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Disaster Preparedness

High Country RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program) is sponsoring a Disaster Preparedness class from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 26. Garfield County is vulnerable to disasters caused by natural disasters or major accidents. Natural disasters may include, but are not limited to earthquakes, flooding, tornadoes or high winds, volcanic activity or ice storms. Major accidents could include fires and explosions, aircraft crashes, toxic or radioactive materials accidents, or collapse of buildings. Learn what you can do to be prepared and what services and agencies are available to help you in the event of a disaster. The information will be presented by a collaboration of intergovernmental agencies and other emergency management organizations. There will also be a round table discussion time drawing for a free First Aid Kit. Register by calling 970-945-7486 or online at and click on the Continuing Education Registration link. The syn number for this class is 04075.

Global 6K for Water

Sonlight Foursquare Church is the hosting the first annual World Vision walk or run Global 6K for Water on May 6. Start and finish is at Peppino’s in Glenwood Springs (by Glenwood Springs High School). Register online at Check in at 7:30 a.m., walk begins at 9 a.m. Any questions call Michelle at 970-710-9060.

Thursday Night Rides

Loyal Brothers is teaming up with Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association to help develop a stronger biking community in Glenwood. Thursday Night Rides will provide afternoon bike rides, live music and giveaways, and a portion of beer sales will go to help fund the development of local trails. Join us on our first gathering from 5:30-10 p.m. April 27 at Loyal Brothers Lounge, 813/815 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, where we will give out more information about how to get involved. The Logan Brothers will perform, and there will be giveaways from sponsors.

Benefit for the Aaron Roberts-Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund

A benefit for the Aaron Roberts-Gray Memorial Scholarship Fund will take place from 4-8 p.m. Friday, April 28, at S.A.W., 525 Buggy Circle in Carbondale. The event will include an art sale and auction at S.A.W. Annette and Andrew Roberts-Gray will be sharing their artwork along with work from their collection, and works from participating S.A.W. artists.

Each year a scholarship is awarded to a male senior year student from Glenwood Springs High School to attend a college or technical school of their choice. Three $1,200 scholarships have been awarded thus far. Students may renew the scholarship if they are in good standing while they are in an undergraduate program. Last year’s recipient was Solomon Wheeler, who is attending the welding program at Lincoln Technical Institute in Denver. This year Alex Trejo was selected out of nine applicants. Alex will be attending Villanova University.

Art in the Stacks featuring RHS students

Celebrate the art created by Rifle High School art students during the annual end-of-year show at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 3, at the Rifle Branch Library. Meet the artists as they share their works, describe the techniques they used, and discuss their inspiration for creating the pieces. Light refreshments will be served. Artwork will be on display at the library through the month of May. For more information call the library at 970-625-3471.

Roaring Fork Conservancy’s Beginner Adult Fly Fishing Clinic

Join Roaring Fork Conservancy and Roaring Fork Valley Fly Fishing Club for a beginner adult fly fishing clinic from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at Coryell Ranch in Carbondale. Participants will learn the basics of fly fishing equipment, casting, aquatic insects and choice of flies, and will spend time fishing in the afternoon. Breakfast refreshments, lunch, and gear needed for the day will be provided. Registration is required, as spots are limited and fill up quickly. Cost is $80 for RFC members and $100 for nonmembers. Register at Call (970) 927-1290 with questions.

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