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Head over heels in the park

Steppin' Out with AprilApril E. ClarkGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Somehow my roommate bears witness every time I make a fool out of myself.The other day, we were at Glenwood Park to practice some rugby. That didn’t happen, so we stuck around and watched the Defiance men’s rugby team run drills.Many of them had shaved heads. But I’m not doing it.No matter how mean it’ll make me look.

So the guys started to wrap it up and my roommate Kendra and I went to leave on our bikes. I threw the bag of rugby balls over my shoulder. Somehow the bag got a little twisted up, I think in my spokes. I hit my front brake on accident because I was using one hand instead of two.Then, like a scene from a YouTube bike crash video, I proceeded to flip over the handlebars of my Snap-on Tools Gold Edition Trek not-quite-so-hardcore mountain bike.Landing on the asphalt, I banged up my knee and my thigh – not to mention my pride because a bunch of people standing around the park saw it happen.If we would have had a video camera, Kendra’s convinced we could win $10,000 on “America’s Funniest Videos.”I seem to do the most embarrassing things when I’m with her, i.e. fall down the stairs at a party, trip in the parking lot wearing heels, etc. So we’re thinking of investing in a hand-held camera because I’m guaranteed do something that shows I have as much grace as the Cookie Monster.

Leave it to April.Today and SaturdayIt’s happening in Glenwood Springs to boot: Eighth annual Rocky Mountain Student Filmfest, up-and-coming talent from a new generation of filmmakers, 7:30 p.m., Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Tickets: $5

This is why I’d kick it up here: Get a sneak peek at the future of filmmaking with this student-run festival taking place two nights. Each evening features different showings, so if you’re really into indie films go for a double shot. The high school students in charge have put a lot of time and effort into the fest – one of two in the state – meeting every Wednesday since August. They deserve the limelight this weekend, and plenty of applause when the films end.SaturdayIt’s happening in Carbondale to boot: Ninth Annual Carbondale Dandelion Day/Community Flea Market, with parade, vendors, food, music, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sopris Park, Carbondale. Information: 704-4115This is why I’d kick it up here: Sure dandelions are weeds, but they make a good beer and wine, from what I’ve heard. And the yellow dye from the petals makes good war paint when rubbed on the face. So celebrate the yellow weed with Carbondale’s ode to the earth at Sopris Park. The Procession of the Species parade is also a sight to see, so bring a camera. Happy Dandelion Day.

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