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Community News & Notes

The Glenwood Springs Community Center will be closed Sept. 2-9. The entire facility will be undergoing a thorough cleaning. Locker room, shower, gym and dance room floors will be refinished. The community center will reopen Sept. 10.

The Aspen Global Change Institute presents a free Walter Orr Roberts public lecture, The Surprising Importance of Forests in Global Warming, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 15, at the Given Institute Auditorium, 100 E. Francis St. in Aspen. A wine & cheese reception will follow.The lecture will be given by Hank Shugart, director of the Center for Regional Environmental Studies at the University of Virginia, who will discuss the role of forests in the global carbon cycle, addressing the widespread belief that growing trees is beneficial. For more information, call the Aspen Global Change Institute at 925-7376, or visit

The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will have its annual potluck picnic at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20, at Veltus Park. Burgers will be provided. Anyone interested in archaeology is welcome.For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

The sixth annual Colorado Draft Horse Classic Show begins with the Regional Shire Show halter classes at 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Admission is free for the entire event. Following the halter classes, a draft horse pull will be held at 7 p.m. The open halter classes begin at noon Saturday, Sept. 1, with hitch/farm/riding performance classes at 3 and 7 p.m. On Sunday, Sept. 2, hitch/farm/riding performance classes will be held at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., ending the day with the six-horse hitch.For more information, please call 379-3814.

The Hudson Reed Ensemble presents selected scenes from William Shakespeares Julius Caesar. This one-hour free performance will play at 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays, Aug. 15, 22, and 29 in the Galena Performance Plaza directly behind the Pitkin County Library; and at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 21 at Sopris Park in Carbondale. For information, call 300-4788.

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