Weekend will be wet and wild
Whether it’s a wild ride on the Colorado River’s whitewater or a cruise to Carbondale to view some tricked out hot rods, this weekend offers plenty of diversions. Here’s a rundown on the fun:- Sixth annual Wild Women art exhibit is an exhibit of avant-garde art from 14 valley artists at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. This year’s featured wild women are Wewer Keohane, Linda Drake, Bobbie Van Meter, Maria Sippola, Lorraine Morrison, Shannon Muse, Nicole Levesque, Ardith Robinson, Maggie Mae Butler, Dee Dee Shea, Terry Muldoon, Jacquetta Green, Janet Nelson and Kathy Honea. Also featuring the Artful Gifts Boutique. Artists reception is at 6 p.m., Friday, June 2. Call 945-2414 for more information.- The Colorado Yagatta Regatta is back for its fourth year with river rafting, costumes, beer tasting, live music, food and fun at Two Rivers Park. From noon to 9 p.m. Saturday, June 3, featuring a battle of the bands with SoulFeel, The Strays, Friendly Dictators, Cowboy Attitude, Stoned Emotion, Juba-Juba! and Natchez. The competition starts at 1 p.m. and continues throughout the day.More than a dozen microbrews will be on hand for tasting and local vendors will sell food. Boats and their costumed crews will launch from the Grizzly Creek put-in at 10:30 a.m. Whitewater Rafting is offering guided trips from Grizzly Creek to Two Rivers Park for $25 for adults, and the price includes park admission. Call 945-8477 to reserve a raft.Admission to the party in the park is $10 for adults and $5 for children. All proceeds benefit the Cooper Corner Center adult daycare. For more information, or to sponsor a raft or volunteer, call 947-1233.- The Valley Cruisers Classic Car Club is hosting a car show Saturday, June 3, at Sopris Park in Carbondale. Registration is from 8-10 a.m., and judging will be from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participants have a chance to win dash plaques, awards and prizes. The Lions Club will have a pancake breakfast starting at 7 a.m. and rock ‘n’ roll music will be playing all day. For more information, contact Ron Madsen at 945-1008.- National Trails Day is Saturday, June 3. Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) will work on the upper portion of the Boy Scout and Forest Hollow trails in Glenwood Springs. RFOV is a nonprofit organization that trains volunteer leaders, gathers resources, and recruits volunteers for trail projects, including campground restoration, wildlife habitat improvement and viewing areas, tree and wetland plantings, and trail construction and maintenance. For more information, call RFOV, 927-8241.- Americana weekend in Rifle features two days of music to benefit the Bookcliffs Council on Arts and Humanities. Saturday, June 3, from noon to 5 p.m., there’s a tour of artists’ studios, and music by Jimmy Ibbotson, formerly of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Brickyard Square restaurant. A benefit dinner at 6 p.m., also at Brickyard, will feature a gourmet meal and music by Great American Taxi. Sunday, June 4, will see an old fashioned hoedown at the arts council’s Sunrise Garden at 16th and Birch streets, featuring local musicians from 3-5 p.m. and the bluegrass band, Sweet Sunny South, at 5 p.m. For ticket information, call the Bookcliff Council on Arts and Humanities, 625-1889.
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