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Memorial Day Commemoration

The American Legion Post 83 will be conducting its annual Memorial Day Commemoration at 11 a.m. Monday, May 25, at the Rosebud Cemetery in Glenwood Springs. The general public is encouraged to attend the ceremony, which gave the upcoming three-day weekend its name.

Memorial Day library closure

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Monday, May 25, in observance of Memorial Day. Normal library hours will resume at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more at http://www.gcpld.org, during the closure.

Summer youth dance and art classes in New Castle

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering dance classes for ages 3-10 on Thursday mornings this summer from June 11 through July 30. These classes are hosted by ArtillumA Dance Company and include the Dance Combo Classes for ages 3-5 from 9:15-10 a.m. and for ages 6-9 from 10-11 a.m. These combo classes will teach the basics of ballet, jazz and tap. A youth hip-hop class for ages 5-10 will be offered from 11 a.m. to noon. The classes cost $90 for eight weeks. Preregistration by June 3 is required and can be done online at http://www.newcastlerec.com.

11th Annual River Float

The Roaring Fork Conservancy’s 11th annual River Float takes place on Saturday, May 30. Spend a morning with Roaring Fork Conservancy staff and river ambassadors on a float down the Roaring Fork River. After the float, festivities continue at Coryell Ranch with a cook-out, live music, and the opportunity to try stand-up paddle boards, kayaks, fly rods and the latest gear from local outfitter shops. Rafts and guides provided by Aspen Whitewater Rafting, Blazing Adventures, Blue Sky Adventures and Elk Mountain Expeditions. Float and festival cost $40 (RFC members $30), and lunch only (food, beverages and demo gear) costs $15 (RFC members $10). Tickets must be purchased before Wednesday, May 28, online at http://www.roaringfork.org/float. For more information call Roaring Fork Conservancy at (970) 927-1290.

Applications available for 118th annual Strawberry Days Parade

Applications for the Strawberry Days Parade are now available at strawberrydays.com. The parade takes place at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 20, on Grand Avenue from Eighth Street to Strawberry Park. Parade applications are due June 1. This year’s “Glenwood Rocks” parade will feature the traditional Miss Strawberry Days entourage, community floats that never cease to amaze, live music and much more. Grand marshals include Jeannine Ford Artaz, John Reeves and the Beckley family. Floats will be divided into categories including: Commercial/Business, Political Candidates and Nonprofit/Organizations. Floats will be judged, and winners will be recognized for creativity and adhering to this year’s theme. So get your company or organization together now to create the most rockin’ float. For more information, visit strawberrydays.com or call the Glenwood Springs Chamber at (970) 945-6589.

Helping Hands Camp work projects

Helping Hands Camp, a free camp for church groups and families, will be doing work projects to prepare for the summer camping season June 5-7 beginning at 10 a.m. Friday and ending at 11 a.m. Sunday at 7802 County Road 319 in Rifle. The prioritized maintenance list and registration are available at http://www.tepeebiblecamp.org. All meals are provided. Participants can bring a tent or RV or stay in one of the cabins or rooms. For questions or paper registration forms call Skip or Marie at 970-876-2108.


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