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Ambulance open houseThe Silt Ambulance Department will celebrate its recent union with the New Castle ambulance service with an open house, to be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Burning Mountains firehouse in Silt. Enjoy refreshments and consider volunteering for the department. Information: 876-0510.HOLIDAY PLANSThe Downtown Retail & Restaurant Committee and the Holiday Lighting Committee will meet at 8:05 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12. The meeting is held in the third-floor conference room at City Hall. Plans will be finalized for the upcoming holiday season. Downtown merchants are invited to attend. School District board send-offThe community is invited to a public reception at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, to thank outgoing members of the Roaring Fork School District board of education for their hard work. Outgoing board president Robin Garvik of Carbondale served on the RE-1 school board for eight years, including the past four years as president. Outgoing board member Bill Shirley, who served for the past year, also will be recognized.The reception will take place at the school district main offices lower-level board room, 1405 Grand Ave. Cake and refreshments will be served. The reception and board meeting to follow will include the official welcoming of newly elected board members Brad Zeigel of Carbondale and Michael Bair of Basalt. The school board also will select a new board president and officers during the meeting.Carbondale ElementarySchool’s Writers CafeCome to The Village Smithy in Carbondale from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, and listen to Carbondale Elementary School students share their published writing pieces. Snacks and drinks will be served and students will read aloud their work to the audience. Please come and make this night special for some outstanding authors. Old and new WavesIts a two-for-one party from 3-5 p.m. on Sat. Nov. 15, as New Castle residents are invited to celebrate the 20th year of Making Waves and the grand opening of Making New Waves, located at 171 Main St. Beverages, food and door prizes. Communitycontra dance Glenwoods next Community/Contra Dance will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 15, at the Masonic Lodge (on the corner of 9th and Colorado, across from the post office). This months caller is Richard Meyers, with live music by The Last Minute String Band. No partner required and no experience necessary. Fun for singles, couples and kids. $7 per adult. Information: Don, 945-0350.Painting by musicMajid Kahhak and the Walt Smith Jazz Trio will combine their talents on Saturday, Nov 15, for the Gala Closing Celebration of the CCAH Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos show at La Fontana Plaza, 584 Highway 133 in Carbondale. While the Walt Smith Jazz trio plays jazz live, Majid will paint them with performance art, visual art, jazz and a live auction of Majid’s painting at the end. Show begins at 8 p.m., tickets are $10. Tailgate party, raffleat Rams game A tailgate party and raffle are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Roaring Fork High School.The party will take place in the high school commons area prior to the Roaring Fork High School football teams semifinal playoff game against Denver Christian at 1 p.m. The fee is $5 for the chili feast and a portion of the proceeds will go toward the medical expenses of longtime local Mike Schilling, who was injured in an auto accident last week.Raffle tickets are also available to benefit Schilling; tickets are $10 each with prizes including two sides of beef. Information: Jeff and Bambi Burtard, 963-3097; Matt Nieslanik, 963-9715.Glenwood Caverns to be closed for maintenanceGlenwood Caverns Adventure Park will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 18, for regularly scheduled maintenance and an evacuation drill. There will be emergency equipment on hand, so please don’t be alarmed if you see flashing lights or fire trucks on site. When youre a Jet …Rifle High School presents its production of West Side Story at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Rifle High School auditorium. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students and seniors and can be purchased at RHS.Chamber: Claimsby Map firms falseTwo different map companies have apparently been calling local businesses to sell advertising for area maps, stating that they are doing the maps for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and that the chamber will be distributing their maps.According to the chamber, that information is false. The truth of the matter is that all advertising sales for the GSCRA map have been completed. The only maps sponsored by the chamber are maps the organization produces itself. The chamber reminds its members to beware of out-of-state map companies who are soliciting ads by phone.

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