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Community Briefs

Kids’ Bike Rodeo & Bikeathlon

As part of Bonedale Bike Week, the town of Carbondale Recreation Department invites kids of all ages to learn about safe bicycling and participate in fun bicycle skills games at the Kids’ Bike Rodeo & Bikeathlon at the Carbondale Rec Center from 4-6:30 p.m. Monday, May 11. Give the Bike Obstacle Course a try, or see how accurate you can be with the Paperboy (or Papergirl) challenge. Bring your helmet. This is a free and fun event, and there will be snacks, drinks, giveaways, and prizes. Register at For more information contact the Carbondale Recreation & Community Center front desk at 970-510-1290.

Silt Chautauqua 2015

During Silt’s Chautauqua 2015, the Silt Historical Park Park, 707 Orchard Ave., will be manned with storytellers and demonstrators to educate and entertain the public for two days. Chautauqua runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, May 14 (geared to elementary school students) and 2-8 p.m. Friday, May 15 (more individualized for general public with Dutch oven cooking from 5-7 p.m.). Admission is free and donations are appreciated. For information, call 970-876-5801 or go to

Wulfsohn trail maintenance

Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers hosts a trail maintenance evening at Wulfsohn Open Space Thursday, May 14, to perform necessary maintenance on the trails and to help keep these popular trails sustainable. Show up at the project site anytime after 4 p.m. and work until dusk, when your labor will be rewarded with dinner and beverages. Sign in at the RFOV tent on the west side of Wulfsohn Open Space, in the parking lot between the Public Works facility and the RFTA building off Wulfsohn Road. Bring some water, bring some gloves, bring some friends, but please leave your pets at home.

Sierra Club film screening

The Rocky Mountain Chapter and local Roaring Fork Group of the Sierra Club present a special showing of the award-winning documentary, “OR7: The Journey,” the amazing true story of a lone wolf who traveled from Oregon to California to find a new home territory, at 6 p.m. on Friday, May 15, at the Third Street Center. Director Clemens Schenk will present the film and host a Q&A afterward. Seating is limited. Doors open at 6 p.m. for refreshments and social time, with the film presentation at 7 p.m. The event is free, but donations are appreciated.

Speak with a volunteer physician

Want to discuss your health fair results or other medical concerns with a retired, board-certified family physician now working on a volunteer basis? Call Greg Feinsinger M.D. for an appointment (970-379-5718). For information about the plant-based prepared meals program and the Monday evening informational and support group meetings, call Ardis Hoffman at 303-305-9664.

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