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Wienerdog Kids Toys and Capturing Memories Photography have teamed up to create a professional portrait studio in the Wienerdog Basalt shop.Dates and times for the photography are from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; noon to 9 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays; and Saturdays and Sundays by appointment through Nov. 21.Creating family, individual and/or group, children and pet portraits with four different backgrounds and a variety of costumes, hats and props to choose from. To set up an appointment or for more information, call the Basalt toy shop at 927-8697 or e-mail

The 2008 Carbondale Business Directory and Community Guide needs photographs for the front cover and the photo gallery. The theme is Carbondale: Live, Work, Visit. Ten thousand directories will be circulated throughout the Roaring Fork Valley, and photographers will receive photo credit if their work is used. Photos of Mount Sopris and Carbondale businesses are encouraged.Send high-resolution photographs to by Monday, Nov. 19.

The Carbondale-Aspen Glen Rotary Club, in conjunction with the town of Carbondale, is constructing a new bus shelter for RFTA riders. The bus shelter will be built this Saturday, Nov. 10. It will be located on Main Street, near Highway 133 in Carbondale. The new shelter is being built as a part of the Main Street Improvement Project of the Town of Carbondale. The town has poured a concrete slab for the new shelter. The shelter will have steel framework, with back and side panels and an inside seat for RFTA riders. Club members have volunteered their labor to build the shelter. The Carbondale-Aspen Glen Rotary meets at noon every Thursday for lunch at the Aspen Glen Country Club, and is open to all Rotarians and potential Rotarians. For more information about the Carbondale-Aspen Glen Rotary, call Craig Rathbun at 704-1515, ext. 101 or Vicki Peterson at 948-0083.

In celebration of Childrens Book Week, join the New Castle Branch Library for Teddy Bear Storytime with storyteller Eva Fitzwater from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. Children of all ages are welcome to wear pajamas, bring a friend, and win teddy bear prizes. Call 984-2346 for more information.

Edward Jones financial advisors will host a free satellite broadcast entitled, Create a Legacy for Future Generations at 9:30 a.m., 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13. During this educational program, attorneys will discuss how wills, trusts and planned gifting can help investors create meaningful and continuing financial legacies. Special guest Rhonda Anderson, co-founder of Creative Memories, also will explain how journals, scrapbooks and photographs can help one leave an inspirational legacy of life and learning to future generations. To reserve a seat or for more information about the program, call Jay McGlade at 928-7145 or Rhonda Krell at 928-0585.

Fools, by Neil Simon is the first Grand Valley High School drama production this year, and is scheduled for 7 p.m. Nov. 15-17 in the Grand Valley High School cafetorium.

In coordination with the Community Banks of Colorado, Community Touch Program, Community Banks of Colorado in Aspen, Basalt, Glenwood Springs and Rifle are asking the community to bring food items to the banks. Collected goods will be distributed throughout the valley by LIFT-UP. Each of the four Community Banks of Colorado will donate $1 to LIFT-UP for each food item brought in, up to $500 per bank. For more information, call Michele Diamond at 945-7035.

Freckles the Clown celebrates Childrens Book Week at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library with a performance at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 17.Children of all ages are invited to this free program. The library is located at 413 Ninth Street. For more information, call 945-5958.

An open house featuring jewelry will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 15, at 926 Bennett Avenue in Glenwood Springs.For more information, call Diana Kaufman at 947-1776 or Julia Williams at 309-0387.

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley is changing the face of thrift store shopping. The nonprofit has recently opened a ReStore in Carbondale offering high-end, gently-used home furnishings and building supplies donated by valley businesses and residents. In addition to donations that have come from valley residents doing total home remodels and complete refurnishing projects, the organization is accepting two significant donations from the Sky Hotel and The Hotel Aspen. Both luxury hotels are undergoing major renovations during the off-season and are donating their room furnishings to Habitat.The ReStore will have set business hours in December, but will be open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, Nov. 10; and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Nov. 16 and 17. All proceeds from the ReStore go directly into Habitats operating and building funds, which finance the organizations two upcoming building projects in Carbondale and Rifle. To make a donation or to volunteer to help in the ReStore, contact Habitat at 945-7733 or

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