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Memberships are now being sold in the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association, which will present five world-class events beginning in September. The adult rate for all five concerts is $40, students attend for $15, and families may join for $85.

The program for next season includes the following performances:

Sept. 16 – Rodney Mack’s Philadelphia Big Brass

Nov. 9 – Carpenter and May (violin and guitar)

Feb. 8 – Thuringer Salonquintett (chamber music)

April 28 – The Abbey Road Band (tribute to the Beatles)

May 20 – Take Me Home: Music of John Denver

The support of business and community members is vital for bringing these quality events to town and they are recognized in newspaper ads and on the concert programs. Sponsors who donate $1,000 receive 10 tickets, while Donors at $500 to $999 receive six tickets. Patrons who contribute $200 to $499 receive four tickets, while Friends at the $100 to $199 level receive two tickets. All revenues go toward artist fees plus administrative and technical costs.

Information is available at or by calling Judy Huston, 945-5384 or Sue Ludtke, 945-8722. Membership checks can be mailed to GWS Community Concert Association, PO Box 214, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day on Monday, Aug. 6, by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks. Colorado Day was created by the state Legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition.

Entrance fees are waived for the day but all other fees, including camping and reservations will remain in effect on Aug. 6.

Roaring Fork Valley residents will gather at Two Rivers Park at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 11, for the American Cancer Society Relay For Life.

Relay starts with a Survivors Lap – an inspirational time when survivors are invited to circle the track together and help everyone celebrate the victories we’ve achieved over cancer. We also recognize and celebrate caregivers at Relay For Life. These individuals give their time, love, and support to friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers who face cancer.

As the sun sets at a Relay For Life event, luminaria lining the track illuminate the night and a hush falls over the event that had been filled with the sounds of celebration. Relay For Life participants, survivors and caregivers then gather together for the Luminaria Ceremony to remember loved ones lost to cancer and to honor those who have battled the disease.

Participants will walk or take turns walking for 12 hours from 6 p.m on Saturday, Aug. 11, to 6 a.m on Sunday, Aug. 12. Walking through the night is symbolic of the suffering someone afflicted by cancer may feel as mental and physical fatigue set in and darkness claims the night.

There will be a silent auction on the day of the event and silent auction items are needed. If you or your business would like to donate an item, please drop your item off with Jennifer Scott-Rose at Bighorn Toyota or with Kimmie Lyons at Posh Boutique in downtown Glenwood Springs.

For more information on how to get involved, visit

Natural Soda Inc. has launched its 2012 Community Support Program and is seeking grant applications from community, charity and sporting nonprofit organizations in northwestern Colorado. The 2012 program continues Natural Soda’s goal of broadening its relationships with the community and enhancing the economic, social and cultural vibrancy of northwestern Colorado.

Last year, Natural Soda provided community grants to the Rangely Food Bank, Project 1.27 Outreach Ministry to Orphans, Meeker Volunteer Fire and Rescue District, Meeker Chamber and Rifle Chamber.

Information about the 2012 grant program and an online grant application are available at Applications must be submitted online or postmarked by Aug. 22. Interested applicants may direct questions and inquiries to Bill Ray at 303-885-1881 or

Intercultural Community Builders (ICB) is conducting a three-day Intercultural Leadership Skills for Teens workshop on Aug. 17, 18 and 19, at the Basalt Regional District Library. The workshop is open to middle and high school students who reside in the Roaring Fork Valley. Participants will learn leadership skills and strategies to promote positive intercultural relationships in their schools and communities. Registration forms can be picked up from Berenice Herrera at the Basalt library. Registration deadline is Aug. 11. For more information, contact Carol Miller, ICB director, at (970) 689-0226 or

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