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Community news & notes

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 Call 963-0139 for more information.

This election season, forget about Obama and McCain for a couple of hours at least. Instead, re-elect Teddy Roosevelt!You may want to do just that after seeing Bully An Adventure with Teddy Roosevelt. The production, starring veteran Roaring Fork Valley-based actor Bob Moore in the title role, features the retrospective 26th president discussing his life with the audience.The performance is offered at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23-25; and at 2 p.m. Oct. 26 at the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain Colleges Spring Valley Center. For tickets and more information, call 947-8252.

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

Battlement Mesa P.E.O. Holiday Home Tour is already in the works. Circle Dec. 6, from 1-4 p.m., on the calendar. This festive annual event enables Chapter IP, P.E.O. to assist local women with further education and scholarships. More ticket information available at 285-1317 or 285-5628.

The Valley View Hospital Cancer Center will be offering a new Coffee Walk and Talk Group at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the VVH upper lobby.This informal group will meet every Thursday to walk outside, enjoy conversation, and return for lattes, coffee or tea in the lobby. The group is open to survivors of cancer and those presently in treatment. Family members are welcome to walk as well. Wear walking shoes and warm, comfortable clothing. Varied distances for varied abilities. No charge. Contact Cindy Webb LCSW at 384-7582 or Nancy Reinisch, LCSW at

Kevin Black, assistant state archaeologist, will present a workshop from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18 at Gamba & Associates, located above the post office at 113 Ninth St. in Glenwood Springs. Entitled Colorado Archaeology, the course is a general survey of Colorados American Indian heritage, and discusses the stages of prehistoric and historic Native American development, lifestyles, origins, social organization and technology with emphasis on the pre-Columbian era.Black will speak at the monthly meeting of the Roaring Fork Chapter of the Archaeology Society at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., Glenwood. He will present information about the 2008 Summer Training Survey at Antelope Gulch in Fremont County, northeast of Salida. This is a well-known stone circle site and the area has open lithic scatters and hunting stations from the Late Paleoindian to Late Prehistoric periods. Baseline data was collected by volunteers with the Program for Avocational Archaeological Certification.Anyone interested is invited to attend Mondays meeting and for information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

Volunteers are needed to better help Glenwood Springs Senior citizens be able to stay in their home and remain independent. If you can help with basic maintenance, home repair, or yard work, please call 947-8462 or 947-8461 for information about the new program, Helping Hands for Seniors.Volunteers will be asked to provide their own tools, and a background check is required for every volunteer.

The Country Florist has moved to town. Come see the new shop at 701A Main St. in Silt. The Country Florist offers fresh flowers, gift baskets, plush, and more gift ideas, and delivers worldwide and locally from Parachute to Glenwood daily. Orders may be place by phone at -876-1999 or online at, or in person.Community Center pool closed for maintenanceThe aquatic facility in the Glenwood Springs Community Center will be closed the week of Oct. 27-November 3, for cleaning and maintenance. The rest of the facility will remain open for fun and fitness. For questions, call 384-6301 or visit

Learn specific skills and an attitude to contribute to the well-being of both the caregiver and the person with Alzheimers and other dementias from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 at Valley View Hospital. This six-hour course comes with a caregiver manual and numerous handouts. This class is geared towards both family member caregivers and professional caregivers. Bring your own lunch and beverage, some snacks provided. A donation is requested.Please register at or (970) 256-1274.

The seventh annual Celebrate Fall Marketplace will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the New Castle Community Center. Quality handmade items such as blankets, hats, scarves, leather products, jewelry, kids stuff, wooden treasure boxes, quilts and much more will be available, as well as lunch.

An exciting Russian folk ensemble, Barynya, will open the season for members of the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association at 7 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.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers will be hosting Health Insurance Open Houses from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23 at Crystal River Elementary School in Carbondale; and from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28, at Basalt Elementary School to help families enroll in this and other options. Both open houses will have private, Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus information. A bilingual staff will assist families.For more information, call 384-5689.

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.

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; or Jon (registration)at

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.

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