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Community News & Notes

The next Business Womens Network meeting will be held from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, at U.S. Bank in Glenwood Springs.Susan Horning, senior loan advisor for Americas Mortgage LLC, will present the topic How do you get ahead in todays economy?For more information, contact Joni at 945-6589, ext. 104, or e-mail

Mike Gurul will be performing on his Celtic harp and classical guitar from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, in the Valley View Hospital healing garden, part of the continuing Holistic Harmony program.The public is invited to attend and bring their own lunch.

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.

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

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 at 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 or Ken at (970) 874-8510 for the sale.

The community is invited to a fundraiser barbecue at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 30, at Loyal Brothers Lounge and the parking lot of Balcomb & Green PC. The fundraiser is to benefit Cheryl Wheeler, a longtime resident of the Roaring Fork Valley who had been diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs Disease earlier this year. The menu for the evening will be pulled pork, beans, coleslaw and beer for a donation. There will also be live music and drink specials all night at Loyal Brothers Lounge. A small cover at the door will also be donated to Cheryls fund. Donations can also be made to Benefit for Cheryl Wheeler fund at U.S. Bank.The event is supported by Loyal Brothers Lounge, Sustainable Settings Farm of Carbondale, Western Slope Paint Supply, Balcomb & Green PC, Doc Hollidays, The Bayou, Rich Architectural Designs of Eagle, Kaup Engineering, Valley Events Inc. and many others.

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