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Main Street between Highway 133 and Eighth Street will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Oct. 27 through Nov. 6. Xcel Energys contractor, PAR, will be completing the under grounding of electricity to the south side of Main Street. With questions, call public works at 963-1307.

KDNK invites young and old to join in the fun at the KDNK Community Square Dance from 6-10 p.m. Oct. 25 at The Carbondale Rec Center. A chili cook-off featuring chili made by some of the finest chefs in Carbondale, pumpkin-carving and live music by the Last Minute String Band all help support KDNK Community Radio. Caller Tom Paxton will do-si-do you around the dance floor, and Tommy Knocker Brewery will be on hand with harvest brews.KDNK encourages everyone to celebrate the fall season with western wear and costumes. KDNK is found at 88.1, 88.3 or 88.5 in the Roaring Fork Valley or streaming worldwide at http://www.kdnk.org. Call 963-0139 for more information.

A Buckles For Audra sale will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Rifle Wal-Mart. This benefit will help assist Miss Audra Dobbs in her reign of Miss Colorado Rodeo 2009. Audra, native of Glenwood Springs, is the first Western Slope gal to win in more than 40 years. The handmade buckles are made from vintage jewels by local artist Amber Wissing. Call 945-1430 or 876-2970 for more information.



Are you ready for political change in this election? Then state your cause, bring your signs and speak out at the Voices of the Valley Rally from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs. Voters and their families are encouraged to participate.At this celebration of the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (right to freedom of speech and peaceably assemble; and the right to petition the government for a redress of grievances), open microphone time for candidates and issue supporters will be offered. Free spaces are available for information tables for voters to learn about ballot issues. Everyone and all views welcomed.For more information, contact Sydney Hastings at con8v@aol.com.

Midvalley Health Day takes place from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at the El Jebel Community Center/Eagle County Government Building. Free screenings include blood pressures, glaucoma, vision, height, weight, body mass index, pulse oximetry, peak air flow and knee exams.Flu shots will be available. Laboratory tests include the standard health fair profile with glucose, kidney and liver function, lipids, thyroid stimulating hormone (TSH), and complete blood count (CBC). This test requires fasting for at least 12 hours (with the exception of water). A prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test is recommended for men 45 and older. Participants should plan to pay by cash or check. For more information, call 544-1296.



Mike Gurule will perform classical guitar and celtic harp from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the upper lobby of Valley View Hospital. Free, public welcome. Lunch will be available at the coffee shop.

Yogong yoga is back. The second Yogong! class will be held at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15, at the WIN Institute in El Jebel. Please arrive at 6 p.m. to get a spot. Child care is available at the Childrens Prodigy Center at the WIN. Call 384-8484 to make a reservation.

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.


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