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Food, glorious food and a motley Krewe

Steppin' Out with AprilApril E. Clark

Man, am I on a roll.Since declaring I would attend every event I pick in Steppin’ Out, I’ve been pretty much keeping my word. I’ve missed a few, but for the most part, I’ve been making my rounds ’round the valley.And it sure has been fun.Last weekend, I went lake kayaking at Summit Canyon Mountaineering’s Paddle Days. I’d never been to Harvey Gap before, so it was a nice adventure in the Great Outdoors.I enjoyed a toe-tapping evening Sunday in Sopris Park to the music of local band Coyote Gospel and east coast pickers The Mammals. The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities really know how to put on a show.The best part of the Sopris Park shows is watching the barefoot little ones dance in front of the stage. They sure have some great moves for being 3 or 4 – I could learn something.Maybe I should make “dance like no one is watching” my official credo. I’m thinking a mix between Elaine from Seinfeld and Napoleon Dynamite.Awesome.

It’s happening in New Castle to boot: Taste of New Castle with a free concert by John Adams at Burning Mountain Park, 6-9 p.m. Information: Patti Reich, 984-2861This is why I’d kick it up here: It’ll be hard to go hungry in New Castle tonight. Elk Creek Mining Company is firing up chicken fajitas and barbecue beef, City Market has picnic fixins such as grilled hamburgers, potato salad and corn on the cob, and Big Hoss BBQ is bringing the ribs. New Castle Cafe offers foot-long hot dogs, hamburgers and barbecue beef sandwiches, the St. John Episcopal Church ladies are making their famous homemade pies and serving fresh coffee, and Garcia’s features its fine Mexican food. “It’s a good time to socialize and be a part of the community,” said Patti Reich, chair of the event. “You can walk around the park and see what you are hungry for.” My stomach just growled.

It’s happening in Carbondale to boot: Toubab Krewe, Carbondale free Summer of Music concert series, 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Sopris Park. Information: 963-1680 and http://www.toubabkrewe.com or myspace.com/toubabkreweThis is why I’d kick it up here: Ladies, these guys are hot. OK, and the band’s music is really cool, too. Just go to the Web site at http://www.toubabkrewe.com or myspace.com/toubabkrewe and see what I mean. Then head to Carbondale with a blanket and picnic basket filled with dinner goodies and don’t forget to shake that money maker. These boys will appreciate our beautiful local ladies.


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