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Community news & notes

Glenwood Springs Middle School will have a pep assembly to recognize Alpine Bank, American Bank, and Roaring Fork Rentals for their contributions to GSMS at 2:15 Friday, Sept. 12 in the GSMS gym.

Stories of Faith: Help for the Journey will be offered from 6:30-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the Eagle County Community Center in El Jebel. The event will feature Professors Maxine Hancock and Sharon Jebb Smith as they look at renowned authors who chronicled their own journeys of faith, and who will examine spiritual greats C.S. Lewis (Chronicles of Narnia, Mere Christianity) and John Bunyan (Pilgrim’s Progress), as well as contemporary authors, Anne Lamott (Traveling Mercies), Kathleen Norris (Cloister Walk) and Roberta Bondi (Memories of God). Gourmet dessert buffet and coffee will be served.

A pancake breakfast benefit for the Garden Schools physical education program will be held from 8-10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 21st at the Eagles Hall, 312 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs.

New Hopeful Heart is taking public donations for a garage sale fundraiser. Furniture, clothes, and sorts of stuff accepted. Ask for a receipt for a tax deduction.Bring items between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays no later than Sept. 18th, to 1217 Howard Ave. in Rifle. Items must be clean, inappropriate items will not be accepted. For more information, call 625-5761.

The next Roaring Fork Audubon monthly presentation will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16th at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The title of the program will be Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign: Securing a New Generation of Wilderness, and will be presented by Sloan Shoemaker and Lisa Moreno of the Wilderness Workshop. The program is open to the public, and everyone is welcome. Potluck desserts will be served after the program.

Melody Hartman & Flyin’ Blind play country, blues and classic rock from 5:30 to dark-thirty Tuesday, Sept. 16, at the Glenwood Farmer’s Market, on the corner of Ninth and Grand.

The third annual Pooch Parade benefiting Heeling Partners of the Roaring Fork Valley will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, September 20, in Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs. Register at 9 a.m. and enjoy free Starbucks coffee. The entry fee includes a raffle ticket and lots of free goodies. The dog walk will be held along an easy route. Stop at stations along the way and fill the goodie bag with fun gifts. Visit the Doggie Fitness Booth and take the Doggie IQ Test for prizes. Get an owner/pooch photo.A silent auction and raffle, with more than $2,000 in items, will be part of the event.Please bring dogs on non-retractable leashes no more than 6 feet long, one dog per adult. Everyone is welcome to come watch the pups, participate in the silent auction, raffle and meet the dogs who are part of Heeling Partners.Heeling Partners is a nonprofit organization consisting of dog/handler teams which which visit Valley View Hospital patients and work with children in the reading program at local schools.For more information, call 945-5943 or visit

The guitar styling of Jonathan Copeland will be featured from 9 p.m. to midnight at Rivers restaurant, 2525 S. Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. No cover.For more information, call 928-8813.

Tickets for the Women of Faith Conference to be held September 19-20 at the Pepsi Center in Denver are available from the Women’s Ministry of Mountain View Church. The conference features a mix of contemporary music, comedy, drama and inspirational stories and will be held from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20. Tickets include a box lunch. Women of Faith is the nation’s largest women’s conference and will host a total of 29 conferences throughout the country in 2008. Log on to for additional information. Area women interested in attending are invited to call Beth at 366-6869 or Raelyn at 948-6985. Carpooling and hotel rooms are available.

The Garfield County Sheriffs Office is offering discounted vaccination and a licensing clinic for dogs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.. Sept. 20, at Cottonwood Springs Mobile Home Park, 27653 Highway 6 in Rifle.For more information, call Aimee or Keith at 625-8095.

The New Castle Garden Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, at Oz Studio, 331 W Main St in New Castle. Jim Duke from Cacaloco will be the guest speaker. He will share information with our community about why large scale composting is important, and why he is so passionate about composting and how to use his compost. A club business meeting will follow, and all are invited to stay.

The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork is offering a parent and child play group this fall for parents with young children from ages 1 to 3 years old. This six-week group will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesdays beginning Sept. 17th. Holly Richardson, a trained Waldorf teacher, will lead the play group. For more information, contact Catherine Woolcott at 963-1960 extension 12.The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork is an independent pre-k through eighth grade school located upvalley of the Catherine Store on old Highway 82.

An open meeting to hear the plans for the preservation/restoration of the Redstone Coke Ovens will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 12, at the Church at Redstone. Everyone is invited to attend and comment.For questions, call 963-1787.

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