Community News & Notes
Those interested in leasing a garden plot in the new Rifle Community Garden through the BookCliffs Council on the Arts and Humanities are invited to attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Thai Chili Bistro on East Third Street in Rifle.The purpose of the meeting is to get acquainted with others who are involved and answer questions you may have about the garden. There are 12 plots available for this first year, which are being offered on a first-come, first-served basis. The first 12 paid gardeners will be assigned a plot. Those interested should bring their checkbook to the meeting.For questions or more information, contact Erin Sims at Rifle City Hall at 625-6237. The Community Garden is not a city project.
The final installment of the free 2009 Winter Lecture Series by The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library and the Frontier Historical Society will be Martha Maxwell, a Chautauqua Program presented by Mary Jane Bradbury at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Glenwood Springs Library. Martha Maxwell was a self-educated naturalist and artist who traveled to the Colorado Territory in 1860. Maxwell spent nearly eight continuous years in the field documenting the presence of species not previously known to live in the Rocky Mountains. This program is sponsored by Colorado Humanities which inspires the people of Colorado to explore ideas and to appreciate our diverse cultural heritage. Light refreshments served. Information is available at 945-5958 or 945-4448.
The three winners of Symphony in the Valley’s 2009 Young Artists Concerto Competition will perform with the orchestra in its May concerts.Soprano Emily Murdock, 26, of Boulder, and violinist Alexander Raab, 19, of Littleton, are the winners in the senior division, for musicians 19-30. Pianist Kevin Ahfat, 14, of Centennial is the winner in the junior division, for musicians 6-18.The three winners were selected from a competitive field of musicians that included five entrants in the junior division, for ages 6 to 18, and six entrants in the senior division, for ages 19 to 30. The competition judges were Andrea Elias and Tara Gatseos, both of Grand Junction.Murdock will sing the beautiful Exsultate, Jubilate, by W. A. Mozart. Raab will perform the violin solo for the classic Rondo Capriccioso by C. Saint Sans. Ahfat will play the powerful Concerto in F Minor by F. Chopin. The orchestra will round out the concerts with the lively Suite No. 1 from the opera Carmen by G. Bizet.The concerts will be performed in at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 7, at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 10, at the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium.
The grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Silt will be celebrated from 3-6 p.m. April 9. Tours of the guest rooms and public areas will be offered along with light refreshments in the sunny River Room. Feisty Fins Fly Shop and Guide Service will answer questions about fishing from the river-front patio of the Holiday Inn and the featured Stay and Play in Silt packages. The new property offers a variety of amenities such as 24-hour front desk, meeting room, business center, fitness center, indoor pool and spa, pantry and laundry. Business travelers will find large desks with ergonomic chairs, free high speed internet access and free local phone and toll free (U.S. and Canada only) calls, phones with private voicemail and complimentary newspapers.The Holiday Inn Express Silt is owned and managed by Silt Hospitality, LLC, under a license agreement with a company in the InterContinental Hotels Group located in Grand Junction. Telephone 970-241-2793; Fax: 970-241-2806.
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