Community News & Notes
The original play “A Briefly Complete History of Aspen,” starring Nina Gabianelli, Lee Sullivan and Michael Monroney, will be presented at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the historic Cardiff Schoolhouse. Tickets are $15 (cash or check only) at the door or by calling 945-6247.
The CRMS underclassman spring drama is “Brighton Beach Memoirs,” showing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday evening, May 15, in the CRMS Barn. Tickets for this PG-rated show are $10 for adults and $5 for 18 and under, and are available at the door.”Brighton Beach Memoirs” is part one of Neil Simon’s autobiographical trilogy: a portrait of the writer as a young teen in 1937 living with his family in a crowded, lower middle-class Brooklyn walk-up. Eugene Jerome, standing in for the author, is the narrator and central character. Dreaming of baseball and girls, Eugene must cope with the mundane existence of his family life in Brooklyn: formidable mother, overworked father, and his worldly older brother Stanley. Throw into the mix his widowed Aunt Blanche, her two young (but rapidly aging) daughters and you have a recipe for hilarity, served up Simon-style. This bittersweet memoir evocatively captures the life of a struggling Jewish household where, as his father states “if you didn’t have a problem, you wouldn’t be living here.” For additional information please contact CRMS Director of Theatre Jeff Schlepp at email@example.com or 963-2572.CRMS is located at 1493 County Road 106, one mile west of the Highway 133 traffic light.
The Colorado Rocky Mountain School Garden Program annual plant sale takes place from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, at the school greenhouse, 1493 County Road 106, in Carbondale.The sale features organically grown varieties that have been selected for their suitability to the climate of the Roaring Fork Valley, including more than 35 short-season tomato varieties, 15 types of hot and sweet peppers, artichokes, arugula, cucumbers, lettuces, squashes, melons, raspberries, sorrel, rhubarb and Italian alpine strawberries.There is also a selection of veggies bred to be grown in containers, Red McClure seed potatoes, and a variety of herbs.A complete plant list is posted on the school’s website at http://www.crms.org. Remaining plants can be purchased from 5-6 p.m. May 16-20. CRMS is located at 1493 County Road 106, one mile west of the Highway 133 traffic light.
The Glenwood Springs Elks, located at 51939 Highway 6, will hold their annual fundraiser yard sale on Saturday, May 15, starting at 7 a.m. All the money will go to the National Disabled Winter Sports Clinic that happens throughout the valley every year at the end of March.
The Roaring Fork Mountain Bike Association (RFMBA) is looking for volunteers in the local riding community to help with the Bureau of Land Management’s annual Prince Creek Cleanup from 8:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, May 15.Organized by Carbondale locals Roz and Tom Turnbull, the cleanup occurs along Prince Creek Road and on the BLM’s Crown area trail system.Volunteers will meet and sign in at 8:30 a.m. at McIntyre’s Red Barn at 1625 County Road 111 (Prince Creek Road), about 1.5 miles from Highway 133. Long pants and sturdy work shoes are suggested, and bring leather gloves and a shovel or rake if possible. Trash bags will be provided, and the BLM will haul out the rubbish. For more information, call the Turnbulls at 963-2888. For more about RFMBA, visit http://www.rfmba.org.
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 walkMScolorado.org. 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.
Wamsley Elementary will be holding a kindergarten registration on Saturday, May 15, between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. at Wamsley Elementary School in Rifle.Any child that may be attending kindergarten at Wamsley Elementary for the 2010-2011 school year should register at this time if they have not already. Children must be 5 by Oct. 1, 2010, to be enrolled in kindergarten for the 2010-2011 school year. Please bring the child’s birth certificate, immunization records (kindergarten children must be immunized for DTP, polio, measles, mumps, rubella, HIB, Hep-B and varicella) and social security card for the child if they have one.For more information, call (970) 665-7950.
Bring your myrtle spurge to Gracie Park in Oasis Creek between 8 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 15, to exchange for a coupon valid for native plants at Mountain Valley Development Services Greenhouse. Stop by the park first to pick up gloves and trash bags. Myrtle spurge is a noxious weed that can cause skin irritation. Please be careful while collecting. This event is sponsored by the city of Glenwood Springs, CSU Extension, NRCS, Garfield County Weed Management and Mountain Valley Developmental Services. For more info contact Garfield County Extension.
Come support your local 4-H Club!Pure Country 4-H Club will be serving breakfast at the Rifle Rendezvous on Sunday, May 16, from 8:30-10 a.m. They will be serving French toast, scrambled eggs, and sausage with juice or coffee for $5 for adults and $3 for children.
The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will meet on Monday, May 17, at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Avenue, Glenwood. The program is titled “Episodic Fremont Perimortem Manipulation of the Dead at the Sky Aerie Charnel Site in Northwestern Colorado.” Sky Aerie is unique in archaeological literature since the arrangement of human bones there is suggestive of cannibalism. The site was used by Fremont people from AD900 to 1500. Anyone interested is invited to attend. For information, call Cynthia, 524-7981.
One important aspect of the American Cancer Society Relay For Life is the opportunity for people to come together to remember loved ones lost to cancer and honor those who have won their battle. One of the most moving parts of the event is the Luminaria Ceremony.As the sun sets over campsites and darkness falls, the night is brightened by the glow of illuminated bags called luminaria, each bearing the name of someone who has battled cancer. Some celebrate cancer survivors, while others help us honor and remember those gone too soon. All represent someone special who has been profoundly affected by cancer and the family and friends who continue to fight back in their honor.Would you like to honor or remember someone with a luminaria during the Relay For Life Luminaria Ceremony? If so, please contact Nan Sowieja at 379-4528, or can get a form online at riflerelay.com.
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Roaring Fork Schools volunteers who have already completed a comparable background check through an approved entity would be good to go.