Pay what you think at SIX89

Restaurant SIX89 chef/owner Mark Fischer is celebrating the onset of winter with the second annual “Pay What You Think” night on Saturday, Nov. 22. Fischer is asking customers to put their money where their mouths are ” all patrons will be asked to pay what they think their meal was worth (beverages and tip not included). Reservations are recommended; call 963-6890.

Bowl to help hunger

New Castle SuperBowl, in cooperation with LIFT-UP, is asking bowlers to bring in a can of food or any other nonperishable food item between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. from Monday, Nov. 24, to Friday, Nov. 28. In exchange, you’ll receive one free game and a dollar off of shoe rentals. Information: 984-2739.

Story time for kids

Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26, at the Glenwood Springs Library. The theme will be “Who’s Got Your Goat,” with stories followed by a simple craft. The library is located at 413 9th St. Call 945-5958 for more information.

Libraries close for Thanksgiving

All branches of the Garfield County Public Library System will be closed Thursday, Nov. 27, and Friday, Nov. 28, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Book drops are available to return library materials. All county libraries will reopen at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 29.

Breast health funds

The Aspen Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is pleased to announce that it raised over $200,000 through its 2003 Race for the Cure, 2003 Bike for the Cure, and other 2003 fund-raising events. Upon recommendation by the Aspen Affiliate’s grant committee, the board of directors has awarded several grants to area health-care facilities for programs including low-cost mammograms and breast health education and screening, including the Grand River Medical Center, Mountain Family Health, Planned Parenthood and Valley View Hospital.

Since its inception in 1991, the Aspen Affiliate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation has raised and disbursed over $2 million dollars, part of its mission to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease by advancing research, education, screening and treatment.

Grant monies will be presented at the organization’s annual meeting, to be held 5:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at Aspen Valley Hospital. The public is welcome and encouraged to attend. Information/RSVP: 920-0250.

Christmas tree cutting permits available

Christmas-tree cutting permits from the White River National Forest and the Bureau of Land Management’s Glenwood Springs Resource Area are now available. Permits are $10 per tree with a maximum of five trees. Permits may be purchased at any White River National Forest office or the BLM Field Office in Glenwood Springs. Christmas-tree cutting is permitted on most BLM-administered lands, although BLM has some suggested cutting areas. Trees cannot be cut in designated wilderness areas, recreation and ski areas, administrative areas or Glenwood Canyon. Information: 945-2521 or 947-2800.

Coping with the holidays

The Alzheimer’s Association presents “Help for the Holidays ” Caregiving Tips,” from 10:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Dec. 9, at the Garfield County Public Library. If you’re feeling guilty, angry, frustrated or trapped about dealing with caregiving during the upcoming holiday celebrations, you may be able to learn some suggestions to ease the burden. Your loved one can spend this time at the Cooper Center (next to the library) while you attend. Information/RSVP: Annie Smyth, (970) 256-1274 or (800) 864-4404.

Basalt seeks b-ball coaches

Would you like to be more involved in your child’s sports activities? Basalt Recreation is looking for coaches for the upcoming Instructional League Basketball season beginning in January and running through mid March. The league consists of third- and fourth-grade teams and fifth- and sixth-grade teams. Practices are during the week, and games are played on Sunday evenings. The Basalt Recreation Department provides training for the volunteer coaching staff. All coaches can register their children in the league for free. Information: Dorothy, 927-8214.

Boy Scout toy drive

Boy Scout Pack 223 of Rifle will be conducting a toy drive through Dec. 5. Donations can be made at boxes at Ben Franklin, Rifle City Market and Wal-Mart, Gofer Foods and Gold Star Realty. Information: 625-5452.

VVH welcomes donations

Valley View Hospital continues to accept donations of recent magazines and children’s books, which are for use in lobbies and waiting areas. Books on tape are also needed and are shared with patients during their stay. Items may be dropped off at a marked receptacle in the upper entrance of the hospital (1906 Blake Ave.). Information: 945-6535.

New Computers for Kids

Computers for Kids, a nonprofit organization which works to eliminate the “digital divide” in schools from Aspen to Rifle, has moved to the Industrial Plaza in Carbondale (entering town on Highway 133, turn left immediately after the Roaring Fork Co-Op and look for #7 on the right). Computers for Kids accepts computers, monitors and keyboards for a small fee. Items are then redistributed to families in need if they are deemed usable (Pentium II or better, monitors newer than 1998) or dismantled and disposed of in an environmentally appropriate manner. Information: 963-7259.

Herbal college beckons

Yarmony Mountain Herbal College in Eagle is now accepting applications for 2004. Registration closes Jan. 4 or when class fills. The program is team taught by a dynamic group of professionals and provides a broad base of knowledge in herbal wellness. Information: Lynn Albers at (970) 328-YOGA or Megan Gross at

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