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The public is invited to the Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 19, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood. The program will be a video titled The Silk Road The Dark Castle, which follows the travels of Marco Polo linking the riches of China with the European markets of the Middle Ages.For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

The city of Glenwood Springs Planning & Zoning Commission will be hosting an open house from 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in City Hall Council Chambers, 101 W. Eighth St. in Glenwood Springs, to gather community input on proposed citywide commercial design standards. Copies of the draft standards will be available for distribution.

The next New Castle Garden Club meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at OZ, The Artists Workshop in downtown New Castle.For more information, call Molly at 948-7824.

A presentation on bullying will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, in the Roaring Fork High School auditorium, Highway 133 on the south end of Carbondale. The Pan and Fork 4-H Club will provide refreshments for a half-hour social following the presentation. All welcome and encouraged to attend.Nationally recognized child psychologist Dr. William Porter will be the keynote speaker. He is the founder of Creating Caring Communities in Denver, and the co-author of the Bully-Proofing Your School, Elementary Version. The event is in need of interpreters. Any help would be appreciated.Questions can be directed to John at 379-7808. Please call before 9 p.m.

Look for the Bloodmobile from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, at Glenwood Springs City Hall. Photo identification required.

Rhythms of the Heart presents a five-session series of African-inspired drumming classes for beginners from 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at the Carbondale Community School. Please note the change of venue. Subsequent classes will be held on Thursdays, June 5, June 19, July 10 and July 24. In addition to djembe, participants will also learn dunun, shekere and cowbell parts to several African-inspired drum songs. The final class will focus on improvisation and how to incorporate the universal rhythmic patterns from African drumming into community drum circles, in preparation for joining the mother of all drum circles the following day at the opening of the 36th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair. For more information, call Laurie Loeb, 963-2798.


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