Community News & Notes
The Carbondale Clay Center hosts its 12th annual spring fundraising event with the Greek theme, “Clayopolis,” Saturday, May 22, on the lawn outside the center at 135 Main St.Patrons will receive a handmade bowl filled with Greek 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.
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.
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.
New Hope Church moves its worship service OUTSIDE this Sunday morning, May 23, for “Church In the Park.” We meet every Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m. this summer on the lawn at Apple Tree Park, New Castle. Chairs, shade and coffee are provided (or bring your own blanket). Call the New Hope Office for more details, 984-2656. “Come worship God in the beauty of His creation!”
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.
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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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