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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.

A free public lecture, Visualizing Complex Electronic Quantum Matter at the Atomic Scale, will be given by Professor J.C. Samus Davis from Cornell University, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen.Who can imagine transport, communication, business, healthcare, national security, entertainment or science without solid-state electronics and information technology? Until recently it has proven extraordinarily difficult to understand these new forms of electronic matter but Professor Davis will explore them for a general audience.For more information, please call 925-2585.

Roaring Fork Conservancys Riparian Birding at Cattle Creek Easement will take place from 7-8 a.m. Sept. 10. Join local bird experts and be introduced to local riparian birds and their habitats. Bring binoculars and dress appropriately for being outside the entire time. This walk is free and open to the public, however, space is limited, and registration is required. Sponsored by Roaring Fork Audubon and Roaring Fork Conservancy. For more information and to register for this and other events, visit or call 927-1290.

The 23rd annual Glenwood Springs Farmers Market continues 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Saturday through October. Come early for best selection of local and regional produce, breads, pasta, cheese, meats, roasted chiles and barbecue. Sponsored by Rite Aid Pharmacy, 1412 Grand Ave. (across from the high school).

Empowering Personal Recovery for People with Cancer invites you to connect with others and explore ways to rediscover hope and take your life back from cancer. The next meeting will be held from noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, at 322 Grand Ave. (Transitions to Wellness Building). Snacks will be provided. Call Marti Stude, 963-1492 or Cindy Webb, 384-7582 for more information.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 25, the Glenwood Springs Community Center Pool will change to its fall hours. 5:30-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.For more information, call 384-6301.

Defiance Community Players 2008 fall production will be the highly acclaimed Disney High School Musical. Show dates will be Nov. 14-16 and 21-23 at the new theater in Glenwood Springs High School. Directed by Jennetta M. Howell, auditions will be held in September, and dates and times to be announced.The production will be casting ages 13 and up actors, singers, dancers, jocks, thespians, cheerleaders and brainiacs; one male adult and one female adult role is available. Be prepared to move/dance and bring sheet music, as everyone is required to sing with a pianist. Auditions will be from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Glenwood Springs High School, enter on the 14th Street entrance to the Small Performance Theatre and follow the signs; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in the choir room, enter on the 14th Street entrance and follow the signs. Call-backs will start from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at in the Small Performance Theatre.For more information, contact Jacquie Meitler at 945-2174.

Andy Dooley will be the guest speaker at A Spiritual Center at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at 0695 Buggy Circle (above Construction Junction) in Carbondale.Andy Dooley is a dynamic metaphysical speaker whose unique blend of insight and humor leaves his audiences entertained, uplifted and inspired.Love donations will be accepted.Call Joseph at 970-945-8812

The Snowmass Balloon Festival sends over 30 balloons up in the air Sept. 11-14.All balloon events are free to the public and launch from the Snowmass Village Softball fields at 7 a.m. each morning, while the balloon glow starts at 6 p.m. Food vendors and special family activities for the kids are also on-sight. For more information and a schedule, visit or call 1-800-SNOWMASS.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 25, the Glenwood Springs Community Center Pool will change to its fall hours. 5:30-11 a.m. and 4-8 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays; and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays.For more information, call 384-6301.

The 22nd annual Meeker Classic Sheepdog Championship Trials takes place Sept. 3-7 in Meeker. Five days of sheepdog herding competition with a $20,000 purse. Other activities include a daily craft fair and food booths, American Humane Association Rescue Rig, weekend pancake breakfasts demos by top dog handlers, spinners, weavers, felters, fly-tiers and saddle-makers, a petting farm, sheepherders wagon, service/therapy dogs art contest and silent auction. A Saturday night barbecue and free Wichitones country folk concert; Sunday lamb barbecue and Scottish Country Dancers.Please leave pets at home. Bring lawn chairs, binoculars and sunscreen. For details, call 970-878-0080 or visit

The 2008 Heritage Tourism On The Road event will be held in Glenwood Springs Sept. 12-14. Events include a private tour of the Fairy Caves, complete with a gondola ride up Iron Mountain, dinner and entertainment; a buffalo stew lunch, a tour of Doc Hollidays gravesite, and historic vignettes by local actors hosted by the Frontier Museum; a bus tour of natural and historic delights of the Glenwood Springs area; a ghost tour of the long dark hallways of the Hotel Colorado; and a discussion of the preservation of indigenous wikiups at the historic Cardiff Schoolhouse.For more information, call Colorado Preservation Inc. at 303-893-4260 or go to CPIs website at and click the On The Road link.

The fifth annual American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) takes place in Aspen on Saturday, Aug. 23, featuring a huge variety of expert speakers, films, panels and musicians, including Ted Turner, Walter Isaacson, Peter Buffett, John Oates and more. For a complete agenda, visit

Rent the historical Missouri Heights School for your next party, wedding or meeting. Water, refrigeration, heat available. Rates charged according to numbers involved.For information, all 963-2180 or 963-7447.Rental proceeds benefit historical building costs.

Aspen Valley Medical Foundation invites the public to join in celebrating the annual Neighbor to Neighbor campaign from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, at the Aspen Club & Spa.Enjoy complementary beer and outstanding food created by Chef Clark Church of Garnish Caf and live music, while mingling with AVMF Board, staff, grantees and supporters. Cash bar is also available. Neighbor to Neighbor accepts individual donations and payroll deductions to support 30 local nonprofit organizations. For more information, call 970-544-1298, or visit

A mixed levels AnusaraYoga Workshop taught by a recognized Anusara certified teacher, Nova Loverro Sprick, will be held from 36 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, at Aspen Health and Harmony in El Jebel. The workshop uses the mythological figure of Goddess Sita as an inspiration, and is suitable for all enthusiastic yoga students without injuries. To register for the workshop, please contact AH&H at 704-9642. The workshop is limited to 16 students.

Weekly beginning and intermediate lessons with Melody Hartman will be offered at 1 and 2 p.m. Saturdays at Glenwood Music, 715 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 309-5146 or 928-8626 for more information.

An ATV/dirt bike poker run will be held Aug. 23 in DeBeque. Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown DeBeque. Cash is awarded to the top five poker hands. Do not have to be present to accept cash prizes.All ATVs and dirt bikes must have current Colorado State Parks registration or non-resident OHCV permit.For more information, call 970-241-2409 or 970-434-3586.

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