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ClassPrehistoric Lithic Description and Analysis

Aspen Times writer

The Colorado Archaeology Society will present a course on “Prehistoric Lithic Description and Analysis” the weekend of Oct. 13-15 in Glenwood Springs.The course will cover stone tool manufacture, identification and basic lithic analysis – the best indication of an archaeological site.Students will learn through interactive lectures, slides and artifacts. Professor Kevin Black will teach the class. Class times are Friday from 6 to 10 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Enrollment closes on Thursday, Oct. 5. For more information or to register, call Cynthia DeFrancia at 920-4101 or e-mail housing in demandThe Aspen Pitkin County Housing Authority is facing a high demand for seasonal housing and is seeking rental property listings.Anyone – hotels, real estate/property management companies or private parties – who has a room, shared situation or apartment to rent for the season can post a listing at and hang flyers on the authority’s office bulletin boards. Please submit a listing request by Oct. 31.For more information, e-mail or’Creekfest’ is just a week awayThe Woody Creek Community Center (formerly the Woody Creek Store) has been taking art donations for “Creekfest,” a membership drive and fundraiser set for next weekend.The deadline for donations was Oct. 1. Barbara Gold is in charge of donations. She can be reached at 923-6043. The pieces will be sold at a festival to benefit the new center that is planned for Sunday, Oct. 8. Construction of a community center in the site of the store has been in the works since last spring. Work was delayed while permitting issues were settled and until enough money is raised to cover its costs.FundraiserGlenwood Chamber golf tourneyThe Glenwood Springs Chamber is hosting its third annual golf tournament on Thursday, Oct. 5, at Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club in New Castle.Registration will begin at 11 a.m. with a noon shotgun start. A 19th Hole Cocktail and Awards Party will be held at the Lakota Clubhouse after the tournament.Sponsorship opportunities and sign-up information are available at or by calling 945-6589. All proceeds will benefit the chamber’s scholarship program.SchoolsWalk or bike to schoolStudents from the 11 schools in the Roaring Fork Valley are invited to walk and bike to school during the week of Oct. 2.On Wednesday, Oct. 4, students will pinpoint their home location to the school, and the information will be used in community neighborhood audits. Safe-route maps and a list of safe-route improvements will result from the information gathering. There are more than 4,200 students at the 11 schools in the valley.The event is organized by the New Century Transportation Foundation, RE-1 and Aspen school districts, and local communities through a grant from the Colorado Department of Transportation. For local information, call 704-9200 or visit

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