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Community Briefs

CMS bands final concert

The Carbondale Middle School sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade bands will perform their final concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27, in the Carbondale Middle School Auditorium. Sixth-grade selections include “Aztec Dance,” “Let it Go” and “Land of a Thousand Dances.” The seventh grade will perform “Andromeda Overture,” “Asian Sunrise,” “Jubilation” and “Take the A Train.” The eighth grade will perform selections from their Farewell Concert. The public is invited, and the concert is free.

Spring Bike Maintenance: Tires & Tune-ups

Bike techs from Sunlight Ski & Bike will present a spring bicycle maintenance workshop at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Learn about the importance of keeping your bike well-maintained, what to lube and how to do it, repairing tubes, changing tubes and tires, and the basics of bike tuning. Bring your bike if you can. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

St. Mary’s Blood Drive

The St. Mary’s Bloodmobile will be at the Carbondale Branch Library from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, May 28, for a special blood drive. One donation can help as many as four people and the St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center supplies all hospitals on the Western Slope. It is safe, fast, and the easiest way to save a life. Walk ins are welcome. For more information or to make an appointment, contact the library at 970-963-2889.

CMS GULO GULO band farewell concert

The Carbondale Middle School eighth-grade GULO GULO Band will perform its Farewell Concert at 2:22 p.m. Friday, May 29, in the Carbondale Middle School Auditorium. Selections include Cannonball Adderleys’ “Walk Tall,” Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and Adele’s “Rolling in the Deep.” Other selections are “Pick Up the Pieces,” “Low Rider,” “Respect,” “Cry Me a River,” “Give Up the Funk,” “El Chupacabra” and the “The Pink Panther.” The public is invited to attend.

Playing with the Past

The Frontier Historical Society hosts a fun evening of frontier gambling with the Playing with the Past series. Join the gang at the Defiance Saloon (the Elks Lodge at 51939 Highway 6 in West Glenwood) on Saturday, May 30, to learn Chuck-a-Luck, Klondike, Craps, 21, High-Low and Hazard. $10 gets you into the saloon and a stack of “Defiance Dollars” to play with. Come as you are or dress in your old west best and see if Lady Luck is on your side. The bar opens at 6:30 p.m. and the games begin at 7 p.m. There will be a cash bar and club menu with food items for purchase. For more information, call at 970-945-4448 or email

Carbondale Clay Center spring grounds clean-up

The Carbondale Clay Center spring grounds clean-up takes place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, May 31. Come volunteer your gardening, cleaning, painting or organizing skills any time throughout the weekend. The Clay Center will provide what it can, but participants are encouraged to bring gardening gloves and/or tools. There will be a potluck dinner at the Clay Center starting about 5 p.m. Saturday night. Cold beverages and hot grill provided. Call 970-963-2529 for more info.

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