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Jeff & Paige

Boulder educators and musicians Jeff and Paige will present a live, nature-themed concert for kids. Expect action-packed musical education, science-based songs and skits, quick costume changes, a mystery critter, and lots of audience participation. These free concerts will be held on Tuesday, June 9, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; on Wednesday, June 10, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library; and on Thursday, June 11, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library. For more information about Summer Reading events, visit http://www.gcpld.org.

Summer youth art classes in New Castle

The New Castle Recreation Department will offer Mighty Makers Youth Art Classes for ages 8-14 from June 10 to July 16, in partnership with local art educator Lynne Cassidy. The classes will be held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at The OZ Artists’ Workshop in downtown New Castle from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Children in the Mini Mosaics class on June 10 and 11 will create using glass, ceramics and collected objects. A Paint, Print and Stamp Party will be held June 17-18; Mixed Medium Mania on June 24 and 25; Cardboard Creations on July 1 and 2; Recycle Art Designs on July 8 and 9; and Marble Mazes on July 15 and 16. The fee is $45 per class and includes art supplies. Preregistration one week prior to the class is required and can be done online at http://www.newcastlerec.com.

AARP Driver Safety classes

The AARP Driver Safety Class is directed towards drivers 50 and over. Class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 10, at the Glenwood CMC Center (call 970-384-8747 to register or for more information email dspgws@rof.net). Most Colorado auto insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course. There is a $15 fee for AARP members and a $20 fee for nonmembers for the workbook and handouts payable to the instructor.

Spanish Storytime

The Silt Branch Library offers Spanish Storytime for children ages 3-6. This eight-week program will begin on June 11 and run through July 30. Stories, songs, and activities will explore camping and the outdoors. This program will be held on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. For more information, call 970-876-5500.

CMC offers hands-on science exploration workshops for children, parents

New this summer at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs is a series of workshops that open up a venue for children (third grade and above) and their parents to explore science together. Workshops will meet on Mondays and Wednesdays from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in two week increments (four sessions per workshop).

Parent-child teams will learn and apply science and math concepts while engaged in activities such as launching a model rocket or racing a solar-powered car. The four workshops will focus on the following themes:

Designing and launching model rockets (June 8-17)

Constructing a working radio (June 22-July 1)

Exploring magnetism and electricity (July 6-15)

Building and racing solar cars (July 20-29)

Workshops are held at the college’s Glenwood Center at 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

Space is limited so early registration is advised. Each workshop is $60 per adult-child team. Teams may register at CMC in Glenwood Springs, or by calling 970-945-7486.


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