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The third meeting with the Department of Justice Community Relations Division will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 8 at Fiesta Guadalajara Mexican restaurant in Rifle. Refreshments will be available.This meeting is sponsored in part by the Community Integration Initiative.

Chapter AO, PEO will be hosting its 15th annual Elegant Auction and Luncheon at the Hotel Colorado Friday, Dec. 7. Tickets are on sale now at The Mountain Peddler, 821 Grand Ave., or call 945-9301.

Energy Day at Yampah Mountain High School will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at the high school in Glenwood Springs.The public is invited to attend any/all of four sessions and a variety of presentations with a focus on energy, the impacts of extraction, use and how to mitigate or lessen impacts. Please call Susy Ellison 945-9463, ext. 112, with any questions.



The Rifters in concert will open this years Jim Calaway Honor Series, presented by Colorado Mountain College. Friday, Nov. 16, they will perform in the New Space Theater at CMCs Roaring Fork Campus Spring Valley Center, in a show that honors the colleges Scholar Campaign donors. Saturday, Nov. 17, the Rifters will perform the first-ever concert held at new CMC West Garfield Campus auditorium, 3695 Airport Road in Rifle. For advance tickets, call 947-8367.

Stroller Strides, the nations largest fitness program for new moms, is celebrating its grand opening at 9 a.m. Nov. 7 inside the Glenwood Springs Mall. Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for new moms including power walking and intervals of body toning using exercise tubing and the stroller. In addition to the classes, Stroller Strides offers play groups and moms night out, giving women an opportunity to socialize and further relationships. To celebrate its arrival in the Roaring Fork Valley, Stroller Strides is offering the first five Founding Mothers a discount off the one-time registration for monthly memberships. Stroller Strides allows women to exercise in a social atmosphere, and children can benefit from watching moms participate.For more information on Stroller Strides, contact L.A. Bailey at (888) 403-5073.



Dual open houses of An Exquisite Design (311 Railroad Ave., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 9 and 10); and The Midland Arts Co. (111 E. Third St.,10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10) will be held in downtown Rifle and will feature pottery, jewelry, and country gifts created by local artists.Refreshments will be served at both locations.

Rehearsals are beginning for The Aspen Choral Societys presentation of Handels The Messiah, the longest-running holiday tradition in the Roaring Fork Valley.The Messiah will be presented at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs and the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.All concerts will feature the Aspen Community Chorus, the Glenwood Springs Community Chorus and the Aspen Choral Society Orchestra and will be under the direction of longtime music director and composer-in-residence Ray Vincent Adams.Rehearsals will be held from 4-6 p.m. every Sunday beginning Nov. 4 at the Aspen Community Church; and from 6-8 p.m. every Monday beginning Nov. 5 at the United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs.This seasons concerts will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, Dec. 11 and 12, in Glenwood Springs and Friday and Saturday, Dec. 14 and 15, in Aspen.For more information, call Ray Adams at 925-3685.

A fraud prevention workshop will be held from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6, at CMC Lappala Center, 690 Colorado Ave. in Carbondale.U.S. companies lose hundreds of billions of dollars each year to fraud and small businesses are the most common target. Learn how to prevent fraud and save your business.To register, e-mail chamber@carbondale.com or call the Chamber at 963-1890.

The Hot Springs Pool will be closed Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov. 13-14.


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