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Silt Heyday

Silt Heyday celebrates this year with a "Beach Party in Silt." It all begins Friday night, July 28, with a town of Silt-sponsored concert and fireworks at Stoney Ridge Park. Saturday features the annual pancake breakfast followed by a parade, food and craft vendors, beach volleyball, horseshoe and corn hole tournaments, limbo contest and bands throughout the day and evening. At the big tent kids can play a variety of games all day long for $5. Exclusive Athletic Club hosts a beach body competition where a $50 entry fee will win some lucky person a top prize of $1,000. Sunday will bring the Heyday Hobble 5K run and Classic Car Show. For more information call 876-5861 or email siltheyday@gmail.com.

Classical concert series

Enjoy free classical concerts on three Saturdays showcasing students from the Aspen Music Festival. The concerts will be held at the Carbondale Branch Library on July 22, Aug. 5, and Aug. 12. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and the music begins at 6 p.m. Each week features new music and instruments. The concerts take place in the Calaway Community Room and are made possible by a generous donation from Jim Calaway. For more information call the library at 970-963-2889.

Tour de Farms

Mount Sopris Conservation District's annual Tour de Farms takes place on Saturday, Aug. 12. The family-friendly bike ride features a 17-mile route in Carbondale; discussions with growers on community gardens, local farms and ranches; and a T-shirt, local lunch, drinks and a beverage glass. The event has sold out the past two years. Register at http://mountsopriscd.org/Tour-De-Farms. Call 970-404-3439 for more information.

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Progressive Christian sermon series

Join the congregations of Carbondale and Basalt Community United Methodist Churches for an eight-week sermon series by Pastor Brad Walston on what it means to be a progressive Christian, and a rediscovery of the Gospel as a life-giving message that still transforms; 8:30 a.m. Sundays through Aug. 27 at Basalt, 0167 Holland Hills Rd., and 10:30 a.m. at Carbondale, 385 S. Second St.

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