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The third annual Sunset Wine Tasting Extravaganza ’08 will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 11, at Columbine Restaurant in Rifle.

Fine wines, port and microbrews, and gourmet cuisine from Columbine Restaurant will be served. A silent auction, live music with Acoustic Mayhem, art displays and a pastel demonstration will be part of the evening.

The event is hosted by Shale Country LIquors and Columbine Restaurant, and is a benefit for Bookclifffs Council on the Arts and Humanitities.

Purchase tickets at Shale Country Liquors, Columbine Restaurant or MicroPlastics.

Transportation available upon request.

The Glenwood Springs Recreation Department is offering a Black Hawk Casino Trip for Seniors aged 50 and up Sunday, June 8. Please register by Monday, June 2.

For more information, call 384-6301.

Re-Defining Life in the Midst of Cancer, a support group for anyone touched by a diagnosis of cancer, will hold its next meeting from noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, June 2, at the Transitions to Wellness Building, 1322 Grand Ave.

For more information, call Marti Stude at 963-1492 or Cindy Webb at 384-7582.

The Hidden Gems Wilderness Campaign is offering a series of free hikes this summer into areas proposed for wilderness designation.

The campaign is advocating for more than 600,000 acres of new wilderness in and around the White River National Forest. The proposal includes significant expansions of the Flat Tops, Maroon Bells-Snowmass and other existing wilderness areas, as well as several major new wildernesses along the flanks of the Flat Tops and in the Thompson Creek area.

Campaign partners, led locally by the Wilderness Workshop in partnership with Bristlecone Mountain Sports, are organizing more than two dozen guided outings into Hidden Gems areas. The full hike schedule is posted at

Deck Art Day at the Glenwood Springs Community Center Pool for all ages will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 6.

For more information, call 384-6301 or visit

A cottage concert will take place at 4 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at the Schenck residence on Missouri Heights. Betsy Schenck will play piano works by Bach and Chopin, and an Americana tribute or medley of Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Scott Joplin and Zez Confrey (that’s right, Zez, you know, “Kitten on the Keys.”)

The program is an hour long, with no intermission, with a reception following. Hostess: Mary Lilly.

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