Community News & Notes
Join the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, this Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 3:30-5 p.m. for the annual Fairy and Elf Festival for children.Receive $5 off your tuition if you attend this free event. Bring your little ones dressed in their finest elf and fairy couture, enjoy free cake, a fun dance class, and fairy and elf fortunes. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St. Call (970) 945-2414.
Dr. Rhea Dodd, Veterinary Behavior Consultant, Gentle-Vet.com will host a seminar “Help for Noise Phobic Dogs” Friday, Aug. 27, from 6-8 p.m. at High Tails Dog and Cat Outfitters, 50633 Highway 6 #A, Glenwood Springs; (970) 947-0014.Seminar will feature thunderstorm and fireworks fears for dogs. Learn to calm and soothe successfully, practice safe noise desensitization. Discover the latest anti-anxiety medications from seminar host and veterinary behavior authority.Prices: With a dog, $75 per family (limited to the first 10 dog/handler teams to register); Spectator without a dog, $35 per family. Pre-registration required; class size limited. To register, call (970) 947-0014Bring your dog hungry, with favorite treats, toys and a portable bed or blanket.
A parent planning meeting of current or interested new Cub Scout parents will meet Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 7 p.m. at a home located at 888 Clubhouse Drive in New Castle. All boys in first to fifth grades are welcome to join the New Castle Cub Scouts. For more information contact John Harcourt 984-0288.
With a full exterior restoration completed, guided tours of the Historic Redstone Castle continue this summer and fall: Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday at 1:30 pm. Tickets are available at Tiffany of Redstone, Crystal Club Caf and Redstone General Store. $15 for adults and $10 for seniors / children over 5 years, free under 5 years. More info: 963-9656 or http://www.redstonecastle.us. Grand opening for Parachute Rest Area solar flowersEveryone is invited to the grand opening for Parachute’s unique solar flowers at the I-70 Rest Area.The event will be on Friday, Aug. 27, from 10-11 a.m., at the Parachute I-70 Rest Area, and includes comments from key players, tours and a reception.The solar flowers are part of the Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative, which is using grant money from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to install solar arrays on public buildings from Parachute to Carbondale. More information at http://www.GarfieldCleanEnergy.org.
The New Castle Branch Library will resume Preschool Storytime on Aug. 25. While big brother and sister start back to school, begin a new year of Preschool Storytime with us every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. For those a little younger, Toddler Storytime also continues every Friday at 10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, crafts, and friends. Call 984-2346 for more information.
Registration is open for classes at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.Take classes in dance, music, theater, ceramics, visual arts, silversmithing, and more.All ages, all skill levels welcome. Drop into your first class free.Our catalogue is available online at http://www.glenwoodarts.org or call us at (970) 945-2414.
Everyone is invited to the grand opening for Silt’s three new solar arrays at Town Hall, Silt Senior Housing and the Wastewater Treatment Plant.The event will be on Thursday, Sept. 2, from 10-11 a.m., at Silt Town Hall, 231 N. Seventh, and includes comments from key players, tours and a reception.The three arrays are part of the Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative, which is using grant money from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs to install solar arrays on public buildings from Parachute to Carbondale. More information at http://www.GarfieldCleanEnergy.org.
Saint Mary Catholic Church has been in the community for 100 years. Although Catholics were in the area before that, it was Sept. 4, 1910, when the first resident pastor, the Rev. Christopher V. Walsh, was assigned to Rifle. The original church was on East Fifth Street. A new church was built on East Seventh Street and Birch Avenue. 100th anniversary events include: Wednesday, Sept. 1, at 7 p.m., mass with Archbishop Charles Chaput presiding; Saturday, Sept. 4, 8-11 a.m., Knights of Columbus breakfast, open house, tours of the church, reminiscing; Sunday, Sept. 5, 1:30-5p.m., anniversary picnic.For more information contact Irene 625-1800.
Join the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m., for an evening of music and live entertainment. Presenting the talents of Ira Shore, “Collage” featuring Tom and Karen Cochran, Noemi and Kris Kosmowski, Ashton Taufer, Cameron Scott, and more… Tickets are $10 and benefit the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Join us, enjoy our bar selections and light fare, as our entertainers sing the night away. Call (970) 945- 2414 to reserve your tickets today. A great event for the entire family.
The Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Denver Options, the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund and Craig Hospital will host free life skills classes for brain injury survivors throughout Colorado. The class, “Get Your Life Organized,” offers strategies to help people manage finances, community resources and other key supports. The class invites brain injury survivors, their family members and TBI providers to participate. Upcoming classes are Sept. 21 in Montrose and Sept. 23 in Glenwood Springs.
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