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Mindfulness Retreat for Tweens and Teens

Inward Bound: Mindfulness Retreat for Tweens and Teens takes place from July 29 through Aug. 2 at Carbondale Community School. Activities will include hip hop dance, poetry, creative writing, performance, expressive art, nature hikes, and yoga. Sessions run from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Taught by three teachers from the MA program at Naropa University. Cost is $200 for the week. Call Nannette Weinhold 970-765-6057 to preregister.

Filoha Meadows Firefly & Rare Orchid Walk



Fireflies, uniquely rare orchids and thermal wetlands are only part of what make Filoha Meadows near Redstone special. Join Roaring Fork Conservancy staff and local experts from 7-9:30 p.m. Thursday, July 18, to tour areas closed to public access while discussing current issues surrounding Filoha Meadows and the Crystal Valley including the current Wildlife Habitat Improvement Project. This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. Registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Call (970) 927-1290 with questions.



Carbondale Branch Library Grand Opening

The new Carbondale Branch Library is celebrating its grand opening on Saturday, July 20, at 320 Sopris Ave. The public is invited to attend the ribbon cutting at 10 a.m. and to enjoy the refreshments, giveaways and live music as we celebrate this momentous day. Come see the new 13,000-square-foot library and take advantage of the more-than-3,600 new library items.

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.


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