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Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will close at 3 p.m. Saturday for a private event. The park is hosting Valley View Hospital’s Spirit of Caring, in recognition of outstanding efforts by groups and individuals to care for patients, employees, and the community. The Adventure Park will reopen to the public at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. To learn more about hosting an event at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, call 945-4228, ext. 27.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park is bringing together two popular bands ” Chris Daniels and the Kings and SoulFeel ” for “Music on the Mountain” Friday, Sept. 23.

SoulFeel, Locals’ Choice for Best Band, will kick-off the evening at 6:30 p.m. Chris Daniels and the Kings, a seven-piece horn band known for “funky blues,” takes the stage at 8 p.m.

The concert is free for annual pass members. General admission is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. The price includes round-trip transportation on the Iron Mountain Tramway. Fold-up lawn chairs and blankets are welcome. Limited seating will be available.

The Adventure Park’s thrill rides ” the Canyon Flyer, Alpine Rush and Swing Shot ” will be open until 8 p.m. Cave tours will be available until 7 p.m. Doc’s Rock and Discovery Rock will be open until 5 p.m.

The community is invited to a Community Forum with State Rep. Al White from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22, at the Rifle Fire Department, located at 1850 Railroad Ave. in Rifle.

Representative White will share legislative updates and discuss local concerns with his constituency.

The Glenwood Springs Community Center Swimming Pool, 100 Wulfsohn Rd., will be hosting an informational meeting about the Masters Swim Team at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 22. This swim fitness program is for individuals 19 and older who enjoy swimming in a structured program. The only prerequisite is the ability to lap swim approximately 20-30 minutes.

Contact Tony Hecksel at 618-2484 or Kristi Brewer, Aquatic Coordinator, at 384-6306 for more information.

Wanda Micheli and the Decades will be performing a benefit concert for Hurricane Katrina victims at El JeBowl bowling alley from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 in El Jebel. There will be a $5 minimum donation and all proceeds go to the American Red Cross and the U.S. Coast Guard. Call 963-1978 with questions.

The KDNK Earlybird Membership Drive runs through Oct. 5. Earlybird membership helps KDNK raise money before the on-air fund drive, which runs Oct. 5-14, and helps get a jump start towards the $40,000 KDNK needs to raise. This money helps the station bring NPR, Democracy Now, Alternative Radio, local news and lots of diverse music to the Roaring Fork Valley airwaves.

KDNK is “listener-supported” radio. Support comes through yearly memberships, underwriting, grants and fund-raising events. KDNK is part of the “Emergency Alert” system for this valley and can give immediate assistance during crisis times. KDNK is also independent media and music, something which is harder and harder to find.

Sign up as an Earlybird Member and become eligible to win a “Leadville Getaway Trip.”

KDNK will also be raising money for radio stations in the south wiped out by Hurricane Katrina on Oct. 10. Stay tuned to KDNK at 88.1, 88.3 or 88.5 for further details, or call 963-0139.

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