Community News & Notes
Please Join us for our Summer Theater Performance of Seussical Jr. at 11 a.m. today at the band shell at Two Rivers Park!A $5 donation is suggested; local cast members Ages 5-16High-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.
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.
Roy Deschazer is a longtime resident of Rifle and an Rifle High School graduate. He was diagnosed with stage 4 Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma in 2005. Roy is a friend to many in the Rifle community. Since his diagnosis, Roy is not able to do the things that he loves and is unable to work. He continues each and every day with a positive attitude.Because of Roy’s illness the medical and everyday expenses have become a burden. Let’s show our support and help Roy and his family. Please join us Sunday, Aug. 1, at 2 p.m. at WingNutz in Rifle. We are still looking for donations and auction items. If you would like to donate or would like more information please contact Ava St. Pierre Cogburn at (970) 618-0233, e-mail: email@example.com or via Facebook. BBQ by WingNutz Bar and Grill, live music by Coy Keithley and Tim Bradly, a live and silent auction, drawings for Colorado Rockies tickets and Cabela’s gift cards.People can also donate to the RDF fundraiser account at Wells Fargo.
The Democratic candidate for Colorado Governor, John Hickenlooper, will appear at a “meet-and-greet” in Carbondale on Aug. 1, from 10-11 a.m. at Sopris Park. In celebration, supporters from Aspen, Basalt, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale will be bicycling to the event. Groups will leave Sunday morning from the Glenwood Springs City Hall at 8:30 a.m.; Basalt High School at 9 a.m.; Snowmass Village Rec Center and the Aspen Parking Garage at 8:30 a.m. For further information contact Jacque Whitsitt, 970-379-8854, or Leslie Robinson, 970-618-0890.
Camp Chair Productions and the Blue Bird Cafe in downtown Glenwood Springs present the Colorado premiere of “Set the Beat,” on Tuesday, Aug. 3″Set the Beat” is an original theatre piece created and preformed by New York City actor, Keith Biesack, featuring one hour of spoken word touching on food, dreams, war and how all three are essential for survival.Doors open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. The Blue Bird Cafe is located at 730 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call (970) 384-2024 for more information.
Attention everyone! Come PIG OUT with The Property Shop “piggies” for YouthZone on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at Zheng Asian Bistro in Glenwood. Come support YouthZone and cast a vote for The Property Shop ladies by eating some delicious food, where a percentage of the day’s proceeds will be donated to YouthZone. Let’s make sure the ladies Kiss n’ Squeal!
On Tuesday, Aug. 3, at noon, the Rifle Fire Protection District will host a free, 60-minute presentation on fire and fall prevention called “Remembering When”. The presentation will be held at the Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Ave in Rifle. All senior citizens are welcome to attend.Each year, approximately 7,000 older adults, age 65 and older, die as a result of home falls, and an additional 1,000 die in their homes from fires and burns. The Rifle Fire Protection responds to numerous fall emergencies each year.The Remembering When program, developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) in cooperation with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), teaches older adults to protect themselves from fires and falls through trivia quizzes, humor and nostalgic interactive games. The focus is fun, but the safety messages are serious. The presentation will include a hands-on smoke alarm demonstration and door prizes.For additional information, contact Maria Nechkash at the Rifle Fire Protection District at 625-1243.
Enjoy an evening with Starcher Hutsen in south Glenwood Springs at the historic Cardiff School. The music begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 5. Admission is only $12 – advance tickets can be ordered at 945-6247.
The 7th Annual Glenwood Downtown Car Show will be held on Aug. 7, starting at 9 a.m. and wrapping up at 4 p.m.The location will be between 7th & 8th Streets in beautiful downtown Glenwood Springs. The winning cars will be selected by the guests & we will have music. For more info or to register a car, phone Dennis at the Flower Mart, 945-5971.
The 4th annual Zach Schwartz 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place Saturday, Aug. 7, starting at 10 a.m. on the outdoor courts at Riverside School in New Castle. Four-person teams of all ages are welcome to come and play. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places, and for the free-throw contest. New this year is the Team Spirit award. So costumes, uniforms or face paint are encouraged. Concession stand will be available. Entry fee is $20 per person with proceeds to benefit the Zach Schwartz Memorial Fund. Pre-registration is not necessary, but is encouraged by calling Mike and Kelley Cox (970) 984-0332 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Anyone wishing to donate prizes or concession items can also use these contacts.
Lakota Canyon Ranch will host a charity golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 7. There will be great prizes to give away with money raised going to support the Williams Syndrome Foundation. Registration is available on the website at lakotacanyonranch.com under the golf link. It will be on the right side of the page.
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Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon will continue to be closed due to “extreme damage” from the latest round of heavy rain and flooding Saturday night, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced Sunday afternoon.