studio tour events
The Carbondale Community School will host a Studio Tour exhibition at area Alpine Banks Oct. 6-17. Opening reception and silent auction at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 17, at Carbondale Community School. Studio tours of area artists from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 18 and 19. Potters, painters, sculptors, glassblowers, jewelers and more will demonstrate their techniques. Information: 963-9647. Fund-raiser for Carbondale Community School.
The Glenwood Masons will meet at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 2, at the Glenwood Masonic Lodge, 9th and Colorado.
The sixth annual Mensa testing session will be held at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, at Highline Center, 2784 Crossroads Blvd., Grand Junction, and at 1:30 p.m. the same day at the Montrose Library, Townsend Avenue and South 2nd. People scoring in the top 2 percent of the general population are eligible for admission to American Mensa, the High IQ Society. Information: Peggy Zanin, 970-240-4390.
business after hours
Alpine Bank will host a Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association Business After Hours mixer from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, at the West Glenwood Springs branch, 50891 Highway 6. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and drinks provided, and beer from Coors Distributing. Door prizes and giveaways. Free to all chamber members and their guests, and everyone is invited to bring their business card and $2 for the business card drawing. Information: Raelyn, 945-6589.
fire prevention week
Fire Prevention Week is Oct. 6-11. The Glenwood Springs Fire Department will visit area schools with educational programs whose theme this year is “Get Out and Stay Out.” The message to younger kids will be “stop, drop and roll” in the event of a fire. Firefighters will demonstrate their gear. The fire department will visit Glenwood Springs Elementary Monday, Oct. 6, and Tuesday, Oct. 7; St. Stephen’s School Wednesday, Oct. 8, and Sopris Elementary Thursday and Friday, Oct. 9 and 10. On Saturday, Oct. 11, there will be engines, a ladder truck and an ambulance at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Kids can ride the fire truck. Educational presentations on fire extinguishers.
The Roaring Fork High School Student Council will sponsor a homecoming tailgate party in the school parking lot from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 3. $2 for hamburger or hot dog, chips and drink. Benefits the student council.
pet guide to toxic plants
The Colorado Poison Control Centers are offering a free brochure, “The Pet Owner’s Guide to Toxic Plants,” to dog and cat owners. It contains information about common plants and shrubs that can cause serious illness or death. With illustrations, common names and clinical signs of poisoning. Free. Information and to receive a brochure: 1-800-222-1222.
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