Community News & Notes
Carbondales American Legion Post 100 will lead the annual Memorial Day ceremony, beginning at 9 a.m. Monday, May 25, with a 21-gun salute and short commemoration at Hillcrest Cemetery on White Hill.After that the ceremony will proceed to Evergreen Cemetery on 8th Street, and then to the Veterans Memorial Bridge on Highway 133 at 9:45 a.m. for a final salute and tossing of a wreath into the Roaring Fork River.The bridge will be closed to traffic for a brief time during the last portion of the ceremony.
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 Glenwood Springs Community Center Aquatics Department is hosting a Kayak Gear Exchange. Drop off the gear to sell at Glenwood Springs Community Center between 3-7 p.m. Wednesday, May 27. The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 28 and 29. Pick up unsold gear between noon and 4 p.m. Saturday, May 30. The Community Center will keep 10 percent of all sales; 5 percent goes to the Community Center for administrative costs and 5 percent goes to the White Water Park. Checks for merchandise sold will be mailed out. For more information, 384-6306.
The grounds of the Carbondale Clay Center at 135 Main St. in downtown Carbondale will transform for this springtime extravaganza, starting at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 30.The evening includes Italian food made by Jimmy Nadell of Bravo Catering, served at long tables down Main Street, plus live music by Acoustic Mayhem, kids games, silent auction and cash bar. Ticket buyers will also receive a handmade ceramic cup, designed by local ceramic artists specifically for La Dolce Vita.Proceeds from Carbondale Clay Centers largest fundraiser of the year support the Centers year-round ceramic arts programming. Tickets are $50 for adults in advance, $60 day of event; children ages 7-15 $15/$25, and age 6 and under free. Call 963-2529 to reserve tickets.
The Aspen Valley Harley Davidson is holding its 4th Annual Bike Nite Extravaganza, a motorcycle event for all makes and models, to benefit Operation Vacation. The event is this Saturday, May 23, from 1 to 8 p.m.The event will be in the West Glenwood Mall parking lot in front of K-Mart. Events will include a blessing of the bikes, a poker run, bike show and contest, and a bike wash. There will also be live music, a Coors beer garden. And for the kids there will be a climbing wall, slide, pony rides and more.For details call Aspen Valley Harley Davidson at 970-928-7493, or visit http://www.bike-nite.org.
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