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The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is pleased to present: “Some Enchanted Evening.”Enjoy a night of classical music, featuring Betsy Schenck on Piano and Jack Lanning, bass, singing selections from the Concert Stage, Broadway and Opera. The concert is free to the public, and will be followed by a reception. Join us at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St. Glenwood Springs, Saturday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact (970) 945-2414 or (970) 366-1055.

The Animal Rescue Foundation of Colorado (ARF) will sponsor a Dog Dash & Bash, with 5K and 3K races plus other activities Saturday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to noon in the Carbondale Nature Park, located across from the Ross Montessori School on Merrill Street. The nonprofit organization will kick off the event with a Pooch Parade through Carbondale Friday evening, starting at 5:30 p.m. in Sopris Park. Anyone with an adopted dog from any organization is invited to join the parade. Dogs must be on leashes for all events. The 5K race will go through downtown Carbondale, while the 3K jog/walk, which includes several fun obstacles, will take place in the park. Online registration is available at http://www.arf-colorado.com for the 5K for $25 or the 3K for $10, or at the park Saturday morning between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. for $35 and $15 respectively. Prizes include a variety of gift certificates from local merchants Following the races there will be numerous activities in the park for dogs and their families.

Yampah Mountain High School is accepting applications for the 2010-2011 school year. Call Marta at 945-9463, ext. 100, stop by 695 Red Mtn. Drive Glenwood Springs, or visit our website: ymhs.org under FAQ’s.Roaring Fork Caf ScientifiqueThe next discussion in the series Roaring Fork Caf Scientifique will be held Wednesday, Aug. 4, at 6:30 p.m. at Malibu Restaurant in El Jebel, 58 El Jebel Road. The series is held every other month and is free and open to the public. The August speaker will be Dr. Theo Colborn, environmental analyst of the Endocrine Disruption Exchange. Colborn will lead the discussion titled “Modern Chemicals, Modern Ills,” which will explore the health effects of chemicals used in baby bottles, food and beer cans, cosmetics, toys, and many other products dependent upon by our society. For more information, visit site.rfcafesci.com or find Roaring Fork Caf Sci on Twitter or Facebook.



Through the Looking Glass bookstore in downtown Glenwood Springs will host a book signing for Jerry Begly on Tuesday, Aug. 3, from 5-7 p.m.Begly will be signing copies of his new children’s book, “Dad, the Tooth Fairy Didn’t Come.”Begly is the author and illustrator of the book. Through the Looking Glass is located at 816 Grand Ave.

The fourth 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. Preregistration is not necessary, but is encouraged by calling Mike and Kelley Cox (970) 984-0332 or e-mail at coachmike24@msn.com. Anyone wishing to donate prizes or concession items can also use these contacts.



There will be an ATV/DIRT Bike Poker Run on Aug. 14.Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Debeque. Unload/load your ATV in town and ride the course west of Debeque. The cost is $15 per poker hand (each ATV); $5 for each additional hand.Cast is awarded to the top five poker hands. You do not have to be present to accept cash prizes this year.All ATVs and dirt bikes must have a current Colorado State Parks pass and registration or nonresident OHV permit.For more information: (970) 434-5827 or (970) 241-2409; E=mail kpsandersfamily@gmail.comSponsored by Debeque Wild Horse Counsel and Western Slope ATV Association. All or part of this operation is conducted on public lands under special permit from the U.S. bureau of Land Management.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and its Threat Assessment Group (TAG) specialists will be holding a community education session on local gang issues Thursday, Aug. 12, from 6-8 p.m. at the Sheriff’s Office Annex, 106 County Road 333-A in Rifle (just south of the Garfield County Regional Airport off Airport Road/County Road 352). The presentation will cover what TAG is and does; why kids join gangs; identification of symbols, signs, graffiti and tattoos; and recent gang activity and associated impacts in the local area. There will be a follow-up question and answer session for concerned citizens, parents, guardians and teachers. This educational session is open to the public and is free-of-charge. Similar events have been highly beneficial in helping citizens better understand current gang trends and how to best address the threats in their neighborhoods, schools and communities.For more information, please contact TAG Deputy James Miller at (970) 945-0453 or jmiller@garcosheriff.com.


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