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Majid Kahhak will paint live as part of Carbondale’s First Friday art walk celebration, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 3, at Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main StThe painting will be in celebration of Independence Day. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, call 704-0622.

Support the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts by attending the Wine Makers Dinner at Rivers Restaurant, at 6 p.m. July 17.Fresh, organic Colorado wine from Jack Rabbit Hill Vineyards will be paired with a five-course gourmet meal prepared by the chefs at Rivers Restaurant.Call (970) 945- 2414 for tickets. Seating is limited.

The Basalt Chamber’s Summer Music Series continues on Wednesday nights from 5:30-7:30 p.m., alternating between Lions Park in downtown Basalt and Triangle Park at the Willits Town Center.H3 & Bobby Mason play on July 1 (Triangle Park), followed by The Mike Mauer Band on July 8 (Lions), Brad Manosevitz on July 15 (Triangle), The Matt Clark Band on July 22 (Lions), and The Redtones on July 29 (Triangle).For more information contact the Basalt Chamber:, or call 927-4031.

Three walks along the Roaring Fork River and Castle Creek in the Meadowlands open space will be offered before Aspen Music Festival and school concerts. The walks will be guided by a Roaring Fork Conservancy naturalist, who will talk about the local flora and fauna. Afterwards, participants can enjoy the concerts, either by purchasing a ticket or by sitting on the lawn outside the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen.The walks take place from 4-5:45 p.m. on July 17 and Aug. 21. They will occur rain or shine, so weather-appropriate clothing is a must. The walks are free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information about these walks, sponsored by the Aspen Music Festival and School, City of Aspen Parks and Open Space, and Roaring Fork Conservancy, visit, or call 927-1290.

The July 1 meeting of the Western Colorado Chapter, National Railway Historical Society will feature a rare video entitled “Cumbres!” It traces the history of the Cumbres & Toltec Scenic Railroad from its Rio Grande roots through 1990 and features interviews with such railroad historians as Bob Richardson and Jackson Thode. The 7 p.m. meeting at the Glenwood Railroad Museum (413 Seventh St.) is free and open to the public. Since the Amtrak station is closed at that hour, use the west stairs down to the passenger platform, then proceed east to the Museum door. Questions can be directed to

The Western Slope Stompers offer clogging lessons to beginners. The new adult class is held on Wednesdays starting on July 1 at the Apple Tree Community Room in New Castle from 7-7:45 p.m.Contact Shonna at 984-2265 or with any questions.

There will be an open house for the new Roaring Fork Business Resource Center (RFBRC) from 4:30-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at 817 Colorado Ave. #107, Glenwood Springs.The RFBRC has just finished implementing its virtual technology services and is now looking for businesses interested in becoming sponsors, mentors to other businesses, or members of the advisory council. There will be more information about these opportunities at the open house.The RFBRC will open to clients around Sept. 1 and is currently developing its client services. To find out more, visit the website at

Art and Allison Daily, authors of “Out of the Canyon: A True Story of Loss and Love,” will have a book signing from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday, July 1, at the Pour House restaurant, 351 Main St., Carbondale.”Out of the Canyon” is the story of the tragic accident a number of years ago when a boulder tumbled from the cliffs in Glenwood Canyon, smashing into the Daily family’s car, killing Art Daily’s wife, Kathy, and two sons, Tanner and Shea, but sparing him. The book is about the reawakening of love and healing of two broken lives. More about their story can be found at

The Glenwood Lions Club is holding a Shred-a-thon on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shredding will take place at the Community Bank parking lot located at 1810 Grand Ave. The purpose of the event is to offer people a safe and secure way to dispose of any unwanted documents with personal information.The event is open to the public, but the Lions are asking for $10 donations per office file box. The money raised will help to fund another Lions Club program, KidSight, which screens school-age children for degenerative eye disease.People can bring any paperwork they wish to have properly disposed of including tax documents, bank statements, medical records, canceled or blank checks, credit card statements or solicitations, or personal bills.

The 40th anniversary celebration is Aug. 1, with a theme of “Remembering the ’60s,” and organizers are now looking for volunteers, parade entries and booth applicants.This year live music will be provided by Heart of the Rockies at breakfast, The Strolling Scones in the afternoon, and regional favorite The Johnny O Band in the evening.Forms for booth spaces and parade entries have been mailed to those who participated in previous years, and can be picked up at Silt Town Hall, 231 N. Seventh St., and anyone interested in volunteering can call 876-5801.

Knitters and crocheters of all ages and skill levels are invited to Mountain Valley Textiles & Gifts in Glenwood Springs for a monthly social get together. Bring a project and a friend the first Thursday of every month from 4-7 p.m.

Hospice of the Valley is offering Grief Connections, a six-session grief support group in which we learn, share and create ways to adapt to the loss of a loved one. This group will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7 p.m. in Rifle at the Garfield School District Re-2 facilities office located at 215 E. 30th St. Meetings will start on June 25 and will continue to meet every other week until Sept. 3.Meetings are open to anyone in mourning but attendees must plan on attending all six sessions. Please call 970-261-7131 to pre-register and for further information.

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