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There will be a back to school night at Glenwood Springs High School on Wednesday, Aug. 27. A dinner to benefit the boys soccer team will be held at 5 p.m. There is a cost for the dinner.

Children 4 years old and up are invited to the Elf & Fairy Festival from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at the Glenwood Center for the Arts. Wear your coolest elf or fairy costume. Learn to be the hippest nymph in the valley by taking Fairy Dance Class 101 with Ms. Maurine Taufer. Afterwords, enjoy delicious bites of fairy cakes and elfin fruit juice, while checking out the latest fashions of Middle Earth. For more information, call the Center for the Arts at 945-2414.

Brad Manosevitz and the Flying Tourettes of Berzerkerstan (formerly known as Paver) will perform at the market Tuesday, Aug. 26. The band features engaging performances to audiences of all ages.The market is now selling ENVIROSAX, waterproof and durable bags with handles long enough to easily wear over the shoulder.

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.

Brush Creek Road will be closed to all vehicles between the roundabout and Horse Ranch Drive starting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27; remaining closed until 11 p.m. Monday, Sept. 1. All Horse Ranch residents will use the Highline/ Owl Creek detour. To access the Rec Center, members/users must obtain a free permit prior to the closure to allow access to the Rec Center parking lot during the closure.For more details about the road closure, call 923-3777, or for Rec Center access, call 922-2240.

Join fellow Obama supporters in Glenwood Springs to watch Obamas acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in Denver. Learn how you can support and get involved with the Obama campaign in the Roaring Fork Valley. Meet at Mike Sawyers house (1224 Colorado Ave. in Glenwood Springs) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 28. RSVP to (970) 274-0877 so enough appetizers and beverages are on hand. Also bring a lawn chair.

CMC presents The Sustainable Living Series, a series of workshops addressing topics in energy saving, gardening, recycling and composting, this fall.Register now at the Carbondale or Glenwood Springs CMC location.

Symphony in the Valley invites all young musicians up to age 30 to enter the 2009 Young Artists Concerto Competition. Selected winners will be invited to perform a classical piece with the orchestra at its Mothers Day Concerts May 7 in Carbondale and May 10, in Glenwood Springs.The 2009 contest expands the ages of musicians and vocalists eligible to compete. The competition will be separated into two divisions: the junior division for musicians ages 6-18 and the senior division for musicians ages 19-30.Application forms must be postmarked by Dec. 3. The competition before professional judges will be held Saturday, Jan. 31, at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork near Carbondale.More information on the competition and links to download the Concerto Competition rules and 2009 application form are available on the Symphony in the Valley website, Click on Concerto Competition.

Registration for art classes by Annie Bell will begin Wednesday, Sept. 27, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Call 945-2414 or register online at

The director, Jennetta M. Howell, has lowered the Disneys High School Musical audition age to 12. Auditions will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 5, at Glenwood Springs High School; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, at the high school.Casting actors, singers, dancers as thespians, cheerleaders, jocks, braniacs, skater dudes and other students.For more information, contact producer Jacquie Meitler at 945-2174.

The Draft Horse Classic will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, in the main arena at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. It will feature classes such as obstacles and barrel racing. The draft horse pulling contest will start approximately 5 p.m., after the other classes finish.The show has been combined with the Western Slope Draft Horse Tack, Harness, Equipment and Memorabilia auction, which will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at the indoor arena.For information, contact numbers Sharon at 876-5979 and Ken at (970) 874-8510 for the sale.

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.

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