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In the spirit of this year’s Mountain Fair theme, Localmotion, CCAH is creating a Carbondale quilt. Stop by CCAH located at 645 Main Street in Carbondale and pick up a precut quilt square. Use fabric paint, traditional quilting methods or other creative means to depict What Carbondale Means to You. This is a perfect project for the whole family. Squares are due back at CCAH by July 15. The Carbondale Mountain Fair takes place July 24-26 in Sopris Park in Carbondale. Three days of music and entertainment, over 125 unique arts and crafts booths and lots of yummy food vendors create the premier summer event. This is a collaborative, community event and the quilt is a great way to get involved. The project forewoman is Emma Danciger and the Quilt Project will help raise funds for CCAH and the Third Street Center. Call 963.1680 for more information.

The 112th annual Strawberry Days Festival is looking for volunteers to help with the information booth, the parade, the beer garden, vendor relations and much more.Strawberry Days will be June 19-21 at Sayre (Strawberry) Park. This years A Chinese Celebration themed festival includes a parade, live music, KidsFest, food, artisan fair and carnival. For more information, visit or contact Angie at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at (970) 945-6589. Strawberry Days Parade applications due June 1 Applications for the 112th annual Strawberry Days Parade are now available at The three categories include: commercial float, political candidates and nonprofit/other. Applications are due June 1. The parade takes place Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. For more information, visit or call the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at (970) 945-6589.

Join Carbondale Water Department staff on a bicycle tour of Carbondales ditch system at 5:30 p.m. on May 28. Tour the main ditches in town and look at maps to learn about the origin of the water and where it goes, from the local experts who know. Bring your own bicycle and helmet (helmets are required). Meet at Carbondale Town Hall. This event is part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2009 Watershed Explorations and is sponsored by the town of Carbondales Environmental Board, Carbondale Public Works Department, Colorado Division of Water Resources and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Space is limited, and registration is required. Register at or call 927-1290.

The city of Glenwood Springs is seeking interested individuals to fill vacancies on the following Boards and Commissions: two seats on the Alcohol Beverage Hearing Board; two seats on the Building Board of Appeals; one seat on the Volunteer Firefighters Pension Board; Two seats on Housing Commission; one seat and a youth representative seat on the Parks and Recreation Commission; one seat on the Planning and Zoning Commission; one seat on the Victims and Witness Assistance and Law Enforcement Board (VALE).More information on specific duties for each vacancy can be found at can be obtained in the City Clerks office located in City Hall at 101 W. Eighth St. on the third floor, by downloading the application from the citys website at, or by calling the city clerk at 384-6403.

There will be a trash clean-up on Crystal Springs Road, County Road 103, on Saturday, May 16. Those interested in pitching in should meet at the parking lot at Highway 82 and County Road 103 at 10 a.m., and bring a pair of gloves.For more information call Lisa at 963-3538.

Set aside these Saturdays May 16 and June 20 to become a part of the Teen Video Game Club at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Teens ages 13-18 are invited to bring their favorite video games or game systems to the library between noon and 4 p.m. to play games with others who enjoy video games as much as you do. The librarys Wii video games will also be available just be ready to play! For more information call 945-5958.

The Two Rivers Park parking lot will be closed to public access on May 19, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for a chip seal application. Closure will occur again on May 21 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for sweeping and again on May 22 for an asphalt application. All closures are weather dependent. Access to the boat ramp will be accommodated. Call 384-6366 for further information.

Naturalists from the Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails will lead a viewing of Great Blue Herons from 5:30-7 p.m. May 20 at the James H. Smith Northstar Open Space near Aspen.The area houses a vibrant heronry that is the home to many birds. Spotting scopes will be provided, but feel free to bring a pair of binoculars or scope.The event is free and open to the public, however space is limited and pre-registration is required. To sign up, visit, or call 927-1290.

OUR School preschool in Glenwood Springs is holding a multi-family yard sale on Saturday, May 16 from 8 am to 1 p.m.. There will be many treasures to be found, including kid gear, toys, housewares, tools, clothing/shoes, sporting goods, books, audio and video entertainment, and furniture. Enjoy homemade goodies while you shop. Proceeds benefit the school’s playground project. OUR School is located at 3126 S. Grand Avenue (past Berthod Motors). For more information, call 947-0636.

The Frontier Historical Society is sponsoring its annual clean up day at the historic Linwood Cemetery today from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..Its time to get the cemetery spruced up in time for Memorial Day and the start of the summer tourism season.Lunch will be provided. Meet at the trailhead at 12th and Bennett. Please bring work gloves, sun screen and a hat. Bring garden tools if you like.Call 945-4448 for more info.

Dr. Greg Feinsinger and Jeanne Luetke, RD, present the facts about cholesterol…what it is, the new cholesterol guidelines, how to lower it and what your numbers mean. This presentation is offered by the Valley View Foundation Physician Speaker Series as a follow-up to the Community Health Fairs. The presentation will be on Tuesday, May 19th from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the Valley View Hospital 3rd Floor Conference Room.

All six branches Garfield County Public Library District will be closed Monday, May 25th in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. The libraries will resume normal hours Tuesday, May 26th at 10 a.m. Thank you for your continued support.

The American Legion-Garfield County Post 83 of Glenwood Springs will hold its annual Memorial Day celebration on Monday, May 25 at 11 a.m. at Rosebud Cemetery. There will be the traditional raising and lowering of the U.S. flag by Scout Troop 225, a lying of wreaths by auxiliary members, a rifle Salute to the Dead by legion members and music tributes from local singers and trumpet players.In preparation of Memorial Day, 500 U.S. flags will be posted at the individual gravesites of veterans. Even with the assistance from scouts from Troop 225 and members of the Noon Rotarians, the American Legion always appreciates any additional support from the community.If interested in helping honor our fallen veterans, volunteers can meet at the brick building in Rosebud Cemetery at 4 p.m. Friday, May 22. Call Dan E. LeVan at 618-1910 if you have any questions.

The public is cordially invited to the dedication of the Cody Brickell/Alec Littler Memorial established at the Glenwood Springs High School on Friday, May 22 at noon. The Memorial is located just left of the entrance to the stadium, in an area that will provide a nice gathering place for students. Both young men, from the Class of 2003, were exceptional both in high school and beyond. This beautiful tribute to Cody and Alec would not have been possible without the help of others in this community. Our heartfelt thanks go to Pam Pine, Tom Betts, Rick Abernathy and his son John, and Jesus Arroyo of Pine Stone; Dannie Fugita, Mark Burner, and Scott Miller of S2M Construction Co.; Phil Long of Lafarge; Joe O’Donnell, John Bone, George Morris and Rick Abernathy of the Glenwood Springs Kiwanis Club; Coach Don Miller; Hugh and Molly Macpherson of Glenwood Gardens, the ladies of the No Name Book Group, especially Susan Rice; Anne Stevens, Bob’s sister; Fran Orosz of Roaring Fork Rentals; the GSHS Wrestlers; Don Howanick and Russ Hermanson of MPA Consulting Engineers; and of course, Paul Freeman, principal of GSHS and the Roaring Fork School District Re-1.

Join Colorado Animal Rescue for our 7th annual Mayday for Mutts adoptathon, featuring discounted adoption fees, live music and food, agility and fly-ball demos, bouncy house and cotton candy for the kids and many local vendors. This is a family fun event. 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 16, at Colorado Animal Rescue.

The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will meet on Monday, May 18, at 7 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Avenue, Glenwood Springs. The public is invited to attend. The program will be true stories of the wars with Native Americans in a video titled The Great Indian Wars, 1840-1890. For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

CCAH, Building Community Through Art, is holding its first ever Membership Drive May 18 – June 5. CCAH brings the Carbondale Mountain Fair, Carbondale Summer of Music Concert Series, youth and adult arts programming, classical music concerts, music appreciation classes and First Fridays to Carbondale. CCAH is a membership based organization and cannot provide the programming it does without the continued support of the community. CCAH needs to raise $10,000 in membership this drive. Come meet CCAH staff and Board Members, get free goodies and find out what’s happening in Carbondale at any of these Membership events: Dos Gringos Burritos on Tuesday, May 19 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. If you renew your membership or become a new member, CCAH will buy you a taco. The Pour House on Thursday, May 21 from 4:00 – 6:00 for CCAH Happy Hour. Become a member of CCAH at the Pour House and get a free drink and appetizers. Yvette Lamoreaux Maceachen will perform live.The Village Smithy on Saturday, May 30 between 10 and noon for entertainment and muffins. Become a member of CCAH and get a muffin while you wait for a table. Live music on the lawn.For more information or find out CCAH’s full summer of events go to or call 963.1680.

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