Community News & Notes
The Sunnyside Retirement Center presents a free concert of light jazz and swing music from the 1920s to the 1950s at 1:15 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 23.Music will be performed by well-known local musicians Dan Sadowsky and Steve Cole.Sunnyside is located at 601 21st St. For more information, call 945-7225.
The 11th annual Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest will be held on Oct. 9 from 4-7 p.m. at The Historic Hotel Colorado. World class vintners, handmade Colorado micro-brews, live culinary demonstrations featuring Thomas Swanson from Good Health and Ron Jackson from Barons Restaurant at Hotel Colorado. Supporters of the arts will enjoy an incredible silent auction, live entertainment featuring Ashton Taufer and Brad Vierheller, and a broad sampling of culinary delights from some of the Roaring Fork Valley’s finest restaurants. Come get your fill and support the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Tickets are only $45 for members and $50 for nonmembers in advance. Day of the event tickets are $60. Call now, 945-2414.
Informational meeting for freshmen/sophomore students and their parents will be held Monday, Sept. 27, at 2501 Palmer Ave. from 7-8 p.m. Call 945-9874 to RSVP. Please leave your name, phone number and e-mail address. Rotary Youth exchange is an internationally acclaimed high school student exchange program. Our local district exchanges with 20 other countries. Each student lives in another country for 10-11 months, attends school and lives with three host families. Rotary has established this program in their effort to promote understanding and friendship among the cultures and countries of the world – the first and most important step in lasting peace. Go to http://www.rotary.org, Students and Youth tab, “Rotary Youth Exchange” option for more information on this challenging experience of a life time.
Be a Reading Buddy at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Young readers (kindergarten to third grades) will be paired with older reading buddies (fourth to eighth grades) to practice reading and develop a love for reading. Reading Buddies meets at the library at 3:30 p.m. on Tuesdays beginning Sept. 14. For more information or to sign up visit the library or call Pam at 945-5958.
A piano class for young pianists takes place at the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities Center for the Arts starting on Friday, Sept. 24, at 3:45.Taught by Laurel Karlik Sheehan, the class will include reading music, hearing music, writing songs as well as playing familiar songs. The class is for beginning students only.Sheehan is the director and founder of Mountain Laurel Music Preparatory and a graduate of the Peabody Institute of Music and has performed in Europe, Canada and throughout the United States.Following the class, from 5:30-7:30 p.m., there will be a music jam for students and their families. Anyone who wants to play an instrument, sing or just want to hang out with the kids and listen to music is invited.The cost of the workshop is $110 for eight weeks, and the jam cost is $15 per family for drop-ins, or $100 for all sessions. Call CCAH at 963-1680 to register, or Laurel Sheehan at 963-7411 for more particulars about either the class or the music jam.
The Garfield School District Re-2’s Transportation Department will host the Stop Arm Rally on Saturday, Sept. 25. A bus convoy will leave New Castle City Market at 10 a.m., escorted by local law enforcement to the Rifle Wal-Mart Supercenter parking lot.The Stop Arm Rally is a regular event that the Re-2 Transportation Department hosts to inform the public of the importance of obeying the stop arm law and provide information about other school bus related safety issues.The rally will begin at 11 a.m. at Wal-Mart and end at 2 p.m. There will be safety demonstrations, information concerning bus safety, plus games for the children and food and drinks.For more information, contact Sanja Morgan at 665-7630.
Come join a community contra dance Saturday, Oct. 2, from 8-10:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Listen and dance to lively, old-time music performed by the Last Minute String Band. This month’s caller is Pat Tognoni from Fort Collins. She’ll teach square, contra, and line dances, as well as the polka and waltzes. It’s fun, nonalcoholic and aerobic, and no is partner necessary.Beginners should arrive by 7:30 p.m. for a 30-minute dance walk-through. The school is located at 915 School St. in Glenwood Springs, two blocks west of the post office. Admission is $8. Contact: email@example.com.
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With some students performing below their actual grade level, Garfield Re-2 School District leaders spent Monday’s board meeting asking themselves how they can improve the district’s quality of education.