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A Dementia Care Basics workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Grand River Hospital District, 501 Airport Road in Rifle. This workshop will start with a brief overview of dementia and Alzheimers disease. Participants will then learn basic caregiving tips and strategies for communication, behaviors and activities. This class is appropriate for all family members and professionals who care for or interact with persons with dementia. There is a nominal optional donation to cover cost of 45-page handbook. The workshop is presented by Laurie Frasier, regional director and past caregiver.Registration is required, and seating is limited. Call (970) 256-1274 or e-mail

Outdoor enthusiasts can help make a difference for local trails on National Trails Day Saturday, June 7, at two volunteer projects in the Roaring Fork Valley.Locals are invited to join the nonprofit Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers for a rewarding day of trail maintenance work at either the Sunnyside Trail just west of Aspen, or the Scout and Forest Hollow trails above Glenwood Springs.Volunteers will receive training, quality camaraderie and exercise, breakfast snacks, free dinner, T-shirts and the chance at prizes donated by local businesses. Sign up in advance by contacting RFOV at 927-8241, or

Sign-ups are new being taken for an 8-week summer karate class starting Monday, June 9, for girls and boys age 8-12 at The Gym at the Hotel Colorado. Classes will be held from 11 a.m. to noon Mondays and Wednesdays. Brian Mable is the instructor.Call 945-2463 for more information or to register.

The 10th 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 end 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 n 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.The last item to be awarded will be a new ZZ4 350 V-8 engine. Only registered participants will be eligible to win. A silent auction will be conducted to benefit local charity organizations. NAPA has donated a go-cart for the auction; both spectators and participants will be eligible to win.Call Darryl at 945-5074 or Ron at 945-1008 for more information.

Silt Heyday will be held Saturday, Aug. 2, in Veterans Memorial Park. This years theme is Through the eyes of children, and the bands include Heart of the Rockies, with music and entertainment all day.Watch this paper for more information.Forms for booth spaces and parade slots have just been mailed to those who participated in previous years. Booth forms and parade entry may be picked up at Silt Town Hall, or call 876-5801.

Burning Mountain Festival organizers are looking for craft vendors; a few spaces are open for July 18 and 19.Please call Julie 984-2646 days or Mickey 984-3530 evenings for application or with any questions you may have.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is preparing for a day of imagination, creativity and fun at its annual Fairy and Elf Festival, from 3:30-5 p.m. Wednesday, June 4. Wear fairy costumes, take a fairy class and eat fairy cake with new fairy and elf friends. Children ages 3 and up are invited to this free special and magical event. Participants registering for classes at the festival receive a discount. Call 945-2414 for more information.

Teens are invited to celebrate the end of the school year with game night from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, June 5, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Test your skills at Guitar Hero, play some cards or board games with friends and vote for the best-tasting pizza from a variety of local restaurants. Admission is free and open to all teens. The library is located at 413 Ninth St. Call 945-5958 for more information.

The next Energy Advisory Board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 5, in the large conference room at the Garfield County Health and Human Services Building in Rifle.

The Garfield County Libraries board of trustees next regular board meeting will be held at 6 p.m. June 5, at the Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way in Parachute. For ADA needs, please contact Wilma at 625-4270 prior to meeting.

The Roaring Fork Valley Relay for Life and Glenwood Meadows merchants are teaming up from 10 a.m. to closing Friday, June 6, to raise funds and awareness for the American Cancer Society. Market Street will be alive with raffles, giveaways, free samples, and happy hour specials. KMTS radio will be doing a live feed from 4-6 p.m., with Moes Restaurant providing live music.This event is being made possible by the ongoing support of Valley View Hospital, The Glenwood Springs Post Independent and KMTS radio.For more information, contact Julia Spencer at 927-3774, 948-6350 or by e-mail at

The Waldorf School will host a free childrens hour from 2-3:30 p.m. Friday, June 6, in the Kinderhaus. Children up to age 5 and their parents will enjoy free play, snack, craft time, and The Magic Pot, a puppet play.The Waldorf School on the Roaring Forks eco-campus is located upvalley of Catherine Store on old Highway 82.For more information, contact Julie at 963-1960.

Deck Art Day at the Glenwood Springs Community Center pool for all ages will be held from 2-4 p.m. Friday, June 6.For more information, call 384-6301 or visit

Salsa Night and Carbondale Clay National IV at Carbondale Clay Center will be held Friday, June 6. The gallery reception begins at 6 p.m. and the Salsa Street Dance will be held from 6:30-9:30 p.m.Carbondale Clay Center will block off the street (a la Cajun Clay) and present an evening of salsa dancing facilitated by local instructors Tere and Ricardo Hernandez. A cash bar with no cover charge will be offered, all bar proceeds directly support the Clay Center. Open to all dancers, fans and art-lovers. Carbondale Clay National IV opens in the Clay Center Gallery from 6-8 p.m. Exhibition runs through June 30. This is a nationally juried exhibition of ceramic art.

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will present the Wild Women 2008 exhibit this summer. The artist reception will be held at 6 p.m. Friday, June 6. The Wild Women dress up in their wildest attire; feel free to go wild, too! Wild refreshments will be served. Call 945-2414 for more information.

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