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Rifle Centennial Park Concert Series lineup announced

The city of Rifle’s Centennial Park Concert Series will take place at 6 p.m. every Sunday through Aug. 16 (except July 5) at the Centennial Park Stage. The remaining lineup, in order, is Symphony in the Valley (at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, July 3, with fireworks), Exit 42 (July 12), The Johnny O Band (July 19), Dry Hollow (July 26), The Caleb Dean Band (Aug. 2), Hell Roaring String Band (Aug. 9) and Wide Load (Aug. 16). The concerts are free, and food and drink will be available for sale.

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:

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.

Hay Park Birding Walk

Join Wilderness Workshop for a walk through Hay Park at the base of Mount Sopris, a proposed wilderness area, while birding with Roaring Fork Audubon’s Mary Harris from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 8. Beginners and advanced birders are welcome. Look for nesting green-tailed towhees, mountain bluebirds, western wood pewees, white-crowned sparrows, pine siskins, juncos and more. Bring your own binoculars. This mid-elevation easy hike is a 3-mile round-trip trail up to a meadow and aspen tree grove. No dogs allowed. Bring appropriate day hike equipment including water, snacks and lunch. Free and open to the public.

Grant money available for qualified Garfield County housing nonprofits

The Glenwood Springs Association of Realtors (GSAR) is accepting grant applications from qualified Garfield County organizations that provide housing services to moderate- to low-income persons or households. GSAR has $5,280 available for local housing-related projects. To be eligible for funds, organizations must be based in Colorado, have a housing-related mission, and be a nonprofit agency with a 501(c)3 status or a public agency. The deadline to submit applications is July 10. To request an application, call the GSAR office, 970-945-9762.

Marion Gulch Hike

Join Wilderness Workshop’s Sarah Johnson for a day hike into Thompson Divide along the Marion Gulch trail at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, July 11. The trail starts in an aspen grove and then gains elevation to a beautiful ridge near the Sunlight Ski Area with views of Mount Sopris. This mid-elevation moderate hike is 6 miles long. No dogs are allowed. Bring appropriate day hike equipment including water, snacks, and lunch. Registration is required at http://www.wildernessworkshop.org. Call 970-510-0697 with questions.

Teen Comic & Manga Contest

Do you enjoy drawing? Creating storylines? Reading graphic novels? Teens (age 11-18) are invited to enter the Make Your Own Comic & Manga Contest for the upcoming Tosho Con at the Rifle Branch Library. All submissions will be displayed in the teen area. Create your own comic with a maximum length of 1 letter-size page (one sided). Each submission must be the creative and original work of an individual. All entries due by Monday, July 13. For more information, call 970-625-3471.


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