Community News & Notes
The public is invited to attend the Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, April 21, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood. The program will be a video titled Ancient AmericaMound Builders. Plans are finalized for the spring field trip to Utah on April 26 and 27, and detailed meeting times and directions for the weekend will be distributed. The group will hike into Monarch Cave Ruins and others in the area of Comb Ridge near Blanding. Camping arrangements include a potluck supper on Saturday night. If interested in joining the trip, please call Susan or Scott Steinberg at 379-2548.
Restaurant Six89 is offering an off-season prix-fixe menu to give diners a chance to sample and enjoy Six89s award-winning dishes. Six89 will serve dinner from 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday during the entire off-season and continues to offer catering for groups of eight to 300. Showcasing Carbondales roots as a ranching community, Six89 changes its menu seasonally and features local products as they become available in this up-and-coming hip community. Six89s menu can be described as new American World Cuisine with an aggressive, clean approach to flavor. For reservations contact Restaurant Six89 at 963-6890 or visit http://www.six89.com. Restaurant Six89 is located at 689 Main St. in Carbondale.
The Colorado Mountain College Senior Center will be sponsoring two AARP Driver Safety classes. Both classes will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the CMC Center 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The first class will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27 and 28; and the second class will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 3 and 4. A small fee includes workbook and handouts. The program is a driver refresher course directed towards driver age 50 and over. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course.Call the Senior Center 945-9117 for information and registration.
The Glenwood Springs High School Varsity and Concert choirs, under the direction of Lorie Beattie Courier, will be present a Spring Choral Concert at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 21, at Mountain View Church. This concert will feature guest clinician Dr. Sean Teets from Craig, who will direct music the students have been preparing in anticipation of the clinic. Also featured will be the Stars of Tomorrow soloists from the choir, with their award-winning performances. There is no charge for the concert, but donations are always welcome and appreciated.
Alpine Christian Academy will host its traditional benefit yard sale from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 3, at the Academy parking lot in Basalt. Donations of new and used goods to sell are currently being accepted. Furniture, household equipment, appliances, construction materials, office equipment, antiques, designer goods, childrens toys, tools, and ranch equipment are examples of acceptable donated goods. No clothing, please.Donations may be dropped off at the Academy, located at 20449 Highway 82, mid-way between Basalt and El Jebel, across from the Willits subdivision. A pick-up service is available for large items. Please call 927-9106 for more information.
For more information, please call your local LIFT-UP office. Carbondale, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays – 964-1778; Glenwood Springs, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Mondays through Fridays – 945-2005; New Castle, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays – 984-2115; Rifle 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays – 625-4888; Parachute 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays – 285-7903.
The Western Colorado Watercolor Society will meet from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. After a short business meeting, noted artist Dean Bowlby of Silt will give an oil demonstration. Visitors are always welcome.
Concert pianist Nathan Patterson will be playing from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, April 16, in the Valley View Hospital upper lobby. The public is welcome, and lunch is available.
The Basalt Chambers March Business After Hours will be held from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at Mountain Greenery. The Basalt Chambers Business After Hours are free for members. RSVP by calling the Chamber at 927-4031.
A free Chautauqua program featuring Mary Jane Bradbury as Augusta Tabor is scheduled for presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Glenwood Springs Library, 413 Ninth St. The program is the fourth and final installment in the annual Winter Lecture Series, co-sponsored by the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library and the Frontier Historical Society. For more information, call 945-5958 or 945-4448.
The St. Mary performance Series will present Gregory Cukrov and Veronica Cukro in a bassoon-piano recital at 7 p.m. Friday, April 18, at the St. Mary Catholic Church, Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle. This year marks the 25th year Veronica and Gregory have performed together.For season ticket holders, this recital substitutes for the Dueling Pianos concert, which was postponed to a later date.For more information, call 625-2333.
The Fellowship of Christian Cowboys is sponsoring a barn dance starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 19, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. A grand prize and second place will be given to the winners of the chili cook-off, a number of door prizes will be given, and a live auction will feature the event.All funds will support the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys Rodeo Bible Camp.For more information, including participation in the chili cook-off, call Kendra at 319-9453.
Glenwood Youth Hockey is hosting a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 19, for the Glenwood Health Fair at Glenwood Medical Associates.
Birding the Roaring Fork Valley, a field trip Saturday, April 19, will be held to watch spring migrants on the move and warmer weather bring out the birds and the birders. Contact Tom McConnell 379-7356 or Linda Vidal 704-9950.
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