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The Frontier Historical Society is hosting a Founders’ Day Celebration on Saturday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. The celebration is free, open to the public and will be located in the courtyard between the old school building and the Bolitho building. Join us in celebrating 125 years of community in Glenwood Springs.There will be live music by the Last Minute String Band, Jim Hawkins and Just Between Friends barbershop singers. The Glenwood Springs Noon Rotary Club will grill and sell hamburgers, chips and a drink for $5. A kid’s parade will be held down School Street. Decorate your bikes, trikes, wagons or yourself and join the fun. Ribbons for first, second and third places will be awarded for the best entries. To participate, meet in front of the main steps of Glenwood Springs Elementary at 4 p.m.An old-fashioned pie contest will be held. Enter your best baked confection. Bring your entry to Glenwood Springs Elementary by 5:30 p.m. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third places. After the awards, slices of pie will available for $2.Kid’s activities include storytellers and learning to play old-fashioned games like marbles, jacks, quoits (ring toss), graces and nine pins. Old timers will lead tours of Glenwood Springs Elementary School and reminisce about their days of attendance there. Ghosts of Linwood Cemetery will lead tours to the Frontier Historical Museum.

Glenwood Springs High School’s Back to School Night is Wednesday, Sept. 1, beginning at 6:30 pm. The evening will begin in the Jeannie Miller Theater for a short introductory address after which parents will break out to visit each of their child’s teachers in their rooms.

Volunteers are needed for the 26th annual Tri-Glenwood Triathlon. Race day is Sunday, Sept. 12. Contact Heidi at 963-2777 or send an e-mail to All volunteers receive a long sleeved dri-release athletic shirt and a ticket to the post-event barbecue provided by Haute Plate Bistro.

Dr. Rhea Dodd, veterinary behavior consultant,, 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. Preregistration required; class size limited. To register, call (970) 947-0014.Bring your dog hungry, with favorite treats, toys and a portable bed or blanket.

Everyone 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

Club Rotario hosts the eighth Festival of the Americas on Sunday, Aug. 29, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in Carbondale’s Sopris Park. The event will celebrate the cultural traditions of the Americas in a spirit of healthy camaraderie, with live music (northern Mexican, salsa, mariachi), a beer garden, richly diverse authentic cuisine and a large children’s area. Revenues support local scholarships at CMC and Rotary’s global fight against polio. Booth vendors (business, nonprofit, individual), sponsors (4 tiers) and volunteers are welcome. Please visit us at for details and applications.

Children’s Mini College is hosting an open house Wednesday, Sept. 1, from 4-6 p.m. Mini College is a part-day preschool for children ages 3-6. We are located in Glenwood Springs at Colorado Mountain College, 1402 Blake Ave. We have several openings in our morning and afternoon classes so take this opportunity to come and meet the teachers, tour our beautiful school and join us for refreshments. If you have any questions please call Joan Chovanec at 945-2446.

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.

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