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LIFT-UP seeks volunteersfor soup kitchenLIFT-UP needs a crew to take over the Extended Table soup kitchen on the third Wednesday of each month. Information: Donna, 309-6464.Bingo at the Eagles ClubThe Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs, offers bingo, hot dogs and cheeseburgers at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 15. Information: 945-8333 after 4 p.m.Wake Up Nowopens two officesWake Up Now, the downvalley political organization supporting Democratic candidates and issues, opened two Carbondale headquarters – one in the old Party Land space at Red Rock Plaza on Highway 133, and a campaign bus on Main Street. Both locations will have election items, reading material and volunteers. The group needs volunteers to help staff the facilities. Information: Linda, 963-9371.Self-defense classesfor real-estate agentsArt of Defense is enrolling all Realtors for self-defense seminars. Realtors are at a great risk when they show property. Information: 984-2109.Introductionto Vipassana meditationPeter Williams will lead an introduction to Vipassana meditation from 4:45-6:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 15, 22 and 29, and Oct. 13, 20 and 27, at the Spiritual Center, 0695 Buggy Circle in Carbondale. A $2-per-class fee covers rental costs. RSVP: Peter, (970) 209-6780 or Kapersstarts WednesdayThe Glenwood Springs Community Center will offer Kid Kapers art from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 15, 22, and 29. The fee is $15 for residents, $18 for nonresidents.Toddler Time startsat community centerThe Glenwood Springs Community Center will offer Toddler Time for from 3:30-4:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 15, 22 and 29. The fee is $15 for residents, $18 for nonresidents.MOPS speaker to coverrelationshipsKimberly Chenoweth will speak on relationships when the Sopris Mothers of Preschoolers meet, at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Mothers with children through kindergarten age are welcome. Child care is available. There is a one-time registration fee of $25 and a weekly fee of $7. Scholarships are available. Information: Kerri Powell, 384-2334.Classic car show comesto Glenwood Springs FordClassic automobiles will be at Glenwood Springs Ford, 55 Storm King Road, for a classic car show from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, with ’50s and ’60s music and free hot dogs and ice cream. The dealership will collect canned goods for LIFT-UP.Ice cream parloroffers ice cream socialThe Chocolate Moose Ice Cream Parlor, 710 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, invites Roy Moore Elementary School to a back-to-school ice cream social from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18. Diabetes Extravaganzain Grand JunctionThe Western Colorado Area Health Education Center will hold the 2004 Western Slope Diabetes Extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 18, at the Adams Mark Hotel in Grand Junction. The conference will include workshops for diabetics, caretakers and professionals, as well as a keynote address by international speaker Ginger Kanzer-Lewis. The event is free to the public and includes lunch. Information: Kelli, (970) 434-5474, ext. 2.Fall Wordsworkshop Sept. 19The Aspen Writers Foundation announces Fall Words, a creative writing workshop and evening reading and discussion, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 19. Tuition is $100 and includes a ticket to best-selling author Tama Kieves’ evening discussion. Information or RSVP: 925-3122 or Singlescelebrate birthdayThe Alpine Singles club will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at Los Desperados Restaurant for John’s birthday bash.Archaeology groupto meet Sept. 20The Roaring Fork chapter of the Colorado State Archaeology will meet 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 20, at the Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., in Glenwood Springs. Archaeologist Thomas Carr will speak on using spectroscopy to identify chert artifacts and their geologic sources. Information: Larry Scarbrough, 949-0288.’Duck for President’storytime topicThe theme for Storytime for 3- to 5-year-olds at the Glenwood Springs Library (413 Ninth St.) at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22, will be “Duck For President” with stories and a simple craft. Information: 945-5958.Chat Time at Breast Feeding EssentialsBreast Feeding Essentials will offer Chat Time, a free, informal support group for breast-feeding mothers and mothers-to-be, from 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. Information: 945-6867.Free training sessioncovers WMD effectsWestern Colorado Area Health Care is broadcasting a free clinical care training session focusing on the clinical aspects of a weapons of mass destruction attack from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. RSVP: or (970) 434-5475, ext. 1.Chamber to holdmarketing workshopThe Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce will offer “Smart Marketing for Small Businesses” at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Colorado Mountain College campus in Glenwood. The cost is $20 for Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. RSVP: 945-6589.Alpine Singles club to meetThe Alpine Singles club will meet for ladies night at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Brickyard restaurant in Rifle. Information: Barney B. Higgins, 945-9128, or Cynthia L. Hoest, 625-1805.Tastefully Simple hostfor Business After HoursTastefully Simple will sponsor the Silt Area Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5:30-7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 24, at 224 First Mesa Drive in Eagle’s View.Meet candidatesat GOP fund-raiserGarfield County Republicans will offer a chance to meet the candidates at their fall fund-raiser, “A Taste of Success,” from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Stowe residence, 192 River Ridge Drive south of Glenwood Springs. RSVP: Cheryl Chandler, 945-4200 or 876-0778.Airport Committeeto hold open houseThe city of Glenwood Springs Airport Committee will hold an open house from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at the Glenwood Springs Municipal Airport, 1172 Airport Center Road in Glenwood Springs. Information, Dick Weinberg, 928-9876 or 618-0778. Affordable tae kwon dofor childrenArt of Defense and the New Castle Recreation Department are offering tae kwon do classes for children 3-5 years old, 6-8 and 9-12, from Sept. 21 to Dec. 16. The $60 fee covers three months and a complete uniform. Information: New Castle Recreation Department, 984-3352, or Art of Defense, 984-2109.

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