Camp Chair Productions continues its 125th anniversary celebration of Glenwood Springs with its cowboy melodrama, “Blazing Guns on the Roaring Fork or The Perfumed Badge of Cardiff,” at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the historic Cardiff Schoolhouse.Be prepared to get involved in the action with sing-a-longs, booing, cheering and more. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students 18 and under, and a special family rate. Seating is limited, so call ahead for tickets and information at 945-6247.
Music on the Mountain continues at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park Saturday with Cottonwood Acoustic.Guests can ride the tram for free with the donation of at least one food item – a can, a jar of peanut butter, a box of pasta, etc. – for LIFT-UP per rider, beginning at 4 p.m. The band will perform from 6 – 10 p.m. Cottonwood Acoustic is a bluegrass quartet that showcases original songwriting with rich vocals.The line-up includes JD Blackmer (mandolin, singer-songwriter), a native of Vermont who was a founding member of Timberline and Three Left Feet and hosts the Sunday morning bluegrass show on Radio Free Minturn, 107.9 FM; Fred Jarman (guitar, singer-songwriter), a native of southwest Virginia who has been playing and singing bluegrass with various bluegrass groups in Colorado for 10 years; and Steve Johnson (banjo, singer-songwriter) and Cash Cashman (bass, vocals), both longtime members of Aspen’s Flying Dogs Bluegrass Band.Closing out the series on Sept. 25 will be the rock and R&B band, the Missing Link Band.
Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale welcomes the Lipbone Redding Orchestra tonight at 8:30 p.m. Lipbone has been coming to Carbondale for a number of years now following a memorable Mountain Fair performance. His original music falls under the New Orleans Swing, Memphis grooves genres. Admission is $20 for Saturday’s show.Steve’s is located at 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. More information at 963-3304.
Christian rock band Love Song brings its reunion tour to Carbondale for a free 7 p.m. concert Saturday at Calvary Chapel Roaring Fork, held at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale.Love Song was one of the first Christian rock bands, founded in 1970 during the Jesus music movement of the time, according to Wikipedia. For more information about Saturday’s concert, contact the Calvary Chapel at (970) 510-0055, or visit http://www.calvaryglenwood.org.
Community Banks of Colorado is pleased to hold the third annual Community Banks Garage Sale on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to noon, in the bank parking lot at 1810 Grand Ave. Come and shop. All proceeds of this sale will benefit the United Way of Garfield County. The garage sale is the kick-off event for the United Way’s fall campaign. Information about the different service organizations that the United Way supports will be available or go to http://www.unitedwayofgarfieldcounty.org.
The fourth annual Divide Creek Hawk Watch, hosted by Roaring Fork Audubon, will be held Sunday, Sept. 19.The high count of 94 birds in a four-hour period was in 2007 with perfect northwesterly winds and overcast sky. This year, the group will be looking to spot the migrant broad-winged hawk. Hawkwatchers should bring binoculars, a lunch, drinks, lawn chair of choice and sharp eyes. Meet at the Silt park-and-ride lot on the southwest side of the Silt I-70 Interchange at 9 a.m. on Sunday for the drive to the hawkwatch site. Most years the birding slows around 2 p.m. All hawkwatchers are welcome. If you plan to come please contact Tom McConnell by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (970) 379-7356.
Volunteers are needed for two trail work days Sept. 18 and 19 on the Hanging Lake Trail in Glenwood Canyon. Work days will be from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturday and 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday. Volunteers are treated to breakfast and lunch both days as well as dinner on Saturday. Hanging Lake is one of the most heavily visited trails in the state of Colorado with approximately 80,000 visitors per year due to its close proximity to I-70, short distance (1.2 miles) and spectacular travertine lake scenery. Nearly all of the trail work involves using native rock to rebuild rock walls and install rock steps and drainage structures. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and its project partners – Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado, the U.S. Forest Service, National Forest Foundation, Valley View Hospital, Glenwood Hot Springs, and Glenwood Medical Associates – will provide the tools, materials, leadership, and a great dinner at the end of the day on Saturday.To volunteer, visit http://www.rfov.org, email email@example.com, or call (970) 927-8241.
Giant Yard Sale fundraiser on Sept. 18 and 19 from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. at the Willits Town Center in El Jebel. Proceeds will benefit the participating valley high school boys going on the EURO Basketball Tour in 2011.
There will be a horse clinic from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 18, at Rising Hearts Ranch, 295 County Road 262, Silt. Ricardo Rivero and Bob Boggs will discuss the importance of and the tools to keeping confidence and positive self-esteem in young horses preparing for competition. Breakfast will be for sale prior to the clinic and will benefit the Apostolic Assembly of the Faith in Jesus Christ church in Glenwood Springs. Call 876-0933 for information.
The annual Rifle Fire Protection District open house will be on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Station 1, 1850 Railroad Ave. in Rifle.Come meet the members of the Rifle Fire Protection District and shake hands with Sparky the fire dog. There will be lots to see and do, including fire truck rides, car fire demonstration, fire extinguisher training, and a chance to use a fire hose, helicopters, blood pressure checks and more. Also, this year, there will be a chance to learn some first aid by bringing your favorite stuffed animal to our Teddy Bear Clinic. EMTs will give your animal a physical and help fix their boo-boos. This event will also include demonstrations and exhibits from many public safety agencies from both Garfield County and surrounding areas. Free food and refreshments will be served.Rifle Fire Protection District will also be hosting an American Heart Association CPR and AED course following the open house on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This course will be free of charge, but space is limited. If you are interested, call Maria Nechkash at 625-1243.Parking is available at the Garfield County courthouse, as well as the Rifle Police department, both on 18th Street.
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