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Dr. David Eberhardt retirement celebration

Dr. David Eberhardt, a valley optometrist who has practiced in the valley for 40 years, is retiring in July. Friends and patients are invited to celebrate the start of his next phase at a reception at the Carbondale 20/20 EyeCare practice location at 59 N. Fourth St. just off Main Street from 5-8 p.m. during First Friday, July 1. Appetizers will be provided.

Dr. Eberhardt grew up in rural Wisconsin. After a four-year stint in the army and a year in Fort Collins, Dr. Eberhardt and his family settled in Carbondale in 1976 as one of the first optometrists in the Roaring Fork Valley where he joined the practice of Bill Zilm, founder of 20/20 EyeCare. A year later, Dr. Eberhardt took over the Aspen branch as his own practice and saw patients for over 20 years in the Aspen location before moving the practice to Carbondale. His career came full circle when he joined 20/20 EyeCare in 2012 and has continued practicing in the 20/20 EyeCare Carbondale location (his previous office location) up until his retirement.

The 20/20 EyeCare staff and their patients wish Dr. Eberhardt and his family all the best on their new chapter.

For more information contact 20/20 EyeCare at (970) 945-2020.

Free outdoor concert and movie

Apple Tree Park, the New Castle Chamber and the town of New Castle present a free outdoor concert featuring Feeding Giants (locals Kevin and Aundrea Ware) and the movie “Zootopia” starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 2, at the Apple Tree village green. Liberty Classical Academy will provide concessions, but the concert and movie are free. Kid and family friendly. A no alcohol event. Bring blankets and chairs.

Libraries closed for Independence Day

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day. The libraries will resume normal hours at 10 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. Patrons can still browse and request books, movies and more at, during the closure.

Ice Cream Social & Talent Show

Join us for an ice cream social and a talent show. Kids interested in participating in the talent show should sign up by stopping by or calling your local library. These programs will take place on Wednesday, July 6, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Branch Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Silt Branch Library. For more information about Summer Reading programs, visit

Roaring Fork Quilt Guild demo day

At the Roaring Fork Quilt Guild demo day visitors can observe quilting demonstrations, such as embroidery, applique, paper piecing, hand quilting, block building and top quilting. Watch and learn how quilts are made from beginning to end. Demo day starts at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, July 9, at the Glenwood Springs Library. Fun for all ages and free.

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