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.Call Dan E. LeVan at 618-1910 if you have any questions.
Majid Kahhak will paint live, June 5, (First Friday), 6-8pm, at Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St., Carbondale. The painting will be inspired by Summer! Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Please join us! Need more info?: 970-704-0622.
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
May 29: Swallow Oil Fueling up for a CURE – Stop by any of the five Grand Valley Swallow Oil gas stations on Friday, May 29 and five cents of every gallon sold will go toward the American Cancer Society. Relay for Life teams will be washing windows between 7 a.m. and 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Fuel up at the Phillips 66 in Parachute, or any of the Rifle Swallow Oil stores, the Red River Inn, The Corner Store, Shell or Bookcliff.May 29 – 31: Ted Morgan annual yard sale and BBQ. Team What Not To Wear will be hosting their annual yard sale 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Stop by 947 West Second Street. Lunch $5 donation. Contact Cheryl for more information at 625-1795.May 31: Team Project Runway hosts Poker Night at Burning Mountain Bowl in New Castle beginning at 4 p.m. Lots of prizes, contact Charlotte at 618-3847.June 3: Chairity auction – Come to Columbine Restaurant in Rifle and check out the array of amazing chair art created by local artists. Doors open at 6 p.m. Contact Kelly Bina 625-1828.June 3: USO night at Colorado Mountain College. 7 p.m. $10 donation. Contact Terri 625-6586 or Sarah 985-2445 for more information.June 6: Glenwood Springs Elementary Team will be at bb’s Wing’s & Q in Glenwood Springs waitressing for tips 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Contact April at 876-0592. June 6: Americas Got Talent team is hosting a large yard sale 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Rifle Middle School parking lot. Contact Nan at 379-4528
Mountain Family Health Center is offering on-site applications for Medicaid and Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) at area businesses, churches, clubs and other organizations. These programs offer health services to pregnant women and children under age 19. Applications will be filled out and submitted on-site for qualified applicants. Once approved, patients will receive a letter with a Medicaid or CHP number which may be used at any doctors office, pharmacy or hospital for thirty days while awaiting final approval. The service team at Mountain Family Health Center will work with all persons to find the appropriate medical insurance program for their needs and circumstances. Persons who do not qualify for insurance may be eligible to pay for services on a sliding fee scale.To schedule on-site application, please call Janice Caro at 945-2840, extension 214.
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