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Louie and the Lizards will perform at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, at Burning Mountain Bowl in New Castle.

Friday Night Flicks will return Fridays in August at Two Rivers Amphitheater in Glenwood Springs. This years series will kickoff with the showing of ET Aug. 1; followed by Ferris Buellers Day Off Aug. 8; and Back to the Future Aug. 15. The final film in the series will be The Wizard of Oz Aug. 22. The final show includes a costume contest, movie trivia, live music and childrens amusements.Gates open at 7:30 p.m. and showtime is at dusk.

The Lakota Tribe dancers, of The Sacred Wind Dance Troupe, will be performing traditional dances and songs from 4-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the True Nature Healing Arts Center, 549 Main St. in Carbondale.

The Miners Claim Restaurant is offering an Alaskan King Crab Bake from 5 p.m. to closing during Silt Heyday on Aug. 2. The menu includes choice blue crab corn chowder or mixed field green salad, honey wheat rolls, more than one pound of Alaskan king crab legs with lemon herb butter, a jumbo baked potato, sweet corn, and a variety of desserts.Reservations highly recommended, call 876-5372.

Veterans Memorial Park in Silt will be full of family-friendly events from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, starting with Heart of the Rockies and a pancake breakfast, a parade at 10 a.m., a variety of entertainment, and contests.Just a few steps away at Roy Moore Elementary School is vintage baseball and the outdoor quilt show at the Silt Historical Park.

New student registration for the 08-09 school year for Sopris Elementary and Glenwood Springs Elementary will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Aug. 13 and 14.Parents with questions about which school their children should attend may call 618-4329 starting Aug. 11. The official number for Sopris Elementary is 384-5400; and Glenwood Elementary is 384-5450.

The Carbondale Clay Center Gallery will host an opening reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1. The exhibition will be open from Aug. 1-30. On display will be members of Sixteen Hands, from Floyd, Va., featuring Sylvie Granatelli, Richard Hensley, Donna Polseno, Ellen Shankin and Stacy Snyder. Carbondale Clay Center is located at 135 Main St. in Carbondale. For more information, call 963-2529.

Final performance of the Dags to be held from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at the Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge 51939 Highway 6. Everyone is welcome. The cover charge includes music and food. The concert is to Benefit Breast Cancer Awareness/Laradon Hall.

Local R.W. Boyle has spent a lifetime perfecting the art of the portrayalist. His in-depth study of Doc Holliday makes him qualified to speak to the life of the gunslinger dentist who made a living dealing Faro when he could no longer practice dentistry. Docs association with the Earp brothers preceded his involvement in the infamous shootout at the O.K. Corral.Boyle brings Doc to life in his one-man show, How it Was: Young Doc, to be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 15. Boyle discusses the facts surrounding the best-known and often-debated gun battle in Tombstone, Ariz., at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16.Both performances will be held at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 Sixth St., Glenwood Springs. No children under 6, mature language used. Tickets for this fundraiser are available by calling the Frontier Historical Museum at 945-4448 with a credit card or through Glenwood Springs Central Reservations. For more information, contact the Frontier Historical Museum at (970) 945-4448 or at

Due to changes from the New Castle Police Department, Kindalls Run for a Reason will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Burning Mountain Park in downtown New Castle, and finish at the New Castle City Market.The event is a fundraiser for the Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood Program.For more information, call Kim Colbert at 984-3657.

Weekly beginning and intermediate lessons with Melody Hartman will be offered at 1 and 2 p.m. Saturdays at Glenwood Music, 715 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 309-5146 or 928-8626 for more information.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association is sponsoring The Workforce Planning and Retaining and Engaging Employees seminar from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at a site to be determined.The goal is for participants to leave with the skills needed to integrate an organizations goals and human capital into an effective workforce plan. This class does not discuss recruiting or interviewing.Call 800-884-1328 or 303-894-6732 to enroll.

Carbondale Chambers Quarterly Luncheon will be held from 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. at Phat Thai, 343 Main St., Carbondale Tuesday, Aug. 12. Topics will include Community Updates, featuring Computers for Kids, Colorado Mountain College, Sunlight Mountain Resort, and The Manaus Fund. Participants are requested to RSVP by calling Pamela at 963-1890. Cancellations must be received 48 hours in advance for refunds.

Heritage Park Care Center is hosting a Summer Senior games challenge, including a family fun day, carnival style fair and barbecue from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at 1200 Village Road in Carbondale.The event is a fundraiser to benefit the National Alzheimers Association.For more information, please call Tara Keif or Renee Littlefair at 963-1500.

Thunder River Theatre Company in Carbondale presents another free Literary Night at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at 67 Promenade in downtown Carbondale. Information available online at or by calling 963-8200.

The Roaring Fork Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) will hold its regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, at Christ Community Church, just west of Basalt on Highway 82. TCF is a national nonprofit support organization that 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, or call Cindy at (970) 261-4789.

Twenty single-family homes will be sold in the Ironbridge Mountain Community through Garfield Countys Affordable Housing Program. The homes will be sold in two lotteries during the fall of 2008. The Garfield County Housing Authority (GCHA) administers the countys affordable housing program. All units sold under this program are deed restricted with an annual appreciation. All units must be owner-occupied. Purchasers of affordable housing units must comply with the countys regulations and guidelines for this program. A site visit/program orientation question and answer session will be held between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at Ironbridge.Deadline for applications is 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29.The lottery will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10, at the Garfield County Administrative Building, 108 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs.For questions, please call 625-3589 or visit

The fifth annual Classic Car Show will be held beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, Aug. 1, and will include a free barbecue for car show owners at Viccos Charcoal Burger Drive-in, with a cruise of downtown Glenwood Springs to follow.Car show registration opens at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at Ninth and Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.The car show opens at 9 a.m. to the public. There is no admission fee. The award ceremony and group photo will be held at 3 p.m. A free family movie will be shown at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at the Springs Theatre on Grand Avenue, The Italian Job with Charlize Theron, Donald Sutherland and Mark Wahlberg.To register a car or for more information, phone Dennis at The Flower Mart, 945-5971.

Sarah Oliver, nurse practitioner, will be offering free breast exams to senior women over the age of 55 from 1-3 p.m. Aug. 14 at Carbondale Senior Housing. This is part of the monthly Columbine Home Health Senior Wellness Clinic, made possible by a grant from the Susan G. Komen Aspen Branch Foundation. Early detection of breast cancer improves survival rate. Schedule an appointment for Aug. 14 by calling Sarah Oliver at 618-3606.

Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities will present the Valley Art Teachers Show at its First Friday opening from 6-8 p.m. Aug. 1.To honor local art teachers, the CCAH Gallery is exhibiting their work through the month of August at its gallery, located at 645 Main St. in Carbondale. Showing at the gallery are Marty Cyrus, Stephanie Wood, Lynne Cassidy, Tish McFee, Nancy Hanrahan, Rae Lampe, Hillary Forsythe, Dave Notor, Cathleen McCourt, Carol Rothrock, Gary Michael and Jacquetta Green. For more information, go to or call 963-1680.

The RSVP program is looking for volunteers to train for Senior Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP), issues relating to Medicare and Medicaid. This program is a source of advice on the increasingly complex Medicare issue. SHIP volunteers provide telephone counseling, face-to-face counseling at the RSVP offices, individual counseling and help with online enrollment.To sign up for the volunteer training, call Cheryl Cain at 947-8462.

A four-person crew traveling in a converted school bus powered by biodiesel will visit the Garfield County Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 1. The Homegrown Prosperity Renewable Energy Bus Tour strives to advance initiatives on renewable energy, sustainable biofuels, energy efficiency, rural jobs, and local foods. The bus will also grade biodiesel filling stations, promote good paying jobs for rural communities, and offer solutions to reduce greenhouse gases and pollution. The event is sponsored by the Grand Valley Citizens Alliance, Western Colorado Congress and Western Organization of Resource Councils.For more details contact Frank Smith, Grand Valley Citizens Alliance/Western Colorado Congress, at 970-256-7650, or

The WIN Health Institute presents A Cognitive Approach to Compassion Training from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, at 1460 E. Valley Road in Basalt.Geshe Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Ph.D., will present the protocol and findings of the three-year study at Emory University that explored the effects of compassion meditation on depression, immune function and stress response in undergraduate students. Dr. Negi will explain the basic principles of the techniques used in the study, and will lead a brief guided meditation. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion after.Please RSVP by calling 384-8484 or e-mail

The Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork will host a weekend retreat at its campus upvalley of the Catherine Store in Carbondale from Aug. 15-17.Entitled, The Myth of Me: Finding the Root of Personality, and led by Dennis Klocek, director of Consciousness Studies at the Coros Institute, will show how beliefs about the self can play out in daily life and in relationships. The workshop fee is by donation. For more information, including tuition assistance, please call 963-1960.

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