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All are invited to the grand opening celebration of GarCo Sewing Works, a unique design training center and entrepreneurial learning lab for aspiring small business owners. The mission of GarCo Sewing Works is to provide “Made in America,” sustainable products – like grocery bags sewn from locally donated cloth – while providing local training and jobs to those seeking a hand up. The grand opening of the training center takes place from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, May 31, in the Henry Building at 321 East Ave., Rifle. Everyone’s invited to meet staff and volunteers, see student demonstrations and enjoy refreshments. For more information call 970-440-7059.

Now available, a limited number of sponsorships for the 2012 Carbondale Wild West Rodeo season. Sponsoring the not-for-profit, volunteer driven Carbondale Rodeo is an effective and affordable way to reach customers in the Roaring Fork Valley. Sponsors get weekly exposure during the rodeo to an average of 750-1,000 people who are residents of and visitors to our valley. In addition, signs will be viewed at multiple arena events throughout the year and by thousands of motorists on County Road 100. Contact Dave Wiemer at 970-618-6824 or Mike Kennedy at 970 379-3907 for information.

Senior Matters of Carbondale will have its fifth year sno cone concession at the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo starting on Thursday, June 7. One need not be a “senior” to enjoy volunteering with great people who enjoy the eager faces of younger patrons. Senior Matters is a nonprofit corporation, and it provides programs at its Senior Matters Senior Center at the Third Street Center. For more information call Dee at 970-963-2653 or Mary at 970-963-6279.


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