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14th annual Advocate Safehouse Project Benefit Horse Show

If you love horses, then the 14th Annual Advocate Safehouse Project Benefit Horse Show on Aug. 8-9 is for you. Come and watch horses and riders compete in 69 different events ranging from Baby Green Hunter, Pony Hunter & Equitation, and High/Low Hunters on Saturday to Flower Power, Beginner Rider and Jumpers on Sunday.

Located at the beautiful Strang Ranch (0393 County Road 102, Carbondale) atop Missouri Heights. This horse show is sanctioned by the Colorado West Hunter Jumper Association (CWHJA). The funds raised support Advocate Safehouse Project’s programs in Garfield County and the Roaring Fork Valley. Advocate Safehouse Project promotes healthy relationships free from violence through education, advocacy, empowerment and safehousing. For more information call 970-928-2070.

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.

Buddy Program Mentor and Mingle Event

The Buddy Program is hosting a Mentor and Mingle event from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 13 at River Valley Ranch’s Pan & Fork Supper Club restaurant. The public is invited for light refreshments and to hear more about how to get involved as a Big Buddy to a youth in our community. Hear from current Big Buddies about their experiences, meet our case managers who will coach you through the process of becoming a Big Buddy, and enjoy a summer evening with magnificent views. RSVP to .

GSHS Class of 1975 40-year reunion

The Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1975 40th Reunion will be held Aug. 28-30. Classes 1972-1978 are also invited to attend to help celebrate time together at GSHS. There will be a meet and greet from 5-9 p.m. Friday at the Elks Lodge. Tee times for golf start at 8 a.m. Saturday; no experience necessary. Call Ron Nadon for details at 970-309-7391. Barbecue and dancing take place from 4-10 p.m. Saturday at Bob Veltus Park. Cost is $18 per person. Send payment to Neisha Sikora, 13202 Leyden St. Thornton, CO 80602. Attendees from all classes RSVP for all of the above by Aug. 15 to Neisha at

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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