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The Glenwood Springs Community Center will be hosting an American Red Cross First Aid course May 27 from 4-8 p.m. The course costs $20 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Please call 384-6300 to register or for more details.

Please join us in the retirement celebration of Dr. R. Douglas Yajko from his Glenwood practice on Thursday, May 27, at Rivers restaurant from 5-7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres will be served and a cash bar.

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.

Glenwood Springs Summer Kid Kamp Registration is still available. Register by May 28 to receive early bird rates. Call 384-6301 or go to for more information.

Join the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, the city of Glenwood Springs, and the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association this Friday, May 28, at 6 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts for our 2 Rivers Art Project Artist Reception.Local, regional, national and international outdoor sculpture artists and masters will have their work featured in downtown Glenwood Springs for one year, and possibly more. The new works will be displayed starting May 27.The reception is free. Come enjoy wine, appetizers, and pure talent in a beautiful environment.

Hannah Beckler, a 2010 Glenwood Springs High School Graduate, will perform in her own Senior Piano Recital May 30 at 3 p.m. at the Center for the Arts. The piano selection chosen is from the Masters of the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and Contemporary periods. Her proficiency comes from twelve years of piano study with Annig Agemian Raley.The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.

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.

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.

Michael and Joelle Dorsey are offering a scholarship in memory of their son, Taylor R. Dorsey, to a Garfield County high school senior that will be pursuing a degree in music production. Interested students will be required to submit an essay as to why they should be considered for this scholarship as well as the name of the college to which they have been accepted. Essays should be mailed to Taylor R. Dorsey Scholarship at 306 S. Golden Drive, Silt, CO 81652 or e-mailed to Deadline is May 31.

Undergoing a full exterior restoration, guided tours of the Historic Redstone Castle will continue into the summer, Saturday’s and Sunday’s at 1:30 pm. Tickets are available at Tiffany of Redstone, Crystal Club Caf and Redstone General Store. $15 for adults and $10 for seniors / children over 5 yrs, free under 5 years. More info: 963-9656 or

The Frontier Historical Society Museum is looking for volunteers for the summer season to greet visitors to the museum, take admission and sell items from the gift shop. It’s a fun way to interact with visitors to our community and all training is provided. If you have two and a half hours per week to give, please call us at 945-4448.

The 20-year high school reunion for the class of 1990 is going to be June 25-27, 2010 in Glenwood. Friday night there will be an informal get together at Rivers Restaurant for those who are in town. Saturday, bring family/friends along to the Glenwood Adventure Park/Caverns from 9 a.m – 2 p.m. This is $25 per person and will include all features of the park (except fairy caves $5 extra at door) and lunch. Kids under 5 are free. Saturday evening around 6 p.m., there will be a program of sorts including a slide show at BeauJo’s/Buffalo Valley. Cost is around $10.99 per person plus tax and tip. This includes a pizza and salad bar and non-alcoholic beverage. There will be a cash bar. Please go to to RSVP and pre-pay by June 1. There is a block of rooms being held at the AmericInn in Glenwood for a reduced rate that must be reserved in advance. If you’re on Facebook, you can keep updated by viewing the FB page, “Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1990 20-Year Reunion.”

Come join a community Contra Dance Saturday, June 5 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Dance to lively, Old Time Music performed by the Last Minute String Band. This month’s caller is Pat Tognoni from Fort Collins. She’ll teach square, contra, and line dances, as well as the polka and waltzes. It’s fun, non-alcoholic, aerobic and no is partner necessary.Beginners should arrive by 7:30 p.m. for a 30-minute dance walk-through. The school is located at 915 School Street in Glenwood Springs, two blocks west of the Post Office. Admission is $8.Contact: 970.945.0350 or

The Garfield County Human Services Grant Applications are available for county nonprofit agencies who deliver essential services to county citizens. If your agency has not previously requested funds or received funding, please call Dawn Burgess at 945-5004 to request an application.The deadline for completed applications is July 1. The review meeting for determination of grant allocations will be held in late July.Monies for grant funding are determined by a percentage of the Garfield County sales tax revenue.

Summer programming at the Carbondale Clay Center is now available for kids and adults; or 970.963.2529 for Info or to register.

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