Glenwoods Downtown Market will open at 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand.Favorite vendors participating this year are Zs Orchard, Woody Creek Cellars, Hungry Mother, Bordens Farms, Early Morning Orchards, Orhard Valley, Osage Gardens and Abundant Life. Will Kogler will return with fresh pastries and breads; Andy will offer delicious hot foods.New this year are Exelsior Orchards, GH Daniels Garden Center and Good Health Natural Foods.Cook a la Carte will host cooking demos at 6 p.m., and music begins at 5 p.m.

Join Roaring Fork Conservancy, Aspen Parks Department, and Aspen Historical Society for a historical look at mining and its effects on local rivers from 5:30-7:30 p.m. June 18 at the Marolt Open Space in Aspen. The program will include an introduction to the Holden/Marolt Mining Museum and a walking tour of Lixiviation Works ruins along Castle Creek on the Marolt Open Space. Dinner will be served after the program. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Register at Please call Roaring Fork Conservancy at 927-1290 for more information. Sponsored by Roaring Fork Conservancy, Aspen Parks Department, and Aspen Historical Society.

Brazilian musicians Caji & Salom kick off the 2008 Basalt Summer Music Series at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18 at Lions Park. This summers opening performance continues with a second act at Steves Guitars in Carbondale. The Basalt Regional Heritage Society will serve fried chicken dinners and homemade pies on opening night, initiating an eclectic summer of musical picnics in the park. Concerts will rotate between Lions Park downtown and Triangle Park at Willits Town Center Wednesday nights June 18th through September 17th. Local and regional acts will bring a full range of rock, jazz, folk, and blues to the stage. Acts booked to date include Dikki Du & Zydeco, Jimmy Ibbotson, Brad Manosevitz and Borderdrive. For more information, call the Basalt Chamber at 927-4031.

Ancient Excursions is currently enrolling kids 3-6 years old for a week of local heritage enrichment in Glenwood Springs. Activities will be age appropriate for pre-schoolers and kindergartners, including gunslingers, Ute Indians, railroads, mining and pioneer life. Excursions will be held from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Monday through Friday June 23-27. The cost includes all snacks, materials and entrance fees. Call (410) 499-6027 or e-mail for more information.

An Afro-Brazilian music workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 21, at the Carbondale Community School. Please bring any kind of drum you have, or a plastic bucket if you dont have a drum. Recording devices are allowed.This workshop will explore some of the basic rhythms of Candomble as well as popular music from Northeastern Brazil such as samba, reggae and maracat. For more information, please call Sylvia Johnson at 970-274-4732 or by e-mail at

Volunteers wanted for The Glenwood Springs Summer of Jazz! Be a part of the action at Two Rivers Park on Wednesday evenings this summer.Call Emilie at 616-6611 for more details.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will offer summer theater camps for students aged 6 and up, instructed by Melody Hartman. All levels of experiences welcome. Kids will create costumes, organize props and perform. These five-day camps culminate with a one-act play performed for family and friends on the last day of the camp. The early summer session begins June 2nd, and the second session begins Aug. 18th. Camps will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register today at 945-2414.

Tomorrows Voices, a valley educational nonprofit, will host summer Call of the Wild wilderness seminars for middle and high school students. The seminars include wilderness hikes near Aspen, two nights at a remote mountain hut (meals provided), and a notebook of assigned readings for discussions.The middle school seminar will be held July 6-8 for sixth- through ninth-grade students. The second seminar will be held Aug. 6-8 for students still remaining in high school for the 2008-09 school year and middle school students unable to attend the first seminar. Enrollment for these seminars is limited to 14 students per seminar. Contact Paul Andersen at 927-4018 or Willard Clapper at 927-3502.

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