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Special healing fundraiser gong meditation for MM

Come out and enjoy a concert with planetary gongs, crystal and Tibetan singing bowls and harmonium in support of Mary Margaret at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, at the Third Street Center Round Room in Carbondale. Barry Chapman, Karen Connington and Elizabeth Ward will bring us an evening of deep relaxation and restoration. Bring your mat, pillow and blanket and help heal MM. Suggested Donation of $20. More info at

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.

Silt Chautauqua 2015

During Silt’s Chautauqua 2015, the Silt Historical 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

The Prospectors are coming

Prospectors Brian and Yolanda Bussee and tribe from the hit Weather Channel TV show “The Prospectors” are coming to High Country Gems & Minerals, 311 Eighth St. in Glenwood Springs, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 15. There will be an informal meet and greet all day. Buy from the family who digs it, and now makes the gems into custom jewelry, too.

Teen volunteer orientations

Want to spend your summer being a superhero? Anyone age 12-18 is invited to help the Garfield County Libraries with its Summer Reading Program. Come to this orientation to find out how your talents can help with another successful year. Orientations will be held at the Silt Branch Library at noon Friday, May 15; the Parachute Branch Library at 2 p.m. Monday, May 18; the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 20; the Rifle Branch Library at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 20; the New Castle Branch Library at 11:30 a.m. Friday, May 22; and the Carbondale Branch Library at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22. To learn more about volunteering, visit

2015 Glenwood Springs Walk MS & 5K Run

Walk MS connects people living with MS and those who care about them. Enjoy a scenic walk and/or 5K run in Glenwood Canyon to support a world free of multiple sclerosis starting at 7 a.m. Saturday, May 16, at the No Name Rest Area. The walk is free, but fundraising is encouraged, and there is a $25 registration fee for the 5K run. The money raised supports life-changing programs for people living with MS in our community and drives cutting-edge research. For more information or to register today go to or contact Suzie Reel at 970-263-4393 or

KDNK board of directors meeting

The KDNK board of directors will hold its next meeting at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 18, at the offices of KDNK, 76 S. Second St. in Carbondale. The meeting is open to the public. An agenda is posted at the KDNK office. For information call 970-963-0139.

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