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Community News and Notes

Vivian Raymond Golf TournamentRifle Area Chamber of Commerce hosts the 27th Annual Vivian Raymond Memorial Golf Tournament with a 9 a.m. shotgun start Sunday, May 14, at Rifle Creek Golf Course. Register by May 10. Entry forms are available at the golf course or Rifle Chamber or Call 625-2085, ext. 2 for more information.Mother’s Day Quilt showThe 13th annual Mother’s Day Quilt Show, sponsored by the Glenwood Springs and Carbondale quilt guilds, is May 13-14 at Hotel Colorado. Hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Admission is $2 and all are invited. Please come be amazed at the local quilting talent and treat Mom to a special outing!Legal basics for everyoneThe Salvation Army is offering a free legal basics workshop from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 9, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. For more information or to find out about the free child care, please call 945-6976. Celebrate with Re-2Celebrate the hard work of the Garfield Re-2 School District students at the third annual WOW Showcase. This event highlights the exemplary work from students around the district and provides an opportunity for parents and community members to see how our students reach for the stars every day. The WOW Showcase begins at 6:30 p.m. tonight at Highland Elementary School, 1500 E. Seventh St. in Rifle. Snacks will be provided.Free fly-fishing clinicsThe Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt is offering free fly fishing clinics every Saturday at 10 a.m. through June. Topics will cover equipment setup, casting, reading the water, entomology, and other relevant topics.Please call 927-4374 for more information.Colorado Rocky Mountain School plant saleThe Colorado Rocky Mountain School Garden Program holds its annual plant sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13; and 5-6 p.m. Sunday, May 14 through Friday, May 19, at the school greenhouse. CRMS students have been busy since December taking cuttings and starting seeds. Students are involved in all aspects of running the school’s organic gardens from composting all of the waste from the CRMS kitchen to planting, weeding and watering the garden. Proceeds from the plant sale support the garden program. For more information e-mail or call Linda Halloran 379-3567. Colorado Rocky Mountain School is located at 1493 County Road 106, Carbondale.Battlement Mesa community yard saleThe Battlement Mesa Activity Center’s annual communitywide yard sale is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 13. Forty homes will be participating in this event. Pick up the “Shopper’s Guide” with a map of the yard sales at the activity center. Call 285-9480 for more information.Wilderness First AidThe Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) is offering a Wilderness First Aid Course to be held at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale June 5-6. This intensive introductory course meets all established standards for Wilderness First Aid (WFA) training. Participants will gain the confidence and skills to make sound medical decisions in remote settings. The 16- to 24-hour curriculum includes dislocation reduction, focused spine assessment, and epinephrine administration. The cost of the class is $170. The class is expected to fill early. For more information, please contact Colorado Rocky Mountain School at 963-2562. Mountain Fair accepting Cantina applicationsThe Carbondale Mountain Fair is now accepting applications for The Mountain Fair Cantina. Five nonprofits will be chosen to man the booth from July 28-30. The shifts are five hours each and will require 20 volunteers each shift. Applications can be found at under the Mountain Fair tab.For more information please call (970) 618-1104 or check out Float 2006 Join the Roaring Fork Conservancy on June 3 for an incredible afternoon floating the Roaring Fork River. The event starts at 1:30 pm at Veltus/Kiwanis Park where participants will get a shuttle to the put-in at Carbondale. After the float, everyone will be treated to a barbecue on the banks of the Roaring Fork River in Glenwood Springs. This event is open to the public (ages 8 and older), but space is limited. You must register by May 30 by calling the Roaring Fork Conservancy at (970) 927-1290. Donations are welcome. For more information visit Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts summer activitiesWhether you take a shine to silversmithing, learn to play a new instrument or write a song, take a new spin on life in the pottery studio, get some great abs in belly dance, or just lounge around and draw all day, you can find the right instruction at the Center for the Arts.Call 945-2414 and register over the phone. New Castle Bike RodeoNew Castle Police Department and co-sponsor Alpine Bank of New Castle are hosting a Bike Safety Rodeo from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. A catered barbecue will be provided by SuperBowl, pizza is supplied by Stop and Save convenience store, City Market of New Castle will provide burgers and hot dogs, more pizza will come from Hogback Pizza, and approximately 12-14 new bikes will be given away. The bikes will be given away by drawing, from area sponsors including Rifle Wal-Mart, along with bike helmets, while supplies last.Children of all ages are welcome to attend.Treasure Island, the musicalGlenwood Springs Middle School will present a musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic “Treasure Island” for two free performances at 7 p.m. Monday and Tuesday in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. The one-hour show will feature 70 GSMS students, with double-casting to allow many students the opportunity to perform. The community is encouraged to attend to support the young thespians and singers. Admission is free, thanks to many community sponsors. For questions, contact Tyson at 384-5521.Visiting Author SeriesThe Visiting Author Series presented by Crystal River Elementary School wraps up this school year May 9 with a visit by award-winning children’s author Debbie Dadey. Dadey’s interactive presentations are open to the public at the CRES West campus, 600 S. Third St. in Carbondale. Preschoolers and their parents are invited to the kindergarten assembly from 9-9:30 a.m. May 9, and everyone is welcome to attend various sessions with the author through 3:15 p.m. Dadey is the author of more than 130 books including the popular series The Adventures of the Bailey School Kids.For more information, call Debbie at 963-1348.Mountain Rider Turtle RunThe 13th annual Mountain Rider Turtle Run is a poker run, which starts at 10 a.m. May 20 at Motorcycles Accessories in Grand Junction, and finishes at Apple Tree Park. The run is $10 per hand, $5 extra hands and includes a barbecue at Apple Tree Park at noon. All proceeds benefit YouthZone.The run is in memory of Stella “Turtle” Tucker, who was tragically killed by a drunk driver at the age of 19.For more information, contact Richard Tucker at 984-3530, or YouthZone at 945-9300.Conservation easement seminarAspen Valley Land Trust and Land Title presents a conservation easement seminar for land owners and real estate professionals from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 18 at the Inn at Aspen. Continuing education credits available for attorneys, accountants and realtors. Cost $100 for credits and $20 for non-credit attendees. RSVP by May 15th by calling 963-8440 or e-mailing’s Day Mile volunteers neededFull and half-day volunteers are needed at the Mother’s Day Mile race to be held Sunday, May 14. Assistance is needed with registration, set-up, tear-down, water distribution, baking apple pies and course cheerleading. Those interested please contact Holly Graubins at or call (970) 945-2632 ext. 101. Race takes place at Glenwood Medical Associates,1830 Blake St.

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