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The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will have its annual potluck picnic at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at the south pavilion in Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs. Hamburgers, hot dogs, and bottled water will be provided, and members may bring side dishes and desserts. Those with an atl-atl will test their throwing arms. Anyone interested in archaeology is welcome to attend. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

The Rifle Recreation Department, in collaboration with the Colorado Sportsmen Wildlife Fund, Colorado State Parks, Bureau of Land Management and the Division of Wildlife, is pleased to announce its Pathway to Fishing event, to be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Sept. 13 at Lions Pond in Rifle. This is a free event for ages 6-12 years old focusing on the aspects of fishing and water safety. Preregistration is required. To register, visit the Rifle Recreation Department in the lower level of Rifle City Hall or at All participants receive a free tackle box and fishing pole courtesy of the Colorado Sportsmen Wildlife Fund. For more information, please contact Rifle Recreation at 625-2151.

Bring the whole family to the free seventh annual Rifle Touch A Truck event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Deerfield Complex parking lot.Come share a hands-on experience with equipment ranging from a helicopter to emergency vehicles, semis, cranes and the unveiling of Garfield County Sheriffs armored rescue vehicle, The Bearcat. Try your skills on the mobile climbing wall and football toss provided by the Colorado Army National Guard.

An end-of-summer flea market, fun-in-the-sun event, will start at 8 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Apple Tree Village Green. Its a giant yard sale and all kinds of water fun for the young and young at heart. Water fun starts at noon. Rent a table or rent a space sell your stuff, or just come buy some new stuff.

Risking Fiction, Sandra Dorrs fall workshop in learning to write sensually, honestly and with authority, will meet in two classes, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, downtown Grand Junction, starting Aug. 28 or Sept. 2. Call 257-1498 or see for more information.

Find out where your water comes from and where it goes during a tour of Basalts water facilities from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Aug. 20. Please dress appropriately; tour will happen rain or shine. This tour is free and open to the public; however, space is limited, and registration is required. Register online at Sponsored by Basalt Water Department and Roaring Fork Conservancy.

Glenwood Dance Academy will have preregistration for fall classes from 36 p.m., or by appointment, Aug. 25, 26 and 27. Fall classes 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.

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