Community News & Notes
The third annual Chili’s Classic Car Show to benefit the St. Jude Childrens’ Cancer Research Hospital takes place from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday (Aug. 28) in the Glenwood Meadows mall parking lot, next to Chili’s restaurant.There will be classic cars on display, as well as food and games for all ages. Anyone with a classic car is invited to bring it by and show it off. For more information, call Scott at (970) 384-1700.
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.
There will be a documentary screening of “For the Next 7 Generations,” directed by Emmy and Peabody award winner Carole Hart, at Carbondale Middle School, at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 28. The film chronicles the journey of 13 indigenous grandmothers, as they travel around the globe to promote world peace and share their indigenous ways of healing. Originating from all four corners, these 13 wise women elders, shamans and medicine women, first came together in 2004 at a historic gathering in Upstate New York. Motivated by their concern for our planet, they decided to form an alliance: The International Council of 13 Indigenous Grandmothers. The film begins at their first gathering, follows them to the Amazon rainforest, the mountains of Mexico, throughout North America, and to Dharamsala, India, for a private meeting with the Dalai Lama. Facing a world in crisis, the Grandmothers share with us their visions of healing and a call for change now, before it’s too late. Through their teachings, they are lighting a way to a peaceful, sustainable planet.Ticket prices for the documentary are available at http://www.Grandmothers-Movie.com; adult: $15, children 18 and under: $5. Tickets day of the event are $20 for adults.There will also be events on Sunday. See the website for all the details of the three-day event.
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.
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 http://www.festivalamericas.net for details and applications.
Glenwood Dance Academy is pleased to announce our new online class registration program. Beat the rush and register for your dance classes now at http://www.glenwooddanceacademy.com. Pay the entire fall session class fee prior to the session start date of Aug. 30 and receive a 5 percent discount.We have new Pilates classes on Monday and Wednesday mornings with certified Stotts Reformer instructor Kim Parry. Call for an appointment. 945-2717.Our new Hip-Hop teacher, Amethyst Frankllin promises some really exciting classes for our students. Her classes will be held on Mondays at 4:15 and 5:15 p.m.We are excited to be a part of Defiance Community Players upcoming production of “On the Town” which will be held at the Glenwood Springs High School beginning on Nov. 12, 13 & 14 and continuing on Nov. 18, 19, & 20. Some of our dancers will be part of the production and we will be training dancers for the show.www.glenwooddanceacademy.com; email@example.com; 945-2717
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