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Aspen Valley Harley- Davidson will welcome a small contingency of motorcycle enthusiasts participating in the Run for the Wall on the way to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. The group will arrive at approximately noon Sunday, May 11, at Aspen Valley Harley -Davidson, 2922 S. Glen Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Food and beverages will be served. Please come and support.This annual ride is a pilgrimage to honor those who have served in our military. The ride culminates in D.C. with over 350,000 bikes at the memorial.Call AVHD at 970-928-7493 for details.

Carnival Days at Ross Montessori School are planned from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. May 10, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. May 11, at 407 Merrill St., two blocks north of Main St. in Carbondale. Fun for the whole family with carnival rides, kids activities, cash raffle, live music, beer tent and great food. Call 963-7199 for more information.

Operation Kidsafe, a nationwide program which provides parents with a record of their childs fingerprints and a digital photo, is making a regional stop from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Glenwood Springs Ford located at 55 Storm King Road. Using a digital video camera, digital inkless fingerprint reader and specialized software, Operation Kidsafe creates a one-sheet printout parents keep to provide information to law enforcement authorities should the need arise. Operation Kidsafe does not retain any of the information; the only record is the printout for parents.In addition to Operation Kidsafe, Glenwood Springs Ford has arranged for the Colorado State Patrol to provide free child car seat safety checks to make sure parents are correctly installing the seats in their vehicles. The Glenwood Springs Fire Department also will be on hand with equipment and safety information for kids.For more information, please call Glenwood Springs Ford at 970-945-2317.

The town of New Castle has extended the deadline for citizens to submit letters of interest in serving on Town Council.The town council is the governing body of the town. It sets town policies and the town administrator and other town staff carry out the policies the council adopts. Council consists of six council members and the mayor. To serve on council, one must be a U.S. citizen, a registered voter, at least 18 years of age, and a resident of the town of New Castle for at least one year. Council meets in regular session the first and third Tuesdays of each month, starting at 7 p.m., at New Castle Town Hall, located at 450 West Main Street. The person appointed would serve until April 2012. Submit letters of interest by May 15 to New Castle Town Clerk Lisa Cain by hand-delivery to Town Hall, 450 West Main St.; mail to P. .O Box 90, New Castle, CO 81647; fax to (970) 984-2716; or e-mail to additional information, call Ms. Cain at 984-2311.

Thunder River Theatre Company must cancel American Buffalo (scheduled as the last production of the 2007-2008 theater season) due to circumstances beyond its control. The replacement selection will be The Bell of Amherst, William Luces wickedly funny Tony Award-winning play about Emily Dickinson. The dates and times remain exactly the same: June 19-21, 27, 28, 29; July 3, 4 and 5.The curtain is at 7:30 p.m., except the Sunday twilight performance, 6 p.m.Please call 963-8200 or visit for more information. Additional tickets can be purchased online.

Ross Montessori School invites the community to its annual yard sale and bistro from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 17, at 407 Merrill Ave. in Carbondale. Shop through a wide selection of childrens clothing, toys, housewares and electronic equipment while enjoying breakfast or lunch from the on-site Bistro. All proceeds go to Ross Montessori, a public K-8 charter school.

Thirty bands from 16 Roaring Fork Valley schools will kick up the music on two stages in downtown Basalt Saturday, May 17, for the 10th annual Battle of the Bands.Local kids will play music and compete in party contests for prizes from local businesses. Wyly Community Art Center will feature recycled art, and local food vendors serve up the menu. Battle of the Bands is hosted by the town of Basalt and The National Jam Foundation, Inc. Last year, over $23,000 was raised to support the music departments in participating local schools. Individuals and businesses may contribute cash, goods or services toward sound systems, set-up, food and cash prizes for the bands and their affiliated schools. All contributions are 100 percent tax-deductible. For more information, call Biff at 927-2433.

A benefit showing of the movie musical, Paint Your Wagon, starring Lee Marvin and Clint Eastwood, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 18, at Basalt Middle School Theatre for the whole community. All proceeds will go toward the Kate Keenan Art Scholarship, awarded each year to a graduating senior to help continue his or her studies in the arts. The event is free (donations graciously accepted) and music, concessions, and a silent auction for gift certificates to favorite local restaurants and stores will be available.

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