Community News & Notes
Enjoy a night of family entertainment and support a good cause at the same time. John Adams will perform the music of John Denver with his band at the Church at Carbondale at 110 Snowmass Drive beginning at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, April 28. A silent auction and a sample of food from around the world will be featured. Tickets cost an extra $5 at the door. Call 945-4888 to purchase tickets or for more information. Nurses with a Purpose is a developing nonprofit organization designed to deliver nursing services and health care where crisis and disaster exists throughout the world.
Rifle Middle School invites the community to its WOW Showcase from 6-8 p.m. May 2. It is an opportunity for students and staff to show off all their hard work this year. Hands-on mini lessons, student work, and the fifth-grade timeline will be featured. The school will be divided to represent different areas of the world, and guests will be given a passport when they arrive. Students are designing passport stamps and will stamp the passports when guests arrive in different areas. When passports are fully stamped, names will be put in a drawing to win a brand new computer.
To help youth bowler Nicholas Pace work his way to New York for the Junior Gold team U.S.A. tryouts, a silent auction and spaghetti dinner will be held at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 28, at the New Castle Community Center. Also starting at 5 p.m. will be a silent auction with proceeds going to the bowling tryouts effort.
The Grand Valley High School drama class will be performing its production of Arthur Millers The Crucible at 7 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday, April 26-28, in the Grand Valley High School cafetorium.
The Frontier Historical Museum will be closed the week of April 30 for spring cleaning and exhibit changes. It will reopen with summer hours Monday, May 7. Summer hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 945-4448.
Steves Guitars and the Town of Carbondale are pleased to announce that tickets for the annual Music & Lobster Fest are now on sale. This popular event will be held starting at 5 p.m. Friday, June 22, and continuing all day Saturday into Sundays wee hours. Over 100 musicians will entertain, making Carbondale the live and local musical capitol of the valley for the weekend. Over 1,000 fresh Maine lobster dinners were sold last year. Profits from the dinners go to support the Joy Foundation and cover event expenses. Kid games and a fun run on Saturday morning to help the CRMS preschool are on the agenda during this fun-packed weekend.Ticket may be obtained at the town of Carbondale, Steves Guitars, Glenwood Music, Roaring Fork Music, The Great Divide Music Store, Carbondale Chamber, Sounds Easy, Glenwood Chamber and the Basalt Chamber.
Nutritious Eating on Any Budget will be held from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, May 8, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. It will feature nutritionist and organic/Bio-Dynamic Farmer, Suzanne LuckThis fun and informative workshop will show how to make the most of your money at the grocery store by making wise, healthy choices that fit your budget. Workshop facilitator Suzanne Luck will provide a valuable overview of natural, balanced eating in this age of over-processed foods, and discusses how many health issues can be helped with proper nutrition. Whether you make dietary decisions for yourself or the entire family, you will greatly benefit from this workshop. Free child care and snacks will be provided. Please call 945-6976 to register and to reserve childcare.
The Valley View Hospital Auxiliary is looking for new members with an interest and desire to serve the hospital community. Many rewarding volunteer positions are available to fit your needs and schedule. Members help out in numerous ways including information desks, gift shop, library, acute care, day surgery, hospice, blood bank and the ASSIST program. Some positions involve patient contact and some do not. In addition to volunteer work at the hospital, the auxiliarys goal is Health Education. Every dollar the auxiliary raises is dedicated to health education through nursing scholarships and the Connie Delaney Healthsource Library. The library is open to patients, staff and the general public and personal assistance is available. The ASSIST program has been recently added to the volunteer programs offering companionship, comfort and help to patients and families at Valley View Hospital. It takes many pieces to make up the whole. If youd like to become an auxiliary member, volunteer at the hospital, or desire more information, call Becca Schickling, volunteer coordinator, at 384-6656.
Preschool Storytime at the Rifle Branch Library is canceled for Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3. Storytime will resume the following week as normal. If you have questions, please call 625-3471.
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