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The community is invited to a free concert celebrating the late Maury Allen at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 26, at Basalt High School. Mr. Allen was a jazz drummer for most of his 86 years and performed frequently around the Roaring Fork Valley. He was one of the sponsors of the Valley Jazz Concert Series.

Tenor saxophone recording artist Harry Allen is bringing his world-renowned quartet to the “Celebrating Maury” event, sponsored by the Allen family and the Basalt Community United Methodist Church.

The city of Glenwood Springs Water Department asks all Glenwood Springs public water users to eliminate all unnecessary water usage, especially outdoors, from 6 a.m. Tuesday, July 26, through 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 27.

The water treatment plant will be off-line for utility work at the Eighth Street and Midland Avenue intersection project.

Please call 945-8372 or 945-7685 with questions.

Colorado Cares invites all Colorado residents to actively celebrate Colorado’s statehood by developing a community service project.

The annual celebration always takes place on the Saturday closest to Aug. 1, the date of Colorado becoming a state. This year it will be on Saturday, July 30, the 129th year of statehood.

This is a great opportunity to celebrate our statehood and join thousands of Coloradans in a variety of service projects and give back to our great state. Go to http://www.colorado.gov/coloradocares for more information.

Crested Butte Festival of the Arts attracts artists and craftspersons from across the country to one of the state’s largest National Register Districts. The festival lines historic Crested Butte’s Elk Avenue from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 6-7.

Artists will exhibit jewelry, fine arts, wood, photography, glass, floral, baskets, clay, sculpture, mixed media, fabric, wearable arts, leather, and metal.

The 51st Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be held from 7-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at Ninth and Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Tickets: 945-2345.

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