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Community News & Notes

Teens throughout Garfield County are encouraged to celebrate Teen Read Week, Oct. 12-18 at local libraries. Books with Bite will be featured along with events including a Vamp Dance Oct. 17 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 through 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.

The ditches will be shut off for the season Oct. 15. The ditches are anticipated to be operational again April 15, 2009. For questions, call public works at 963-1307.

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

The community is invited to an Eat So They Can global dinner party at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 18 in Rifle.Join the global effort to end child hunger in Africa by eating. Carrie Wieder will be hosting a delicious dinner party party to raise funds. Call 625-2496. Donations will be accepted at the dinner or call Carrie if you cant make the party but want to contribute.

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

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 that 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.

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