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Glenwood Springs, Colorado CO

KDNK and the Colorado River District present an evening with literary adventurer and nature writer Craig Childs, at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 24, at the Wheeler Opera House. $15 admission at the door. Childs will share his experience of the planet’s rivers, taking the audience on a journey around the world and back to Colorado in a multi-media presentation. There will be an Introduction by author and Colorado Supreme Court Justice Greg Hobbs.

On Sept. 26-27, at the historic Hotel Colorado in downtown Glenwood Springs on the “Day of Rest,” members of Baha’i communities on the Western Slope and around the country plan to commemorate the 100-year anniversary of ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s visit to Glenwood Springs. ‘Abdu’l-Baha rested at the Hotel Colorado while on a rare teaching journey across Europe and the United States in 1912. Among those expected to attend is ‘Abdu’l-Baha’s great-grandson, and local Baha’i resident and Guardian of the Baha’i faith, Neal Chase.

‘Abdu’l-Baha, Persian for “Servant of Glory,” was the son and successor of the Baha’i faith’s Founder, Baha’u’llah, “Glory of God, or Father,” who named ‘Abdu’l-Baha to be the “Center of the Covenant” and lineal successor to the throne of King David, currently inherited by Mr. Chase.

Take a short sunset walk to hear the majestic sound of bull elks getting ready for the rut at one of the watershed’s most incredible properties from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27. Staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy and the Colorado Division of Wildlife and Parks will discuss elk natural history, the rut and the importance of Filoha Meadows near Redstone for calving and winter-range. Bring binoculars and a spotting scope. Registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org/events. Call 970-927-1290 with questions.


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