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Remembering Rifle

The next Remembering Rifle takes place anytime between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at the Rifle Creek Museum

The featured guest this month is lifelong resident, rancher, historian, photographer and friend of many Paul Bernklau. Come and reminisce with Paul of Rifle’s many changes over the years.

Enjoy some displays of the rich history through his beautiful photographs and his interesting stories.

Volunteers needed for Carbondale funk concert

Help make Carbondale’s free funk concert with Paa Kow and The Main Squeeze on Sunday, July 13, in Sopris Park an extraordinary event for the community. To sign up visit or call CCAH at (970) 963-1680.

Encouraging Arts Conference with Theresa Dedmon

The Orchard, Christ Community Church and Bread & Wine Ministries are partnering together to bring Theresa Dedmon to the Roaring Fork Valley for the Encouraging Arts Conference scheduled for July 18-20.

Dedmon has an international ministry that focuses on equipping and activating people and churches in how to step into their supernatural destiny, while touching their communities through creative expressions and love. Are you a writer, an artist, a photographer, a dancer, a fashion designer, a musician, a craftsman, an inventor, a culinary artist or an actor? Dedmon will empower your creative gift and wake up new areas of creativity in you. Dedmon is on staff at Bethel Church in Redding, California, and oversees the Creative Arts ministries in both the church and in the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry.

The cost for this two-day event is $44. You can register at and search “encouraging arts.” For more information please contact, Sue Parker,

Volunteers wanted for river cleanup

The Glenwood Springs River Commission is asking for volunteers to help with picking up trash along the public riverbanks in town on Saturday, July 19. The cleanup will start at 9 a.m., and will be followed at around noon by refreshments and a community barbecue for volunteers, with acoustic music by The Currys.

Anyone can volunteer. Let us know you’re coming, so we can plan for food and drinks. Sign up in advance at

Volunteers should meet and sign in at Two Rivers Park. City vans will be available to shuttle volunteers to and from cleanup sites.

Boaters, if you would like to participate from your boat, let us know when you preregister or email You will receive special instructions on when and where to check in and put on. Shuttle service will be provided.

Gluten Free Cooking class

Learn to cook gluten free and support Literacy Outreach on July 19 at the Glenwood Springs Methodist Church. Gluten is found in wheat and certain other grains and can be a problem for individuals with gluten intolerance, or celiac disease. By avoiding food items that contain gluten, it is possible to lead a symptom-free life. However, many food products, especially bread, contain gluten. Learn to make a dough that can be used for pizza, calzones and stromboli. Make gluten-free cookies and bread. Participants will make both meat and veggie pizza for lunch, which is included in the price. Salad and a dairy free option will also be available for lunch. Please note we will not be in a gluten free kitchen. We will be cooking gluten free, but the food will not be 100 percent gluten free, because the kitchen and utensils are not. To register, call Literacy Outreach at 970-945-5282. Cost is $55 with lunch included. All proceeds benefit Literacy Outreach’s” Learning English through Cooking” classes.

National Alliance on Mental Illness Roaring Fork Valley presentation

“Meet the Faces of NAMIRFV” will be held from 6-7 p.m. July 24 at the community room at the Glenwood Springs Library. Three or four members of NAMIRFV will share their experiences with NAMI and how it has made a difference in their ability to live with the mental illness of a loved one. For more information, call Debbie Quinn at 970-963-0468 or )+ at 970-618-7770.

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