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St. Stephens Schools annual spaghetti dinner will be held from 47 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, in the church basement. The menu which includes spaghetti, salad, bread and a homemade dessert of your choosing. Tickets may be purchased at the door. Take-out orders are also available. The Sweet Shoppe offers gourmet desserts to enjoy at home. Please call 928-9730 for more information.

The Rifle Chamber of Commerce will host a free Commissioner Candidate Forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in Council Chambers. A panel of media members will be asking questions regarding the issues facing Garfield County to all four candidates in both districts. Those with questions for submission may send questions to the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce at annick@riflechamber.com. This event is sponsored by KMTS, the Citizen Telegram and the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.

Troop 225 and Pack 225 are collecting used but serviceable Cub Scout and Boy Scout uniforms, pants, shirts, trousers, belts, caps, etc., which are no longer being used. Scouts will be collecting from 8 a.m. through 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays in October in the entry of the Roaring Fork Career Center, directly across Highway 82 from the Honda dealership in South Glenwood. Donations will help boys who may not have the funds for new uniforms.



The Frontier Historical Society will host its ninth annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery in Glenwood Springs Friday through Sunday, Oct. 17-19; as well as Friday through Sunday Oct. 24-26. Tours will be led up the hill to the old cemetery, where costumed actors portray characters from Glenwood Springs past.Tours will be held at 7, 7:45 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. Fridays and Saturday; and 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. Sundays.Tickets are available at Through the Looking Glass bookstore and the Frontier Historical Museum. Advanced ticket purchase is highly recommended.The Ghost Walk is a fundraiser for the Frontier Historical Society and Museum. For more information, call 945-4448 or e-mail history@rof.net.

A free tour of Glenwood Springs water facilities will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. Please dress appropriately; tour will happen rain or shine. Space is limited and registration is required. Register online at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Sponsored by the city of Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork Conservancy.



An Anusara Yoga Immersion (Part One) is being offered by Nova Loverro-Sprick in Glenwood Springs. This training is open to all students who have some previous experience studying Anusara yoga and wish to advance their understanding and/or wish to enter the path of becoming a certified Anusara yoga instructor. This 36-hour training takes place over the course of two weekends in November ( 7-9 and 21-23). A deposit to hold a spot is due no later than Oct. 15. For more information, please contact Nova at 379-9648.

Help the Roaring Fork Conservancy celebrate Colorado rivers by entering our 2008 Roaring Fork Watershed Photography Contest. Roaring Fork Conservancy invites all photographers to enter the 2008 Roaring Fork Watershed Photography Competition, including an amateur category and a professional photographers divisions. Organizers are looking for striking digital images of the rivers, streams, wetlands of the Roaring Fork Watershed, which includes the Fryingpan, Crystal and Roaring Fork Rivers, as well as their tributaries. The deadline for entries is Dec. 31. For more information and contest rules, visit http://www.roaringfork.org/photo.

Home and business owners are invited to attend the Solar Home Open House & Educational Tour 2008 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday Oct. 4, in New Castle. This free educational event is presented by the New Castle Environmental Advisory Committee and cosponsored by the town of New Castle.Five solar-powered locations, including one business, will be open to the public. Learn more about how easy and cost effective it can be to build or retrofit your home or business to be energy efficient and use renewable energy. Solar energy experts will be on hand to answer questions.Information and refreshments will be provided. Download a map of tour locations at http://www.newcastlecolorado.org, or look for street signs starting at the highway exit.For questions, 984-3565 or fischerdedog@yahoo.com.


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