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Mike Gurule will perform classical guitar and celtic harp from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct 14, in the upper lobby of Valley View Hospital. Free, public welcome. Lunch will be available at the coffee shop.

The official opening of the new Spa of the Rockies will be celebrated with a Ute Blessing and a ribbon-cutting at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 15. Loya Arrum of Vernal, Utah, a descendent of American Ute Indian ancestry, will administer a tribal blessing at the facility. Arrum recalls her grandfathers stories about traveling to the hot springs on horseback in the late 1800s. This ceremony is open to the public and will be held at the entrance of the Spa of the Rockies in the historic sandstone bathhouse at Glenwood Hot Springs. For additional information, visit or call 947-3331.

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. Call ahead to 928-9782 to reserve a 15-minute skin scan. A percentage of skin treatments will be donated to YouthZone.

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.

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

Local band Shaking the Tree will be shaking up the Trails End Tavern in New Castle from 9:30 p.m. to closing Friday, Oct. 17. No cover.

A Buckles For Audra sale will be held from 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. The handmade buckles are made from vintage jewels by local artist Amber Wissing. Call 945-1430 or 876-2970 for more information.

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