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Community News & Notes

Learn how to protect your home and community at a free meeting in Redstone from 7-9 p.m. today at the Church at Redstone, 213 Redstone Blvd.The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the local wildfire threat and the need for communities to collectively plan mitigation efforts to reduce that threat. The meeting is presented by the Wilderness Workshop and the Southern Rockies Conservation Alliance. For more information, contact Sloan Shoemaker at 963-3977.

The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition presents the Wheels of Justice from 7-9 p.m. today in Rooms Sopris A and B at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.The event features a bio-fueled bus tour of America featuring peace activists speaking about their experiences of war and occupation in Iraq and Palestine/Israel. A $10 donation requested but not required.

Rural Adoption Cooperative is hosting a free workshop for all adoptive and fostering families with Leroy and Lorna Franke, from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Friday. Free training by the AdoptCare Network Training will be provided in Rifle from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, for community professionals interested in understanding more about the impact of foster care and adoption on children and families. For more information on either of these events, call Susan Yobp at 471-6042.

Operation Christmas Child gift-filled shoeboxes can be dropped off during National Collection Week, Nov. 14-20. For drop-off locations, dates and times, call (800) 401-6089 or go to and type in your ZIP code.Heritage Park Care Center in Carbondale has begun collecting boxes full of Christmas gifts. The deadline for dropping off shoeboxes at Heritage Park is Nov. 17.

The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork is opening its fourth annual wild Alaskan salmon sale to the public. Fresh-frozen whole salmon are available directly from the fisherman in lots from 10 to 100 pounds. This is the only chance this year to purchase these line-caught salmon at below market prices.Orders may be called in to the school at 963-1960, and fish will be available for pickup from 2:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at the school. For more information, call George at 963-1960.

Members of St. Mary of the Crown Parish, located on top of White Hill in Carbondale, are preparing for the 28th Annual Elk Dinner. This delicious home-cooked meal of pit-barbecued elk and turkey, with all the fixings, will be served from 4-7 p.m. on Sunday at the church. Suggested donations are $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, $5 for children 5-12, and children under 5 are free. Browse though the Country Store filled with homemade crafts and food items or bid on silent auction items. Tickets will be available at the door.

St. Vincents is hosting its annual Christmas Bazaar from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. Come browse homemade baked goods and candies, home decorations, quilts, jams and Toms Door Christmas Cards. Pastries and coffee will be available for $1. Santas Secret Shop will also be open for the little ones to purchase holiday gifts for their parents and siblings.

V-Day is a global movement to end violence against women and girls, raising funds and awareness through benefit productions of playwright/founder Eve Enslers award-winning play, The Vagina Monologues.V-Day Aspen organizing committee and production needs creative minds and enthusiasm for several positions: fundraiser coordinator, volunteer coordinator, sponsorship coordinator, publicity/ media coordinator, tech, stage manager, voice coach and prop/ tech crew.Contact Amy Nicole Baxter:

The 19th annual Ten Thousand Villages international craft sale is scheduled from 6-9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. The event is hosted by the Glenwood Mennonite Church at 2306 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

The Artists Mercantile is offering a variety of classes through Saturday, Dec. 3. All adult classes are for 16 years and older. Call 947-0947.

The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day, and will reopen at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12. Regular hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

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