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Community Briefs

Valley Hemp Cooperative Association meeting

The first public meeting to form the Valley Hemp Cooperative Association will be held at the Carbondale Public Library at 320 Sopris Ave. at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12. All those interested in being a part of a sustainable local agricultural and economic revolution are invited to attend. Visit for more info.

Pirates’ or Parents’ Night Out

The First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs (Ninth and Cooper) will be overrun with pirates on Saturday, June 14. It’s a Parents’ Night Out for children 3 years old (must be potty trained) and older from 3-8 p.m. Come fight the pirates with us while we play some fun games. We’ll hit the galley for some dinner and then go below decks for a viewing of the movie “Hook” (starring Dustin Hoffman and Robin Williams, rated PG). Cost for the entire afternoon/evening is $15 per child with a discount for families with three or more children. Reservations are required and can be made through Toni Yorty at or call 970-948-5831.

Science Showcase

The 2014 Kids’ Summer Reading Program kicks off with Science Showcase. There’ll be demonstrations involving chemistry, sound, motion, matter and electricity. This fast-paced program is hosted by science expert Ben Roy. Shows will be held on Thursday, June 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library. For more information, contact

A Taste of New Castle

The Friends of the New Castle Branch Library will host the “A Taste of New Castle”fundraiser to showcase the town’s restaurants at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 12. Tickets are $20 each and are available from the Friends of the New Castle Branch Library, the New Castle Branch Library, New Castle Town Hall, and the Lakota Canyon Recreation Center. All proceeds will benefit the New Castle Branch Library. For more information, contact 970-984-2346.

Remembering Rifle

Remembering Rifle will start up again at the Rifle Creek Museum on Saturday, June 14. It will be an open house forum, so you may come any time and between the hours of 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Our special guest to start this year off is a longtime resident of Rifle, 87 years to be exact. Maryhannah Throm has called Rifle home for all these years. She has had a very colorful life in and around the Rifle area. Come visit with her and find out what she remembers about Rifle.

Valley View Hospital Auxiliary Pie Day

Pie Day begins at 9 a.m. Friday, June 20, at the First United Methodist Church at 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs, and continues until the pies are gone. Slices of pie with a cup of coffee will be served and whole pies will be sold beginning at 10 a.m. Come join the fun, and support the Valley View Hospital Auxiliary.

All funds raised by the Auxiliary are contributed to the Auxiliary Scholarship Program for those pursuing a career in the health sciences.

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