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There will be an Artist’s Reception for the students of local artist Jessica Armstrong at Artist’s Mercantile and Gallery 720 Cooper Ave. Glenwood Springs, CO on Saturday, Aug. 14 from 6 to 8 p.m. Artworks are studies of famous artists done in various media.Please come and help support our local young artists, as they are our future and they will be the ones who will keep art alive in future generations. Snacks and drinks will be provided. For more information please call 947-0947.

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce presents its annual Basalt River Days festival this weekend.The festival continues Saturday and Sunday in Lions Park with family activities, local vendors and music. Saturday’s schedule includes the Lions Club Pancake Breakfast and Basalt Half Marathon, a parade down Midland Avenue, amusement rides for the kids, and a pie contest at Kitchenstore of Basalt.There will also be music by the Defiance String Band, Earth Beat Choir, Pineapple Crackers, and the legendary band with local roots Starwood, takes the stage at 7 p.m. Sunday’s activities will include the Basalt Sunday Market. For more information, call 927-4031 or visit http://www.basaltchamber.com.

Rock Art Studies will be taught by Kevin Black, assistant state archaeologist, Aug. 14 & 15 in Glenwood Springs.This course provides a general overview of the field of rock art. It offers information on a variety of art recording techniques, current research in conservation, and interpretation of rock imagery and a synopsis of styles documented in Colorado.Call (970) 319-4799 or e-mail redrock68@hotmail.com for more information.



The Sandoval Fun 4 All is set to take place Aug. 14 & 15 in Veterans Park in Silt.This is a benefit for the Sandoval family; Tina Sandoval’s home burnt down in Silt in November. She had also lost her son Lonnie a couple of years ago.On Saturday, another open mic/karaoke event is set for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Other bands playing on Saturday include Roaring Dub Stars, Straight Shot, and Cotton James Duo. Music will go until 10 p.m.On Sunday there will be another open mic starting at noon. Rhythm Crossing, Big B Band and PapaKnutt will play in the afternoon.Organizers are inviting local musicians to come out and take advantage of the open mic times. It will be an opportunity for them to showcase their talent and play on stage.A poker run on Saturday is scheduled. Riders will meet at WingNutz in Rifle for breakfast between 8-9 a.m. The ride takes off at 9 a.m.; $10 a hand with 50 percent of proceeds going to the Sandoval family.Contact: Rehea Diedrich: (970) 518-6827; Kelli Jo Carl: (970) 618-5931; or Ron Carl: (970) 618-8527

There will be an ATV/DIRT Bike Poker Run on Aug. 14.Registration is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in downtown Debeque. Unload/load your ATV in town and ride the course west of Debeque. The cost is $15 per poker hand (each ATV); $5 for each additional hand.Cast is awarded to the top five poker hands. You do not have to be present to accept cash prizes this year.All ATVs and dirt bikes must have a current Colorado State Parks pass and registration or nonresident OHV permit.For more information: (970) 434-5827 or (970) 241-2409; E-mail kpsandersfamily@gmail.com.Sponsored by DeBeque Wild Horse Counsel and Western Slope ATV Association. All or part of this operation is conducted on public lands under special permit from the U.S. bureau of Land Management.



The Roaring Fork chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will host its annual potluck picnic at the south shelter at Veltus Park on Monday, Aug. 16, at 6:30 p.m. Anyone interested in archaeology is welcome to attend. Hamburgers and hotdogs will be provided by the chapter. Please bring a side dish to share and your own drinks. Atlatl target practice will follow the meal. Access the park via the 27th Street bridge and Midland Avenue. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.


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