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The Carbondale Clay Center is holding a garden party from 6-8 p.m. First Friday, June 1, featuring local artist-made clay planters that have been filled with locally grown plants generously donated and grown by Tai Pomara and Debbie Flug. Pots sales will include the plants, and price range is $25 to $50. The pot sales will benefit the CCC and our year-long programming.

We will also unveil the Totem Pole that has been created by the Carbondale School children all spring. This was created in conjunction with Art Around Town 2012, CPAC, CCC, CCAH and Rotary of Carbondale.

The Crystal River was just named one of America’s Most Endangered Rivers by American Rivers, and they have named May 29, 2012, as Crystal River Day.

In a happy hour environment from 5-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at Dos Gringos Burritos, 588 Highway 133 in Carbondale, come learn how you can be part of this essential task of restoration and protection of the Crystal River.

Meet with conservation groups, experts, neighbors and friends to learn how you can be part of the work to improve the health of and protect the Crystal River.

Pete McBride’s new Crystal River short film will be shown periodically throughout the evening. There will be limited free beer from the Avery Brewing Company. For information, call Sarah Johnson at 927-1290.

The Women’s Auxiliary is taking up a collection of nonperishable items to send to local serviceman Jake Bowman, who was born and raised in Carbondale and is in the Marines overseas.

You can drop off donations of food or cash (make checks out to Women’s Auxiliary) at the American Legion Hall, 97 N. Third St. in Carbondale after 3 p.m.

Deadline is June 1. Call 309-5417 for information.

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