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Sign up now for beginner clogging lessons, which will be held from 5-6 p.m. Wednesdays at the Apple Tree Community Center in New Castle for children 31⁄2 years to first grade; from 4-5 p.m. Tuesdays at the Apple Tree Community Center for second- to fourth-graders; from 4-5 p.m. Thursdays at the New Castle Community Center for middle-schoolers and teens; and at 7 p.m. Wednesdays for adults at the Apple Tree Community Center. For more information or to register, contact Shonna at 984-2265 or

The Good Shepherd Lutherans 11th annual Harvest Festival will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, at the church, located at 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.Items for sale will include hand-tied quilts; hand-sewn, hand-knit and crocheted items; jellies and jams; baked goods; handmade birdhouses; jewelry; walking sticks; bulb; holiday items; baskets; baby items; elegant treasures and more.Cinnamon rolls and coffee or tea will be available from 8-10 a.m., and lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Proceeds will benefit the Good Shepherd Church and local charities.

The Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Women in Business Network, Wells Fargo Bank and Countrywide Home Loans, will host an Issues and Answers Forum at noon Tuesday, Sept. 16, in the banquet room at Fiesta Guadalajara. Guest speakers will be Mike Braaten, government affairs liaison for the city of Rifle, and Ryan Longman, legislative affairs specialist from the Grand Junction Chamber of Commerce.This will be an excellent opportunity to ask the experts about specific ballot issues directly affecting business and the community appearing on the ballot in November. Lunch will be served. This event is free for Chamber members only, and you are asked to RSVP by no later than Thursday, Sept. 11, as space is limited. Please call 625-2085, ext. 2, to reserve your spot.

The Glenwood Springs Workforce Center and Rifle Workforce Center will be closed for training from 9 a.m. to 2 pm. Tuesday, Sept. 9.

A Parenting Through Divorce Seminar will be offered from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 6, in Carbondale. The seminar is designed to equip parents with the skills to raise healthy, well-adjusted children despite the challenges of divorce. It is required to finalize divorces in many jurisdictions. Preregistration is required; call Tammy Perry at 963-1010.

The Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will begin its fall hours Tuesday, Sept. 2. The park will be open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, with the last tram up at 5 p.m. Seventy-minute guided tours of Glenwood Caverns & Historic Fairy Caves will be available every hour on the half hour from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The alpine coaster, giant swing, bungee trampoline, mechanical bull, climbing wall, wagon, sluice box mining and maze will be open daily.Horseback riding has closed for the season, and the zip line has been closed indefinitely. The Lookout Grille and Gift Shop will be open daily. The Iron Mountain Saloon will be open weekends. For more information, call 945-4228, ext. 111.

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Departments Fall Activities Guide is now available, and full of fun activities for people of all ages. Pick one up at the Glenwood Springs Community Center or online at

Billie Gutgsell will give a program about bears at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St. Theres a Bear in my Backyard will feature tips on living in bear country and other fun and important facts about bears. The presentation is free, open to the public, and is co-sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.

Basalt Recreation Department is teaming up with Gregg Adams Photography to offer an opportunity for kids to enjoy creating images in nature. This class is designed for ages 7-13 and is offered after school on Thursdays through September. For more information on this class, call the rec department at 927-8214 or visit the website at

Basalt Recreation Department is looking for nonprofit organizations to operate a Halloween booth at the 14th annual Halloween Carnival from 4-6:30 p.m. Oct. 26. This is a great way for your scout troop, school club, or class to make some cash. Call 970-927-8214 or visit for more information on how to be a part of this spooky evening of fun.

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