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The Snowmass Village Recreation Center will be offering a P.A.D.I. Open Water Scuba Course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 30 and 31. Become a certified scuba diver and explore life underwater. Register early, class size limited.For more information, please call 922-2240.

For a limited time, Colorado Animal Rescue if offering free spays and neuters for pet. Please help in the fight to stop pet overpopulation.Call CARE at 947-9173 for more information.

Ride a bike to Glenwoods Tuesday Market and you get a free ticket for a Diamondback Cruiser giveaway. Drawing to be held Sept. 9. Sponsored by the Cool Community Committee, Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group. Call 947-9613 for more information.



The nationally syndicated independent news hour, Democracy Now! (DN!), will produce its global satellite broadcast live from the GrassRoots TV12 studio, at 6 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, July 2 and 3; with a rebroadcast at 5 p.m. on Channel 12; and online both times at http://www.grassrootstv.org . This live broadcast is a unique opportunity for GrassRoots TV12 to broadcast programming created in its studio to an international market. DN! and Free Speech TV from Denver will provide a satellite uplink truck and other support to make the program available to the over 700 radio and television stations that carry DN! including GrassRoots TV12.GrassRoots TV12 encourages all local residents to use this open channel of communication to strengthen the fabric of community life. For more information about GrassRoots TV12 programming, call 970-925-8000 or visit http://www.grassrootstv.org for a live web stream.

The second annual Zach Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Benefit Concert will take place from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, July 12, at Veterans Park in Silt. The event will feature a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, live music, silent auction, face painting and food. Ten bands will be featured; 2 Real 4 da Mind, In Shining Armor, CJ Skruffs, Jacob Russo, Rezurrected Muzic, Sound Theories, Splitsole, Immortal Thoughts and The Tippetts. A cover charge will be collected. All proceeds will benefit the high school scholarship fund in memory of Zach. For more information, to volunteer, to donated an item or service to the silent auction, or to sign up for the b-ball tourney, contact Desiree at 876-5045 or Kelley or Mike Cox at 984-0332, or desiree_68@msn. com or coachmike24@msn.com.



The Roaring Fork Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, July 7, at Christ Community Church, just west of Basalt on Highway 82. TCF offers friendship, understanding and hope to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation, and there are no membership dues or fees. For more information, visit the TCF website at http://www.compassionatefriends.org, or call Cindy at (970) 261-4789.

Betsy Schenk and Brad Vierheller will perform Summer Sambas in the upper Valley View Hospital lobby from 12:15-1:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 2. The public is invited, and lunch is available at the Morning Glory Cafe.


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