returns May 17-19
The annual Rifle Rendezvous Festival will be held Friday-Sunday, May 17-19, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.
On Friday, May 18, singer and cowboy poet Don Edwards, called “the best purveyor of cowboy music in America today,” will weave tales that enrich our vision of the American West, at 8 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at Harrelson Music and The Action Shop in Rifle, Bullock’s and Giraffiks in Glenwood Springs, and at the Roaring Fork Co-op in Carbondale.
All day Saturday and Sunday, learn about the old west through re-enactments, dance, exhibitions, demonstrations and artisan booths. A logging competition, wagon rides and demonstrations by draft horses are included. Admission is free.
Saturday night, enjoy the Buffalo BBQ, the Beard and Mustache Contest, and performances by cowboy poets. Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12.
On Sunday, enjoy the Rifle Sportsmen’s Club Turkey Shoot and Open House at the range, located on Highway 13 north of Fravert Reservoir.
For more information, call 625-0943.
is meeting topic
Glade Hadden will be the featured speaker at the May meeting of the Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado State Archaeology Society.
Hadden is currently the Bureau of Land Management archaeologist working out of its Meeker office. He will talk about the Fremont people, a farming and hunting society that lived mainly in Utah and western Colorado between A.D. 300-1200. The last of the Fremont had disappeared by the year 1400. They left behind remains of their culture, including basketry, stacked rock/masonry structures and distinctive stone tools.
The meeting begins at 7 p.m. Monday, May 20, at the Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. It is free and open to the public. For details, call Larry Scarbrough at 970-949-0288.
Dandy Day in Carbondale
Carbondale will celebrate Dandelion Day on Sunday, May 19, in Sopris Park. The parade begins at 11:30 a.m., on Main Street. Park activities include a drum circle, children’s games, a dandelion dig, a dandelion cook-off, a slow bike race, a pie eating contest, a farmer’s market, environmental displays, local crafts and natural foods booths, and more. Renowned storyteller Nomad Stuart will entertain the crowd. Dance to music by TRUNK and Molasses Grass.
The event is sponsored by the Carbondale Environmental Board. Call Deva, 963-3663, for details.
Drum circle May 10
A Carbondale Community Drum Circle will be held Friday, May 10, at the Carbondale Community School. The circle runs from 7:30-9:30 p.m., with a beginner’s lesson on the fundamentals of hand drumming technique, simple rhythmic patterns, and community drumming principles, at 6:30 p.m.
Instruments can be rented for $5; the cost of the beginner’s lesson is $5, and/or a $5 donation to participate in the circle. Those with their own instruments are encouraged to bring them. Call Laurie Loeb at 963-2798 for details.
Bluesman Lionel Young performs May 10
Violinist Lionel Young will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, May 10, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.
Young has the ability to play his electric fiddle with a glass slide and pluck it like a steel guitar. He translates seemingly disparate musical styles – classical, rock and jazz – through a blues sensibility and makes it something new and exciting.
Tickets are $18 for members and $24 for nonmembers. To reserve your tickets, call the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts at 945-2414.
Ian coming to Basalt
Grammy award winning musician Janis Ian will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, May 10, in the Basalt Middle School auditorium. Advanced tickets are $22 and available at Glenwood Music and Watersweeper and the Dwarf in Glenwood Springs, Sounds Easy in Carbondale, Harrelson Music in Rifle, the Basalt Bistro in Basalt, and the Great Divide music store in Aspen; or by calling 963-1303 ($1 surcharge plus a credit card fee); or $26 at the door.
Mother’s Day concerts set
Symphony in the Valley will present its Mother’s Day Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Aspen District Theater and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 12, at Glenwood Springs High School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for youths aged 3 to 18, and available at the door. For more information, call Marice Doll at 947-1389.
A treat for shoppers
John Adams will perform for Mother’s Day shoppers, from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Glenwood Springs Mall.
Glazier salutes Hollywood
Pianist and narrator Richard Glazier will present “Salute to the Hollywood Musical,” 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Admission is by Community Concert Association ticket. Members may renew for next year’s concert season, and new members may attend as a bonus. Call 945-7149 or 945-8722 for details.
The Mount Sopris Riding Club will sponsor a Gymkhana on Saturday, May 18, at the Gus Darien Memorial Arena, located one-half mile east of Carbondale on County Road 100. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.; the first event begins at 10 a.m.
Participants can win money and support 4-H by running barrels, pole bending, flag racing, and the keyhole event. Each class is $5. There will be categories for children ages 6 and under, 7-12, 13-18, and 18 and over. A concession stand will be open.
For details, call Mary Gore at 704-1759.
Nine days of solid
music in Somerset
This summer, three, three-day weekends of live music will be held at the Crystal Meadows Resort, located just below Paonia Reservoir off Highway 133 near Somerset. Folks from this side of McClure Pass are sure to recognize some of the fine musical acts scheduled to perform.
The weekend of May 31, and June 1 and 2, enjoy “A Weekend of Bluegrass,” featuring Bluegrass Etc., Open Road, the Flying Dogs, Sweet Sunny South, Western Tradition, the Lone Pine Bluegrass Band and the Hand-Me-Downs.
On July 12-21, it’s “An Old Time Music and Dance Gathering,” with Uncle Earl with Sally Van Meter, Frank Lee, Pigs Eye Landing, High on the Hog, the Paine Family, Rick Meyer’s Old Time Music Show, dance caller Chris Kermiet and the Grouchy Geezer String Band.
Sept. 6-8, “An Acoustic Roots Music Weekend” includes Jim Hurst and Missy Raines, Pete Wernick’s Live Five, Mary Flower, Dan Sheridan, Kevin Dooley, Midnight Mesa, and Friends of Your Mother.
Weekend passes are $30, with daily rates available. Tickets are limited. Camp sites are available and parking is $3 per vehicle.
For details, call 877-886-9678 or 970-929-5656.
Summer sports swap
Lookin for fun after you clean out your garage? The KDNK Summer Sports Swap happens Saturday May 11, at Basalt Lions Park along with the Battle of the Bands. Bring unwanted items to sell between 7:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Sale starts at noon. Come settle up and pick up unsold items between 5 and 7 p.m. For more info call Amy at 963 – 0139.
Tramp camp at Sunlight
The Summer Trampoline and Adventure Camp will be held June 16-21 at Sunlight Mountain Resort, Glenwood Springs. The camp is designed to teach children how to perform and improve upon various movements on the trampoline, with an emphasis on safety.
Two camps, a day camp for ages 7-15, and an overnight camp for ages 8-15, will be offered. Students work out for three hours in the morning, then enjoy activities such as whitewater rafting, climbing, waterslides, hiking and more before returning to the trampoline in the evening.
To enroll, or for more details, call Cathy McNice at 963-2462.
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