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Join Dr. Deborah Brown from noon to 1 p.m. May 13 as she discusses cosmetic services offered at Grand River, including laser treatments for hair removal, skin tightening and skin rejuvenation. She will also demonstrate the LaRoche Skin Care product line. The free presentation is in the Rifle Creek Conference Room at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, and a light lunch will be served, but you must RSVP to ensure a spot by calling 625-6200.

The Rifle Health + Wellness Center has moved into the next stage of planning and development, and is looking for community members interested in helping propel the project forward. The next step is to begin spreading the word in the community and gathering feedback. The first meeting of the Rifle Health + Wellness Center Supporters (RHAWCS) will be held at Colorado Mountain College’s Western Garfield Campus on Thursday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. Please come for food, fun and fast forwarding Rifle’s community health. Please RSVP to 309-3353 or so enough food gets ordered.

The non-profit Academy of Western Slope Artists and Musicians (AWSAM) in partnership with Colorado Mountain College West Garfield Campus will hold its final concert of the springs season on Friday, May 14.Percussionist Adam Solomon will be featured. Linda Jenks, Doctor of Musical Arts and Managing Director for AWSAM says, “Adam is going to play a variety of percussion instruments, including the Marimba, the Xylophone, and an African instrument called the Gyil. He will help us understand the cultural significances of the instruments and the role they play in their individual societies.”Solomon obtained his degree from Temple University and has studied orchestration and film-scoring at the Berklee College of Music. He currently heads up the award-winning Glenwood Springs Percussion Ensemble, is director of the Wamsley Elementary Percussion Ensemble, and teaches in the public schools.The concert begins at 7 p.m. at the Clough Auditorium at Colorado Mountain College’s West Garfield Campus on Airport Road, Rifle. Admission for the event is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors and individual students, family rate of $35 for parents and their children. For more information telephone 625-2333.

The Walk MS and 5K Run take place Saturday, May 15, at the No Name rest area. Run starts at 8 a.m., walk starts at 9:30 a.m., pancake breakfast starts at 7:30 a.m. Entertainment provided by Defiance Stringband, Cookie the Clown, Glenwood Springs High School cheerleaders, Glenwood Percussion Ensemble and more. Register at For information, call (888) 925-5265.

A women’s self-defense class will be held Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hotel Colorado in the basement where The Gym is located (across from KFC).Instructor is Pamela Whittington, of Brian Mable Karate. Women and girls ages 12 and older are welcome. Cost is $15 per person; call 379-1881 for reservations.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles #215 ladies auxiliary is hosting its annual Glenwood Springs Scholarship Fund yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs High School Parking Lot. For those interested in participating in the yard sale, tables can be rented for $10, and you keep the proceeds. All table rental proceeds to go the Glenwood Springs Scholarship Fund.For more information contact Moe at 618-3780.

Starting in May the Glenwood Springs Community Center will be hosting Open Kayaking sessions Tuesdays 7:30- 9 p.m., Thursdays 7:30- 9 p.m., and Saturdays 10-11:30 a.m. It costs $5 per person, make sure to check in at the front desk before bringing your boat down to the pool. For more information call 384-6300.

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