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Busy weekend in New Castle

New Castle News
Kay Vasilakis
Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Kay Vasilakis

Mickey Tucker let me know after my last article that she’s been receiving calls concerning the Burning Mountain Festival, and that the festival is going strong. Still needed are a chairman for the Coal Country Feud and help with the parade. Anyone interested can call her at 984-3530 and leave a message.

In honor of Arbor Day, Kathryn Senor Elementary School will have a tree-planting ceremony at 2 p.m. today.

New Castle assistant branch library manager Charlie Ringer recently went to a community forum workshop presented by the Colorado Libraries Consortium in Grand Junction.

That sparked the New Castle Library to offer a community forum of its own. The forum will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27.

“It’s a national program on civil discourse, getting people with divergent ideas together to discuss issues in a civil manner ” with no blood,” said Charlie, who is going to Regis University in June to be trained as a moderator for these forums.

Call 984-2346 for more information.

Don’t forget the New Castle Library is hosting the Digital Camera Club, which meets at 7 p.m. May 13.

If you are on the lookout for great gifts for Mother’s Day, there are a couple of craft fairs planned for this weekend.

The ladies at New Castle Senior Housing are offering a Mother’s Day Boutique Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 2, at New Castle Senior Housing, 201 Castle Valley Blvd.

Kelley Cox and some of her creative friends are offering the Antlers Lane art and crafts sale, which will be held from 4-7 p.m. today and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 2 at the old schoolhouse on Antlers Lane west of Silt off Highway 6.

This sale features painted furniture, shabby chic decor, barnwood furniture, garden art, antiques, collectibles and funky finds by local vendors Traveling Flea Market, Trash To Treasures, Gypsy Chix, Henhouse, Sweet Pea’s, Kelley Cox creations, Chelsey’s gift bags etc. and Thready Bags by Lisa.

The Valley View Health Fair will be held 7-11 a.m. May 2 at Coal Ridge High School. Call 384-6651 for more information.

Wewer Keohane, an award-winning artist from Carbondale, will be signing copies of her new book, “Artful Dreaming: A Primer for Finding Inspiration from Your Dreams,” at 7 p.m. May 20, at the New Castle Library.

Wewer is also planning a book signing in mid-June at Patti’s Main Street Coffee House, but details are not confirmed as yet. Wewer’s dream art will be on display at that time.

The First Baptist Church of New Castle will have a yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the church parking lot, 172 N. Seventh St. The proceeds from the yard sale will go toward mission trips for Misty Kearns, traveling to Uganda, and Julie Chelewski, going to Florida.

A cake auction was held April 5 to sponsor Ali Simonson. She will be traveling with the Continentals, a Christian choral group and band, performing coast to coast this summer.

Happy spring! Things are greening up and everyone, including me, should feel optimistic and joyous. New doors are opening and good things are coming. I can feel it.

Kay Vasilakis’ “New Castle News” appears in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent every other Thursday. To contact her, e-mail kayvasilakis@yahoo.com or call 618-6689.

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