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Weekend Happenings

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The Kenny Cline Memorial Scramble, the 11th Annual Elks Golf Tournament open to Elks members and guests, will be Saturday, Aug. 7.This will be a scramble format with a men’s and ladies longest drive, closest to the pin and team prizes; $400 for first, $200 for second, $100 for third. Cost is $70 per person, including green fees and cart and 6 p.m. dinner at the Elks LodgeThere will be a shotgun start at 1 p.m. with a putting contest from noon to 12:45. Proceeds to benefit youth programs sponsored by Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge #2286. Limited to 60 golfers.

The 56th annual Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, Aug. 7, in downtown Glenwood Springs. The breakfast is served at Ninth Street and Grand Avenue (next to Centennial Park) from 7-11 a.m. The menu includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee and milk. Music, juggling, magic and “Cookie the Clown” are scheduled for light entertainment. Enjoy breakfast and visit with dear friends under the early Colorado sun, while also supporting Kiwanis projects. The Kiwanis Club uses the proceeds for community projects and youth scholarships. Major sponsors are Village Inn, True Brew Coffee Service, McDonald’s, and Conoco-Glenwood Car Wash.Contact any Kiwanian or call 945-2345 for advance tickets at reduced price of $5 each.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is pleased to present: “Some Enchanted Evening.”Enjoy a night of classical music, featuring Betsy Schenck on Piano and Jack Lanning, bass, singing selections from the Concert Stage, Broadway and Opera. The concert is free to the public, and will be followed by a reception. Join us at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St. Glenwood Springs, Saturday, Aug. 7, at 7:30 p.m. For more information, contact (970) 945-2414 or (970) 366-1055.

The Animal Rescue Foundation of Colorado (ARF) will sponsor a Dog Dash & Bash, with 5K and 3K races plus other activities Saturday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to noon in the Carbondale Nature Park, located across from the Ross Montessori School on Merrill Street. Dogs must be on leashes for all events. The 5K race will go through downtown Carbondale, while the 3K jog/walk, which includes several fun obstacles, will take place in the park. Online registration is available at http://www.arf-colorado.com for the 5K for $25 or the 3K for $10, or at the park Saturday morning between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. for $35 and $15 respectively. Prizes include a variety of gift certificates from local merchants Following the races there will be numerous activities in the park for dogs and their families.

The fourth annual Zach Schwartz 3-on-3 basketball tournament will take place Saturday, Aug. 7, starting at 10 a.m. on the outdoor courts at Riverside School in New Castle. Four-person teams of all ages are welcome to come and play. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third places, and for the free-throw contest. New this year is the Team Spirit award. So costumes, uniforms or face paint are encouraged. Concession stand will be available. Entry fee is $20 per person with proceeds to benefit the Zach Schwartz Memorial Fund. Preregistration is not necessary, but is encouraged by calling Mike and Kelley Cox (970) 984-0332 or e-mail at coachmike24@msn.com. Anyone wishing to donate prizes or concession items can also use these contacts.

The Great Rifle Rotary Ball Drop will raise money for the community programs it supports. This year, Encana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc. has donated $1,500 to the Rotary Club Ball Drop proceeds.At 6:30 p.m. on Aug. 7, the final day of the Garfield County Fair, 3,000 tennis balls will be dropped from a helicopter onto a target located in the middle of the infield at the Garfield County Fairground. The target is marked with posts, each of which represents a prize. The balls landing closest to posts win a prize. Rifle Rotary sells tickets with numbers that correspond with one of the balls, all the way up until just five minutes before the drop.This year, 30 percent of the ticket proceeds and grant funds will go to the Raise a Reader program, which is a national organization with an affiliate in Roaring Fork that aims to improve literacy readiness by providing parents with the resources to get their kids interested an excited about reading.

Halden Woffard and the Hi Beams, along with opening act Tyller Gummersall, bring country music to Fourth and Main in Carbondale on Saturday, Aug. 7.The final Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities Summer of Music concert starts at 5 p.m. with the first annual Mountain Fair Singer-Songwriter contest winner, Jacob Russo, followed by Gummersall and his band at 5:45 and the Hi Beams at 7:30.Gummersall’s music has an alt-country bent with influences ranging from Ryan Adams to Robert Earl Keen and Van Morrison.Halden Woffard has performed in Carbondale on several occasions. The Hi Beams follow in the tradition of Hank Williams and Bob Wills, with Honky Tonk and Texas Swing sounds. Margaritas, wine and beer will be available, as well as children’s activities. For more information about CCAH, visit http://www.carbondalearts.com.

The 7th Annual Glenwood Downtown Car Show will be held on Aug. 7, starting at 9 a.m. and wrapping up at 4 p.m.The location will be between 7th & 8th Streets in beautiful downtown Glenwood Springs. The winning cars will be selected by the guests & we will have music. For more info or to register a car, phone Dennis @ the Flower Mart, 945-5971.

Lakota Canyon Ranch will host a charity golf tournament on Saturday, Aug. 7. There will be great prizes to give away with money raised going to support the Williams Syndrome Foundation. Registration is available on the website at lakotacanyonranch.com under the golf link. It will be on the right side of the page.

Walter Isaacson, former managing editor of TIME magazine and CEO of CNN, is the featured speaker in the next Roaring Fork Cultural Council dialogue, set for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8 at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale.The dialogue will focus on the topic, “From Old Media to the New,” exploring journalism’s survival in the digital age and the era of free news.Isaacson began a career in journalism with The Sunday Times of London and then with his hometown’s New Orleans Times-Picayune. In 1978, he joined TIME, serving as political correspondent, national editor and editor of new media before becoming its managing editor in 1996. He served as CEO of CNN for two years before assuming his current role as president of the Aspen Institute.His visit is the fourth this year in a series of events organized by the Roaring Fork Cultural Council, which brings nationally and internationally known figures to the Roaring Fork Valley, speaking on cultural, political and ecological issues in their areas of expertise.Thunder River Theatre is located at 67 Promenade in Carbondale. Tickets are $10, and seating is limited. For more information, visit http://www.rfculturalcouncil.org.

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