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Saturday, July 18, 3-9 p.m.Come to Rock Bottom Ranch to celebrate mid-summer’s eve and rejuvenate your spirits. A potluck dinner will feature RBR roasted chickens and a delicious salad from the garden.Schedule of Events:3-5 p.m. – Fire making, mask making, and makin’ seed ballz! 5-6 p.m. – Primitive bow & arrow shoot. 6-6:30 p.m. – Salad picking at RBR garden and tour of the farm. 6:30 p.m. – Potluck feast.8 p.m. – Campfire, drumming, and storytellingCost: $20 family, $8 individualsInfo & registration: or 927-6760.

The Rifle Branch Library will be moving to our temporary location at 139 West 3rd Street in Rifle soon. To get ready, the Friends of the Rifle Library will be hosting a huge Book Sale on July 24th and 25th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please bring a box or bring a bag and load up on books! You can fill up a bag with books for just $1 or a donation. Deals abound so take advantage of them and also help us clear out and let the construction begin on our new facility! For more information call 625-3471.

Ann Federowicz and John Sommers perform from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 16, at Eco-Goddess Edibles, 335 Main St., Carbondale. For more information, call 963-7316 or visit

Friday, July 17 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.: Valley Lumber in Basalt will be hosting their last barbeque of the summer in memory of John Palmer. Stop by for a Hamburger, chips and a drink $5, or a Hot dog, chips and a drink $4. All donations will support the Valley Lumber Relay For Life team. Contact Tammy with any questions 927-9878. Saturday, July 18 4-7 p.m.: The Basalt Fire Department is sponsoring a BBQ with live music from Straight Shot and The S Curves. Donation is $10 per person, kids under 5 eat free. Lots of kids activities! Come out and join the fire department for a fun afternoon and support their Relay For Life team. Contact Brooke with questions 704-0675.Tuesday, July 21 Stop by White House Pizza in Carbondale and enjoy dinner and drinks. They will donate 10 percent of their night’s sales to Relay for Life of the Roaring Fork Valley. Enjoy a night out while supporting the American Cancer Society! Contact Julia with questions 948-6350.

Community members can safely shred unwanted documents on Saturday, July 18 at the Community Bank on Grand Ave. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Paper Wise shredding truck will be available for things like bank statements, personal bills, and medical records. Staples and paper clips do not need to be removed, and all shredded paper will be recycled. Members of the Glenwood Springs High School Percussion Band will be performing, and some refreshments will be served.Shredding will be done on a donation basis, with all proceeds benefiting KidSight. KidSight is a program where Lions Club volunteers throughout Colorado conduct vision-screening sessions at preschools and other early childhood centers.

High Country Security is offering a free women’s self-defense class on Tuesday, July 28, at 7 p.m., at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.The class is open to females of all ages. Interested women must register and sign a liability waiver at the High Country Security store in Glenwood Springs at 318 8th Street. “We have two very professional and well-trained instructors to facilitate the class,” says Tami Lacy. Jill Goudie is a black-belt, mixed martial artist and local endurance athlete. Also instructing will be a deputy from a local law enforcement agency.”We hope you never have to use self-defense techniques. However, the world is changing. We feel it makes good sense to be prepared for an emergency situation.”The class is limited to the first 30 women who register. Call Tami Lacy at 945-HELP (4357) with questions or for additional information.

The Silt Board of Trustees is looking for a Silt resident to serve the remainder of a Trustee term through March 2010. The board meets the 2nd and 4th Monday of every month. If you have lived in Silt for 12 months or more, are 18 or more years of age and are a registered voter, you can apply by submitting a letter of interest to the Town Clerk. The Town is also looking for citizens to join their Victim Assistance and Law Enforcement Board which meets the third Monday of every month. There is also a vacancy on the Silt Planning and Zoning Commission which meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month. Both the Trustee and the Planning and Zoning Commissioner are paid a stipend for attending their regular meetings. Contact the Town Clerk at 876-2353 for more information about any of the open positions.

Vacation Bible School themed “County Fair” July 27 -31, 6:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. at the Rifle Seventh-day Adventist Church, 0086 Village Dr. in South Rifle. Ages 5 -12, come join the fun with songs crafts, games, snacks and all the activities of the county fair. For more information, call 625-3334.

Once again the “Mother of All Drum Circles” will open the 38th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 24th in Sopris Park. This gathering of more than 200 people is the perfect kick-off to the festive weekend that brings thousands of diverse people together to celebrate the rare and beautiful life we are so blessed to enjoy in this magnificent spot on earth. Mark your calendar for this special event that sets the tone for the weekend of unity within diversity by bringing all together in one harmonious synchronized and embellished pulse, the rhythm of the One. Kindly bring your own hand drum and/or small percussion if you have them and Instruments will be provided for those who don’t have their own. For more info, call Laurie Loeb, 970-963-2798.

Save the date for the Mt. Sopris Montessori School’s first Home Tour in the River Valley Ranch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4. Tour five luxurious dream homes in RVR via complimentary shuttle service or tour by bicycle. The event includes a full interior and exterior tour of the dream homes and a taste of the town luncheon featuring food and dessert samplings from local restaurants. Tickets are $25 in advance, $35 day of event, per person. All proceeds support the students of the Mt. Sopris Montessori School. For more information, to volunteer or to donate services, call 970-963-3506 x 7 or visit

On Thursday, July 16, at 7 p.m. the Glenwood Springs Branch library will host a Thunder River Theatre Company Literary Night about the author Francois Rabelais. TRTC Associate Artistic Director Valerie Haugen will present the program celebrating the licentious, boozy and lusty appetites of Rabelais. Biting and bawdy, smart and smutty, lofty and low, Rabelais’ masterpiece “Gargantua and Pantagruel” is fantasy on the grandest of scales, told with an unquenchable thirst for all of human experience. Rabelais’ vigorous examination of the life of his times is one of the great comic masterpieces of literature. The Literary Night is free and open to the public with light refreshments served. For more information please call 945-5958.

The Fraternal Order of the Eagles #215 Ladies Auxiliary are raising money for its scholarship fund.There will be a yard sale and bake sale on July 18 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs High School parking lot. Cost is $10 if you would like to rent a table. Please call Tiffany at 984.0336.

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