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GSHS Diversity Club movie night fundraiser

GSHS Diversity Club is hosting a movie night fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at the school’s Jeannie Miller Theater featuring the film “Hidden Figures.” Cost is $5 per person or $20 per family. Refreshments will be available before the show. Contact for more information.

Rifle Heritage Center & Museum opens

The Rifle Heritage Center & Museum will open its doors on Saturday, May 20. It is celebrating 50 years as a museum this year with many refreshed and several brand new exhibits. May 20 is a free day at the museum. Hours this season will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Take a self-guided tour or be accompanied by local historians who can answer questions about local history.

Workshop for parents and caregivers of special needs children

Jessi Hastings RN will offer a free workshop for parents and caregivers of special needs children from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 20, at Room 31, Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale. This workshop will describe how to connect with your child so your child can learn and develop despite their limitation. Hastings is a certified practitioner of Anat Baniel Method , which has had huge success for children with special needs. Google for more information. Registration is required. Please call Jessi at 970 946-8968 to register.

Ross Montessori School Saturday Planting Festivals

Ross Montessori School is creating Carbondale’s first natural playground. Students, staff and volunteers have been fundraising, planning, designing and building a playground immersed in the cycles of nature. Ross will hold two more Saturday Planting Festivals on May 20 and 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help build forts, plant shade and wind barriers for the apiary. Fill a berm with nectar, pollen and habitat for moths, hummingbirds and butterflies. Help build an insectary. Bring gloves and tools — shovels, 5-gallon buckets, garden carts, wheelbarrows — and energy. Worthwhile snacks and plenty to drink will be provided.

The Ross Montessori School natural playground is open to the community after hours and on weekends.

For more information, contact Tricia Williams at 970-963-7199 or Sign up at Join us at 109 Lewies Lane, Carbondale, on Saturday May 20 or 27.

3rd annual Western Slope Memorial Day Ride May 29

All bikes and vehicles are welcome for the third annual Western Slope Memorial Day Ride on May 29. Registration is at 8 a.m. at Glenwood Springs Mall Boot Barn Parking Lot. Kickstands up at 10:30 a.m. to Rosebud Cemetery for a ceremony until noon. Ride the Memorial Highway to Bair Ranch Rest Area, then to Rifle Vets Memorial Park and finally up to Colorado State Veterans Home for barbecue from Smokehouse 1776 and a fundraiser raffle for veterans. Registration fee for the ride is $20 and covers meal and patches. For more information call (970) 618-0272.

Walk MS: Glenwood Springs

Walk MS: Glenwood Springs takes place on Saturday, May 20, at Glenwood Springs High School. Registration opens 7 a.m., 5K run begins at 8 a.m., program begins at 9 a.m., and walk begins at 9:30 a.m. To register as a participant or volunteer go to, call 855-372-1331 or email Walk MS: Glenwood Springs is presented locally by Toyota.

Annual LIFT-UP Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser scheduled for June 5

LIFT-UP has announced the annual LIFT-UP Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser hosted by Sammy’s Rocky Mountain Steakhouse, presented by Chef Donny Andre, will be held from 5-8 p.m. Monday, June 5. All proceeds from the spaghetti plate dinners benefit LIFT-UP. The dinner includes tasty spaghetti, Caesar salad, bread and choice of iced tea or lemonade. Additional beverage options are available for purchase.

Tickets are $12.99 for adults and $6.99 for children (10 & under) and are available by calling LIFT-UP at 970-625-4496 or online at

LIFT-UP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing essential humanitarian assistance in the communities we serve. LIFT-UP is a basic needs organization that is celebrating 35 years of assisting thousands of homeless, unemployed or underemployed individuals and families from Aspen to De Beque.

Elks flea market seeks vendors

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge is looking for vendors for its Second Saturday Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 10, July 8, Aug. 12 and Sept. 9. Email or call 970-379-9705 for more information.

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