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Community News & Notes

The Artists Mercantile in Glenwood Springs offers art classes for children and adults through June. For beginners and intermediate artists, each class is a single day. For a list of classes, call 947-0947 or stop in to the store at 720 Cooper Ave. Preregistration is required, and space is limited. Classes include watercolor, an outdoor painting workshop, chinese calligraphy, sumi-e and more.

The Aspen Center for Physics presents free Heinz R. Pagels public lectures in Paepcke Auditorium behind the music tent, and dialogues and special events at Sixth and Gillespie, Physics Center. Please call (970) 925-2585 for more information.A special event, Native American Star Knowledge, will be at 5:30 p.m. June 5 with John Stocke from the University of Colorado.And at 5:30 p.m. June 15, Barbara Ryden from Ohio State University will have a shape of the Universe dialogue.Please contact the Aspen Center for Physics at the number above for more information about lectures, dialogues and special events.

The Restaurant Six89 will present an evening of utter gluttony featuring a five-wine dinner with food matching at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 15. Please call Restaurant Six89 at 963-6890 for reservations.

The Vail Daily Colorado-Eagle River Ride a one-day, 100-mile, 100-km or 45-mile bicycle ride is back on Sunday, July 23. The ride takes cyclists up the rural setting of Highway 131 and down 20 miles along the Colorado River. Proceeds from the event will go to the Snowboard Outreach Society. Register online at

The Garden School is now enrolling K-12 students for the fall school year. Classes are filling quickly. For information, call Dennie at 984-0604 or 404-1393.

The Garfield County Public Library System Summer Reading Programs first performer of the summer is Bill Anderson. He will bring his Magical Reading Safari puppets to the library programs June 6-8 at the county libraries from Carbondale to Parachute. He will appear at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 6, at Carbondale Town Hall; 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 6, at the Glenwood Springs Library; 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the New Castle Community Center; 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 7, at the Silt Community Center; 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 8, at Bea Underwood Elementary School in Parachute; and 2 p.m. Thursday, June 8, at That Place in Rifle.Also be sure to contact your community library to sign up for the reading portion of the program and earn free books just for reading this summer!

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