Community News & Notes
The Last Minute String Band invites you to a free acoustic concert of Old Time, Celtic, and American Hoedown music. Come share in the joy and community spirit of this living tradition. Listen or dance to the music of fiddles, mandolins, guitars, and banjos Saturday, Aug. 29 from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.For more information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-945-0350. http://www.lastminutestringband.com
The sixth annual Cody Brickell Miniature Golf Fundraiser will be held at Johnson’s Park on Saturday, Sept. 12 from noon to 9 p.m.The proceeds will benefit the Glenwood Springs wrestling program.There will be a silent auction and cash donations are welcome. Entry fee is $5 for a single and $20 for a family.Hole sponsorships are available. Call 947-1313 or 945-8450 for more information.
The All Saints’ Episcopal Church of Battlement Mesa will hold its annual “Chili and Bluegrass Festival” from 5-7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, featuring music, food and dancing. Everyone will be treated to chili and the usual fixin’s of cornbread or crackers, apple pie and a cold beverage. The meal and entertainment is $8 for adults and $4 for children 12 and under. Gift certificates are available. Call the church at (970) 285-0798 or Dickie Clvert, (970) 285-0212.Come listen to the toe-tapping, hand clapping, foot-stomping bluegrass music! Everyone is welcome!
The West Garfield County Landfill will be closed on Monday, Sept. 7 in observance of the Labor Day holiday. The landfill will reopen on Tuesday, Sept. 8 with its normal operating hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Take a free test-drive and Ford will donate $20 to Glenwood High Percussion Ensemble.Aug. 29 (Saturday). 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Glenwood Springs High SchoolThis event is a part of Ford’s national Drive One 4 UR School campaign. • Drivers must be 18 years or older and show a valid drivers license.• 12 different Cars, SUVs, and Trucks to test-drive. 15 minutes required to complete the drive.• Be entered in a drawing and everyone completing a test drive will receive an LED keychain.No sales solicitation and No obligations. The event will take place regardless of weather.Thanks to Glenwood Springs Ford for sponsoring this event. Last year’s event raised $2,100 for the purchase of a marimba.
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