Community News & Notes
Hikers, cyclists and runners can discover the diverse landscape of Wulfsohn Mountain Park by volunteering with Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) to build a new trail Thursday evenings at the 215-acre open space in west Glenwood Springs. Volunteers are needed in June to help construct a new single-track route at the park. Work sessions are from 5:30 p.m. to dusk June 10, 17 and 24.The goal is to complete at least 3,000 feet of new single-track for Glenwood Springs residents. The main 2-mile Wulfsohn trail begins at the Glenwood Springs Recreation Center, traversing the hillside above the Glenwood Meadows Shopping Center before dropping down to meet Midland Avenue. The new single-track is located uphill of the main trail and traverses some fairly rough terrain. Volunteers will continue to construct a new route that will connect back into the main trail on the west end. Tools, materials, leadership, and dinner and refreshments at night’s end will be provided by Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers, the city of Glenwood Springs and Alpine Bank.Volunteers are encouraged to sign up at http://www.rfov.org, but preregistration is not required. Parking will be in the Glenwood Springs Community Center.For more information, log on to http://www.rfov.org, e-mail email@example.com, or call (970) 927-8241.
The Rifle Women’s Connection presents Once Upon a Time …, a delightful formal wear fashion show with inspirational speaker and songwriter Gina Granville, on Thursday, June 10, from 6:30-8 p.m. at the La Quinta Inn, 600 Wapiti Court, Rifle.Cost for dinner and show is $15. For reservations call Marsha at 876-5577 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Join the Wild Women at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts this Friday, June 11, at 6 p.m. for our Wild Women Artist Celebration. The 11th annual Wild Women Exhibition is up at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts … and it is wild. The exhibit runs from June 11 through July 25. Join some of the valley’s most “wild” female artists, presenting one of the most colorful and avant garde shows of the summer. A must see. Admission to the artist reception is free, as is admission to the gallery. Enjoy wild women, great appetizers and libations this Friday, June 11, at 6 p.m. at the Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs. (970) 945- 2414. This exhibit features Maggie May Butler, Lydia Claussen, Linda Drake, Jacquetta Green, Gena Hawkins, Kathy Honea, Wewer Keohane, Nicole Levesque, Heather Lutgring, Terry Muldoon, Janet Nelson and Susan Obermeyer-Strauss.
The Wilderness Workshop will host its seventh annual Wilderness Picnic at East Maroon Portal on Sunday, June 13, from noon to 3 p.m.The picnic is a “semi-potluck,” meaning that WW provides the grill food and soft drinks, and guests are encouraged to bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share.The Last Minute String Band will provide live music and line dancing, and games and activities will be organized for kids.Admission is free for Wilderness Workshop members, and for kids 12 and under. It’s $10 for nonmembers, but free for anyone who joins WW at the event.East Maroon Portal is located off of Maroon Creek Road, about 3 miles beyond the T Lazy 7 Ranch. Parking is available at the site, although everyone is encouraged to carpool or bike.For more information, please call the Wilderness Workshop, 963-3977.
The Frontier Historical Society, in association with Camp Chair Productions, presents an Evening with the Ghosts of Linwood Cemetery at 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 11, at the Cardiff Schoolhouse.Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children and can be purchased at the door. This event is provided for those who are unable to make the hike to Linwood Cemetery for our annual Ghost Walk fundraiser each October, but everyone is welcome. Ghosts expected to appear include the infamous Doc Holliday, the beloved Louisa Schwarz, Civil War soldier James Riland, New Castle founder Jasper Ward, the Nine of Diamonds (Elmira Kier) and the keeper of Linwood Cemetery, “The Scavenger.”To get to the Cardiff Schoolhouse, head south on Midland Avenue/Airport Road, turn left onto Mt. Sopris Drive, go past Sopris Elementary and follow the “Event Parking” signs. Please park near the soccer field in Glenwood Park and walk south on the bike path to the Cardiff Schoolhouse as there is only limited handicapped parking at the schoolhouse.Proceeds benefit the Frontier Historical Society. For more information, call 945-6247 or 945-4448.
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