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Curves of Rifle is offering Ladies Nite In, an open house to introduce the LivAid Breast Cancer self-exam kit from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 15. Participants will receive a free kit. Curves is also offering an October special, with a 50 percent off sign-up fees for Breast Cancer Awareness month. Call 625-8032 for more information.

Twenty-five volunteers are needed to help Saturday, Oct. 11 in Silt for a tamarisk removal work day, sponsored by Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and the town of Silt. Volunteers will help continue the effort to remove tamarisk and Russian olive noxious weeds from the banks of the Colorado River and the town of Silts island in the Colorado River. This is the largest remaining patch between Rifle and Glenwood Springs. These invasive weeds choke river banks and crowd native vegetation in the riparian zone, a critical habitat for 80 percent of wildlife.Volunteers for this project must be 14 or older, but less active volunteers could help with the kitchen crew. RFOV always treats volunteers to breakfast snacks, an end-of-the-workday meal and a chance at prizes.Sign up to volunteer online at http://www.rfov.org, e-mail rfov@sopris.net or call 927-8241.

Aspen Community Theatres 32nd fall musical, Chicago, performances will be held at the Aspen District Theatre between November 6 and 16.Tickets are on sale at the Wheeler Box Office. Call 920-5770 or order on-line at http://www.aspenshowtickets.com.



Attend Biz-Opoly from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 17, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center for a chance to win thousands of dollars in prizes.

The city of Glenwood Springs is hosting a public workshop to gather feedback on a draft of the proposed Residential Design Standards from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the council chambers, Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 W. Eighth Street. The purpose of these standards is to protect existing neighborhoods by ensuring future development is more compatible with surrounding neighborhoods in terms of height, scale, and overall character. Be involved and help guide development by providing input at the workshop. The draft standards are available on the citys website http://www.cogs.us for review in advance. For more information, call ALissa at (970) 384-6405.



J.L. Haneke Financial & Insurance Services, Inc. is sponsoring a Work Day with Habitat for Humanity Oct. 11. Habitat invites people from all walks of life to work together in partnership to help build houses with families in need. Haneke staff members will be volunteering that day with jobs like siding, trim, and painting, and will be providing lunch for all of the volunteers during the work day. Those interested in participating, please e-mail Jamie at jamie06@jlhaneke.com to request more information or to sign up.

Claims management, return to work and cost containment certification workshops will be held Friday, Oct. 7 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Seminars will run simultaneously from 8-11 a.m.Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. A continental breakfast will be served.For more information, contact Joni Bates at 945-6589 x 104.

St. Stephens Schools annual spaghetti dinner will be held from 4 7 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 – 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.


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