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Healthways/SilverSneakers Fitness Program is coming to the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center. An initial sign up and eligibility verification will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Monday, June 30th, at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center, 567 Colorado Ave., in downtown Carbondale.

The initial Silver Sneakers event is a “Getting to know you” registration and eligibility verification day for holders of medicare supplemental health care insurance plans. If your insurance plan qualifies, you will receive a free Carbondale Recreation and Community Center annual membership and all its benefits.

Call 704-4190 for more details on the new SilverSneakers program.

Join the Glenwood Springs Recreation Department Wednesday, July 9th for an enjoyable day touring the Wheeler/Stallard House museum and the Holden/Marolt Barn museum in Aspen. The fee includes transportation, admissions into the museums and a box lunch. Leave the Glenwood Springs Community Center at 9 a.m.

Register by July 7.

For more information, call 384-6301 or visit us at

The Ski Country Amateur Radio Club will be participating in a country-wide Field Day Communications Contest June 27-June 29.

Club radio operators will try to score contacts from other hams in all the world’s continents. The public is invited to visit the operation at any time and listen to voices and Morse Code from all over the globe. Operators will be working 24 hours a day through out the entire contest. These forms of exercises help to hone skills for use in emergencies throughout the world.

The operating site will be held at an encampment on a mesa about five miles from El Jebel.

For further information call, Jack Gabow at 963-0484, or Bob or Sue Ludke at 945-8722.

A free public dialogue on String Theory and the Structure of the Universe with Professor Shamit Kachru, Stanford University, will be held at 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 3, at the Aspen Center for Physics, Sixth and Gillespie in Aspen.

Big Bang cosmology has been a very successful framework for understanding the universe over the past 40 years. Theories of cosmic inflation, how they may emerge from string theory, and how future experiments may find striking signatures of the stringy origin of the universe will be discussed.

For more information, call 925-2585 or visit

Friday Night Flicks will return Fridays in August at Two Rivers Amphitheater in Glenwood Springs. This year’s series will kickoff with the showing of “ET” Aug. 1; followed by “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” Aug. 8th; and “Back to the Future” Aug. 15th.

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