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Community news & notes

The Sunlight Mountain Resort project management team will hold a public meeting at 5:30 p.m. today, 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.

Colorado Animal Rescue will be hosting a volunteer orientation from 1-2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at the CARE shelter. A tour of the shelter and a presentation about upcoming volunteer opportunities will be offered. For more information, please call Worth at 947-9173.

Sopris Chiropractics annual Healthy Foot Month runs May 5 – June 6. During this time, Dr. Tesoro, an expert in the non-surgical management of foot, ankle, knee, and hip conditions, offers free evaluations, examinations, and treatment options. This year, Sopris Chiropractic has teamed up with Soles 4 Souls, and is a drop off location for all gently worn shoes to be provided to those in need. Feel free to drop off donations Monday through Thursday. Please call 927-9204 to schedule an appointment for your free exam at either the Willits or Carbondale locations.

Coal Country Feud is a fundraiser for New Castles Burning Mountain Festival. The festivities begin with a spaghetti dinner at 6:30 p.m. June 5th at the New Castle Community Center. The competition begin at 7:30 p.m. with teams from the New Castle Seniors, the Town Council, the New Castle Lions Club, and the Town Staff.Music, museum artifacts and voting for the Burning Mountain Festival T-shirt will also be part of the evening.

Majid Kahhak will paint live, at 6 p.m. Friday, June 6, (First Friday), Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St. in Carbondale. The painting event will be in celebration of summer. Wine and hors doeuvres will be served. Call 704-0622 for more information.

Anusara Yoga classes with Nova Loverro Sprick begin June 9 with eight-week classes meeting in Glenwood Springs. Nova is a certified Anusara Instructor with eight years of teaching experience. Intermediate levels classes meet Tuesday evenings and beginning Level meets Thursday evenings. To register or for more information, contact Nova at 970-379-9648.

American Legion-Garfield Post 83 of Glenwood Springs will be hosting its annual Memorial Day Celebration at 11 a.m. Monday, May 26, at the Rosebud Cemetery. Scout Troop 225 will raise and lower the U.S. Flag, auxiliary member will lay wreaths, legion members is conduct a rifle Salute to the Dead, and local singers and trumpets will offer musical tributes.In preparation of Memorial Day, over 500 U.S. flags will be posted at individual veterans gravesites. Those interested in helping honor fallen veterans may meet at 4 p.m. Friday, May 23, at the brick building in Rosebud Cemetery.For questions, call Dan E. LeVan at 618-1910.

The public is cordially invited to attend Aspens Annual Memorial Day Ceremonies from noon-12:45 p.m. Monday, May 26, at the Roaring Fork Valley Veterans Memorial, 506 E Main St., next to the Pitkin County Courthouse. Colors will be posted by the Roaring Fork Valley Veterans Honor Guard, followed by lighting of the Veterans Memorial Candle.Father Bruce McNab of Christ Episcopal Church will give the lnvocation and Benediction. Jeannie Walla will present a vocal solo, and Richard Sundeen will play Taps. Memorial expressions from those in attendance are invited following the ceremony.

Aspen Elks Lodge #224 will host a community picnic at 3 p.m. Monday, May 26, at Conner Park, next to Aspen City Hall.Congress is asking citizens to pause for the National Moment of Remembrance to recognize the sacrifice of our fallen veterans. Grassroots Community TV, Channel 12, will continuously run local veteran interviews throughout Memorial Day. These interviews are being presented by the Roaring Fork Veterans History Project in association with the Library of Congress and the Aspen Historical Society. Local veterans have placed American flags on veterans gravesites at Red Butte, Ute and Aspen Grove Cemeteries. Contact Dan Glidden at 927-4183 or Dick Merritt at 927-5178 for further information.

A free advance medical directives community program will be presented by Dr. Bruce Richards at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, June 1, at All Saints Episcopal Church, 150 Sipprelle Drive in Battlement Mesa. The seminar will deal with how to plan for medical emergencies and end-of-life issues, including details of Living Wills and Durable Medical Powers-of-Attorney and dealing with the medical establishment when the time comes to implement these directives.The purpose of the seminar will be to help individuals and families take the most appropriate steps to insure a patients wishes are observed, and to reduce the stress of decision-making when caring for a loved one who is ill or incapacitated. Participants will receive a copy of a booklet entitled Five Wishes that will help families make important choices.

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