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The Carbondale Community School is proud to present the ninth annual Roaring Fork Studio Tour, Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, offering visitors an inside look at the art-making process of more than 40 artists from Aspen to Glenwood. This is a chance to meet favorite local artists, discover new ones, and see the spaces where they do their work.

The weekend kicks off with an Opening Night Gala on Friday, May 18. The public is invited to mingle with the artists, enjoy live music and cocktails, feast on tapas from Tempranillo Restaurant, and bid on items in the silent auction.

Drawings by world-renowned artist and Studio Tour participant James Surls will be on display. Highlights from the silent auction include a stay at a private beach property, a James Surls drawing, art by many of the Studio Tour artists, health and beauty treatments, meals, and – really – a vasectomy.



The party takes place rom 6-10 p.m. Friday, May 18, on the Carbondale Community School campus, 1505 Satank Road, Carbondale. Advance tickets cost $30 at http://www.RoaringForkStudioTour.org, or by calling 963-9647. Tickets cost $35 at the door.

The 9th Judicial Probation Department will celebrate National Drug Court Month with a graduation ceremony in the Ray Combest Drug Court on Friday, May 18.



This celebration will mark the completion of an intensive program of probation supervision, substance abuse treatment and community accountability for two participants in the Ray Combest Drug Court.

This year, drug courts throughout nation are celebrating National Drug Court Month with the theme “Drug Courts: Where Accountability Meets Compassion.” The Ray Combest Drug Court has been operated by the 9th Judicial Probation Department since 2001 and has become one of the most innovative and successful strategies for dealing with substance abusing offenders in our community. The commencement services will continue to demonstrate that life transformative work that takes place in the Ray Combest Drug Court and the proven effectiveness of the drug court framework.


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