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A silent auction benefiting the Holistic Harmony music program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, adjacent to the Valley View Hospital cafeteria.

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce is proud to present Jimmy Ibbotson as part of the Basalt Summer Music Series from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, in Triangle Park at Willits Town Center. Bring your blanket and beverage for an evening of great music. Hot dogs, brats and other yummy treats will be offered by CJ Snaps. For the full 2008 Basalt Summer Music Series schedule, visit the schedule page at

The Heuga Center for Multiple Sclerosis (MS), along with the National MS Society, will host an educational program for people and families living with MS from 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. The program will feature Dr. Allen Bowling, neurologist and author of numerous books on MS; and Patricia Kennedy, a nurse practitioner with more than 25 years of experience with MS.Please RSVP to the Heuga Center at (800) 367-3101 or

Eva Fitzwater (better known as Miss Eva) will present Family Story Time at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at the library, 413 Ninth St. in Glenwood Springs. For more information, call 945-5958.

An organizational meeting for a travel opportunity to Germany will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 24, at St. Stephens School. The planned trip is for September 2010 to visit southern Germany, Switzerland and Austria.Please attend for more information, or call Glenwood Travel King at 945-9500.

Kraig Kenning, national slide guitar champion, will perform a free concert from 6-9 p.m. Friday, July 25, at the Crystal River Caf in Redstone.For more information, call 963-9515.

The first Smoking River Pow Wow in Meeker will be held July 25 and 26 at Ute Park. The Smoking River Pow Wow will be a family-friendly, alcohol-free event featuring ceremonial dances and drumming along with food and craft vendors.The pow wow is free of charge to the public. Please bring chairs to sit on and leave any pets at home. Visit the website for more information (

The 37th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair opens at 4 p.m. Friday, July 25. This year, the fair will be blessed by the Gaden Shartsen Tibetan monks, who are now in the valley for the Dalai Lamas appearance Saturday morning in Aspen. Their brief ceremony will be immediately followed by the opening drum circle. The monks will bless the fair from 4-4:20 p.m. followed by the community drum circle.

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