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The Grand River Hospital and Medical Center will hold a dedication ceremony at 5:15 p.m. on Tuesday, July 14, followed by a tour of the new medical office building for primary care and the new physical therapy center to show all the services it now has to offer. The dedication and tour will start in the conference area through the south entrance of the southwest campus, 501 Airport Road in Rifle. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 625-6429.

Colorado State University’s summer outreach tour will kick off with visits to communities in and northwestern Colorado through July 16.The tour will include meetings with CSU Extension staff, members of CSU’s Colorado State Forest Service and the university’s Agricultural Experiment Station network, as well as with alumni, political officials, business and community leaders, students, parents and other interested citizens. CSU President Dr. Tony Frank and others will be on hand to meet directly with constituents.Alumni and friends events are free and open to the public. Anyone interested in attending can visit the web at http://www.alumni.colostate.edu or call (800) 286-2586 for more information and to RSVP.Stops include at Rivers Restaurant in Glenwood Springs from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, July 14.For more information about the Colorado State Community Tour, please contact Brad Bohlander at Brad.Bohlander@colostate.edu or (970) 491-6621.

The Queen’s Charity Golf Classic is an annual golf event held at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club to raise money for the Glenwood Springs High School Percussion Ensemble program.Sixty golfers will vie for more than $15,000 in purse and prizes, and the event is expanding its silent auction to include more than just the usual and greatly participant-appreciated free rounds of golf at area courses, gift certificates to several Locals Choice restaurants. This year’s event will include a unique, one-of-a-kind auction item.Host Cindy Orr, working with numerous friends and business contacts in the Nashville convention and meetings industry, helped secure an autographed guitar that was placed back stage at the recent CMA annual Music Festival on behalf of the GSHS Percussion Ensemble program. The guitar received more than a dozen autographs by current and emerging country stars, including Phil Vassar, Leroy Parnell, Jonny Lang, Mandy Barnett, Jeremy Lister, Gabe Dixon, Matt Ridenour, Tommy Sims, Jason Eskridge and bands Sixwire and The Dirt Drifters – and some surprise artists.Everyone is welcome to attend the silent auction and reception following the golf event. The reception begins at 6 p.m. and will feature live music featuring Locals Choice honoree Starcher Hutsen & Willow Wood as well as Denver artist Smokin’ Joe Poffel. A voluntary donation of $50 is requested for the silent auction and live music, which includes beverage tickets.For more information on any available slots in the tournament (registration of $89), which has a start time of noon and includes lunch, drinks, gift bags for golfers and more, or to register to attend the reception, silent auction and live music, contact queen@nprweb.org or 945-1478.



Carbondale artist Sheri Gaynor will be signing her new book, “Creative Awakenings: Envisioning the Life of Your Dreams Through Art,” at the Book Train book store on Friday, July 17, from 5-7 p.m. Call 945-7045 if you would like more information.

Rivers Restaurant hosts electric jazz and fusion by Eclectic Electric from 9 p.m. to midnight, Friday, July 17.


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