Community News & Notes
Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale welcomes award-winning Boston singer-songwriter Meg Hutchinson at 8 p.m. on May 20.Hutchinson [www.meghutchinson.com] has been compared to songwriting icons Joni Mitchell, Dar Williams and Mary Chapin Carpenter, and has won acclaim from the John Lennon Songwriting Competition, Merlefest, the Lyons Folk Festival and Telluride Bluegrass Festival.Admission is $15 at the door. Steve’s is located at 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale.
The Glenwood Springs Community Center will be hosting an American Red Cross CPR course on May 20 from 4-8 p.m. and an American Red Cross First Aid course May 27 from 4-8 p.m. Each course costs $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Please call 384-6300 to register or for more details.
There will be a job fair at the Glenwood Springs Workforce Center on Thursday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring the Aspen Skiing Co. It was recently named one of Outside Magazine’s Top Ten “Best Places to Work.” More than 75 hospitality positions available. Come and interview with a representative for Aspen Skiing Co. The Colorado Workforce Center in Glenwood Springs is located at The Glenwood Springs Mall.
There will be a discussion about Islam from 6:30-8:30 p.m., May 20 at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale, in followup to the Roaring Fork Cultural Council talk in February by Dr. Nabil Echchaibi.Tonight’s discussion, led by Bo Persiko, M.Div., will cover such topics as interpreting recent news events; Islamic law and traditions; Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran; women in Islam, extremism and terrorism, the history of Islam; progressive Muslims; and conflicts among different Muslim sects.Cost is $6 per person. For more information, call (970) 948-7060.
The public is invited to stop by one of the open houses hosted by Garfield County Public Health to comment on the Community Action for Responsible Environmental Solutions (C.A.R.E.S.) Project.Input will be compiled into 44 health issues that affect the public, including food safety, emissions from gas drilling operations, clean drinking water, pest-borne diseases, dust, smoke, indoor air quality, soil and water contamination from hydraulic fracturing, workplace safety, and driver inattention due to distractions like cell phones. Attendees at the open house will be asked to place a marker on the various posters highlighting the five issues of most importance to them. Or, citizens can e-mail thoughts directly at http://www.GarfieldCountyCARES.comThe schedule for the remaining open houses is as follows:Thursday, May 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Silt Fire Station, 611 Main St.Thursday, May 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m., Rifle, Health & Human Services Building, 195 W. 14th St.
Glenwood Music is conducting a Food Drive for LIFT-UP on Saturday, May 22, to help our neighbors in need during this period of high demand. Bring 10 non-perishable food items for LIFT-UP and receive a free guitar re-stringing ($35 value), or 10 percent off a purchase. The Takamine/Sabian rep will be on site, and special prices will be in effect all day from 10 a.m. through 6 p.m. Glenwood Music is located at 745 Cooper Ave. Call 928-8628 for more information.
A new community garden has been started on the grounds of the Carbondale United Methodist Church. The fresh organic produce will be given to LIFT-UP for needy families in the community. While United Methodist Churches have been active in community gardens nationally, this will be the first in our valley. The church volunteers are excited and hope to keep expanding the garden yearly. Planting day is scheduled for May 22. Those interested in volunteering or donating, please call Rae Ann Hunter at 701-1861.Our mission statement: Tending the Earth to Nurture Our Community.
The Frontier Historical Society Museum will hold its annual cleanup day at Linwood Cemetery (Glenwood’s Pioneer Cemetery) on Saturday, May 22, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Help us ready the cemetery for Memorial Day and the busy summer tourist season. Lunch will be provided. Suggested items to bring include gardening tools, sunscreen, work gloves and a hat. For more information, call 945-4448.
The Carbondale Clay Center hosts its 12th annual spring fundraising event, “Clayopolis,” Saturday, May 22, on the lawn outside the center at 135 Main St.This year’s Greek theme includes a handmade bowl filled with food catered by Atlas Pizza. There will also be live music by Steve Skinner and the Grecian Stimulus Package, plus kids games, a silent auction, cash bar, Clay Olympics and toga contest.Tickets are $45 through Friday and $55 the day of the event ($15 /$25 for ages 7-15). Ages 6 and under are free.Gate opens at 5 p.m. and the music starts at 5:30. For tickets and other information, call 963-2629.
The fifth annual Pooch Parade is set for Sunday, May 23, at Two Rivers Park. Registration is from 1-2 p.m. with the parade starting at 2 p.m.The event will be a fundraiser for Beth Byerly, who sadly passed away in April after a bout with cancer.The benefit will be a celebration of Byerly’s life with proceeds helping pay for her medical expenses.The event will be held rain or shine, and a $15 donation is suggested for an entry fee. Events include goofball agility, doggie fitness booth, doggie IQ test, photos of you and your pooch, canine good citizen massage, contests for best dressed, trick contest, cutest and more.There will also be a silent auction and support for breast cancer awareness.The event is sponsored by Heeling Partners, Roaring Fork Kennel Club, Colorado Animal Rescue and Rifle Animal shelters.Byerly owned and operated High Tails Dog and Cat Outfitters in West Glenwood with her partner Laurie Raymond. The two have run the business since Valentine’s Day 2004.
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