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Community News & Notes

A communitywide garage sale will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 16. Sign up for a free listing and your location on the map or you may set up your sale at Veterans Park. Sponsored by the Silt Area Chamber of Commerce. Location maps and business directories available at the park gazebo. Call Dave at 876-1920 to list your sale.

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St., will hold its spring Used Book Sale through May 9. Volunteers estimate there are many more than 15,000 used hardback and paperback books available, including works of fiction and nonfiction, and both adult and childrens books. Books are sorted by category. The sale is held in the basement. Book donations are gratefully accepted year-round, during the librarys regular hours of operation. Please call the library at 945-5958 for specific times for the book sale or for more information.

The Glenwood Springs High School Key Club will be hosting a fundraiser Friday, May 8, at Beau Jos. Bring your family to Beau Jos for lunch or dinner and 20 percent of sales will go the the Key Club. You must present a Key Club fundraising flyer in order for the cost of your meal to be eligible. You can e-mail or fax a request for flyer to (970) 384-5565 before Friday.

The Frontier Historical Museum is closed this week for spring cleaning and exhibit changes. The museum will reopen with summer hours starting May 11, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.The museum is also looking for desk volunteers for the summer. To volunteer or for more information, call 945-4448.

The Colorado Rocky Mountain School Garden Program holds its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 16, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the school greenhouse (1493 County Road 106, Carbondale).This years organically grown selection includes more than 200 varieties, all selected for their suitability to the climate of the Roaring Fork Valley.Vegetable plants will include more than 25 short-season tomato varieties, nine types of peppers (hot and sweet), artichokes, arugula, squashes, melons, sorrel, rhubarb and Italian alpine strawberries. The valleys historic Red McClure seed potatoes will also be available.Herbs include 26 different culinary varieties and 10 types of basil. Annual flowers are also available, including a perennial section featuring native and adapted plants and a small selection of unusual rock-garden plants. A complete plant list is posted on the schools website ( Any remaining plants can be purchased from 5-6 p.m. May 17-21. For more information, e-mail or call Linda Halloran 379-3567.

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