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Community News & Notes

The Glenwood Springs Eagles club, located at 312 Seventh St., will be hosting a membership drive on Friday, Sept. 19. The event includes dinner and live entertainment featuring The Currys from 6-8 p.m.For more information, call 945-5506 after 4 p.m.The Eagles will feature Long Tall Mike and Friends Friday, Sept. 26; and Stephen McLaughlin Friday, Oct. 3.

The public is invited to an open house retirement celebration for Pam Arsenault, CMCs West Garfield Campus Dean/CEO, from 3-6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 19, at the West Garfield Campus, 3695 Airport Road outside Rifle.

The Artsy Brunch by the River, previously scheduled for Sept. 21 at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, has been rescheduled. It will now be held at 11 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, at the Center for the Arts. For more information call 945- 2414.

On Tuesday, Sept. 23, Glenwoods Downtown Market hosts the fourth annual Soup Contest. Ten downtown restaurants will compete for the coveted traveling trophy and bragging rights for the Best Soup. The Brew Pub, Atmosphere, Chomps, Rosis, the Hotel Colorado, 8th Street Deli and Tims Caf Corner, to name a few, have entered this years competition. For a small fee, contest -goers get a spoon and a generous taste of all the soups. The winner is chosen by popular choice. Downtown Market Board member and VVH employee Rona Chorman is currently facing significant medical expenses. All proceeds of the soup contest go to benefit Rona. The market opens at 4 p.m.; soup is on at 4:30 until gone. Come early to get a taste of all the soups. The Last Minute String Band, sponsored by Glenwood Caverns, will entertain the crowd at this, the final market of the season. For more information, call 618-3650.

The Community Integration Initiative has placed its first information center kiosk this week at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The kiosk will provide bilingual information from various agencies and services as determined by the responses the Initiative received in 320 surveys in the area. Kiosks will be placed in various communities from Aspen to Parachute and will provide newcomers with valuable information about the communities in which they live and work. The Community Integration Initiative is currently working on the placement of the next two kiosks in Carbondale and Rifle.

Join the Advocate Safehouse Projects team of dedicated volunteers and staff and make a difference in your community. The organization is taking applications for the next training, which will begin in October. As an advocate, you choose your shifts and will always have staff support while you are covering the helpline. The free training will start Oct. 8 and prepares participants to respond to calls received by the Advocate Safehouse Projects 24-hour Help Line. Bilingual volunteers are greatly needed. Please call Karen at 945-2632, ext. 103, for more information.

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