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The New Crystal Consort will be entertaining in the Valley View Hospital Healing garden from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, June 18. Grab your lunch and enjoy music from the Renaissance, performed on a variety of recorders. Public is invited.

The Buddy Program invites you to its Summer Events Volunteer Rally from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 18, at La Cantina in Aspen. Sign up to volunteer for the Boogies Diner Buddy 5-Mile Race July 4 and/or the Boogies Bash for the Buddies Gala July 5. Drink specials and free appetizers available. Call 920-2130 or visit http://www.buddyprogram.org for more information.

The Snowmass Rodeo launches its season with the first rodeo Wednesday, June 18, at the Snowmass Rodeo Grounds in Snowmass Village. A new food vendor, new attractions and new souvenir merchandise will be added this year to the slate of activities taking place every Wednesday until Aug. 20.Rodeo gates open at 5 p.m. for pre-rodeo activities including the barbecue, which ends at 7 p.m. A full bar also opens at 5 p.m. and closes at 9:30 p.m. The rodeo starts at 7 p.m. and includes team roping, dally ribbon roping, bareback bronc and saddle bronc riding, bull riding and barrel racing. The rodeo concludes about 8:30 p.m., and is followed by singing and roasting marshmallows around a campfire. For more information, call 923-8898 or go to snowmassrodeo.org.



The Basalt Chamber kicks off the 2008 Summer in Basalt at 5:30 p.m. June 18 in Lions Park, downtown Basalt. This weeks concert with Brazilian musicians Caji & Salom is the first of 14 weeks of free concerts. The Basalt Regional Heritage Society will serve fried chicken dinners and homemade pies on opening night, initiating an eclectic summer of musical picnics in the park. For more information, contact the Basalt Chamber at director@basaltchamber.com or 927-4031.

Valley View Hospital Auxiliary once again kicks off the Strawberry Days festival with Pie Day beginning at 9 a.m. Friday, June 20, at First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper in Glenwood Springs. Slices of homemade pie and a drink will be sold until all the pies are gone. Whole pies will also be on sale beginning at 10 a.m. Questions? Contact Sharon Andersen at 928-7910 or Angie Parkison at 945-7510.



The Eagles Club presents and all- ages show of Black Pegasus, the world renowned MC/Rapper, recently touring with Tech 9; and Tullie the Rapper (Lincoln Continental is on the top 40 charts in France) at 8 p.m. Friday, June 20. Also appearing will be Prophecy the Iron Monk. The full LTD crew will be performing as well as locals EBJ out of Rifle. Dont be surprised if a few special guests show up. Doors open at 7 pm. There is a cover charge at the door.


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