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Mt. Sopris Historical Society’s The Shindig

The Mt. Sopris Historical Society is hosting its annual fundraiser, The Shindig, from 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the old Thompson Barn at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale. Guests are invited to wear period dress, if they wish, as we journey into Carbondale’s not-so-distant past. Pit barbecue, music by local musicians and the second annual Hattie Thompson award presentation will all be part of evening’s events. Tickets are $75 and are available online at; at the Pour House in Carbondale; by sending a check to MSHS, PO Box 2, Carbondale; or at the event. For information and tickets, contact Beth White, society executive director, at 970-963-7041.

CU-Boulder’s Community Visit to the Roaring Fork Valley

Join Chancellor Philip P. DiStefano for a complimentary reception and program featuring CU Professor Jeff Mitton as he examines what we have learned from the mountain pine beetle epidemic, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14, at the Aspen Glen Golf Club, 0545 Bald Eagle Way, Carbondale. Other special guests include CU-Boulder Athletic Director Rick George and Ryan Chreist, executive director of the CU-Boulder Alumni Association. The reception will feature complimentary heavy appetizers and a cash bar. For more information contact Brennan at the CU-Boulder Alumni Association at 303-492-6899 or

Literacy Outreach volunteer tutor information session

Fifty-nine adult students are waiting to learn English in New Castle and Glenwood Springs. Literacy Outreach needs volunteers to tutor adults eager to improve their English skills. Training and materials are provided. Learn more about this opportunity that changes lives one word at a time. An information session will be held at the New Castle Branch Library at 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Another session will be held at 10 a.m. Aug. 20 at the Teo Prinster Learning Center, 1127 School St. in Glenwood Springs. Call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282 for information.

Imagine Glenwood meeting

Imagine Glenwood will meet at the Glenwood Springs Library from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 18. The group continues to coordinate with the city to proactively work on traffic calming, connectivity and neighborhood safety.

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