Colorado Senate DebatesBasalt High School will host the Colorado Senate debates starting at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 22, in the Commons Center. The debate, monitored by Basalt Town Manager Bill Efting, will take place between Republican Senator Jack Taylor and Democrat Jay Fetcher. A question-and-answer session open to students and community members will follow at 10:20 a.m. Information: Seann Goodman, (970) 348-5959.All About Alzheimer’sA free general information session for anyone interested in learning about Alzheimer’s disease will take place from 9:30-11 a.m. at the Mesa Mall Community Room (park between Mervyns and JC Penney’s) on Friday, Oct. 22. Dr. Robert A. Sammons Jr. will discuss the difference between normal memory loss due to aging and dementia. Information: Annie Smyth, (970) 256-1274.Yellow ribbons for the troopsHelp tie yellow ribbons onto light posts around Carbondale on Thursday, Oct. 21. Anyone wanting to help out should meet in front of Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave., at 6 p.m. The event is intended to be nonpartisan. Organizer Jeff Wadley said the ribbons serve as a reminder to the community to support the soldiers serving in Iraq and elsewhere. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org.Basalt Chamber of Commerce SoireeThe annual Basalt Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Autumn Gathering from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 22, at the new Riverside Grill in Basalt Center Circle featuring menu samplings and a cash bar. Current and prospective members are welcome. Bring business cards for door prizes. Raffle tickets for the Roaring Fork Conservancy Mexico trip will be available. Information/RSVP: 927-4031 or email@example.com.Fifth-Graders Hosting Fall FestivalHelp Sopris Elementary School fifth-graders raise money for an educational field trip to the Denver Museum of Science and Nature from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at their fall festival. The event, located in the school’s parking lot, features a craft and community garage sale, family activities, face painting, and silent auction. Information: Cathy Petts, 947-0120. off to the marketShop till you drop at the Basalt Middle School’s flea market from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the school’s parking lot. Spaces are still available and participants keep 100 percent of what they make. Fund-raising groups can rent spaces for $10 and others for $15. Proceeds benefit the seventh-grade Boston trip. Information: Robin Braine, 963-4610, or Janice Popish, 963-2786.Swing your partnerButtons & Bows Square Dance Club invites dancers of all levels and ages to their dances on Saturday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 13. The dances start at 8 p.m. at the Grand Valley Early Childhood Literacy Center (old high school) on Second Street in Parachute. Information: 285-2046.Buttons & Bows Square Dance Club invites dancers of all levels and ages to their dances on Saturday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Nov. 13. The dances start at 8 p.m. at the Grand Valley Early Childhood Literacy Center (old high school) on Second Street in Parachute. Information: 285-2046.
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