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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.

The Basalt Chamber of Commerce presents Borderdrive as part of the Basalt Summer Music Series from approximately 5:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, in Triangle Park at Willits Town Center. Anthony Hannigan, 1999 national mandolin champion, and exciting new-comer Jillian Brosnan founded the band without borders, which combines swing, bluegrass, Celtic, ragtime, jazz, classical, Appalachian and more into an original, captivating performance.Bring blankets and beverages for an evening of great music. Hot dogs, brats, and other treats will be offered by CJ Snaps! For the full 2008 Basalt Summer Music Series schedule, visit the Schedule Page at http://www.basaltriverdays.com.

An art opening will be held from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, at the Village Smithy restaurant in Carbondale. The exhibit will feature Marylou Felton, with oils, acrylic and pastel paintings; Zach Ornitz, photography; and Derek Johnson, acrylic spray paintings.The artists work will be on display through Aug. 31.For more information, call 927-1970.



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.

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



The next Roaring Fork Audubon Field Trip is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 9, to Harts Basin/Fruitgrowers Reservoir on Grand Mesa. Birds to see will be shore birds, waterfowl and sandhill cranes, as well as a number of neotropical migrants. Meet at 7 a.m. at Lapalla Campus in Carbondale. Bring lunch, water and dress for all weather conditions.Call Linda Vidal 704-9950 if you plan to join the group.

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:Glenwood Springs 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6 Mountain Family Health Center, 1905 Blake Ave., Suite 101noon-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 & finger blood sugar screen), 1905 Blake Ave., Suite 101


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