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The Carbondale Mountain Fair is now accepting applications for The Mountain Fair Cantina. Five nonprofits will be chosen to man the booth from July 28-30. The shifts are five hours each and will require 20 volunteers each shift. Applications can be found at under the Mountain Fair tab. For more information please call (970) 618-1104.

The Carbondale Clay Center announces pre-sale tickets are available now for Cajun Clay Night 2006, scheduled for Saturday, May 20. Pre-sale prices, good through Friday, May 19, are as follows: adults $45, teens $20, kids 6-12 $10 (sans bowl), kids 5 and under free. Tickets are also available the day of the event or at the door (adults $50, teens $25). Cajun Clay Night is the Clay Centers biggest fundraising event of the year, supporting the centers year-round ceramic arts programming. To get your tickets or for more information, call 963-2529. The Carbondale Clay Center is located at 135 Main St. in Carbondale. For more information, go to

Colorado Department of Transportation Traffic & Safety crews are installing advanced detection systems at the approaches to 14 different intersections between Glenwood Springs and Aspen (mile marker 5.0 to 38.3) on Highway 82. Small magnetic detectors are being placed beneath the pavement to enable sensors to detect traffic as it approaches the signal. During the course of the work, set for completion by June 30, motorists may encounter periodic lane closures in both the eastbound and westbound directions. To accommodate peak-hour travel, there will be no lane closures prior to 9 a.m. for eastbound (upvalley traffic) and no lane closures after 3 p.m. for westbound traffic.

The 13th annual Mothers Day Quilt Show, sponsored by the Glenwood Springs and Carbondale quilt guilds, is on Saturday and Sunday at Hotel Colorado. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $2 and all are invited. Please come be amazed at the local quilting talent, and treat Mom to a special outing!

ABATE of Colorado District 22 is hosting the second annual Rifle Rendezvous Bike Nite from 6-10 p.m. Thursday, May 18, on Third Street between Railroad Avenue and East Street in Rifle. Motorcycles from all over the area will be on hand, along with a bike show and contest with trophies for best custom, best vintage (over 30 years old) and peoples choice. Live music will be provided by Grover Duffield, Gary Baines and Rick Aluise. There is no admission or cover charge. For more information, please contact Marilyn at 963-7407.

Great Balls of Fire!, the seventh annual Carbondale Rotary fundraiser, will be from 6:30-11:30 p.m. Saturday, June 10, at the Carbondale Firehouse.Headlined by the renowned Bobby Mason All Stars, this 50s era firehouse dance party will feature a full dinner by Conundrum Catering, including wine and beer, silent and live auctions, and magic by Doc Eason.Tickets are $100 per person and available from any Carbondale Rotarian or by calling Dr. Mark Cook at 963-3013. This year, the proceeds will benefit the Rotary Foundation and Thunder River Theatre.

Unity Community is expanding to meet for study groups this May from 5:30-7 p.m. today and Wednesday, May 24, at the Stabenau home at Ninth and Pitkin in Glenwood Springs. The mission is to be a touchstone for your divine self.Bring a brown bag supper, drink and notepaper.

The Battlement Mesa Activity Centers annual communitywide yard sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. There are 40 homes that will be participating in this event. Pick up the Shoppers Guide with a map of the yard sales at the activity center. Call 285-9480 for more information.

The free annual Colorado Workforce Center Job and Career Fair is from 3-6 p.m. Tuesday, May 16, and Wednesday, May 17, at the Glenwood Springs Workforce Center, located inside the Kmart entrance of the Glenwood Springs Mall. Call 945-8638 for more information.

The Garfield County Department of Human Services Childcare Program is offering free prelicensing training for starting up your own home-based child-care business. Learn about the process, fees and regulations for licensing your home to care for children.Call 945-9191, ext. 3066, by May 17 to register.Classes will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, May 19, and Saturday, May 20, in Glenwood Springs.

The seventh annual Rocky Mountain Student Filmfest is at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Roaring Fork High School auditorium. Thirty-five films from 11 different schools will be showing.Hospitality employees offered free adventure In honor of National Tourism Week, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is offering hospitality industry employees a chance the try out the parks attractions free of charge. From May 13-21, anyone who works for a hotel, restaurant, lodge, B&B or inn can take a ride on the Iron Mountain Tramway, enjoy a cave tour, and try one of the parks thrill rides, free of charge. Proof of employment, such as a business card or current pay stub, along with a photo ID, is required.

KDNK Womens Arm Rastlin rolls into The Bayou at 10 p.m. Friday. Open to women of all ages, Womens Arm Rastlin is a night of fun. Contestants need to sign up between 9 and 10 p.m. at The Bayou or e-mail with name and phone number. Also on hand to challenge contestants will be the winner of the Carbondale tournament, The Croatian Princess.

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