Prehistoric farmers of Southwest
The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archeology Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 21, at the Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper, Glenwood Springs. Robert Dello-Russo will speak about methods used to understand foragers and farmers in the American Southwest. Information: Larry Scarbrough, 970-949-0288.
Women, learn to hammer
Solar Energy International will offer Women’s Carpentry Skills, July 21-25 and Solar Water Pumping, July 19 and 20, all in Paonia. Information and to register: 970-527-7657, http://www.solarenergy.org.
Learn about pendulums
Learn about pendulums, dowsing rods and muscle testing from 6:45-9:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at A Spiritual Center in Carbondale. Information: Golden, 927-0188.
Garfield County Library Summer Reading Program continues with special free performances by juggler Peter Davison at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 22, at Carbondale City Hall and at 1 and 3 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library; at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the New Castle Community Center and at 2 p.m. at Bea Underwood Elementary School in Battlement Mesa; at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 24, at the Silt Community Center and at 2 p.m. at Rifle City Hall. Information: Call your local library or 945-5958.
Riverside birding offered
The Roaring Fork Conservancy offers Riverside Birding at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at Conservancy Park in the Park East subdivision, near the Glenwood Springs airport and Sopris Elementary School. An hour-long bird walk along the banks of the Roaring Fork River. Binoculars, field guides, and activities provided. Information: Roaring Fork Conservancy, 927-1290.
Geology tour with
Guided geologic history tour of the Colorado River Valley canyons, Glenwood to New Castle, with a slide show and instruction at 6 p.m. Thursday, July 24, and a field trip from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 26. Registration deadline is July 22. Meet at Basalt Town Hall, 101 Midland Avenue, in Lions Park. Information: Dorothy Howard, 927-8214.
Don your tie-dye
The 32nd Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair runs July 25-27 in Sopris Park, Carbondale. This free outdoor event brings 135 artisans, 22 food booths and 14 main stage performances featuring nationally touring music groups as well as regional and local performers. In addition there will be eight local children’s performances, plus a children’s area with games, hands-on activities, performance tent, contests as well as adult contests and competitions. Information: 963-1680.
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In a pair of Saturday matinee games at the Chavez-Spencer Gymnasium, the Glenwood Springs girls and boys teams played host to the Steamboat Springs Sailors in 4A Western Slope League basketball action.