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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 at the Centennial Park Stage. The remaining lineup, in order, iThe 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.

Family Filoha Fireflies, Bats, and Bugs

Stay up late for an evening to explore a special place with your family from 7:30-9:15 p.m. Tuesday, July 21; and Thursday, July 23, at Filoha Meadows Open Space, near Redstone. We’ll meet some of the local residents such as aquatic insects, Townsend’s’ big eared bats, and fireflies, too! We’ll learn about their adaptations through hands-on discovery, games and activities. Once it is dark we’ll try to catch a firefly to hold in our hands and look at closely. Appropriate for families with children of all ages and their parents. Please dress appropriately as the program will happen rain or shine. Registration is required and opens three weeks in advance of programs at Call970-927-1290 with questions.

Glenwood Downtown Market’s Fabulously Majestic Mac & Cheese Contest

Participate in The Longevity Project

The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.

Enter your best macaroni and cheese creation in the Downtown Market’s Mac & Cheese Contest on Tuesday, July 14. Deliver to the market in Centennial Park by 5 p.m., and judging begins at 6 p.m.

Tosho Con: Call for Artwork

The Glenwood Springs Branch Library is seeking submissions for an art contest to take place during Tosho Con: A Fandom Festival on Wednesday, July 15. Participants can be age 3 and older, and entries must be original artwork. Submissions must be received at the library by 8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14. For more information, call 970-945-5958

Tosho Con: A Fandom Festival

Tweens, teens and adults are invited to join in on the libraries’ own book, comic, movie, TV show, and gaming convention. Come geek out and celebrate your favorite fandoms. Events vary by branch, but include quidditch, LARPing, video games, cosplay contests, appearances by the 501st Legion of Stormtroopers, guest speakers, and more. Costumes are highly encouraged. These events will take place on Tuesday, July 14, at 1 p.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and at 4 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library; on Wednesday, July 15, at noon at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and at 4 p.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library; and on Saturday, July 18, at 10 a.m. at the Silt Branch Library. For more information, visit

Super Dogs with Storyteller Denise Gard

Some sheep are in trouble and need help. Who can save them? Join Sienna, the famous border collie, as she transforms into Super Dog! Denise Gard will present tales of hero dogs in this engaging program that includes lots of audience participation. These programs will take place on Tuesday, July 14, at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library; on Wednesday, July 15, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library; on Thursday, July 16, 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

Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s July Demonstration

The Glenwood Springs Art Guild’s July demonstration will be presented at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Dean Bowlby will be the demonstrator. For more information call 274-3325.

Summer youth art classes in New Castle

The New Castle Recreation Department will offer Mighty Makers Youth Art Classes for ages 8-14 through 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.: 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

Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse

Meghan Hurley from River Bridge Regional Center presents her free class Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, July 16, at The Orchard, 110 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale. Refreshments provided. More information at 970-945-5195 or RSVP at:

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:

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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