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Singer/songwriter Gwen Hill will be performing from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, in the Valley View Hospital healing garden.

A Grand Wine Affair, a benefit for the Grand River Volunteer Association, will be held from 5-7 p.m. tonight, Wednesday, Aug. 13, at Columbine restaurant at Rifle Creek Golf Course. The event includes wine tasting, food, music and silent auction. More than 39 wines will be available to sample. Participants must be 21 years old or older.Tickets are available at Choice Liquors, Columbine Restaurant, Grand River Medical Center or at the door.For more information, call 625-6439.

The public is invited to a free physics panel discussion at 6:30 p.m. today, Aug. 13, in Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen. The title of the discussion will be Whats Coming at the LHC? The Higgs? Dark matter? Black holes? New dimensions of space? For more information, please call 925-2585.

Join Sheri Gaynor, Laura Kirk and Toni Grenko for a women-only full-moon weekend workshop sure to get creative juices flowing. Through visual journaling and creative play, participants will explore the power of the landscape as a source of healing, inspiration, and personal transformation. The workshop will be held Aug. 15- 17 in Carbondale. For more information call 618-0561.

Take a stroll through Basalts lovely gardens with Town Horticulturist Lisa DiNardo.Learn about garden design and composition, water-wise landscapes, sustainable irrigation practices, noxious weeds and more. River Days Garden Walkabouts will be held at 9 a.m. and noon Saturday, Aug. 16. Please meet at the Chamber of Commerce Red Caboose in Lions Park.

TreadZ, located at 732 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs, is having an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. View new brands and styles. A pair of shoes will be raffled off every half hour, along with other prizes and giveaways.For more information, call TreadZ at 928-0620.

The historic Hotel Colorado is pleased to once again host the annual Devereux Polo Cup Aug. 16 and 17. The weekend events are free and open to the public. Starting at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, the Hotel Colorado will host a Meet the Players event. The reception will include hors doeuvres, live music by Jon Chandler and The Wichitones, and the presentation of the Devereux Cup to the Hotel for its custodianship. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 17, at the home of the Roaring Fork Polo Club, 2000 Baldy Creek Road in New Castle. The consolation match, final consolations, and finals will be played.

Monday night womens league will have an organizational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 25, league starts at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 8. Friday night mixed league will have an organizational meeting at 7 p.m. Aug. 22, league starts 7 p.m. Sept. 5. Call Terry at 945-8485 to sign up or for more information about either league.

Glenwood Dance Academy will have preregistration for fall classes from 36 p.m., or by appointment, Aug. 25-27. Fall cases start Sept. 2 and include ballet, character, tap, jazz, modern, ballroom, hip hop, yoga, Pilates and karate for kids and adults of all levels and abilities. For schedules, visit or call 945-2717.

The Snowmass Village Recreation Center is hosting swimming stroke clinics from 6-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, and Monday, Sept. 1. If you are interested in refining your stroke, taking your training to the next level, or preparing for a triathlon, stroke clinic will offer a strong foundation with fundamentals of swimming. For more information, call Katie at 922-2240.

The Aspen Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is proud to announce its fifth annual Aspen/Snowmass Ride for the Cure, at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at Koch Park in Aspen. For more information about the Ride for the Cure events, fundraising or training tips, or to volunteer (volunteers receive a T-shirt and goody bag), please call the ride hotline at (970) 920-0250, visit:, or e-mail

The 19th annual West Care Ambulance Pig Roast will be held from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at Veterans Park in Silt.Participants may enjoy specially-prepared Hawaiian style pulled pork dinner immediately followed by an auction to support West Care Ambulance. More than 100 auction items will be available, including a 2003 Hendrick Racing/Jeff Gordon Special Edition Chevy Monte Carlo, vacation packages to Las Vegas and autographed sports memorabilia. Childrens activities include free face painting and a prize pond.For more information, call 876-0510.

The sixth annual KDNK Blues and BBQ Fest features sumptuous barbecue, micro-brewed beer from Tommy Knocker Brewery, cooking demonstrations from renowned valley chefs and live music. New this year is an Amateur Sauce Contest, kids Ferris wheel and a backyard farmers market for those that have excess fruits and veggies from their gardens. Carbondales Main Street turns into a street celebration on Saturday, Aug. 23. The barbecue fires up at 3 p.m., with food being prepared by Smoke. Cooking demonstrations begin at 3 p.m. The demos will be held at Ella Restaurant in their beautiful open kitchen. Stay tuned to KDNK for updates.The Amateur Sauce Contest will accept entries until 4:30 p.m. on Saturday. If you cannot be present, you can drop off your concoction at KDNK anytime before Saturday. Each entry must be, at least, 10 ounces with all ingredients listed. The winner will have their sauce featured at Smoke, A Modern BBQ, in Willits, as well as receive a dinner for two.Volunteers are still needed, and Omar will be live broadcast on KDNK from 7-9 p.m. For more information on the event or to volunteer, call 963-0139 or go to

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