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Fans of Glenwood Springs high school football are being asked to wear black to the Demons homecoming game against Rifle on Friday night.

Jaywalker Lodge, a drug and alcohol treatment center in Carbondale, will be hosting the first annual Serenity Scramble at 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 16, at the River Valley Ranch Golf Club. The fun features an 18-hole golf tournament, followed by a dinner party on the patio at the River Valley Ranch golf club in Carbondale. Local musician Bobby Mason will perform. All proceeds from this event will benefit The Right Door, a local agency providing case management and treatment scholarships for individuals in the Roaring Fork Valley facing problems related to drug and alcohol abuse. To register your team of four, or for more information, call Jaywalker Lodge at 704-9292. You may also register online at

In celebration of Paradise Day Spas 15th anniversary, it is having an open house from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, with food, refreshments, fun and free skin scans.A skin scan looks below the surface to show unknown issues which can be addressed. Please call ahead to 928-9782 to reserve a 15-minute skin scan. A percentage of skin treatments will be donated to YouthZone.

The Roaring Fork Valley Chapter of The Compassionate Friends will meet at 6 p.m. the second Monday of every month at the El Jebel Community Center. TCF is a national, nonprofit support organization offering friendship, understanding, and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents, and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees. For directions, or for more information, please contact Cindy at 970-261-4789.

A high school songwriting and recording project will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, at the Auditoria in Roaring Fork Valley High School in Carbondale. Local successful adult songwriters and musicians will be connected with the desire and talent of upcoming youth. The goal is to write and create a CD of local teen music. For questions, call KC Johnson at 618-8103; A.O. Forbes at 319-2363; or E.J. Maret at 970-261-5041.

The new Hospice of the Valley will be conducting three valley-wide volunteer orientation meetings. The Aspen Orientation will be held at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27 in the Robert Oden Conference Center at Aspen Valley Hospital; the Hospice Orientation in Glenwood Springs will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 27, in the community room at U.S. Bank; and in Rifle at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at the E. Dene Moore Care Center. Community members interested in learning how they can be involved are strongly encouraged to attend. Markey Butler, the organizations executive director, will explain the extensive services and volunteer opportunities provided by the new hospice. Applications for new volunteers will be available at each of the three orientations.Reservations are necessary to attend. Call 544-7371 or e-mail

The Glenwood Springs Basketball Officials Association is looking for men or women to officiate high school basketball for the upcoming fall-winter-spring basketball season. Officials are compensated for officiating and their travel time. Classes are held at 7 p.m. Wednesdays until Nov. 3, in Room 2104 at Glenwood Springs High school. Please contact Bill Beasley at 970-471-0934.

Tickets are on sale for the ninth annual Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest, to be held from 4-7 p.m. Oct. 18, at the Hotel Colorado. Call 945-2414 to reserve tickets, which can be picked up at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth Street.

Aspen Community Theatre is looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join the backstage crew for the upcoming musical Chicago. Positions are available for assistant stage managers, the deck crew, the fly rail, sound, and lights. This will involve evening and weekend work from Oct. 29 through Nov. 16. Call A.C.T.s stage manager, Dani Kopf at 379-8881.

Its time for flu vaccinations. Getting the flu shot is your best defense against getting the flu.Walk-in schedule – no appointment neededFor more information, contact Carrie Godes at 625-5200, ext. 8122.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22 Battlement Mesa Willow Park Apartments10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 Carbondale Ace Hardware10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25 Freds Hardware in Rifle7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 Glenwood Springs Public Health7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29 Rifle Health and Human Service Building10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 Downtown Drug, Glenwood SpringsElection Day Tuesday, Nov. 4 Flu shots available at all polling places7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Carbondale Rec Center7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Glenwood Springs Community Center7 a.m. to noon New Castle Community Center1-7 p.m. Silt Fire Station7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rifle City Hall7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Battlement Mesa Activity Center10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 Garfield County Administration Building, Glenwood Springs7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6 Rifle Health and Human Service Building10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 Glenwood Springs Mall10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 8 Rifle Health and Human Service Building

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