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Cowboy Up Carbondale is a Roaring Fork Valley Community western barbecue and street dance held in downtown Carbondale. The event will begin at 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 27.The event is a charity benefit celebrating the Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. The event is designed to celebrate last year’s Rodeo division winners along with Carbondale’s cowboy heritage, and family friendly environment.The event will include a video tribute to the 2008 belt buckle champions, a live auction, barbecue and street dance featuring live music from Adam Ashley and the Gunslingers.Ticket cost $35 for the barbecue and dance, $15 for kids barbecue, and $10 for the dance only, and can be purchased at Alpine Bank locations, the Roaring Fork Valley Co-op, The Pour House, and Aspen Equestrian Center.

The White River Trail Runners ATV Club is meeting on Thursday, June 25 at 7 p.m. at the Casey Concrete office located at 28575 Highway 6 & 24 between Silt and Rifle.The purpose of the family oriented club is to represent riders throughout the White River National Forest region. One main goal is to work with local Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management to maintain trail access and discuss trail management in our area.For more information contact: Mike at 970-401-2857, Jeff at 970-319-3577, or Dan at 970-309-5368, or by e-mail at

The Western Slope Stompers offer clogging lessons to beginners. The new adult class is held on Wednesdays starting on July 1 at the Apple Tree Community Room in New Castle from 7-7:45 p.m.Contact Shonna at 984-2265 or with any questions.

Members of the recently formed Tea Party Patriots are dedicated to preserving the constitution and upholding historic American freedoms and liberties.The goal is to educate everyone involved on the fundamentals of governing systems, look at elected leaders and what they do in tier positions. Participants strive to do what they can in a peaceful way and stay informed. If interested in upcoming events, contact 928-7578 or 945-3950 for more information, or visit our booth at Strawberry Days.

Hospice of the Valley is offering Grief Connections, a six-session grief support group in which we learn, share and create ways to adapt to the loss of a loved one. This group will be held on Thursday evenings from 5:30 to 7 p.m. in Rifle at the Garfield School District Re-2 Facilities office located at 215 East 30 Street. Meetings will start on June 25 and will continue to meet every other week until September 3.Meetings are open to anyone in mourning but attendees must plan on attending all six sessions. Please call 970-261-7131 to pre-register and for further information.

The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities will have its annual membership meeting at 5:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, at Sopris Park, followed by the first concert in the CCAH Summer of Music series with BooCoo and Friends.Regular business will include an election of one new member to the CCAH board of directors, a financial report and ratification of the bylaws.CCAH is seeking nominations for the board position, specifically someone who is interested in heading up the membership committee. For information, call Ro at 963-1680 or e-mail (veggie included), wine and beer will be served for all active CCAH members.The free concert is open to the public, featuring the Jazz Aspen Summer Class Recital followed by BooCoo and Friends, with Chris Bank, Joe Kelly, Chris Goplerud and a host of valley musicians.

Master magician and wildlife biologist Greg Carter a.k.a Safari Greg will participate with his magic and snakes in two benefit performances for the Glenwood Springs High School cheerleaders June 26 and 27. The June 26 performance is at 6:30 p.m., and the June 27 show starts at 10 a.m., at the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium. Tickets are $8. For five years in a row, Safari Greg has been voted Nashville’s number one family entertainer by Parents magazine, according to These family-friendly shows have been proven to entertain and delight children of all ages — and their parents, too. Combining magic with alligators, jokes, snakes and porcupines is all in a day’s work for Safari Greg.Tickets are available from any Glenwood Springs High School cheerleader or by calling Lynn Goluba at 379-1848 or Jody Jordan at 618-6691.

The fifth season of the Glenwood Downtown Market starts Tuesday June 23 from 4 p.m. to dusk. Customers will have their pick of fresh organic produce, artisan breads, cheese, range-red beef, Colorado wines, vinegars, oils, unique crafts, live music, cooking demonstrations and more. Credit and Debit cards accepted. For more information call 618-3650.

Two upcoming Carbondale community events, the July 4 Boogie in Bonedale celebration and the Carbondale Mountain Fair, are seeking volunteers.Volunteers who put in four hours at any CCAH event with have their name entered in a drawing for a New Belgium cruiser bike. Mountain Fair volunteers will also receive a 2009 Mountain Fair t-shirt.Duties include the cantina, ambassadors, Green Team and set-up/break down.The July 4 celebration begins at 4 p.m. on Main Street with the kids parade, followed by a variety of activities in Sopris Park and music by Aphrodesia.The 38th Carbondale Mountain Fair takes place July 24-26, featuring arts and crafts vendors, entertainment and competitions.Sign up to volunteer online at, or call 963-1680.

Carbondale’s Main Street Streetscape project will resume the first part of June, however the street will remain open during the construction season.The first phase of the project will be located between Highway 133 and Eighth Street. Work will then proceed east to the Eighth Street intersection, and end at the Second Street intersection.For more information, call Carbondale Public Works at 963-1307.

Free breast exams for senior women 55 and older will be conducted at Manor 2 in Glenwood Springs Thursday June 25 from 1-4 p.m. Sarah Oliver, Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, will provide these exams as well as educate women in breast self-examination. She will refer women without insurance to cover mammograms to a program to obtain a mammogram at a local hospital. The Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation in Aspen has awarded a grant to Columbine Home Health to provide this service to senior women. To schedule an appointment contact Sarah Oliver at 618-3606.

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