Convalescent care items neededThe Grand Valley Senior Center in Parachute is seeking tax-deductible convalescent care items such as canes, wheelchairs, and walkers to be donated by citizens. The center is also seeking help from local nursing homes interested in loaning items on an as-needed basis. Information: 285-9398.Roadmap to the futureThe Town of Carbondale is in the process of developing a strategic plan, or “roadmap,” to help the town move forward in its efforts to build a diverse and sustainable economy. As part of the outreach in this process, there will be an open house from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4, at Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave. Everyone is welcome – please come by for a good community conversation. Information: Janet Buck at 963-2733. December ACT deadlineCollege-bound high school students can take the ACT Assessment on Saturday, Dec. 11, the next national test date. Postmark registration deadline is Friday, Nov. 5, and the fee is $28. Late registration deadline is Thursday, Nov. 18 (with an additional $15 fee). Students can pick up registration materials from guidance counselors or register online at http://www.actstudent.org.get ready for Ski seasonCelebrate 50 years of swapping skis and other winter items at the longest running sports swap on the Western Slope from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Aspen Middle School. To celebrate the 50th anniversary, there will be more than $2,000 in ski swap gift certificates given away ($50 each). Participants can drop off adult and children’s new or used ski equipment, clothing, and accessories between 4:30-6:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5. Information: 429-2105. House Sweet HouseDon’t miss the sixth annual United Methodist Women’s Gingerbread Gifthouse from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Lovell Building, 200 E. Fourth St., Rifle. A wide variety of crafters offering candles, soaps, flowers, quilts, and everything in between will be featured. Lunch will be served for a nominal fee and Santa and Mrs. Claus will be on hand to hear all the children’s wishes.Scientific and spiritual gardeningThe Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork presents “A Public Biodynamic Gardening Workshop” with Lloyd Nelson, a biodynamic practitioner from North Carolina, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6. Participants will garner hands-on experience with preparations, composting, and tree paste for the home garden and farm. Cost for $45 and scholarships are available. Registration: Ginger Janssen, 927-8253.Stamping & scrapbooking soireeJessica Stott, independent consultant for Close To My Heart, is hosting an open house from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at her home at 25 Pinetree Place, Battlement Mesa. Register to win great prizes while shopping for the holidays. Includes a Create & Take project. Information: 285-5644, 319-6620 or firstname.lastname@example.org.It takes one to TangoHeather Morrow will teach a “continuing the basics” tango workshop from 3-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Glenwood Springs. Intro to tango or equivalent is required, and no partner is necessary. Cost is $20. Information: Heather, 948-3963, or Marilyn Shettel, 945-7048, to register and for location directions.Heather Morrow will teach a “continuing the basics” tango workshop from 3-6:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, in Glenwood Springs. Intro to tango or equivalent is required, and no partner is necessary. Cost is $20. Information: Heather, 948-3963, or Marilyn Shettel, 945-7048, to register and for location directions.
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