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Teens throughout Garfield County are encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 12th -18th at local libraries. Books with Bite will be featured along with events including a Vamp Dance October 17th in Glenwood; scavenger hunt in New Castle; and book giveaways in Rifle, Silt, and Carbondale. Stop by or call your library for details or visit

LIFT-UP is seeking volunteers to assist with the Glenwood Springs registration for holiday meals and Angel Tree gifts for families in need. Time slots are from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday Oct. 20 through Nov. 7; and from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at the Glenwood Mennonite Church. Please call Bonnie at 945-2005 or e-mail if you have some time available to help.

A celebration and musical tribute by The Earthbeat Choir honoring the spirit and heart of John Denver will be held 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct.12, at the Aspen Chapel.A potluck and reception will follow, bring something if you wish. Children are most welcome.

The 233rd birthday of the U.S.Marine Corps will be observed at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 10 at the Aspen Grove Cemetery Flagpole in Aspen. Marines and friends of the Corps are invited.For more information contact Dick Merritt at 927.5178.Veterans Day ceremonies will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 at the Roaring Fork Valley Veterans Memorial located on the east side of the Pitkin County Courthouse, 506 E Main St. in Aspen. Veterans are encouraged to wear items of military memorabilia. The Aspen Elks Lodge will host its annual Veterans Day luncheon following the ceremony. Aspen Grassroots Community TV, Channel 12 will run interviews of local veterans participating in the Library of Congress Veterans History Project throughout the the day. For more information, contact Dan Glidden at 927-4183 or Merritt at 927-5178.

Healthy Mountain Communities sixth annual State of the Valley Symposium, entitled, Clashing Economies & Regional Prosperity, will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.For more information, please call 963-5502 or e-mail

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