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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. 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 http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Call 970- 927-1290 with questions.

River Center’s Spaghetti/Silent Auction Fundraiser

River Center’s third annual Spaghetti/Silent Auction Fundraiser will take place from 5-8 p.m. Friday, July 24, in Burning Mountain Park in downtown New Castle. The event will include a live band, auctioneer, silent auction, and games/snow cones for the kids. Silent auction items include a Denver Zoo package for four, ski passes at Aspen and Vail along with tickets to professional Colorado teams. Funds raised will be used for emergency assistance in Silt/New Castle (medical, rent/utility assistance, gas/bus cards) and help fund our Angel Tree and School Supply Drive. Advance tickets are $10 adult/$5 child; at the event tickets are $12 adult/$7 child. Tickets can be purchased by calling 984-4333 or stopping by the River Center office between 9 a.m. and noon at 126 N. Fourth in New Castle.


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