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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 deadline to sign up for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Tour of Tuscany, italy trip has been extended to Friday, Aug. 6.The trip is scheduled for Oct. 14-22.Contact Debbie Bannon for more information or to reserve your spot at 945-6589 or

The Animal Rescue Foundation of Colorado (ARF) will sponsor a Dog Dash & Bash, with 5K and 3K races plus other activities Saturday, Aug. 7, from 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 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.

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 under the golf link. It will be on the right side of the page.

Walter Isaacson, former managing editor of TIME magazine and CEO of CNN, is the featured speaker in the next Roaring Fork Cultural Council dialogue, set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale.The dialogue will focus on the topic, “From Old Media to the New,” exploring journalism’s survival in the digital age and the era of free news.Isaacson began a career in journalism with The Sunday Times of London and then with his hometown’s New Orleans Times-Picayune. In 1978, he joined TIME, serving as political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming its managing editor in 1996. He served as CEO of CNN for two years before assuming his current role as president of the Aspen Institute.His visit is the fourth this year in a series of events organized by the Roaring Fork Cultural Council, which brings nationally and internationally known figures to the Roaring Fork Valley, speaking on cultural, political and ecological issues in their areas of expertise.Thunder River Theatre is located at 67 Promenade in Carbondale. Tickets are $10, and seating is limited. For more information, visit

The Silt Branch Library is excited to welcome Paws to Read on Wednesday, Aug. 11 and Friday, Aug. 13 at 10 a.m. during the normal storytime hour. Come by and meet the wonderful trained dogs who love being read to by children. Paws to Read provides a fun, stress free environment where children practice reading aloud. You can sign up at the library for a 15 minute session with one of the fabulous canines. For more information call the library at 876-5500.

Rifle Women’s Connection presents A Concert in the Park, Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, at 6:30 p.m. at Heinze Park on Railroad Avenue in Rifle. Music from local artists and a special speaker, Adrian Miller. In addition, join us for BBQ from Rib City, adults $10 and children 12 and under $5. Bring your lawn chairs and/or blankets and join us for a great time. Call 625-5220 for more information. Rifle Women’s Connection is affiliated with Stonecroft Ministries.

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