Community News & Notes
Come to the Whimsical Women of the Wests Spring Show, with the opening reception from 4-7 p.m. Friday, May 8; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast, five miles up Four Mile Road on the road to Sunlight.The show will include artwork, jewelry, folk art, container gardens, yard art, food goodies, collectibles and more.A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the new Glenwood Springs and Carbondale Community Gardens.For more Information, please call 945-4004.
Participate in one of the workshops offered by Youthentity, formerly Computers for Kids Foundation, for youth ages 10-18. Workshops in business, money and finance, technology or gaming.For more information, call Morgan at 379-5608.
The Garfield County Department of Human Services Child Care Program is getting ready for its annual Provider Appreciation brunch to honor child care providers and preschool teachers in the valley. The brunch will be held from noon-2 p.m. April 26 at the Hotel Colorado. Providers will be recognized for excellence. The department and would appreciate nominations from the community. To receive a nomination form, please call Amellia Richardson Dress at 945-9191, ext. 3065.
An important Burning Mountain Festival meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the New Castle Town Hall. Anyone who is interested in the festival is encouraged to attend.Call Mickey at 984-3530 for more information.
Chill the Drills: Oil Development and Climate Change in America’s Arctic. A presentation by Kit McGurn, National Arctic Organizer for the Sierra Club. Come and learn about the impacts of fossil fuel development and climate change on the pristine American Arctic landscape, and what you can do to help. Glenwood Springs Community Center, Tuesday, May 5th, 7 to 9 pm. Refreshments will be served. Sponsored by the Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group. For information, call 947-9613.
The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, CMC, the city of Glenwood Springs and Roaring Fork Community Health Plan will present the Eye on the Economy Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 30 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road. The event is free for Glenwood Springs Chamber members, and lunch will be provided by Chomps Deli. Tickets can be reserved at glenwoodchamber.com/seminars or by calling 945-6589.
Treadz, located in downtown Glenwood Springs has partnered with Chaco for a buy one get one tree promotion. For every pair of Chaco footwear purchased during Arbor Day weekend, the Arbor Day Foundation will plant one tree in one of our national forests. The promotion will run on Sunday. Treadz hours of operation are Monday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., Sunday 12 -5 p.m.
The Glenwood Springs Branch Library invites all teens age 13-18 to a Teen Book Club Meeting 6 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Fun, snacks, and a great discussion.For questions, please call 945-5958.
The Glenwood Springs Community Center Aquatics Department is hosting a Kayak Gear Exchange. Drop off the gear to sell at Glenwood Springs Community Center between 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 28 and 29. Pick up unsold gear between noon-4 p.m. Saturday, May 30. The Community Center will keep 10 percent of all sales; 5 percent goes to the Community Center for administrative costs and 5 percent goes to the White Water Park. Checks for merchandise sold will be mailed out. For more information, 384-6306.
Colorado Mountain College recently added a 40 degree, 160-square-foot overhang to its existing 1,200-square-foot climbing wall. Plans for the addition were engineered and donated by Nathan Torres and Bill Swigert of Schmueser Gordon Meyer. The wall is located inside the campus gymnasium at Spring Valley, located at 3000 County Rd. 114 in Glenwood Springs.Materials for the addition were funded by the campus’ Student Government Association, and labor was provided by the college’s in-house construction crew. During the academic year, the climbing wall is open to the community during scheduled hours. Community members may reserve instructor-led sessions on the wall or enroll in upcoming rock climbing classes which utilize the wall.For more information regarding the climbing wall, please call 947-8237.
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The family of Rosie Ferrin has worked to clean up and make safe again the old schoolhouse in downtown New Castle. Ferrin died this summer and had owned the building that included classrooms turned into apartments for years.