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In response to several recent events involving personal violence, all persons of faith are invited and encouraged to participate in a short peace prayer for the community at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 8, at Centennial Park, close to the Farmers Market. No speeches, no marches, no demonstrations. Just meeting to pray for peace (10-20 minutes) for local communities. Call Lauren Martin at 945-5245 with questions.

Jacob Russo, singer/songwriter/ guitarist, will be performing for the public, patients and staff from 12:30-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in the Valley View Hospital garden.Valley View Hospitals Holistic Harmony music program will be celebrating its third anniversary from 6-8:30 p.m. Thursday, July 31, in the upper lobby. It will be an elegant evening of music, performed by 13 of the hospital musicians. Hors doeuvres and wine will be served. Tickets can be purchased at the hospital gift shop. For more information, call 384-6651.

Dr. Michael Doherty will host an Invisalign Day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 22, at 580 Main St., Suite 200, in Carbondale.Invisalign uses a series of clear aligners to straighten teeth quickly and discreetly without metal or wires.Please call Crystal Valley Dental Associates at 963-4882 to schedule a free consultation. Space is limited to the first 20 appointments.

Womens After Five, affiliated with Stonecraft Ministries, presents Get up to speed with NASCAR, featuring Jodi Johnson and friends from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, July 17, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Wear your favorite NASCAR paraphernalia. Soloist will be Katie Waller, a Glenwood Springs senior. The speaker is Lonzie Symonette of Peyton, speaking on Real Happiness is Within Reach.For reservations and complimentary child care, call Sally at 945-2285. Cancellations appreciated by Monday, July 14.

An educational and scenic float on the lower Roaring Fork River takes place from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, and is guided by a Roaring Fork Conservancy naturalist. Plan on seeing wildlife, learning and having fun. This mellow trip is designed for individuals and families ages 8 and up. Spaces limited. Reservations required by calling Whitewater Rafting at 945-8477. Check in at 3:15 p.m. at Whitewater Rafting.For more information, visit or call 927-1290. Sponsored by Roaring Fork Conservancy and Whitewater Rafting LLC.

Winning Auditions Master Class with New York Casting Director David Petro will be held from 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Red Brick Center for the Arts in Aspen. It is open to young performers through adults. Contact Marisa at 925-9313, ext. 3, to register. Class size limited.

Martinez Western Constructors began construction of the Ninth and Main Roundabout in Silt on July 7. This project consists of constructing a roundabout at the intersection of Ninth Street and Main (U.S. Highway 6). Construction of the project is anticipated to be completed by Oct. 1.Traffic will be restricted to two lanes during Phase One of construction. Be advised that oversize loads are not permitted for Interstate 70 Exit 97 if traveling north through Silt. Trucks are advised to use an alternate route. Please be aware of the traffic control during the day. Please contact the project information hotline at 625-3401 for more information.

Susan Gibbs is offering Kids Ranch Camp to increase confidence, self-esteem and develop mutual respect with animals and humans in an authentic ranch environment.Daily activities include body awareness, ground work basics, ranch chores, lunge-line work, gymkhana games and trail riding, and is designed for children from 5-8 years old and 9 years and up.Camp days start promptly at 9 a.m. with a short yoga session.Parents of children with special needs and concerns are encouraged to contact WindWalkers at 963-2909.Private and semi-private lessons are available.The location of the camp is 1698 County Road 103 in Carbondale.Call 704-1234 for more information.

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