Community News & Notes
On Thursday, July 29, nationally known singer Mark Cormican will be giving a free concert at the Sunnyside Retirement Center (601 21st St. in Glenwood Springs). The public is invited for the 7 p.m. concert.Cormican plays music from the 1940s, ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. Park on the street and not in the reserved covered parking spots. For more information call 945-7225. Donations are appreciated.
Zumba, the latin-inspired, dance-fitness class, is being offered at the Cardiff School House in Park East, Thursdays at 9 a.m. $5. Information 319-4072.
The Valley View Hospital Holistic Harmony will celebrate the fifth anniversary music celebration on Thursday, July 29, from 6-8:30 p.m. at the Valley View Hospital upper lobby. This event is a benefit that provides music to enhance the atmosphere of the hospital, inspire the mind, create language for the emotions and balm for the soul to the patients and visitors. Please join us at this annual fundraiser, which showcases the diverse talents of the program’s musicians. Tickets are $25 and may be purchased at the door. For more information call 384-6651.
Please Join us for our Summer Theater Performances of Seussical Jr. at the Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge ( across from the post office) Thursday, July 29 at 6:30 p.m. desserts will be served. Also Friday at 11 a.m. at the Band Shell at Two Rivers Park!A $5 donation is suggested; Local cast members ages 5-16.High-energy dancing, singing and a beautiful Dr. Seuss story full of wonderful characters.You do not want to miss this opportunity to watch our young actors strut there stuff.Please support our new Stage Door Theater camp members.
There will be a volunteer work day on Saturday, July 31 to plant garden beds in the new Roaring Fork High School agricultural grow dome in Carbondale.Volunteers are needed with shovels and garden gloves for any length of time between 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.Then, on Sunday, Aug. 1 from 5-8 p.m., there will be a community potluck at the greenhouse to celebrate the completion of the project. Bring a dish to share.The facility will function as a food-growing science class lab for RFHS students, and will also be used for a local Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) venture during the summer months.The greenhouse is located behind the high school building, at Highway 133 and Meadowood Drive in Carbondale. For more information about the project, visit http://rfhs-greenhouse.blogspot.com/.
The Garfield County Libraries are excited to announce we have new library cards. Trade in your old library card, and you’ll receive a new card and keytag for free. You can pick one of four designs featuring scenes of the beauty and excitement that can be found in our area. The new library cards are available now at all six Garfield County libraries. Additionally, adorable new designs for children will be available soon. The free promotion ends July 31 so don’t delay.
Kids of all ages are invited to join Silt’s Heyday Parade on Saturday, July 31. Decorate your bikes, wagons, and scooters or cars and join in on the fun. The theme this year is “Hats off to Volunteers.” There will be a car show on Aug. 1 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park – come join us and show your favorite car. Parade and Car Show entry forms are available at Silt’s Town Hall, or contact Peggy Swank at 876-5861 and request a form to be e-mailed or mailed to you. For additional information, please contact 876-5801. Booth spaces are still available, and application forms are at Silt Town Hall or call 876-5801.
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