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Carbondale Music and Lobster Fest

One hundred more lobster tickets have been released for the Carbondale Music and Lobster Fest, to be held from 5-9 p.m. Friday and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday at Town Plaza main stage in Carbondale. Please get to Carbondale Town Hall to purchase before they run out.Participants eat fresh lobster from Maine or may enjoy incredible restaurants for a wide variety of other types of food. Pre-purchase tickets for the lobster: (970) 704-4116 for details and ticket venues.Noxious Weed meetingThe Town of Carbondale and River Valley Ranch is sponsoring Noxious Weed Awareness informational meeting from 6-7:30 p.m. today at the River Valley Ranch Ranch House at 444 River Valley Ranch Drive. Steve Anthony, Garfield County Weed Management, and Lisa Tasker, e.m. ecological, LLC natural resource consulting, will be speaking specifically about some of the noxious weeds that have infested Carbondale. Please plan to attend to learn more about what you can do to help with this increasing problem. Carbondale Recreation opportunitiesDay Trip to the Butterfly Pavilion Find out about butterflies and insects Wednesday, July 26, at the Butterfly Pavilion in Westminster. The trip is designed for ages 50 and up with a cost of only $25. Registration deadline is Friday, July 21. Call Carbondale Recreation at 704-4115 for details and questions.Denver Botanical Gardens Spend Wednesday, June 28, at the Denver Botanical Gardens. Trip is for ages 50 and up with a cost of only $25. Registration deadline is Friday, June 23. Call Carbondale Recreation at the number above for details and questions.Pool informationThe Carbondale pool has reopened and all programs are up and running. If you have any question about Session One swim lessons or anything else relating to the pool, please give us a call 963-2065.Watershed Collaborative summer meetingWatershed planning, river riparian and habitat health/gravel pits, transit-oriented development, affordable housing, and regional population and growth scenarios will be discussed at the Watershed Collaborative summer meeting, to be held from noon to 3 p.m. Friday, June 30, at the Carbondale Town Hall.Bring your own bag lunch or have one of Carbondale’s fine food establishments create one for you. Please RSVP to Habitat for HumanityHabitat For Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley needs volunteers to help Habitat construction from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday at the construction site, 3443 Cleveland Place in Carbondale. Also needed are experienced construction superintendents and people to provide lunch for the 15-20 people that volunteer on Saturdays.People who wish to volunteer should e-mail or call the Habitat office at 963-8555 and leave a message.Aspen Wetland ProjectVolunteers are needed Saturday to help Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) create a new urban wetland in Aspen. Wetlands are extremely important ecosystems that provide wildlife habitat and improve water quality. It’s a great project for families.RFOV and its project partners – city of Aspen Parks and Water departments, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Aspen Sports, and others – will provide the tools, materials, leadership, and some great rewards including a dinner at the end of the day. To volunteer or for more information, call RFOV at 927-8241, toll-free at (877) 662-5220, e-mail or visit elected officials in BasaltThe Town of Basalt welcomes three elected officials for a town social from 4-5 p.m. Sunday in the Lions Park at the Basalt Town Hall. The following fundraiser will be located at the Toklat Gallery in downtown Basalt on Midland Avenue. Congressman John Salazar will discuss national issues pending before Congress. There will also be an opportunity to speak with State Rep. Kathleen Curry of Gunnison regarding our most recent state legislative session. Gail Schwartz, Colorado University Regent and local Snowmass resident, will provide an update on the University of Colorado and discuss her current race for State Senate. All will be available for questions and discussion during the event. Please call Jacque Whitsitt at 927-2414 if you have questions. Storytellers ClubThe Summer Storytellers Club Camp, after seven successful years at the Pitkin County Library in Aspen, has expanded this summer to include sessions at the Basalt Regional Library. The Storytellers Club, which is free of charge, is sponsored by the Roaring Fork Valley Chapter of Spellbinders and is made possible by Spellbinders’ generous contributors. Participants fifth through eighth graders will select, learn and perform stories of their choice at a variety of locations. The program in Aspen will run from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday, July 10-27. The Basalt program will have a morning session for fifth- and sixth-graders and an afternoon session for seventh and eighth graders, Monday through Friday, from July 10-21. The programs are free but registration is limited and ends June 30. Register at either library or by calling 922-1444.Oral storytelling is an ancient art that has found growing popularity in the past decade. The eye contact with the audience that is unique to performance storytelling makes it good practice for public speaking.Given Institute’s Summer Health Education SeriesThe Aspen Given Foundation, a nonprofit fundraising arm of the Given Institute, offers a full schedule of public lectures, a brown bag lunch series with local doctors, a valley-wide dental health fair for children and vision screening for the public.On Thursday, June 29, Dr. Randy Wilber, senior sport psychologist at the United States Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs will present “Application of Sport Science in the Development and Performance of Olympic Athletes.” Dr. Wilber oversees the operations of the athlete performance laboratory and has worked with U.S. Olympic team athletes from a variety of sports, advising them on the scientific and practical aspects of altitude training. Seating is free to all, and supporters of the Aspen Given Foundation may reserve a seat in advance. The presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. at the Given Institute, located at 100 East Francis, Street, Aspen.July 3, Dr. J. John Cohen, professor of immunology and medicine at the University of Colorado Medical School will present “Avian Flu: What should you know for your safety?” The 2006 Summer Health Education Series is supported by Stanley and Judith Hoffberger, The Fred and Elli Iselin Foundation, the City of Aspen, Alpine Bank, The Molly Gibson Lodge, and The Friends of the Aspen Given Foundation. For more information, contact the Aspen Given Foundation. For more information, contact the Aspen Given Foundation at 925-3730.Relay For Life of the Roaring Fork ValleyLive local music, a luminaria ceremony of hope, a midnight quesadilla party, a catered breakfast, a yoga hour, contests and other entertainment will highlight the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life of the Roaring Fork Valley from 6 p.m. Friday, Aug.11, to 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug.12, at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. This fun-filled overnight event is a celebration of life that brings the community together in a unified effort to fight cancer. Teams of eight to 15 circle the track relay-style through the night. Participants camp out at the high school, and when they are not taking their turn walking or running, they take part in fun activities and enjoy local entertainment. Former and current cancer patients, their families and friends, businesses, civic organizations, and the general public are invited to the Relay, which is themed “Move and Groove for a Cure.” Each team will choose a team name and theme based on a song, musical genre, band or other musical concept. Volunteer to be part of the cure. For information about how to form a team or to become involved in Relay For Life, contact Gueriera at (970) 384-2490. For more information about cancer, call (800) ACS-2345 or visit

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