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First Friday feast

The women’s Auxiliary at 97 N. Third St. in Carbondale will be hosting May’s First Friday on May 1. For Cinco De Mayo, there will be a Mexican feast for $8 per person. Stop by the legion for dinner and take a swing at the piñata. Flowers are still on sale for $5. Proceeds will help us give back to the community and the schools. For information call 970-963-2381.

Cottage style furniture painting class

A cottage style furniture painting class is being offered from 6-9 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at Me and my House, 303 Main St. in New Castle. Cost of $45 includes paint, brush sandpaper and instructions. Bring a small piece of furniture and turn it into a trendy piece. All proceeds go to buy art kits for Art Aid Africa’s Trauma Program. Call 970-948-6938 to sign up.

Townwide New Castle Garage Sale

There will be a “Town Wide New Castle Garage Sale” on Saturday, May 2, 7 a.m. until noon located through out New Castle — look for the balloons tied to trash containers. All New Castle residents are encouraged to take leftover items to Second Hand Thrift Store from noon until 2 p.m. A tax donation receipt will be available. From noon until 2 p.m. different service organizations will be located at the downtown Burning Mountain Park — we’re asking New Castle residents to donate 5 percent of the proceeds from the garage sale to these worthwhile organizations. Questions call 970-987-3710.

Alpine Bank annual Shred Day to take place May 2 and benefit LIFT-UP

Alpine Bank invites the community to its annual on-site document shredding event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 2, at two Colorado River Valley locations: West Glenwood and downtown Rifle. The service is free, but a donation of canned goods, nonperishables or cash to benefit LIFT-UP is suggested.

Organizers encourage individuals to bring any unwanted documents that contain personal information to the Shred Day event, including tax documents (seven years and older), old bank statements, medical records, canceled or blank checks, credit card statements and personal bills. A maximum of seven boxes of paper per person is encouraged; staples or paperclips do not need to be removed. All paper will be recycled.

The West Glenwood Alpine Bank is located at 50891 Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs, and the downtown Rifle branch is located at 100 E. Fourth St. in Rifle.

Tantric Tibetan Singing Bowl Sound Healing Meditation Session

Strange Imports hosts a tantric Tibetan singing bowl sound healing meditation session with sound master Daniel Pierce at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 5, next to the Crystal Theatre in Downtown Carbondale. Bring a yoga mat or blanket and a friend. Arrive a few minutes early. 970-963-7100,

SAW Spring Open House

Carbondale’s Studio for Arts and Works (SAW) is hosting a spring open house and art sale from 5-9 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at 525 Buggy Circle. Join the many artists of SAW as they share their paintings, pottery, jewelry, sculpture, ceramics, metalwork and other creative endeavors. There will also be a silent auction in support of the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities (CCAH), live music and refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or email

Glenwood Railroad Museum Sponsors Rail Fair in conjunction with Amtrak Train Days

The first Glenwood Rail Fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Glenwood Railroad Museum located in the Glenwood Railroad Depot across the street from the Hotel Denver at 413 Seventh St. The fair will feature exhibits on various aspects of modern and historic railroads, the history of railroads in the Glenwood Springs area, model and toy trains including three operating model train layouts, railroad safety and operations, and rail travel. Organizations participating in the Rail Fair include the Grand Valley Model Railroad Club, Operation Lifesaver, ColoRail, Amtrak and the Glenwood Railroad Museum. Information on the many excursion railroads of Colorado will also be available. There will be a drawing for a pair of round trip train tickets to Denver provided by Amtrak. There is a $1 admission fee to the museum for those individuals 12 and over. Members of area Boy Scout and Girl Scout groups in uniform will receive free admission for this event.

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