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Three walks along the Roaring Fork River and Castle Creek in the Meadowlands open space will be offered before Aspen Music Festival and school concerts. The walks will be guided by a Roaring Fork Conservancy naturalist, who will talk about the local flora and fauna. Afterwards, participants can enjoy the concerts, either by purchasing a ticket or by sitting on the lawn outside the Benedict Music Tent in Aspen.The walk will take place from 4-5:45 p.m. on June 26. They will occur rain or shine, so weather-appropriate clothing is a must. The walks are free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. For more information about these walks, sponsored by the Aspen Music Festival and School, City of Aspen Parks and Open Space, and Roaring Fork Conservancy, visit, or call 927-1290.

The Glenwood Springs High School Class of 1989 20th Class Reunion will be held this Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27.Teachers, family and friends of class members are encouraged to attend any of the following events: Cocktail party, Tatry Restaurant, 6 p.m. Friday; family day at Glenwood Caverns, beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday; tour of the high school, 5 p.m. Saturday.

On Saturday, June 27, there will be a field trip to the Black Canyon/Crawford Reservoir, a region with varied habitats and scenery. The Crawford State Park, which requires a parks pass, has breeding waterfowl. The surrounding wetlands, scrublands, and pinyon/juniper hills have many bird species. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison, which requires a parks pass, has Dusky Grouse, swifts, swallows, and nesting Peregrine Falcons. The trip lasts all day, and meets 7 am at the Carbondale CMC center. For more information, contact Tom McConnell at 379-7356 or Linda Vidal at 704-9950.

The public is invited to attend the official grand opening celebration for LIFT-UP’s new Parachute Thrift Store, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 27.The new store is located in the former Hideout building, 201 E. First St., Parachute. The store will be open for shopping, and free refreshments will be provided.Regular store hours will be Monday through Friday, 10 a.m to 5 p.m. All proceeds from sales are used to fund LIFT-UP’s mission to feed hungry families throughout the local region.LIFT-UP’s Parachute food pantry is still located at 112 N. Fisher Ave.

Majid Kahhak will paint live as part of Carbondale’s First Friday art walk celebration, from 6-8 p.m. Friday, July 3, at Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main StThe painting will be in celebration of Independence Day. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, call 704-0622.

The Glenwood Lions Club is holding a Shred-a-thon on Saturday, July 18, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Shredding will take place at the Community Bank parking lot located at 1810 Grand Avenue. The purpose of the event is to offer people a safe and secure way to dispose of any unwanted documents with personal information.The event is open to the public, but the Lions are asking for $10 donations per office file box. The money raised will help to fund another Lions Club program, KidSight, which screens school-age children for degenerative eye disease.People can bring any paperwork they wish to have properly disposed of including tax documents, bank statements, medical records, canceled or blank checks, credit card statements or solicitations, or personal bills.

The public is invited to observe and join in as local ham radio operators participate in a nationwide emergency preparedness exercise and demonstration from noon Saturday, June 27, until noon Sunday, June 28. Stations will be set up in a field using emergency power and portable radios and antennas. If you have ever considered becoming a ham radio operator, you are invited to visit the site and experience ham radio first hand. The event takes place in Missouri Heights. Please see for directions to the site. Call (970) 379-3488 for more information.

Master magician and wildlife biologist Greg Carter aka 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.

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.

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 Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and Valley Vista Business Services are sponsoring QuickBooks Made Profitable, a FREE one day instructional course for chamber members. The course will be taught by Mike Kalous of Valley Vista Business Services on Thursday, June 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Community Room at US Bank, 1901 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Lunch is included. Attendees will receive a Business Assessment Executive Summary of how their business compares to competition and nationwide industry averages in 20 key financial measurements – what banks or investors would use to evaluate a business. Attendees will discover the financial strengths and weaknesses of their businesses and what to do about them. Class size is limited. Contact Call Jared Buckner at1 (800) 459-3370, ext. 1119, to register or for more information.

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