Sacred Fest is a conscious celebration of life and transformational gathering activities for adults and children featuring yoga, a drum circle, an African dance performance, mud puppet show, Betty Hoops, a wellness village, high prana food, labyrinth and reflexology walks, kids activities, tea tasting, workshops and four popular kirtan bands playing call and response chant music. Sacred Fest takes place from noon to 10 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at True Nature Healing Arts, 100 N. Third St., Carbondale. Admission: $25-$45 pre-purchased at http://www.truenatureheals.com or by calling 963-9900. Kids 12 and younger free. Info: http://www.truenaturehealingarts.com
New Castle Cub Scouts looking for leaders, scouts
Cub Scout Pack 221 is looking for boys in first to fifth grade that are looking for more adventure in their lives: camping, crafts, building Pinewood Derby Race Cars, archery, and go-and-sees, just to name a few. We are also in need of adults 21 or older to help with our pack. For more information, contact John Harcourt 970-984-0288.
Middle Thompson Creek Hike
Join Wilderness Workshop at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, for a day hike to Middle Thompson Creek, characterized by huge park-like meadows and areas of high wetlands. The hills of middle and south Thompson Creek are covered in vast fir and spruce forests with some impressive aspen groves and mountain shrublands. This creek is an important water supply for multiple ranches in the Crystal Valley. Explore an area within Thompson Divide where SG Interests has two proposed natural gas well sites. This mid-elevation moderate hike is 6 miles long. 4-wheel drive vehicles are necessary. No dogs are allowed. This adult program is appropriate for those 12 years and older who are strong hikers. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Registration is required at http://www.wildernessworkshop.org. Call 970-510-0697 with questions.
Red Table Ridge Hike
Join Wilderness Workshop at 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 13, for one of the valley’s least known and most spectacular hikes. Red Table Mountain occupies an 18-mile-long ridge that provides views of six wilderness areas framed by soaring red rock buttes. The hike goes from the west end of the ridge above Basalt along the crest of the ridge for several miles, and, if conditions permit, participants will have lunch at one of a couple of small tarns on the top of the ridge. No dogs are allowed. This adult program is appropriate for those 12 years and older who are strong hikers. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Bring appropriate day hike equipment including water, snacks, and lunch. Registration is required at http://www.wildernessworkshop.org. Please call (970) 510-0697 with questions.
Fundraiser for Judie Pressler Richardson
There will be a spaghetti benefit dinner for Judie Pressler Richardson from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Silt Community Center. Proceeds will go toward stem cell transplant for Judie using her own cells to fight late stages of COPD. This treatment is not covered by insurance. Donations may be made at Alpine Bank or at http//www.gofund.com/utsjrfug.
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Rifle Garfield County Airport officials issued a reminder that the Air Force Reserve is scheduled to conduct a special fuel operation training exercise at the airport Sept. 12 – 15.