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Sunnyside Retirement Center presents a free concert by the award-winning Roe Family Bluegrass Band at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25. The concert takes place in Sunnyside’s first floor meeting room, 601 21st St. in Glenwood Springs. For information, call 945-7225.

St. Stephen’s Festival of Diversity takes place from noon to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs.The event features ethnic foods, live music, beer and wine garden, children’s rides and games, craft and baked goods bazaar, and a raffle.

HomeCare & Hospice of the Valley, along with presenting sponsors Alpine Bank and Wally and Peppy Dallenbach, will host the “Cowboy and Cowgirl Golf” event from 3-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Dallenbach Ranch, in the Fryingpan River Valley, two miles above Basalt.”This is not your typical golf outing. We have abandoned all golf etiquette,” said event chair Mary Gould. “So leave your clubs, golf shoes, and polo shirts at home, wear your cowboy garb, and come help us raise money for Hospice of the Valley.”There will be a silent auction and live music by Twirp Anderson, who is also the live auctioneer, and the event will be catered by Aspen Caterers. All proceeds from the event will be used to provide Hospice care in the area.For more information on the event, sponsorship opportunities, or to register, call (970) 927-6650 or e-mail info@hchotv.org. Tickets are $125 for golf and dinner or $100 for dinner only. Golf starts at 3 p.m. and cocktails begin at 5 p.m.



The Glenwood Springs River Commission is asking for volunteers to help pick up trash along the public riverbanks in town on Saturday, Aug. 25. The cleanup will start at 9 a.m. Refreshments and a community barbecue for volunteers, with food donated by local restaurants, will start at noon. Music by All the Pretty Horses will start at 11:30 a.m. in the band shell. City vans will shuttle volunteers to and from cleanup sites. Volunteers should meet and sign in at Two Rivers Park at 9 a.m. Walk or bike to the park if possible – parking is limited. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes, sunscreen, a hat and work gloves, and bring drinking water.Anyone can volunteer. Let us know you’re coming, so we can plan for food and drinks. Sign up in advance at http://www.cogs.us.

Slow Food Roaring Fork/Aspen and Restaurant SIX89 chef/owner Mark Fischer are sponsoring the ninth annual Summer Harvest Social on Monday, Aug. 27, at 689 Main St. in Carbondale. The evening, a benefit for Slow Food Roaring Fork, features a lineup of Colorado’s best chefs. Cash bar and silent auction begin at 6 p.m., and dinner begins promptly at 7 p.m. The price is an inclusive $115 for Slow Food Roaring Fork/Aspen members and $135 for nonmembers, comprising dinner, wine pairings, taxes and gratuities. Reservations are by ticket sales only. To purchase tickets, visit http://www.slowfoodroaringfork.com or http://www.six89.com.For more information about the event, contact Tom Passavant at Slow Food Roaring Fork, 970-963-6205 or email passavant@aol.com.


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