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WindWalkers Equine Assisted Learning and Therapy Center is now registering for a variety of summer riding opportunities, please call for additional information about our programs, 963-2909, or visit our website at Camp A four-day, ranch experience; riding, grooming, herd behavior, groundwork, barn chores, games, art and so much more! Dates: June 7-10, July 5-9, Aug. 16-19. (Ages 6 and older; camps are filling fast, please call for details.) Ranch Day Experience A full-day ranch opportunity, your child will be busy, supervised, learning and having fun all day as we bring horses in from pasture, groom, tack, ride, picnic, fill water troughs, care for the goats and more. Offered Tuesdays throughout the summer. Therapeutic Riding Sessions Summer riding opportunities for riders with physical, emotional, educational or social challenges. A wonderful chance to build self-confidence and improve physical health in a fun, relaxing environment. Horsemanship Riding Lessons Riding lessons for beginning riders in a friendly, noncompetitive setting. Indoor, outdoor and trail riding options. WindWalkers is located in Missouri Heights, just 3 miles off of Highway 82 on beautiful Cedar Ridge Ranch. Call with questions, for directions or to schedule a visit.

The Glenwood Insurance Agency will host a seminar to discuss the features of the recently passed health care bill and how it affects both businesses and individuals going forward. Many people have questions about the scope of the bill, how it will change insurance practices, and the most pressing issue, when?Join us for this free seminar on Tuesday, May 25, at 8 a.m. at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Please RSVP to Dayna Spencer at 384-8327 if you would like to attend.

Come to the Western Slope Stompers’ fifth annual recital. It will be at Rifle High School on Saturday, June 5, at 6 p.m. There are more than 60 clogging and jazz dancers ages 3 to adult. The dancers have been working on their performances since August and would love to show the community! Tickets cost $10 at the door. Contact Shonna at 984-2265 or for more information.

Please join Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter at our Doggone Good Fiesta Saturday, June 5, from 6-9 p.m. at the Columbine Restaurant, Rifle Creek Golf Course. There will be live music, silent auction and mexican buffet. Tickets are $30 before and $35 at the door. Tickets can be purchased at the Rifle Animal Shelter, Valley Vet Clinic, Downtown Drug and Jimmy’s 66 and Jim’s Automotive. Tickets include a Mexican buffet and one drink ticket. For more information please call Heather at 625-8808.

Join us from 10-11 a.m. May 26 at the Meadow Lake Conference Room at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center as we knit and crochet for patients at Grand River and Meals on Wheels clients. For more information call Joann at 285-0105 or Kaaren at 625-6423.

The Grand River Volunteer Association will be hosting the annual Southwest District CAHAV (Colorado Association of Hospital Auxilians/Volunteers) meeting on May 28, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, Colorado River Room. Guest speakers will be Bobby Layman of and Kay Vasilakis, chair of the Garfield County Humanitarian Awards. Cost is $25, which includes lunch. All volunteers/auxilians for any organization are welcome. For more information or for reservations, please contact Kaaren Peck at 625-6423.

As part of National Trails Day, Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) will host a trail work day Saturday, June 5, on the new Elk Creek Trail in New Castle. A new trail along lower Elk Creek that will link the existing Rollie Gordon Trail to the Main Street area in downtown New Castle will be constructed. Volunteers will move and cut back brush and cut a new 36-inch-wide trail along the river corridor. The project also includes rearranging river rock to create this new trail. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and its project partner, the town of New Castle, will provide the tools, materials, leadership, and some great rewards, including dinner at the end of the day. National Trails Day is the American Hiking Society’s signature trail awareness program that aims to inspire the public and trail enthusiasts nationwide to seek out their favorite trails to discover, learn about, and celebrate trails while participating in educational exhibits, trail dedications, gear demonstrations, instructional workshops and trail work projects.To volunteer, log on to, e-mail, or call 927-8241.

American Legion Garfield County Post 83 of Glenwood Springs will be holding its annual Memorial Day Celebration on Monday, May 31, at 11 a.m. at the Rosebud Cemetery. There will be a raising and lowering of the U.S. Flag by Scout Troop 225, a laying of wreaths by auxiliary members, a rifle “Salute to the Dead” by legion members, and music tributes from local singers and trumpet players.In preparation of Memorial Day, there will be more than 500 U.S. flags posted at the individual veterans grave sites. Even with the assistance from some scouts from Troop 225 and some members of the Noon Rotarians, the American Legion is always appreciative of any additional support from the community.If interested in helping honor our fallen veterans, you may meet at the brick building in Rosebud Cemetery at 4 p.m. Friday, May 28. If you have any questions, feel free to cal Dan E. LeVan at 618-1910.

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