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The Demon football game LIFT-UP food drive will be held at the upcoming semifinal Glenwood football game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Stubler Memorial Field in Glenwood Springs.

For more information, call Lynette Brickell at 945-8450 or Ann Denney at 945-9109.

John Gilcrest hit his first hole-in-one ever at Glenwood Springs Golf Club on Tuesday.

Using a 6-iron, Gilcrest covered 153 yards with the ace, which fell into the eighth-hole cup and was witnessed by Danny Adams and Doug Zon.

The 17th annual Day of Infamy Showshoe Race will be held on Dec. 7 at Sunlight Mountain Resort. The 8K race, which starts at 10 a.m., winds through Babbish Gulch on Sunlight’s cross-country trails. Snowshoes will be provided for the race.

Racers can preregister at Summit Canyon Mountaineering for $20, and race-day registration begins at 9 a.m. at the Sunlight lodge and costs $22. Registration includes a T-shirt and a goodie bag. The cut-off for preregistration is Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.

The race benefits the animal shelters of Garfield County (CARE, Mid-Valley Animal Rescue and Rifle Animal Shelter).

Information: Sunlight Mountain Resort, 945-7491; Summit Canyon Mountaineering, 945-6994; http://www.dayofinfamysnowshoerace.org.

Basalt Recreation is now accepting registrations for the 2008 instructional basketball league that begins Dec. 15 with preseason practices.

The registration fee is $65 for both the third- and fourth-grade division and the fifth- and sixth-grade division. Practices are held two nights a week and weekly games are Sunday evenings. Register by Dec. 10. Volunteer coaching opportunities are also available.

Information: Basalt Recreation Department, 927-8214.

This year’s Turkey Day 5K race is set for Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 27) at 10 a.m. at the Glenwood Springs Golf Course. Registration begins at 9 a.m.

Keeping with tradition, registration for the race remains at $5, which includes a scenic race course, a post-race party, friend and community camaraderie and metabolism.

Proceeds benefit the Carbondale Community School.

Preregistration is encouraged by visiting the school or calling Karen or Jim at 945-2026.


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