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The Gerry Goodman Band rocks the Grand Valley Pub & Grille in Parachute at 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22. Information: 285-9616.

Alpine Christian Academy will hold a family friendly Summer Carnival and Concert on Saturday, Aug. 22 at the school campus in Basalt across from the Willits subdivision. The carnival runs from Noon – 6pm and the concert from 4-7 p.m. A silent auction and BBQ will be available all day. Featured bands include Dan Sheridan, the Derek Brown Band, and the Christ Community Church Band. The carnival will include a petting zoo, bounce house, climbing wall, dunk tank, and lots of carnival games and activities. All proceeds will benefit Alpine Christian Academy’s educational programs.Alpine Christian Academy serves students preschool through high school. Enrollment applications for the 2009-1010 school year are currently being accepted. Call 927-9106 for more information.

Glenwood Springs Elementary School will host a “Boo Hoo Breakfast” for kindergarten parents on the first day of school, Monday, Aug. 24, from 8:10-9 a.m. in the school cafeteria.”This will be a chance for parents who have to leave their young scholar for the first time to talk with other mommies and daddies about this exciting day,” GSES Principal Sonya Hemmen said.The event will also help to get parents involved in school and “get into the flow” of how schools operate, she said.

The Glenwood Springs High School prom committee is holding a car wash Saturday, Aug. 22 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the bus loop at Glenwood Springs High School. Cost is $10 to have your car washed and there will also be beverages and snacks that will be available for purchase.

The Magical Moments Summer Concert Series, presented by the Redstone Community Association and Bighorn Toyota.Concerts in the series are free and take place on Saturday evenings in conjunction with a featured local artist exhibit. Continuing the series will be:Aug. 22 – The Strolling Scones, ’60s music, 6-9 p.m. Redstone Park

Ecological Gardening Series is a nine-week program that teaches the basics of natural and organic gardening techniques that are in unison with nature. Participants will learn to grow their own food and care for their garden system using entirely self-made and locally available products and holistic techniques. Courses will be in the form of “hands on” workshops at Rock Bottom Ranch every other Saturday.Aug. 22: Tinctures, Salves, and Herbal Remedies Crime Stoppers river outingThe Garfield and Eagle County Crime Stoppers host an Emergency Services Rafting Trip, the “How Low can you go Water” trip on Aug. 22. Meeting time is 9 a.m. at Whitewater Rafting Co., just off Interstate 70 at the West Glenwood exit. The trip usually ends about 4:30 p.m.Cost is $50 per person, including lunch. Participants may bring drinks, including water, soda or beer, but no glass containers. A large cooler will be provided.For more information and to reserve a spot, call Tanny McGinnis at (970) 309-9248, or Holly Hopple at (970) 309-9697.

Community Banks of Colorado is pleased to hold the second annual Community Banks Garage Sale on Saturday, Aug. 22, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the bank parking lot at 1810 Grand Avenue. All proceeds of this sale will benefit the United Way of Garfield County. The garage sale is the kick-off event for the United Way’s fall campaign. Information about the different service organizations that the United Way supports will be available or go to Much needed items! The community is invited to bring their new or “gently used” items to Community Banks of Colorado, any time. This applies to businesses too! Please leave the large ones at home until the day of the sale. No clothing please. If you have any questions or before dropping off items, please call Michele Diamond at 945-7035.

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