be catered by Russets restaurant. Visit Business World Brokers, Impressions, Lauras Sunfresh & Dried Flowers and The Yorktowne Group.Dont forget your business cards. RSVP to the Chamber at 963-1890 or

The Rifle Branch Librarys preschool story time fall costume parade starts at the Rifle Library on at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 31. Children preschool age and younger are welcome to come show off their costumes, have a lot of fun, and walk away with some great candy. To register, or for more information stop by the library or call 625-3471.

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 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. 19. 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 Rebuilding When Your Relationship Ends 10-week class will be held from 6:30-8:45 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the Mid-Valley Counseling Center, located in the Blue Lake Community Center, El Jebel. Anyone who has ended or may end a love relationship or marriage is encouraged to attend, including widows and widowers. You will receive guidance and support for the social, psychological and emotional adjustments of a relationship ending. Please contact licensed marriage and family therapist Carol Warner for cost and details, 920-7683.

Please join friends and business leaders from 5-7 p.m. Oct. 19 at Colorado Poolscapes/Spascapes, for the next Glenwood Springs Chamber Business After Hours networking event.

The local brain injury support group will hold its next meeting from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 24, at the U.S. Bank Building next to Safeway on Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. For more information, please call Mary at 984-2446.

The ninth annual Holiday Home Tour, sponsored by P.E.O. Chapter IP, Battlement Mesa, will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, at The Reserve, Fairway Villas and Stone Ridge Village subdivisions. The tour features personal collections, artistic decorative touches and special holiday ideas. For more information, or to reserve tickets, call Sharon Temple at 285-2318.

Please be advised that the Board of County Commissioners for Garfield County is accepting applications from Garfield County nonprofit organizations interested in receiving Garfield County Human Services second-round funding for fiscal year 2008. Application forms can be picked up from Linda Morcom, grant administrator, Garfield County Administration Office, Administration Building, 108 Eighth St., Suite 213, Glenwood Springs; or can be requested by calling Linda Morcom at 945-5004. Completed applications must be received or delivered to the Garfield County Administration Office by 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15. Any questions or comments should be directed to Linda Morcom.

Starting Nov. 1, 18th Street will be closed from Whiteriver Avenue to east of the batting cages in Rifle. The closure is to allow construction of the new Garfield County Courthouse and city of Rifle police/municipal building. The existing Garfield County Courthouse will remain operational throughout construction. Access to the courthouse will be from Railroad Avenue. The street is expected to reopen late summer of 2008.

The Coal Ridge girls basketball team will be having a chili dinner at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, at Coal Ridge High School, serving volleyball and football fans. Support your local high school athletes.

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