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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.

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.

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours Tuesday, June 1, at 10 a.m. You can still browse and request books, movies, and more on our website,, during the closure. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Applications for the 113th Annual Strawberry Days Parade are now available at The three categories include: Commercial Float, Political Candidates and Non-profit/Other. Applications are due June 1. The parade takes place Saturday, June 19 at 10 a.m. and goes down Grand Avenue gets bigger and better every year. This year’s “Celebrating Glenwood Springs’ 125th Anniversary” parade will feature the traditional Miss Strawberry Days entourage, community floats that never cease to amaze, music and much more!

The 113th Annual Strawberry Days Festival will be held June 18, 19 and 20 at Sayre (Strawberry) Park. Join us for a hometown parade, live entertainment, a large arts festival, Kids Fest, FREE strawberries and ice cream and much more! This year Strawberry Days is the crowning event of our city’s 125th birthday celebration.For more information, visit or call the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at (970) 945-6589.

The Danse Arts Theatre Company, in association with the Glenwood Dance Academy, will present an original production, “A World Tour,” Saturday and Sunday, June 5 at 7 p.m. and June 6 at 2p.m. Held at the Glenwood Springs High School, “A World Tour” features local singers, actors and dancers performing a variety of fun and entertaining musical numbers.Great for the entire family, the production is led by the entertaining Ron Milhorn of KMTS-FM radio and the hilarious Jamie Spry. The audience will travel the world by boat, train and plane as they experience the art of musical comedy and dance with live songs such as “Chicago,” “New York, New York” and “California Girls,” watch dance tributes from across the world, and laugh until their bellies hurt!Ticket prices for adults are $18 at the door; $15 in advance. Seniors and children under 18 are $10. Tickets are available at the Glenwood Dance Academy, Gran Farnum Printing and the KMTS studio’s. Once again, all local nursing home residents and customers of Mountain Valley Development may attend the Sunday, June 6 performance free of charge.

Hitch a ride with the Glenwood Springs Community Center on Saturday June 5 to experience an all-new exhibition that will reveal – through the lenses of anatomy, cardiology, psychology and culture – how the heart nourishes, regulates and sustains life. This program is for adults 50 and over. The shuttle will leave the Community Center at 8 a.m. and the fee is $45 for members and $56 for non-members and includes the exhibition ticket. Please register by Monday, May 24. Call 384-6301 for more information.

Come join a community Contra Dance Saturday, June 5, from 8-10:30 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 St. in Glenwood Springs, two blocks west of the Post Office. Admission is $8.Contact: 945-0350 or

The Seventh-Day Adventist Church (SDA Church) invites the residents to listen about projects the church is planning for the community.The SDA Church is sponsoring a youth group from Hinsdale, Ill., that will visit the valley on community service.The SDA Church is expecting youths of various ages and seven adults to work in projects along entities like Habitat for Humanity, YouthZone, Alpine Christian Academy and Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers.The group from SDA Church will be arriving in the valley on June 11. Also in the planning is a Vacation Bible School, for children ages 3-10, during their stay. Pastor Ruddy Vivanco, from the local Seventh Day Adventist Church, invites anyone interested in assisting with this visit to contact him at (970) 485-3613. The church is located at 2314 Blake Ave., between 23rd and 24th streets in Glenwood Springs.

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