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Community News & Notes

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

The second annual Ride of Silence will begin at 6:30 p.m. today, May 21, at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs, departing promptly at 7 p.m. This is an internationally organized memorial bike ride, honoring cyclists who have been killed or injured while cycling on public roadways. This years event will celebrate its sixth anniversary.Besides paying tribute to those fallen riders, another purpose of the event is to bring a greater awareness to motorists, law enforcement and city officials that cyclists have a legal right to the public roadways. Another spin-off purpose is to make motorists aware summer is just around the corner and children will be riding bicycles around our neighborhoods.

A presentation on bullying will be held at 7 p.m. today, 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 hour following the presentation. All are 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.

The Sunlight Mountain Resort project management team will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Sopris Elementary School. New plans for the ski area and base area will be discussed, and representatives from Sunlight and the other organizations involved in the potential development of the resort will be present to answer questions. The Sunlight Mountain Resort project management team aspires to create a village that is a year-round mountain playground where locals want to visit as much as visitors. Sunlight Mountain Resort will be a place to gather and interact with nature, a place where the past is respected and the future ensured. Everyone interested in learning more about the plans may attend.

Rhythms of the Heart presents a five-session series of African-inspired drumming classes for beginners from 5:30-7 p.m. starting 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. For more information, call Laurie Loeb, 963-2798.

Kick off the summer with an all-ages metal show Friday, May 23, featuring Exussum, Cryptic Hour and Crowd the Fire at the Eagles Club. Doors open at 7 p.m. For more information, call 945-8333.

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