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Runners and walkers are invited to stretch their legs for literacy Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Glenwood Canyon Shuffle Race for Literacy. A half-marathon (13.1-mile) run and relay race and 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk will take place on the bike path in scenic Glenwood Canyon east of Glenwood Springs.The half-marathon begins at 9 a.m. and the 5K starts at 10. Buses will take participants from the finish line at the No Name exit of Glenwood Canyon to the race starting points. Relay teams of up to five people are welcome to participate in the half-marathon. Team sponsorships by companies, service clubs, etc., are encouraged.The entry fee is $25 per person in the half-marathon, and $50 per team, and the 5K cost is $15 per person. A late fee of $5 per person and $25 per team applies to entries received after Sept. 28. Online registration is available at Or, for a race form or further information, contact Dennis Webb, 970-876-0768, or by e-mail at The race entry fee includes a long-sleeved T-shirt.The event benefits Literacy Outreach, a sponsored program of Colorado Mountain College. Literacy Outreach provides one-on-one tutoring for adults through professionally trained volunteers in Garfield County.

The Glenwood Springs Eagles Club hosts a potluck picnic and horseshoes tournament starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, at Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs.The day’s activities conclude with a dance at the Eagles Club, 312 7th St., beginning at 9 p.m. and featuring the classic rock of Sons of Jupiter. Admission for the dance is $10 per person or $15 for couples, including first refreshment.Also, playing the Eagles dance on Friday, Aug. 21 will be Big Daddy Lee & The King Bees beginning at 8 p.m. For more information, call 948-5953.

The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will have its annual potluck picnic at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 17 at the south pavilion in Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs. Hamburgers, hotdogs and bottled water will be provided and members may bring side dishes and desserts. Anyone interested in archaeology is welcome to attend. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

The Magical Moments Summer Concert Series, presented by the Redstone Community Association and Bighorn Toyota, resumes Aug. 15 with Nashville folk and blues by the Peter Karp Band, from 6-9 p.m. at the Crystal Club Cafe. Concerts in the series are free and take place on Saturday evenings in conjunction with a featured local artist exhibit.

Glenwood Springs Cub Scout Pack 225 will hold its annual Car wash at The Pit Stop in Glenwood Springs on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Cost is $5 a vehicle.

Up with People is looking for area host families to house students between Aug. 13-17 who will be part of the 85-member cast that will be performing in Snowmass Village that week.The cast members represent 20 countries and more than 25 states. Local host families are expected to provide a bed, local transportation at the beginning and end of each day, breakfast and most dinners. Cast members will be home with the family most evenings to participate in their activities and interests.Host families will receive two complimentary tickets to the Up with People show, at 8 p.m. Aug. 15 on the Fanny Hill concert stage.Anyone interested in hosting a cast member should contact Brandon Serna via e-mail at, or by calling (720) 839-7018.Tickets for the Aug. 15 concert are also on sale at all City Market locations, online at, or at the gate the evening of the show.

The 7th Festival Las Amricas takes place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 15, in Carbondale’s Sopris Park.The festival celebrates the richness of culture and traditions of the American continent. It is organized by Club Rotario Roaring Fork and serves as a fundraiser for educational projects throughout the area. The day will include cultural, artistic and recreational activities for the whole family, plus a variety of food styles representing flavors from the Chilean coast to the Rockies. Live entertainment will feature Mexican northern music, salsa music and a full Mariachi band. Volunteers are still needed for a variety of tasks during the day. For more information, call Don or Diana at (970) 947-1776.

Basalt’s 12th annual River Day takes place all-day Saturday at its new and unique venue at Old Pond Park, located next to the Roaring Fork River on Two Rivers Road.The day begins with the Basalt Half Marathon and Lions Club Pancake Breakfast. At 11 a.m. is the River Day Parade on Midland Avenue, followed by a variety of activities at Old Pond Park, including the Growing Years River Day carnival for the kids, a wine and beer garden for the adults, fishing clinics, story times, arts and crafts, local vendors.Live music begins at 8:30 a.m. with Heart of the Rockies during the pancake breakfast, followed by the Earthbeat Choir at 10 a.m., Lizard Skinner at noon, Funky Munky and ThunderLuv 2:30 p.m., and the Double Diamond Band at 5 p.m.

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