Help post flags at Glenwood cemetery
With Memorial Day quickly approaching, American Legion Post 83 and the Noon Rotary Club of Glenwood Springs are seeking volunteers to assist in posting more than 500 flags by the fallen and deceased veterans’ graves. Anyone who would like to partake in the true purpose of the Memorial Day Weekend is welcome to join at 4 p.m. Friday, May 26, near the brick building in the Rosebud Cemetery. For information, call Dan E. LeVan at 618-1910.
Memorial Day Commemoration
The American Legion Post 83 of Glenwood Springs will be conducting its annual Memorial Day Commemoration at 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Rosebud Cemetery. The general public is more than invited to attend the ceremony, which gives the upcoming three-day weekend its name.
Memorial Day in Carbondale
The American Legion will be open to the public for a memorial for Marvin “Fergie” Ferguson on Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day). The veterans wreath toss will be at 10 a.m. at the bridge on Colorado 133 near Highway 82. The cemetery memorial will be at 11 a.m. at the Evergreen Cemetery on Eighth Street. Reception to follow at the American Legion Post 100 on Third Street in Carbondale. Food provided for family and friends of “Fergie.”
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.
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 one more Saturday Planting Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 27 at 109 Lewies Lane. Help build forts, plant shade and wind barriers for the apiary. Fill a berm with nectar, pollen and habitat for moths, hummingbirds and flutterbys. 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.
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Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs will present an interactive webcast, “Extreme Fire,” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday as part of its free speaker series, The Gift of Education.