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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.

Ecological Gardening Series is a nine-week program that teaches the basics of natural and organic gardening techniques that are in unison with nature. Participants will learn to grow their own food and care for their garden system using entirely self-made and locally available products and holistic techniques. Courses will be in the form of hands on workshops at Rock Bottom Ranch every other Saturday.Register for the entire series (nine courses) for the discounted rate of $175 or $150 for ACES members.May 30: Companion Planting Basics of Polyculture June 13: Compost 101 June 27: Home made remedies fertilizers and pest deterrents July 11: Basics of Biodynamic Agriculture July 18: Makin Seed Ballz! FREE!July 25: Animal Integration Aug. 8: Introduction to Permaculture Aug. 22: Tinctures, Salves, and Herbal Remedies Sept. 26: Time to Harvest and Time to Celebrate! Contact Rock Bottom Ranch at 927-6760 or visit http://www.aspennature.org to register.

The Western Slope Stompers present their fourth annual recital, “Stars in Motion” A Night of Clogging. Come Saturday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m. to the Glenwood Springs High School. The talented dancers are boys and girls ranging in age from four to adult. They have been working on their routines since last August. This will be a show you won’t want to miss! Tickets cost $9 at the door. Contact Shonna at 984-2265 with any questions.



The Carbondale Clay Center offers kids clay camps for ages 5 and up, beginning Monday, June 1. Clay Camps meet Monday through Friday and cost $170 per student/per week. Register for 9:30 a.m. to noon or 1:30-4 p.m. sessions. Registration deadline is Friday prior to the first day of class; space is limited so CCC encourages early registration. For more details, call 963-2529.

The city of Glenwood Springs recycle center will be switching to its summer schedule on Tuesday, June 2, to the following hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. And on it will be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.



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 http://www.roaringfork.org/events or call 927-1290.

Applications for the 112th annual Strawberry Days Parade are now available at strawberrydaysfestival.com. 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 strawberrydaysfestival.com or call the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association at (970) 945-6589.

Saturday is your chance to get your dog clean and raise money for the American Cancer Society.The Amazing Racers Relay for Life team will have a dog wash on May 30 from noon to 3 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Small dogs: $5; large dogs: $8.All proceeds goes to the American Cancer Society.

The employees at the Colorado State Veterans Home in Rifle are hosting a benefit yard sale on Saturday, May 30, at 650 E. Fifth St., Rifle at 8 a.m. until sold out.The sale benefits Alexia, the daughter of nursing assistant Amanda Rubalcave. Alexia is in need of a stem cell transplant. Please stop by on Saturday we appreciate everyones support.

Come join the gardeners of the New Community Gardens in Glenwood Springs to celebrate the planting season. Saturday, May 30, 10 a.m. till 1 p.m., in the northwest parking lot of the Community Center, next to the New Community Gardens, 100 Wulfsohn Road. Rivendell Sod Farm will talk about organic gardening from 10-11 a.m., Dwyer Greens will be offering organic vegetable plants and flowers for sale, and Osage Gardens will also offer organic vegetable plants and early season produce. Come and have all of your gardening questions answered. More info. call 945-4004.


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