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Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Associations Gear Swap and final registration will be held from 3-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 19th, in the Sopris A room at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.Gear donations may be brought to Sharpe Edge Hockey in downtown Glenwood Springs.For any questions please contact: TK (gear swap) at tk@gsyha.org; or Jon (registration)at thompytonk@hotmail.com.

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. Ambassadors from the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will conduct a traditional ribbon-cutting with Kjell Mitchell, Glenwood Hot Springs chief operating officer/general manager and John Bosco, chief financial officer/assistant general manager manning the over-sized scissors. 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 spaoftherockies.com or call 970-947-3331.

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.



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. For 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 world-wide at http://www.kdnk.org. Call 963-0139 for more information.



The Carbondale Community Food Co-op will hold its first-ever general membership meeting this Friday at Carbondale Town Hall. The meeting will address changes to the bylaws, include a financial report and give members a chance to meet candidates for the Board of Directors. There will also be a chance to discuss the recent decision to stay put in the current location on Main Street. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 17th at Town Hall. All members are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 963-1375.

Students at Crystal River Elementary School are searching for local veterans to recognize at the annual Veterans Day celebration. CRES students would like to know the names and addresses of veterans in the area who should be recognized at their assembly. Students will be writing and mailing special invitations to these men and women inviting them to their assembly. The celebration will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11 in the Crystal River Elementary School gym, located at 160 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale. Please help CRES honor the important men and women in the community by contacting Bonnie Fischer at 384-5634 or Amber Henke at 384-5637 with names and addresses.

An exciting Russian folk ensemble, Barynya, will open the season for members of the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Admission is by membership ticket, and a limited number of new memberships will be available at this concert. The audience may access the new auditorium by either the north or south entrances and both are handicapped accessible. Barynya is a unique group of top soloists, musicians and dancers who have trained and performed with world-renowned Russian folk dance companies. The program includes Russian, Cossacks, Gypsy, Ukrainian and Klezmer dances, songs and virtuoso performances on traditional Russian instruments with a humorous explanation of every number .For information on the Community Concert Association, please call Sue at 945-8722 or Judy at 945-5384.


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