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Bookcliffs Arts Center hosts art classes with Liz Waters

Beginning today, Aug. 18, and running through Oct. 27, Liz Waters will host a variety of art classes at the Bookcliffs Arts Center in Rifle.

From 4-6 p.m. on Tuesdays, fifth- through eighth-graders will be able to take her Glass Art class, where they’ll learn how to make hand-painted mosaics, stained-glass suncatchers and other glass-related arts. From 7-10 p.m. on Tuesdays, adults can take the same class. From 4-6 p.m. on Wednesdays, fifth- through eighth-graders can take a painting class, where they’ll learn everything there is to know about painting and how to apply it like masters. From 7-10 p.m. on Wednesdays, adults of any experience level can take a painting class.

Beginning Aug. 20 and running through Oct. 29, fifth- through eighth-graders can take a 4-6 p.m. repurposed art class every Thursday. They’ll create cool art projects made from things that were previously something other than art. From 7-10 p.m. on Thursdays, adults 21 and older who want to get a kick out of art can take the class “Uncensored Art for Women who Wine.” Bring your own wine.

All classes will be participating in art shows around town. Contact Liz Waters at 970-274-3794 for information and to sign up.

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.

Glenwood Insurance Agency kicks off Thousand Can Drive

Glenwood Insurance Agency’s “Thousand Can Drive” will attempt to match or exceed the amount of cans collected by Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park throughout the summer at the Music on the Mountain, which is an ongoing food drive for LIFT-UP that allows patrons to ride the Iron Mountain Tramway for free with the donation of a can or other nonperishable item.

All food collected by Glenwood Insurance Agency and other participating business will be donated to LIFT-UP after Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park’s final Music on the Mountain concert on Sept. 26 in a small ceremony.

Those that would like to help may make donations at the agency’s location at 1605 Grand Ave. Unit K in Glenwood Springs, or at Carbondale Insurance Service at 502 Main St. in Carbondale. If your business would like to get involved, visit for marketing materials that make getting involved easy.

Palisade peach fundraiser and bake sale

The UpTown Market will be hosting its second annual Palisade peach fundraiser and bake sale from 4-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 20, at the Laestadian Lutheran Church, 1859 N. First St. in Silt. Preorder peach items by calling 970-481-6542 or emailing Additional peach items and other homemade baked goods will be available at the sale. Available for preorder are: 18 pound boxes of peaches — $20 for ripes (need to be eaten or used quickly) or $30 for firsts (good for a week or so); peaches by the pound — $1.20 for ripes or $1.60 for firsts; canned peaches — $8 a quart; peach or peach/strawberry jam — $6.50 a pint; frozen peach pie — $14; frozen peach crisp — $12; peach ice cream — 4 cups for $8.

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