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Ice Cream Social

Garfield County Libraries invites you to beat the heat while celebrating Independence Day with an Ice Cream Social at your local library. Ice Cream Socials will be offered at the Garfield County Libraries through Wednesday, July 3. For more information, check out or your call your branch library.

Libraries closed for Fourth of July

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Thursday, July 4, in observance of the Fourth of July holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours at 10 a.m. Friday, July 5. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more at, during the closure.

Family Filoha Fireflies, Bats and Bugs

Discover the aquatic insects, Townsend’s big eared bats and fireflies that live at Filoha Meadows near Redstone from 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday, July 16. Join Roaring Fork Conservancy to learn about these animals’ adaptations through hands-on discovery, games, and activities. Once it is dark try to catch a firefly for close examination. Appropriate for families with children of all ages and their parents. Registration is required at Call (970) 927-1290 with questions.

Hunter education and safety class

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will conduct a hunter education and safety class from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. July 20 and 21 at the Community Center in Glenwood Springs. Anyone born after Jan. 1, 1949, must have a hunter education card to buy a hunting license in Colorado. Students will learn game identification, firearm safety, ethics, shot placement, game recovery and much more. Call CPW at 947-2920 to register.

Fall Art Festival registration forms available

Registration forms for the Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival are now a available in Glenwood Springs at the Chamber of Commerce, Gallery 809, Main Street Gallery and the Center for the Arts. Entry forms must be postmarked by Aug. 16. For further information call Sheila Jensen at 319-8053.

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