Community News & Notes
The Roaring Fork Hounds and Pony Club tack sale and swap takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 8, at 1796 E. Sopris Creek Road in Emma. Saddles, equipment and clothing will be available. To donate clean, gently used English equipment and clothing, call Sue at 948-0207 by Friday. Free pickup available.
This Saturday, May 8, is National Train Day, which celebrates America’s love for trains with events across the country. In Glenwood Springs the celebration will take place at the historic railroad station at 413 Seventh St., home of Amtrak, our national passenger rail service, and the Glenwood Railroad Museum. Tours of our 1904 station, cookies, free goodies, free museum admission … what’s not to like? Come on down between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. for family-friendly events that bring to life the rich narrative of how trains have transformed America and will continue to do so in the future.
Members of the High Country Four Wheelers Club and the White River Trail Runners ATV club will be hosting a clean up of the Hubbard Mesa and Res, on Saturday, May 8.The cleanup starts at 9 a.m. behind the White River Forest Service building in Rifle. Anyone wanting to donate equipment or time can call Dan Alvis at 309-5368.
Join Carbondale Environmental Board and Roaring Fork Conservancy for the Crystal River Cleanup Saturday, May 8, 2010. Registration begins at 8 a.m. at Sopris Park in Carbondale. Kick off Dandelion Day with a fun community service project to help cleanup our local river. Volunteers of all ages welcome! Please dress appropriately; long pants, layers, hat, sunscreen, and gloves are recommended. Prizes will be awarded for the Best of Trash, Most Toxic, Most Useful, and Most Unusual Trash. For more information visit: http://www.roaringfork.org/events or call 963-8465.
The National Association of Letter Carriers (NALC) announced that the nation’s largest annual food drive to combat hunger will be conducted on Saturday, May 8. On that day, letter carriers will collect non-perishable donations from homes as they deliver mail along their postal routes.The 18th annual NALC National Food Drive to “Stamp Out Hunger” is the largest one-day food drive in the nation. Carriers collected a record 73.4 million pounds of food in last year’s drive. The drive is held annually on the second Saturday in May in over 10,000 cities and towns in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam.Donations will be collected by more than 1,400 local branches of the 295,000-member postal union and delivered to food banks, pantries and shelters that serve the communities where they are collected. Assisting in the effort are rural letter carriers and other postal employees, as well as members of other unions and thousands of civic volunteers.Persons who have questions about the drive at their location should ask their letter carrier or contact their local post office.
On Saturday, May 8, dress up as your favorite species and join Carbondale’s Procession of the Species parade down Main Street. Come early to 2nd and Main to be in the parade or just watch and the join us in Sopris Park for Dandelion Day. The parade starts at 11am and is non-motorized.
The Whimsical Women of the West are celebrating spring. Eighteen artisans will be showing their work in the loft of the barn at Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast. A percentage of sales will go to the Arts Round Room at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. The event is Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast is located on the road to Sunlight Ski Area. For more information call Sharill Hawkins at 945-4004.
The Glenwood Springs High School girls soccer team will host a car wash this Saturday, May 8, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the high school parking lot. All money raised will go toward the team’s expenses as they head into the state tournament as league champions.
Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures, located at Glenwood Canyon Resort just off the No Name exit in Glenwood Canyon, has completed its much anticipated new attraction, a zipline that traverses the Colorado River and a high ropes challenge course. To celebrate and debut the new adventure ride, Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures is inviting locals to catch a little zipline buzz on May 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special discounts for residents of the Roaring Fork Valley and the I-70 corridor from Glenwood Canyon to Rifle.
Be ready to shop for MOM at the Mother’s Day Mile on Sunday, May 9, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Medical Associates (1830 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs). We have one of the best silent auctions around. This year we have gift baskets to pamper her, jewelry, a gardening basket, books, gift certificates to local restaurants and local golf courses (including Aspen Glen, River Valley Ranch and more), massages, sports equipment, gift certificate from the Cosmetic Laser Center of GMA, photography sittings, lodging and so much more. There is even a gift certificate from Rocky Mountain Urology for a complete consultation and vasectomy. What can we say; there is something for every mother.
The Rifle Chapter of the FFA will be holding a plant sale on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, at the Rifle Ag shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of flowers and vegetables for sale.
The piano students of Annig Agemian Raley will perform in their annual Spring Recital on May 9 at the Center for the Arts. The younger students will perform at 3 p.m., and the more experienced students will perform at 4:15 p.m. The recital will include duets and trios. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.
Summer programming at the Carbondale Clay Center is now available for kids and adults; http://www.Carbondaleclay.org or 970.963.2529 for Info or to register.
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