The city of Glenwood Springs River Commission is hosting a river cleanup and river celebration by picking up trash along the public riverbanks in town from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 5.
The cleanup will start at 9 a.m. and will be followed with a river celebration around noon including refreshments and a catered picnic for volunteers, with music by Low End. A community flotilla will commence at 1:30 p.m. from Two Rivers Park to South Canyon. Anyone can volunteer and participate. Let us know you’re coming, so we can plan for food and drinks. Register in advance for an assigned river section at http://www.cogs.us/riverfest or email River Commission member Trent.Hyatt@cogs.us. Boaters, if you would like to participate from your boat, let us know when you register.
Family Exploration at Filoha
Bring your family to Filoha Meadows Open Space near Redstone from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 9, and learn about the local bat population, visit beaver ponds, collect aquatic insects, and go on a scavenger hunt to explore this unique place. You’ll also learn about the large hooved animals that call Filoha Meadows home. This program is appropriate for families with children of all ages and their parents.
Wear closed-toed shoes as there is walking on uneven terrain/off-trail, and dress appropriately as the tour will happen rain or shine. This program is free but registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Call (970) 927-1290 with questions.
Brenn Hill in concert
A high country concert and dinner featuring cowboy singer/songwriter Brenn Hill takes place Saturday, Aug. 12, at Bair Ranch in Glenwood Canyon. Concert and hayride costs $35; hayride, dinner and concert costs $80; and trail ride, dinner and concert costs $130. For reservations call 970-945-7529.
Starwood, Aspen’s favorite band from the ’70s is reuniting for a great night of their original and much-beloved songs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 4, at the Ute Theatre in Rifle.
Their music was the soundtrack to the ’70s. Original members Bobby Mason, Bryan Savage and Haden Gregg will be joined by three of Colorado’s finest musicians: Larry Thompson, JD Martin and Dave Johnson.
Starwood and its individual members have played with nearly every band that came through Aspen in its musical heyday: John Denver, The Eagles, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Jimmy Buffett and many more.
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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.