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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

A Car Wash Fundraiser will be held Glenwood Springs High School Saturday, July 24 to benefit the Glenwood Springs Percussion Ensemble.

Swing into the high school parking lot between 8 a.m. and noon and support this nationally competing ensemble.

The ensemble of local high school and middle school students is raising money to purchase a new marimba and a set of marching drums. The additional instruments will give more local students the opportunity to play and march at GSHS football games this year.



In the spring, the 20-plus member ensemble competes regionally and, possibly, returning to Dayton, Ohio for the WGI Worlds. This year the ensemble finished sixth – a remarkable feat for their first trip.

Donate what you’d like and drive away with a clean car and the satisfaction of supporting a remarkable youth program. Ask for a demonstration of the “quads” while your car is getting clean.



For more information about supporting the Glenwood Springs Percussion, contact Frank Martin at 970-928-9347.

An area-wide food drive for LIFT-UP will be held on Saturday, July 24 from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. at all local City Markets and at Clark’s Market in Battlement Mesa.

This will be a great opportunity to clean out the cupboards, and help LIFT-UP keep up with the continued high demand for assistance. Please bring non-perishable food items or purchase extra items while shopping and place them in the collection boxes at the stores. Together we can make sure everyone in our region has food to eat during these difficult economic times!

Garfield County Search and Rescue Inc. is hosting a Family Off Highway Vehicle Poker Run at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, July 24, in the Meadow Lake area of the Flat Tops. Cost is $6 per hand or 4 hands for $20, with cash prizes of $500, $300 and $200. There will be door prizes, burgers, hot dogs, chili and soda provided.

For additional information, call (970) 309-4609 or (970) 948-8525 or e-mail garfieldsar@gmail.com.

CQG is celebrating its 30th anniversary. Past or current employees are invited to join us for a reunion this Saturday, July 24, at Two Rivers Park from noon to 4 p.m. Bring a dish or drink to share, the family and memories. E-mail Monica Hutson to RSVP or for more information at mandm@durango.net.

The Colorado Department of Wildlife will hold a bowhunter education class on July 24 and 25 at the Silt Firehouse. Learn bowhunting methods and equipment, shot placement, when to shoot, when not to shoot, blood trailing and more. Classes run from 8 a.m. till 5 p.m. Second day class will held outdoors. To register or for more information call (970) 947-2920.

The Colorado Division of Wildlife is hosting a women’s-only fly-fishing and shotgun clinic on Sunday, July 25, in Gypsum. The clinic, designed for beginners interested in learning safe firearm handling, shooting skills and fly-fishing, begins at 8:30 a.m. and concludes mid-afternoon. Women from across the state are invited to attend. No experience or equipment is required. Space is limited and the clinic is expected to fill quickly. A $20 deposit is required to reserve a spot.

For details or to register, please contact Kasi Rishel or Karla Ferguson at (970) 947-2920.

Undergoing a full exterior restoration, guided tours of the Historic Redstone Castle will continue into the summer, Saturday’s and Sunday’s at 1:30 pm. Tickets are available at Tiffany of Redstone, Crystal Club Cafe and Redstone General Store. $15 for adults and $10 for seniors / children over 5 years, free under 5. More info: 963-9656 or http://www.redstonecastle.us.


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