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Cowboy Up Carbondale seeks beneficiaries

Cowboy Up Carbondale is now accepting applications for being a beneficiary

for the 2013 event. Applicants should be a 501C3 nonprofit. To apply visit or contact Application

deadline is April 30.

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.

Strawberry Days Festival introduces first-ever online Battle of the Bands

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is seeking five bands to

perform on the main stage at Strawberry Days coming up June 21-23. The

public is invited to select their favorites through the online Battle of the

Bands competition, sponsored by Radio CMC.

Bands interested in participating should submit a link to their 2-3 minute

audition video to by April 30. A

committee will select the top seven videos that will be placed on Facebook

for a public vote May 3-15. The top five will win a cash prize and a place

on the main stage.

Follow Strawberry Days and Radio CMC on Facebook for announcements and to

vote for your favorite band. For more information, visit

or call the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at 970-945-6589.

Baby Sign Class

Chelsea Bridges from the Aspen Camp of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is

coming to Garfield County Libraries to show parents how to teach their

children to communicate their wants and needs before they can verbally

pronounce them. During Baby Sign Class, you and your child will learn how to

communicate with each other through a variety of simple signs taught during

games, dancing and storytelling. This is a series of three half-hour classes

that is designed to decrease frustration between parents and babies and has

shown to enhance literacy later in life. Classes will be held at the Gordon

Cooper Branch Library at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, 8, and 15, and at at

11 a.m. at the Silt Branch Library on Friday, May 3, 10, and 17.

Applications available for Mountain Fair¹s Valley Artist Gallery Booth

Applications are now available for local valley artists who would like to

exhibit their work in the The Valley Artists Gallery. Being a part of this

booth allows local artists who are current CCAH members to exhibit and sell

their artwork in a cooperative, inexpensive way. Gallery space is limited,

and artwork will be juried. All applications must be received by May 1 and

are available at For more information, please call (970)

963-1680 or e-mail

New Castle Rec offering small dog agility clinic

The New Castle Recreation Department is offering Proper Pup¹s Small Dog

Agility Clinic from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at VIX Ranch Park. Bring

your small four-legged family member to the park to learn basic dog agility

skills including jumps, tunnels and chutes, while also focusing on basic

handling and commands. The clinic fee is $10 and preregistration is required

in person at the New Castle Community Center, 423 W. Main St.; online at; or by calling 970-984-3352.

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) coming to Glenwood Springs

Colorado Wilderness Emergency Medicine Institute (CWEMI) has announced that

the Wilderness First Aid (WFA) 16-hour certification course will be offered

at the Glenwood Springs Recreation Center. Registration is currently open at Space is limited.

Class will meet from 5-9 p.m. Friday, May 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday,

May 4, and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, May 5. Call 1-855-945-3633, ext.

101, for information.

Spring into Greens: Exploring the benefits of a Vegan lifestyle

Susanna Goldstein, Certified Health Coach, Cooking Diva and Kitchen Designer

explores the benefits of living a Vegan lifestyle at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May

7, at the Silt Library. Learn what doctors and others are saying about

health, the human body and a vegan diet. Discover what a typical vegan menu

is like, and find out how to get the required proteins, carbohydrates, and

fats to support our bodies through this diet. At the end of the

presentation, participants can sample a nutritious vegan drink and snack.

New Castle¹s Artist opportunities

Oz Studio will be hosting a showing of vintage and contemporary collections

on May 11 to coincide with the Motorless Parade on Main Street. You are

invited to participate by bringing your own memorabilia to share. Items

include, but are not limited to: quilts, weaving, needlework, leather

tooling, iron work, old collections and oddities. Bring items to Oz Studio

on May 7 or 8 or before noon on May 9. Be sure to include an inventory list

with all items marked. For further information contact Patty Ringer at

984-0445, or Sharon Huber at 984-2311.

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