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On Wednesday, Aug. 11, two garden events will be happening in Glenwood Springs. Glenwood Springs Garden Club is bringing Jim Knopf to Glenwood. Jim Knopf is a well-known landscape architect specializing in Rocky Mountain water wise design, an author and a consultant to regional water boards. He lives in Boulder and teaches classes on Xeriscaping throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Two of Jim Knopf’s books are “The Xeriscape Flower Garden: A Water Wise Guide for the Rocky Mountain Region” and “Water wise Landscaping with Trees, Shrubs and Vines: A Xeriscape Guide for the Rocky Mountain Region, California and Desert Southwest.” Jim’s presentation will begin at 1 p.m. in the U.S. Bank Community Room, 1902 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. On Wednesday evening, Aug. 11, from 6-8 p.m., the Glenwood Springs Community Gardens invites the community to stroll through the gardens. The Community Garden members are proud of their 66 garden plots plus the melon garden. Come join them for cookies and take a walk through the garden to appreciate what has been accomplished by a community that came together. The gardeners will be there to answer questions about their fruits, vegetables, flowers and successes in their gardens. The Community Garden is located west of the Glenwood Springs Community Center parking lot. You can’t miss the inviting gate and the array of sunflowers that are blooming among all the lush green plants.For more information about Wednesday’s events, call Sharill at 945-4004.

The Sandoval Fun 4 All is set to take place Aug. 13-15 in Veterans Park in Silt.This is a benefit for the Sandoval family; Tina Sandoval’s home burnt down in Silt in November. She had also lost her son Lonnie a couple of years ago.There’s an impressive lineup of live music starting on Friday night. From 5-7 p.m. there will be open mic and karaoke; 7 p.m. Jonathan Copeland will play, followed by Por Favor.On Saturday, another open mic/karaoke event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other bands playing on Saturday include Roaring Dub Stars, Straight Shot, and Cotton James Duo. Music will go until 10 p.m.On Sunday there will be another open mic starting at noon. Rhythm Crossing and Big B Band PapaKnutt will play in the afternoon.Organizers are inviting local musicians to come out and take advantage of the open mic times. It will be an opportunity for them to showcase their talent and play on stage.Vendors at the event will pay a one-time fee of $100 on Aug. 13-15 from Friday at 5 p.m. till Sunday at 5 p.m. Vendors take home 90 percent of the profit.Organizers are still in need of three pigs to roast for the event.A poker run on Saturday is scheduled. Riders will meet at WingNutz in Rifle for breakfast between 8-9 a.m. The ride takes off at 9 a.m.; $10 a hand with 50 percent of proceeds going to the Sandoval family.Contact: Rehea Diedrich: (970) 518-6827; KelliJo Carl: (970) 618-5931; or Ron Carl: (970) 618-8527

On Thursday, Aug. 5, an ad ran stating that the next Household hazardous waste date at the Garfield County Landfill would be Saturday, Sept. 1. The correct date is Saturday, Sept. 11.

The Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary is holding its 10th annual golf tournament on Aug. 29 at the Battlement Mesa Golf Course.The tournament is a scramble and is limited to 100 players on a first come, first served basis. Early registration is recommended. Cost of $90 per person includes golf and cart, cap, dinner and trophies. Berthod Motors is offering a 2010 Buick LaCrosse to any player who gets a hole-in-one on hole 13. Funds go to support the Garfield County Sheriff’s Auxiliary in Battlement Mesa and the various programs they are involved with.Registration forms can be obtained at the golf course located at 77 Tamarisk Trail in Battlement Mesa. For more information contact Bob by calling (970) 285-6492, or (970) 210-5931.

The Churchill family has purchased the Dance Studio in Rifle, which is now the ArtillumA Dance Company. It is located at 224 E. 21st St. The ArtillumA Dance Company will offer a variety of classes, including jazz, tap, ballet, ballroom, combo classes for the little ones, yoga, and a special “Think you Can’t Dance?” class for high school students who might want a more casual atmosphere. A basic couples dance class begins at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2. Fall dance classes start Monday, Aug. 23. The fall schedule can be found on its website: Call Lynn or Landon at 625-5616 for more information or to register over the phone.Kristin King, who formed the Dance & Gymnastics Academy in 1999, will continue to run the gymnastics part of the school.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is seeking advanced dancers, with skills in ballet, modern, and jazz to join our Senior Dance Company. Auditions will take place at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Aug. 25, at 5:30 p.m. Come prepared for a two-hour audition, highlighting your technique and ability to remember choreography. Bring both ballet and jazz shoes. Join the Sr. Company from the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, and have the ability to perform up to 10 times per year, with many other perks included. Call the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts for more information at 945-2414 or visit

The Northwest Colorado APA pool league will be starting its Fall Session on Tuesday, Sept. 7, at 6:30 p.m. League play is available at four locations in Rifle: The Moose Lodge, The Texan, Sports Corner and Cheermeisters. Anyone interested in a relaxing fun evening out playing in the league can contact Michelle at (970) 826-2783 or by e-mail at Sign up is also available on the website,, or on the APA national website,

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