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Community Briefs

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.

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

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 876-5801 or go to

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.

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.

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

Solar cars racing in Carbondale

Twelve high school teams from Aspen to Summit County will race solar powered cars around a race track Saturday, May 16, at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. Racing starts at 10 a.m. with the main race at 1 p.m. All are welcome to attend. There will also be educational energy and science displays. More information at

Windwalkers reception and fundraiser

Marcel Kahhak is hosting a Windwalkers reception and fundraiser from 5:30-8 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Kahhak Fine Arts and School, 411 Main St. in Carbondale. There will be an artist reception, live painting by Marcel Kahhak, cocktails, and limited edition collection T-shirts. “Spirited Horsepower” will be presented by Glenwood Springs Ford, celebrating the innovation and horsepower of the Ford Mustang and the herd at WindWalkers. For more information, contact Gabrielle at 970-963-2909.

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