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Marmorino Artisans Mike and Micki Coles are the featured artists for August at the Artists Mercantile and Gallery, 720 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. Their Marmorino panel designs are created from slaked limestone, and can be used for interior and exterior hangings or finishes. The artists reception will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8. Snacks and beverages will be served, and everyone is welcome. For further information, please call the gallery at 947-0947.

As YouthZones annual Kiss-n-Squeal fundraiser counts down to its final three days, Big Mac the pig is dreaming of a kiss from one lucky candidate. The fundraiser is currently at 74 percent of its $90,000 goal. There is still time to cast your vote to see who kisses Big Mac. To donate by credit card, go online to or call 945-9300. Donations may also be turned in to at any YouthZone office or to your favorite candidate.

Cub Scout Pack 225 will host its annual car wash from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 9, at The Pit Stop in Glenwood Springs. All proceeds will go to Pack 225.

Mountain Family Health Centers will be conducting free health screenings throughout the region. Screenings are open to the public, and anyone may attend. No appointment necessary. Free screening includes cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index and heart disease risk assessment. Fasting is desirable, but not required. Free screenings are also available at your place of business (for 10 or more employees). Contact Sharla Gallegos at 618-3159 for more information and scheduling. Screenings will be offered at the following locations:Rifle2-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 12, Rifle Public Library, 107 E. Second St.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, Rifle Public Health Department (WIC), 195 W. 14th St.9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, Rifle City Market, 1320 Railroad Ave.Carbondale1-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13, Gordon Cooper Library, 76 S. Fourth St. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23, El Jebel City Market, 250 E. Valley RoadGlenwood Springs9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, Mountain Family Health Center, 1905 Blake Ave., Suite 101noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, Glenwood Springs Mall, 51027 U.S. Highway 61-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, Por Tu Familia Diabetes Education & Screening, Mountain Family Health Center, 1905 Blake Ave., Suite 1019 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 14, Mountain Family Health Center (blood pressure check and finger blood sugar screen), 1905 Blake Ave., Suite 1012-7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road12:30-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 21, Glenwood Springs Library, 413 Ninth St.9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, Glenwood Springs Health Department (WIC Office), 2014 Blake Ave.

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce, town of Basalt and Green Spot are partnering together to green River Days. This means that organizers will be creating as close to zero waste as possible in order to remain in tune and in touch with the environment. To accomplish the goals of zero waste, vendors will be required to purchase biodegradable or recyclable utensils, cups, plates, and bowls and volunteers are needed to help educate the patrons as well as vendors about how to dispose of consumed cups, cans, bottles, dishes, napkins and utensils. For more information or to volunteer to green River Days, contact Seann Goodman at (970) 404-1575. Fours hours or more of service will earn a Summer of Basalt T-shirt and an invitation to a volunteer appreciation party in late August.

Mr. Ts Invites the public to the Garfield County Air Show this Friday and Saturday, and to see the Flash fire jet truck up close and personal from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at MR. Ts in New Castle.Hot dogs and sodas will be provided, and a climbing wall for those needing a challenge.

Hot Fingers will appear from 8-11 p.m. Aug. 8, at the Loyal Brothers Martini Bar in Glenwood Springs, featuring Howard Berkman and Bill Inverso.For more information, contact 945-0905.

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