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Yagatta get this wild woman on the river already

I have an itch only an inflatable object can scratch.That sounds painful.What I really mean is I haven’t set my Chaco sandals in a raft all season, which has me going a little loco. Luckily a graphic designer from work is coming to my rescue with a blow-up friend.I’ll be on board the raft formerly known as Patches at Saturday’s Yagatta Regatta. Renee (the co-worker, not the blow-up friend) has been working hard on her boat every weekend. Now all gussied up, Patches will soon need another more appropriate name.Maybe we can come up with some kind of symbol instead.For those who predict they’ll win the Yagatta Regatta’s raft crew costume contest, think again. We have a really sweet theme and costumes all picked out, so be ready for some serious competition during the float from Grizzly to Two Rivers.Nanner nanner nanner.Don’t forget the Super Soakers – we won’t.Who knew a big hunk of rubber could be so much fun?

It’s happening in Glenwood Springs to boot: An artists’ reception for the “Seventh Annual Wild Women of Progressive Art” exhibit, avant-garde art from 14 valley artists with the Artful Gifts Boutique, 6 p.m. today, Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Information: 945-2414This is why I’d kick it up here: I don’t know if I qualify as a wild woman – although I’m sure the thought has crossed my boyfriend’s mind. This exhibit rocks not only because of the funky feminine art, but the wild and unruly costumes the artists wear to the reception. Obviously Laurel Thatcher Ulrich knew what she was talking about when she said, “Well behaved women rarely make history.” Oh, what was that? I think I just heard a roar.

It’s happening in Glenwood Springs to boot: Fourth annual Colorado Yagatta Regatta, noon to 9 p.m., Two Rivers Park. Boats launch from the Grizzly Creek put-in at 10:30 a.m. Call 945-8477 for $25 guided raft trip from Grizzly to Two Rivers. Admission to the party at Two Rivers Park is $10 per adult and $5 per child. All proceeds directly benefit the Cooper Corner Center (for adult daycare). Call 947-1233 to volunteer.This is why I’d kick it up here: Just call me Paula Abdul, and not because I’m a cruel-hearted snake. I’m one of the “celebrity” judges for the event’s battle of the bands with SoulFeel, The Strays, Friendly Dictators, Cowboy Attitude, Stoned Emotion, Juba Juba! and Natchez (I will not be influenced by bribes). The battle begins at 1 p.m. and continues throughout the day. Plus, more than a dozen Colorado microbrewers will be on hand to offer samplings of their brews. Caleb, I’m going to need to borrow your Local Celebrity shirt.


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