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Community news & notes

Fiscal fitness training seminar is free to interested and motivated persons. Get your finances in shape from 7-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 23, at U.S. Bank in Glenwood Springs.Call 945-5548 for more information.

Childrens games, prizes, crafts, music and more for preschoolers and up 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at Christ community Church, 20351 Highway 82 in Basalt. Free. Call 927-3889, or visit for more information.

The Frontier Historical Society announces the 2008 Ghost Walk performances are sold out. If you missed out this year, be sure to put us on your calendar for 2009, when tickets will go on sale Oct. 1st.

The 19th Street Diners 22nd annual birthday costume party, entitled Superhero, will be held from 5 p.m. until ? Saturday, Oct. 25th. Come dressed as your favorite hero or villain for the best costume contest. The event will also include giveaways, including a Sunlight season pass and lift tickets; drink specials; and appetizers.For more information, please call 945-9133.

Hip Hop music will be bumping from the Eagles Friday, Oct. 24. Headliner Tetrahedron are traveling to stir it up in Glenwood Springs. Tetras polished style incorporates samples from all music eras with Bossy original beats. Performing alongside Jsmuve, DJ Deeogee, and up coming local talent Killuminist.The party starts at 8 p.m. All ages welcome, bar open to those 21 and over, please bring identification.

Free STD and HIV testing is cancelled for the month of November. The free, confidential, STD and HIV screenings will resume the first Wednesday of each month beginning Dec. 3rd. Testing is available from 9 a.m. to noon at the Rifle Public Health Department, 195 W. 14th St.; and from 1-4 p.m. at the Glenwood Public Health Department, 2014 Blake Ave. No appointments necessary. Participants must be age 14 or older. Those in a new relationship, or who have never been tested, take advantage of this free opportunity to get tested. Call public health at 625-5200 with questions.

Sren Hermansen, who led the successful effort for his home island of Sams, Denmark, to become carbon-neutral, will speak in Aspen and Glenwood Springs Monday, Oct. 27. The Aspen presentation is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, 100 Puppy Smith Road. The Glenwood Springs presentation is from 7-9 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Both events, hosted by Clean Energy Economy for the Region (CLEER), are free.

The Carbondale Chamber is working on its 2009 Carbondale Business Directory & Community Guide, and we need photographs for the photo gallery and throughout. The theme is Carbondale Chamber: build. grow. succeed. Eight thousand directories will be circulated throughout the Roaring Fork Valley in 2009, and photographers will receive photo credit if their work is used. Photos of Mt. Sopris in all seasons and of businesses and downtown Carbondale would be seriously considered.Those with high-resolution photographs may send them to by Monday, Nov. 17.

Cerise PhotoArtistry, formerly Marcia Cerise Photography, is participating in Family Portrait Month for the month of October. Family Portrait Month is sponsored by PPA Charities (Professional Photographers of America), and monies donated by Cerise PhotoArtistry will go toward the Operation Smile Campaign. This campaign provides funds for children around the world to have surgery for a cleft lip or cleft palate. A portion of all family portraits taken in the month of October will be donated to this campaign. Cerise PhotoArtistry can be reached at 984-2155 or

Those interested in serving on the Tourism Council of Carbondale (TCC), now is the time to submit your name for consideration. Council members are appointed by the Carbondale Chamber Board of Directors to serve a two-year term, effective Jan. 1, 2009.Send an e-mail or letter with your name, address and daytime phone number; professional affiliation (company name, job title, etc.); a short paragraph summarizing your background; and a short paragraph stating why you want to serve on the council.The nomination deadline is Monday, Nov. 10. If you have questions, please contact Randi Lowenthal, executive director.Send an e-mail or letter to: Tourism Council, Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1645, 981 Cowen Drive #C, Carbondale, CO 81623.Phone: 963-1890; fax: 963-4719;

The public is invited to join Colorado Rocky Mountain School and Tomorrows Voices high school students to discuss Republican and Democratic platforms on several key national and state issues at 7 p.m. Oct. 29, at the CRMS Barn in Carbondale.

CMC and Garfield County Public Library District have teamed up to encourage everyone in the valley to read the book, Plenty. The authors will be speaking in November at both the CMC Spring Valley Campus and the Rifle CMC campus.In connection with this book, the New Castle Library is sponsoring a program at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. Speakers will be Debby Puckett of the New Castle Community Garden; Ken and Gail Kuhns of Community Supported Agriculture; and Scott Niemann of Niemann Gardens.

Be part of Jon Chandlers intimate tribute to the Hotel Colorado and Glenwood Springs at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1 at the Hotel Colorado. This will be the world CD Premier of Grand Dame of the Rockies, songs of the Hotel Colorado and the Roaring Fork Valley.A special VIP pre-show party will also be offered.Tickets are available a the hotel. Call 945-6511.

The Valley View Hospital Cancer Centers Coffee Walk and Talk Group is going strong at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the VVH upper lobby.This informal group meets 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

With the Thompson Creek area leased, it is only a matter of time before natural gas drilling starts near Carbondale. Learn what this means for you, your family and the Carbondale community. The public is invited to a panel presentation on the health impacts of natural gas development in Garfield County from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Carbondale Middle School. For information contact Lisa Moreno at the Wilderness Workshop at 963-3977.

My Life with Cloud, an evening with Ginger Kathrens, creator of the Cloud: Wild Stallion of the Rockies, PBS Documentaries, will be held from 7-9 P.M. Friday, Oct. 24, at the Church at Carbondale.All proceeds to benefit The Cloud Foundation, a Colorado nonprofit.

Garfield County will host a Foster Care and Adoption Celebration event from 2-5 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. This event will be a celebration of adoptive families with information for people interested in foster care and adoption. Experienced adoptive parents, caseworkers and attorneys will be present to answer any questions about foster care and adoption, and fun activities for the kids and door prizes will be available.

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