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Community news & notes

The Sunlight Freestyle Team will be hosting a free carwash at 12:30 p.m. tomorrow, Sunday, July 27, in the parking lot of DNA SK8 on Cooper Avenue, across from Good Health in Glenwood Springs. Any donations will go to help pay for team fees and expenses for the 08/09 season. Team founders Jon Petrosino and Austin Hadley will be present and available to answer any questions.Get your car washed, and have ice cold lemonade while you wait.

The tennis courts at Sayre Park will be closed on Thursday, July 31, for the entire day. Barring adverse weather conditions, contractors will be on site to perform crack filling and the material will need the evening to cure. Normal use will resume on Friday. Please call 384-6366 for further information.

Join Sheri Gaynor, Laura Kirk and Toni Grenko for a women-only full-moon weekend workshop sure to get creative juices flowing. Through visual journaling and creative play, participants will explore the power of the landscape as a source of healing, inspiration, and personal transformation. The workshop will be held Aug. 15- 17 in Carbondale. For more information call 618-0561.

During the week of July 28, the Garfield County Library Summer Reading Program features free performances by popular ventriloquist Wayne Francis and his partner, Wingnut. All ages are welcome to attend. Call your local library branch for more info.

Teens are invited to free creative writing workshops with award-winning author and poet Karen Chamberlain at each of the six library branches during the week of July 28. For more information, phone the Gordon Cooper Branch at 963-2889, the Glenwood Springs Branch at 945-5958, New Castle at 984-2346, Silt at 876-5500, Rifle at 625-3471 or the Parachute Branch at 285-9870.

Wamsley Elementary will be hosting a kindergarten round-up from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 5 for all kindergarten-age students who have not registered. Registration for new students to Wamsley Elementary will also begin Aug. 5.Wamsley Elementary will host its annual Back to School Picnic from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 14 on the soccer field in Deerfield Park directly behind the school. School staff will serve hot dogs, chips, and brownies. Please bring a blanket or chairs.

The summer dance intensive program at the Glenwood Dance Academy will be held Aug. 11-23. Guest master instructors David Taylor from Denver and Nathalie LeVine from St. Louis will teach advanced ballet, pointe, dance history and set some special choreography.Guest master instructor Theresa Kahl from Mesa State College in Grand Junction will teach advanced jazz.Guest instructor Derva Snider will teach kinesiology.The academy instructors will be offering classes in ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop and character for those dancers who may not be so advanced.There are still some positions available. Sign up or call 945-2717 for more information.The Glenwood Dance Academy is located at 100 Midland Ave., Suite 230 in Glenwood Springs.

A new location for the next meeting only will be the Colorado Mountain College West Garfield Campus in Rifle. The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 7.

Patty Marshall, ASID interior designer with Roaring Fork Furniture will present basic principles of interior design at the next Business Womens Network, to be held from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, July 30, at U.S. Bank.For more information, contact Joni at 945-6589 ext. 104, or e-mail

New Castle Recreation will be hosting an American Red Cross First Aid and CPR class from 8 a.m. 5 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at the New Castle Community Center. Upon completion of this class, participants will receive certification for First Aid and CPR in adults, children and infants. Registration is available online at or at the New Castle Community Center. For more information, please call 984-3352.

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