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Witt speaks to New Castle

Historical Society

The New Castle Historical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, July 28, at the museum. Anita Witt will speak about her newly published book, “I Remember One Horse: The Last of the Cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valley and Beyond.”

Foragers and farmers

of the 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.

Summer Reading Program

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.

Mountain Fair

volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed for the Carbondale Mountain Fair July 25-27, in Sopris Park in Carbondale. All volunteers who contribute four hours will receive a Mountain Fair T-shirt. Call the Mountain Fair office at 963-1680, or stop by 645 Main St., Carbondale.

Garfield County

Airport social

There will be a social and business meeting for Garfield County Airport users, spouses and friends at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7, at Columbine Restaurant at the Rifle Golf Course. Meet Brian Condie, airport manager, and give him ideas for airport improvements. RSVP by Aug. 1 to Larry Smalley, or call 625-1091.

GVCA picnic

The Grand Valley Citizens Alliance annual picnic at 4 p.m. Sunday, July 20, in Silt Town Park. Music, dancing, good food, and brief presentations on protecting land and landowners in western Garfield County. GVCA will provide burgers, brats, beverages, and dessert. Bring a side dish to share and table service.

Information: Steve Smith, 945-4490, or Shirley Willis, 285-7801.

Meditation Seminar

A seminar on the meditations of inner light and sound as taught by Sant Thakar Singh will be offered at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Glenwood Springs Library.

Information: 888-297-1715.

Birding walk at

Conservancy Park

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.

Ducky Derby Festival

The Sopris Barracuda Swim Team will sell ducks for the 12th annual Ducky Derby festival, to be held Saturday, Aug. 9, at Rio Grande Park in Aspen, sponsored by US Bank and the Aspen Rotary Club.

Approximately 30,000 ducks will be launched in the Roaring Fork River from No Problem Bridge at Herron Park, Aspen. This year’s grand prize is $15,000 in cash.

The mission of the Derby is to raise money for youth and human service organizations and scholarships from Aspen to Rifle.

The Barracuda Swim team will sell duck adoption papers in front of Glenwood’s City Market store on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at the Glenwood Wal-Mart on Wednesdays.

Ducks can be purchased until Aug. 4. One duck can be adopted for $5, five ducks for $25 or in groups of 20 for $100.

Information: Terri Miller, 947-9835 or Claire Noone, 945-7767.

Artphest registration

Registration for children’s art classes during the New Castle Artphest, between 2 and 4 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the New Castle Community Center. Artphest runs during Burning Mountain Festival, July 16-20. An open house to view art works is set for 7-10 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the community center.

Pendulums, dowsing and muscle rods

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.

Garden Party

at Clay Center

The Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main Street, will host a Garden Party for ages 9 and up from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. July 21-24. Make flowerpots, lemonade glasses and an array of summer inspired creations. Information and to register: 963-2529.

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