NEW CASTLE — If you’re not up for the big Strawberry Days Festival in Glenwood Springs this weekend, you can always stop by New Castle Community Days, which is being held Friday and Sunday.
The now-annual event, which started last year during the town’s celebration of its 125th birthday, will kick off with a barn dance from 6-10 p.m. Friday at the Four J arena owned by Brett and Jeanne Jolley. A DJ will spin country and western tunes, and food and water will be provided by local 4H groups. Cost of the dance is $5 and free for children younger than 5.
“It will be a family dance and a fun night,” said New Castle Town Administrator Tom Baker.
The events Sunday will all be held at Elk Creek Elementary beginning with a vintage base ball game starting at 9 a.m. and running until noon.
“They play by old-time rules from the 1880s,” Baker said. “If you catch a ball on the first bounce, it’s an out.”
From 1-5 p.m. there will be carnival games, an antique car show, an art show and food vendors.
“Students from the Garden School and Coal Ridge High School will provide the food to help raise funds for various projects,” Baker said.
A 3-on-3 basketball tourney will start at 1 p.m. Players are still needed for both the baseball and basketball games. To sign up or for more information, contact Parks and Rec Director Larry McDonald at 984-3352.
From 5:30-6 p.m., local singer Nicole Feffant will perform Christian music, and a community worship service will be held from 6-7 p.m.
For more information about New Castle Community Days, call Town Hall at 984-2311.