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TODAY

Relay for Life fundraiser, featuring raffles, giveaways, free samples, and happy hour specials, 10 a.m. to closing at Glenwood Meadows Mall. Organized by the Roaring Fork Valley Relay for Life and mall merchants. KMTS radio will be doing a live feed from 4-6 p.m. with Moe’s Restaurant providing live music.

Unveiling of community mural, a project organized by Renick Stevenson which includes work from dozens of local citizens, 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.



Deck Art Day, available for children all ages, 2-4 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Pool.

Open knitting, 2-5 p.m. at the Yarn Garden, 904 Highway 133 in Carbondale.



10th annual Valley Cruisers Car Show, beginning with a poker run, 3:30 p.m. from Sopris Park in Carbondale and ending at the Carbondale NAPA store with a barbecue, free to all participants, starting at 4 p.m. Cars will cruise to downtown Carbondale at 6:30 p.m., where they will be displayed until 10 p.m. Live rock and roll music will entertain. Festivities continue Saturday. More information: Call Darryl at 945-5074 or Ron at 945-1008.

First Fridays, a celebration of art and culture, with galleries and stores open throughout downtown Carbondale, 5-8 p.m. (later at some locations).

SATURDAY

Audubon Field Trip, showcasing favorite birding spots of the late Jack Merchant from Eagle, including Hardscrabble Mountain and Third Gulch area near Eagle and along Brush Creek. Meet at 7:45 a.m. at the Visitors’ Center/Historical Museum parking lot south of I-70 in Eagle. More information: 390-4686.

10th annual Valley Cruisers Car Show, including a live band, vendors and displays, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown Carbondale. Late registration begins at 7 a.m.

Fly fishing expo, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Roaring Fork Anglers across from Alpine Bank in Glenwood Springs. Come for the free fly-casting forums, hot dogs, fly-fishing seminars, balloons, fly-tying demonstrations, product previews and the free drawing for an Orvis Helios fly rod. More information: 945-0180.

Free dance workshop, hosted by Marisa Post, the director and choreographer for Aspen Community Theatre’s fall musical, “Chicago.” This class is perfect for actors, singers and dancers of all experience levels. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rio Grande Meeting Room in Aspen. Space is limited. To register: call 920-3937.

Community Contra Dance, your last chance to contra the night away with Last Minute String Band until October, 8 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 901 Colorado Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Beginner’s walkthrough begins at 7:30 p.m. $7.

TUESDAY

Magician Ann Lincoln performs, kicking off the Gordon Cooper Branch Library’s 2008 Summer Reading Performance Series, 1 p.m. at the Carbondale Town Hall.

Fragile Excess Baggage skit, illustrating Author Charlotte M. Endorf’s documentation of real-life stories of the children who rode the 1854 to 1929 Orphan Trains, 1 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Public Library.

WEDNESDAY

Carbondale Farmer’s Market returns with live music, food and produce, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 4th and Main streets.

Third annual Sunset Wine Tasting Extravaganza, 5-8 p.m. at Columbine Restaurant in Rifle. Fine wines, port and microbrews and gourmet cuisine from Columbine Restaurant will be served. A silent auction, live music with Acoustic Mayhem, art displays and a pastel demonstration will be part of the evening. The event is hosted by Shale Country Liquors and Columbine Restaurant, and is a benefit for Bookclifffs Council on the Arts and Humanities. Purchase tickets at Shale Country Liquors, Columbine Restaurant or MicroPlastics.

Seven Star Wildflower Walk, guided by plant biologist Lisa Tasker (from E.M. Ecological LLC) and staff from Pitkin County Open Space and Trails and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Learn about local native plants, wildlife migration, and watershed ecology. 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Brush Creek Valley. To register (required): visit http://www.roaringfork.org/events or call 927-1290.

FRIDAY

Open knitting, 2-5 p.m. at the Yarn Garden, 904 Highway 133 in Carbondale.

“A Rodeo,” a dance show produced by the Danse Arts Theatre Company and the Glenwood Dance Academy begins its run, 7 p.m. at Roaring Fork High School. Barroom brawls, saloon girls, gunslingers and the rope tricks of Anita Witt highlight this performance. Shows continue at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday, June 14 and 2 p.m. Sunday, June 15.


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