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Chilis in Glenwood Springs is raising money for St. Jude Childrens Cancer Research Hospital. The restaurant will be donating all Monday, Sept. 29 profits to the hospital.Chilis is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. For more information, please call 384-1700.

The annual Salvation Armys cold weather gear drive. Overwhelming generosity last year led to outfitting several hundred people with warm gear.Please bring your clean, gently-used coats, hats, scarves, gloves and blankets to the Salvation Army in the old Catholic Church at 10th and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays.For questions, please call Stacie Durrett at 945-6976.

RSVP and Colorado Mountain College will be sponsoring two AARP Driver Safety classes. The first class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, and Wednesday, Oct. 1. The second class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, with a lunch break. Both classes will be at the CMC Blake Center, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The nominal fee includes the workbook and handouts. The program is a driver refresher course directed towards driver age 50 and over. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course.Call 384-8747 and leave name, phone number, which class, and any questions. A call back will be made to confirm registration and answer any questions.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is looking for artists and crafters for the 18th annual Winterfest Exhibit to be held Nov. 14th through Dec.18th. All types of artwork and crafts will be accepted, including paintings, fine art, photography, food selections, pottery, poetry, and crafts of all types. The application deadline is Oct. 31st.Applications may be picked up at Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs. Call 945- 2424 for more information.

U-Pick Pumpkins, located at 6072 County Road 214 in Peach Valley, is offering u-pick pumpkins, Indian corn, corn stalks, eight types of gourds, and fresh sunflowers.The farm also has a 1928 hayride wagon for an extra-special outing for groups. Today is the first day the farm is open, beginning at regular weekend hours of 8 a.m., all day to whenever.For more information, please call 984-9090.

Several healing arts practitioners will donate their time, skill and energy to the Obama campaign, offering massage, acupuncture, chiropractic care and possibly other modalities of treatment at full price. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 4, in private rooms at the Carbondale Acupuncture Center. Spaces are limited. All money will go to support Obama’s campaign for president. A silent auction will also be held, with items donated by various local artists. Weather depending, shorter chair massage sessions will be offered outside in the acupuncture center front yard. Obama Mama T-shirts and voter registration forms will be available. To donate to Barack Obama’s election and to relieve some TLC, please call Pixie Byrne for scheduling at 948-6971. Please call Pixie also if you’d like to donate your services and/or a silent auction item.

The Rifle Friends of the Library are sponsoring an ongoing book sale from 5-7:30 p.m. every Thursday and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. every Friday, starting Oct. 2 through the end of the year at the Rifle Public Library. The Rifle Friends of the Library have received donations of hundreds of books all sorted by category with additional books arriving weekly. Call 625-3471 for details.

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