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Community news & notes

In celebration of Childrens Book Week, local author Ann Louise Ramsey and her cocker spaniel, Honey, will present a free book reading and talk at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Honey is the star of Ramseys new childrens book, Just Be You. Ramsey is also the author of Me, the Tree, winner of the 2007 EVVY Book Award (through the Colorado Independent Publishers Association). Please call 945-5958 for further information.

The tenth annual Valley Cruisers Car Show will be held Friday and Saturday, June 6 and 7 in Carbondale.A poker run will start at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Sopris Park and ending at the Carbondale NAPA store for a barbecue, free to all participants, starting at 4 p.m. Cars will cruise to downtown Carbondale at 6:30 p.m., where they will be displayed until 10 p.m. Live rock and roll music will entertain. Late registration starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, displays and vendors will be available at 7 a.m., and the show starts at 9 a.m.. Awards for show entrants will include Peoples Choice, Best of Show, Mayors Trophy, Ladies Choice plus the top 30 awards. A live band will rock the event from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., with awards afterward.Call Darryl at 945-5074 or Ron at 945-1008 for more information.

Wild Sage Studio is hosting a spring pottery open house from 5:30-9 p.m. Friday, May 16; and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18. Visit a working studio specializing in traditional country ware, handpainted terra-cotta ware and non-functional saggar, horsehair and other types of pottery.Wild Sage Studio is located 1.2 miles north of I-70 in the west end of Peach Valley. Call the studio at 876-0839 for more information.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is proud to present the 17th annual production of Dancers Dancing 2008 at 7 p.m. Saturday May 3. More than 175 dancers, between 3 and 50 years old, will twirl, jump and tap. Special appearances of the elite junior and senior dance companies will be featured. Call 945-2414 to reserve tickets.

A guitar clinic for beginner guitarists of any age, with regionally renowned performer and teacher Melody Hartman from 1-4 p.m., Saturday, May 3, at Glenwood Music, 715 Cooper Ave. Bring your acoustic guitar and tuner.

The Glenwood Springs Lions Club will host a free vision fair from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, May 3 at the U.S. Bank, 1901 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.Participants will be checked for blood pressure, eye pressure, and eye health, and will relieve a vision evaluation. Doctor and bilingual interpreters will be on-site.The Lions also collect used prescription eyeglasses which are then recycled, catalogued and dispensed free to those in need in Third World countries. Bring glasses which are no longer needed to the collection box at the fair.For more information, please call Lion Darrell Stanaley at 618-0596.

Roaring Fork Conservancys Heron, Eagle, and Osprey Watching watershed exploration will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m. May 7th. Join Jonathan Lowsky, wildlife biologist with Colorado Wildlife Science LLC, and staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy for this amazing look at big birds near the confluence of Cattle Creek and the Roaring Fork River. More than 20 nesting pairs of herons, one pair of bald eagles, and in 2005, the first recorded pair of ospreys fledged an offspring near this site. Please dress appropriately; the viewing will happen regardless of weather. This event is free, however, space is limited, and reservations are required. Please visit to register. Sponsored by Colorado Wildlife Science LLC, Aspen Glen Environmental Sanctuary, and Roaring Fork Conservancy. For more information, call 970-927-1290.

Grand and Garfield county Comcast employees, family members and friends will volunteer at two community organizations as part of Comcasts seventh annual Comcast Cares Day, Saturday, May 3.

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