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Rodeos, royalty and exhibits kick off 2005 Garfield County Fair this week

RIFLE Themed Meeting in the Middle, the Garfield County Fair and Rodeo starts this weekend with several events focused on the areas youth.At 2 p.m. Sunday, gymkhana equestrian events for age groups including 9 and under, 9 through 13, 14 through 18, and 19 and up returns to the Garfield County Fairgrounds outdoor arena. Entries for flag racing, pole bending, barrel racing and keyhole competitions will be accepted from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. the day of the show. No late entries will be accepted.Also on Sunday, the Garfield County royalty will be named. Preliminaries are from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. ,and finals are at 6:30 p.m. in the Rifle High School auditorium.The Junior Rodeo for ages 18 and under will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the fairgrounds. From barrel racing to bull riding, the competition will provide entertainment for rodeo fans of all ages.Serious rodeo fans will get their chance to take in all the action on Wednesday and Thursday when the Colorado Pro Rodeo Association gets underway at 7 p.m. each night. The event features bareback and saddle bronco riding, ladies barrel racing, bull riding, tie-down roping, steer wrestling and rodeo clowns.Fair exhibits will be open all week a the fairgrounds. The parade and other large events are scheduled for next weekend.See this weeks calendar on page A9 for more on fair events and entries.

Your event could be featured here: To submit event information for this calendar: fax, 945-4487; e-mail at community@postindependent.com; or in person at 2014 Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs. Please contact Kay Vasilakis at 945-8515, ext. 513 or kvasilakis@postindependent.com.SATURDAY, AUGUST 6West Garfield County Landfill open seven days/week, 9 a.m.-4p.m. 625-2516Glenwood Dance Academy. Over 35 dance classes weekly. All classes throughout summer. Over 20 Pilates mat and semi-private reformer classes per week. Package deals available. 945-2717Open seven days/week, New Castle Family Fitness offers exercise classes, cardio theatre, weight room, massage, personal training, complimentary childcare. Open 5 a.m. weekdays; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 12 -5 p.m. Sunday. 984-3200, newcastlefamilyfitness.comSilt Hey Days, pancake breakfast, parade, booths, games, fun.Glenwood Community Center: open swim, 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; KidKare; open gym; staffed wall 3-8 p.m.; BYOG; anusara yoga. 384-63017 – 11 a.m., Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, adjacent to Centennial Park, downtown Glenwood Springs. 945-23457:30 a.m. Saturday Farmers Market, True Value parking lot, 16th and Grand Ave., fresh local produce, fresh breads and meats.8 a.m., 4-H /FAA horse show, Garfield County Fairgrounds, Rifle.8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Aug. 6-7, Hunter Education class, RE-1 School District administration building, Glenwood Springs. Pre-registration not necessary, be prompt.9:30 a.m. Glenwood Dance Academy, Circuit Pilates. 945-271710 a.m., ABATE, motorcyclists rights organization, Moose Lodge, 133 E. Third St., Rifle. 625-1912, 618-1593noon – 2 p.m., Poi dance class, Glenwood Center for the Arts, ancient form of dance from Indigenous New Zealand, instructor Rachel Hansen 8.6 Info: 945-2414.12-4 p.m, Center for the Arts Gallery open. 945-24144 p.m., Anvil Points Quilt show/sale, Silt Historical Park. 876-24935:30-10 p.m., Puttin on the Dog (and Kitty Cat) Ball, Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley Campus, 947-9173.7-9 p.m., free concert by The Last Minute String Band, Centennial Park, corner of Ninth St. and Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.8 p.m., Fly Fishing program, Rifle Falls State Park, Mountain Mist Amphitheater. Info: 625-1607.8 p.m., live entertainment, Butchs Smokehouse. 945-06058:30 p.m., The comedy stylings of Barry Smith, Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Info: 963-3304.9 p.m., Johnny O Band, the Miners Claim Restaurant, Silt.SUNDAY, AUGUST 7West Garfield County Landfill open seven days/week, 9 a.m.-4p.m. 625-2516Glenwood Dance Academy. Over 35 dance classes weekly. All classes throughout summer. Over 20 Pilates mat and semi-private reformer classes per week. Package deals available. 945-2717Open seven days/week, New Castle Family Fitness offers exercise classes, cardio theatre, weight room, massage, personal training, complimentary childcare. Open 5 a.m. weekdays; 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.; 12 -5 p.m. Sunday. 984-3200, newcastlefamilyfitness.comGlenwood Community Center: open gym; open swim, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.; open kayak; staffed wall, 12 – 5 p.m. 384-63018 -11 a.m., Eagles Club breakfast, 312 Seventh Street, Glenwood Springs. 945-8333 after 4 p.m.9:30 a.m., Tibetan Buddhist meditation/dharma talk, Carbondale. 963-285810 a.m. Sustainable Settings Ranch Volunteer Days, 6107 Hwy 133, sustainability education/work activities. 963-610710 a.m. – 4 p.m., Ironbridge Golf Club grand opening. Golf contests for adults and kids, prizes, free give-aways, complimentary lunch, soft drinks, beer. 11 a.m to 1 p.m., Jill Sheeley, author of Frasier the Yellow Dog series book signing. Book Bistro, Redstone. 963-1691.1 p.m., Mt. Sopris Bridge Club, Glenwood Community Center. 984-2930 1 p.m., Amici dItalia Picnic in the Park, Veltus Park, Glenwood Springs. Italian descendents, bring dish to share/lawn chairs. 945-64222 p.m., Open Gymkhana, Garfield County Fair, County Fairgrounds, Rifle.2-4 p.m., 2005 Vacation Bible School, Basalt Community United Methodist Church. 6 p.m., DivorceCare, divorce/recovery topics, Mountain View Church. 945-83637-midnight, Karaoke Sunday nights, Silt Bar. 876-99067 – 9 p.m., Open Mike at the Nugget, 403 Main Street, Carbondale. 319-0108MONDAY, AUGUST 8Garfield County Fair home economics/general projects check-in/judging. County Fairgrounds, Rifle.8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday, Senior/disabled transportation available. 945-9117, 625-1366Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts classes: pre-ballet, dance dogs for boys, beginner pointe, modern dance. 945-2414Glenwood Community Center: lap swim; total aquarience; open swim, 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.; KidKare; open gym; adult drop-in basketball; Yampah Yahoos; hatha yoga; mat Pilates; indoor cycling; cardio blast. 384-63019 a.m. Glenwood Springs Group of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America meeting, Mountain View Church. All stitchers welcome. Info: 945-7434. 11:30 a.m., Senior Lunch, New Castle Cafe. RSVP: 984-2301.6 p.m., Western Rivers Weavers Guild August potluck meeting, Sayre Park, Glenwood Springs. Meet at picnic tables at north end of the park. Bring food to share/fiber project. 947-9842 evenings/weekends; 947-5471 days6:30 p.m., African dance class, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. 945-24146:30 – 8 p.m., Aug. 8-11,Vacation Bible School, Basalt Community United Methodist Church.7 p.m., West Garfield County Democrats meeting, Grand Valley Christian Church, Parachute. 285-65827 p.m., Rifle Centennial meeting, Rifle City Hall. 625-62567:30 p.m., Scotch Doubles eight-ball pool tournament, The Shortstop, El Jebel. 963-1299TUESDAY, AUGUST 9Garfield County Fair weigh-ins/exhibits/ dog show. Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts classes: pre-ballet, tap all levels, art, oil painting, mudslinging for kids, wheel throwing for kids and adults, tile and mosaics. 945-2414Glenwood Community Center: lap swim; cardio travel; open swim, 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; aqau aerobics; KidKare; open gym; adult drop-in basketball; indoor cycling; hatha yoga; mat Pilates; beginner weights and aerobics; prenatal yoga; step & sculpt; staffed wall, 5 – 9 p.m. 384-630110:30-11:30 a.m., Tuesdays/Thursdays, Free low-impact aerobics, Midvalley Seniors at Valley Pines, Basalt. Lunch served. RSVP: 927-6430. 10:30 a.m., Story time, Town Center Booksellers, Basalt. 927-2665noon, Senior Lunch, CMC Blake campus, Glenwood Springs and Rifle Senior center. 945-9117 (Glenwood), 625-1366 (Rifle) noon, The French Circle, lovers of the French language, CMC Blake Center, Room 2E, Glenwood Springs.1-2 p.m., Nature Talk Series, topic: Insectopia, Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs. 945-25213-5 p.m., Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Thursdays, Open play/Drop & Shop Gyminikids, Basalt. 927-10004 p.m., Glenwood Springs Downtown Market, Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand. Produce, arts and crafts, Cafe Court with live cooking demos in Sunlight Ski and Bike Shops parking lot. 945-03215:30 p.m., Grief Group, St. Stephens School, 414 Hyland Park Drive, Glenwood Springs. Walk-ins welcome. 945-83766 p.m., Legendary Blues Man Huey Plumbly, Fins Restaurant, upstairs at 710 Grand Ave. 945-47716 p.m., Small Acreage Management Series: Soils & Specialty Crops for Small Farms, Eagle Public Library. 328-86306 p.m., Tuesday Night Bar, Garfield County Courthouse, Glenwood Springs. Volunteer attorneys provide 15-minute private consultations for divorce, custody, renters rights, etc. 945-8858 6 p.m. – ?? Chess players: all abilities/ages welcome. Kahhak Fine Arts Studio, 411 Main Street, Carbondale. 704-06226:30 p.m., free Family Fun Nights, Basalt Regional Library. 927-43117 p.m. Garfield County Fair Junior Rodeo, County Fairgrounds, Rifle.7-9:30 p.m., Ladies Night, New Castle Canyon Club. 984-31148 p.m., eight-ball pool tournament, Full Moon Saloon, Carbondale. 963-12999 p.m., Karaoke Crush, Hurricane Bar, Carbondale.WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10Garfield County Fair- swine show/marketGlenwood Center for the Arts classes: pre-ballet, jazz, ballet all levels, watercolor, colored clay, bellydancing, silversmithing, culinary arts. 945-2414Glenwood Community Center: lap swim, 5:30-8 a.m.; total aquarience; open swim; KidKare; open gym; adult drop-in basketball; Yampah Yahoos; mat Pilates; cardio blast. 384-630110:30 a.m., Glenwood Springs Library story time, 945-5958; Rifle Library story time, 625-3471.noon, Garfield County Democrats meeting, Sacred Grounds Coffee Shop, Glenwood Springs. 285-9826/ garfieldcountydemocrats.comnoon, Senior lunch, Carbondale, Rominger Room, Crystal Meadows Senior Housing, bingo following, 945-9117; Senior Lunch Silt Firestation, 625-1877; Senior Lunch Parachute Senior Center, RVSP Monday before noon: 285-7216, 625-1366noon, Basalt Garden July Full Bloom Walkabout, Lisa DiNardo, Basalt town horticulturist, plant selection/landscape design/water-wise gardening. Meet in front of the Red Caboose in Lions Park, Basalt.1-4 p.m., Wednesdays; 7-9 p.m. Thursdays, Family History Library, Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints, 409 29 St., Glenwood Springs. 704-99602 p.m., Hillside Acres Basalt Market, homegrown produce, honey, flowers. Location: behind Riverwalk, downtown Basalt. 927-40316 p.m., Evening Senior meal, New Castle Cafe. 984-23346-9:45 p.m., Drop-in art classes, Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St., Carbondale. 704-06226:30 p.m., Anvil Points Quilt Guild workshop, Lovell Building, 200 E. Fourth Street, Rifle. 876-24936:30 p.m., Tibetan Buddhist compassion meditation, Carbondale. 963-28587 p.m., Colorado Pro-Rodeo, Garfield County Fair, County Fairgrounds, Rifle.7 p.m., Classical piano master class, host: St. Mary Performance Series, St. Mary Catholic Church, Rifle. Carla Ramsey, Stuart Stapleton perform, Linda Jenks Colby as clinician. Free, donations accepted. 984-04197 p.m., Free Weight Loss Wednesdays, Parsons Chiropractic Clinic, 916 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. 947-12417 p.m., Free wellness seminar, Injury Release and Wellness Health Clinic, 3950 MidlandAve., Suite 3. 945-20977 p.m., New Castle Planning & Zoning Commission, New Castle Town Hall. 984-23118 p.m., Wednesday Night Live, Daniel Hallford, solo classical guitar, Glenwood Music, 715 Cooper Avenue, free. Info: 928-8628.9-closing, Karaoke, New Castle Canyon Club. 984-31149-closing, Wednesday/Thursday, Classy Karaoke Show, OLearys Saloon, Rifle. 625-9567THURSDAY, AUGUST 11Garfield County Fair, livestock showsFree yoga Thursdays, Rocky Mountain Institute for Physical Medicine, free private sessions by appointment. 948-0179Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts classes. 945-2414Glenwood Community Center: lap swim; cardio travel; open swim, 9 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; aqua aerobics; KidKare; open gym; adult drop-in basketball; indoor cycling; hata yoga; tai chi; kickboxing; kundalini yoga; anusara yoga; staffed wall, 5 – 9 p.m. 384-630110:30 a.m., Preschool story time, Rifle Library. 625-3471noon, Senior lunch, Rifle Senior Center. 625-13666 p.m., live music at Fins Grille and Raw Bar. Location: upstairs, 710 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. 945-47716 p.m., sign-up, 7 p.m. free Texas Holdem, Butchs Smokehouse, 51359 Highway 6 & 4, West Glenwood. 945-06056 p.m., Garfield County Energy Advisory Board Meeting, Rifle Senior Center, 50 Ute Avenue, Rifle.6 p.m., Town of Basalt community meeting, Basalt Middle School, community survey results. 927-4701.6:30 p.m., New Castle Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS), Apple Tree Community Center. 984-39277 p.m. Colorado Pro-Rodeo, Garfield County Fair, County Fairgrounds, Rifle.7-11 p.m., Old-Time Acoustic Music Jam, Summit Canyon Coffeeshop, free. The Last Minute String Band and friends. All acoustic pickers welcome. 7-9 p.m., Roaring Fork Valley Model Railroaders, 713 Cooper. Visitors welcome. 945-24577-10 p.m., Glenwood Springs Writers Workshop, Glenwood Mennonite Church basement. 947-1236 7 p.m. KDNK Bingo, Dos Gringos, Carbondale. 963-01397:30 p.m., Elks Lodge #2286 Bingo, 51939 US Highway 6 & 24, Glenwood Springs. Snack bar available. 945-22868 p.m., nine-ball Pool Tournament, Full Moon Saloon, Van Rand Center, 0144 Hwy 133, Carbondale. 963-12998:30 p.m., Shannon McNally Geronimo, Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. 963-3304FRIDAY, AUGUST 12Garfield County Fair, poultry, beef shows. County Fairgrounds, Rifle.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts classes. 945-2414Glenwood Community Center: lap swim; open swim, 9 a.m. – 9:30 p.m; KidKare; open gym; adult drop-in basketball; drop-in volleyball; Yampah Yahoos; hatha yoga. 384-630110:30 a.m., Story time, New Castle Branch Library. 984-2346noon, Senior Lunch, CMC Glenwood Blake Campus. 945-91171:30-4 p.m., Silt needlework group, Silt Historical Park. 876-58013 p.m. August 12, and 8 a.m – 5 p.m. August13, Garfield County Regional Airport Air Fair Activities, barbecue, KidSpace activities, remote control aircraft demo, flour bombing competition, historical aircraft rides, more.6 p.m. August 12 – 10 a.m. August 13, Glenwood Springs High School, The Relay For Life, Glenwood Springs.6 p.m., Alumni baseball game, new Cooper Field dedication at Deerfield Park, Rifle. 625-5026, 984-24777 p.m., Parade of Champions, Colorado Pro-Rodeo, Garfield County Fair, County Fairgrounds, Rifle.7 p.m., Sybarite Chamber Players, Roaring Fork Leadership, Elizabeth and David Parker residence, 71 Shavano Drive, Aspen. RSVP: Virginia at 922-6035. Payment at the door or in advance.8 p.m. Karaoke, Butchs Smokehouse, 51359 Highway 6 & 4, West Glenwood. 945-06058 p.m., Love Letters, performed by Joyce Bulifant and Roger Perry, River Valley Ranch Clubhouse, Carbondale. Tickets: Travel King, 963-1133 or Sounds Easy, 963-1303.


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