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Silt Heydays

Silt Heydays celebrates this year with a Beach Party in Silt. Catch the first wave with the town of Silt-sponsored concert and fireworks show on Friday, July 28. Hit the second wave Saturday morning when Silt heads to the beach. Put on your beach attire and join us for breakfast, parade, body building contest, beach volleyball, horseshoes, corn hole, limbo, kids games, food and craft vendors, vintage base ball, quilt show, jalapeno eating, pie eating and much more along with free music at the Stoney Ridge Pavilion. The third and final wave moves in Sunday morning with the Heyday Hobble 5K and the Classic Car Show. Tickets for the Friday night concert and vendor, parade, hobble and car show forms are all available at under the Special Events tab or during business hours at the town of Silt. For more information call 876-2353 or email

Tour de Farms

Mount Sopris Conservation District’s annual Tour de Farms takes place on Saturday, Aug. 12. The family-friendly bike ride features a 17-mile route in Carbondale; discussions with growers on community gardens, local farms and ranches; and a T-shirt, local lunch, drinks and a beverage glass. The event has sold out the past two years. Register at Call 970-404-3439 for more information.

First Aid and Injury Prevention Training for Teens

The Garfield County Libraries present a one-hour training in first aid, safety and injury prevention with a Glenwood Springs firefighter. Attendees will receive a signed certificate. This event will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, July 12, at the Glenwood Springs Library. It’s free and open to all teens in middle and high school. For more information call 970-945-5958.

You Can Build a Better World with Kyle Groves and Mr. E

Enjoy a show filled with impossible magic, off-the-wall comedy, music and lots of audience participation. On Wednesday, July 12, the Silt Library will host at 10:30 a.m., and the New Castle Library will host at 1:30 p.m. On Thursday, July 13, the event will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Rifle Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Library. All are free and open to the public.

Free legal clinic at Basalt Regional Library

A free legal clinic for parties who have no attorney, will be featured from 4-5 p.m. on Thursday, July 13, at the Basalt Regional Library. By computer link, volunteer attorneys will answer questions, help fill out forms, and explain the process and procedure for all areas of civil litigation, including family law, property law, probate law, collections, appeals, landlord-tenant law, small claims, veterans issues, and civil protection orders. Walk-ins are welcome, and everyone will be helped on a first-come, first-served basis.

Classical concert series

Enjoy free classical concerts on three Saturdays showcasing students from the Aspen Music Festival. The concerts will be held at the Carbondale Branch Library on July 22, Aug. 5, and Aug. 12. Doors open at 5:45 p.m., and the music begins at 6 p.m. Each week features new music and instruments. The concerts take place in the Calaway Community Room and are made possible by a generous donation from Jim Calaway. For more information call the library at 970-963-2889.

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