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The 2009 Colorado Heart Gallery is coming to Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs. The Heart Gallery is a collection of portraits telling the stories of 50 children awaiting adoption in the Colorado foster care system. Professional photographers have volunteered their time and expertise to capture the personalities and spirit of these wonderful children, which is both powerful and humbling.The goal of the program is to locate adoptive families for children in need of special homes. Caring foster parents are also needed to become an important part of these children’s lives.The Heart Gallery will open Tuesday August 4. Garfield County Department of Human Services will be hosting a barbeque on August 4 from 3-5 p.m. at Sayre Park in Glenwood Springs to celebrate the Heart Gallery opening in Garfield County. The entire community is invited to come enjoy an afternoon of food and obtain information on foster care and adoption. For more information, please call Natalie Carrion at 970-945-9191 ext. 3005.

Saturday, August 1 is the third annual Zach Schwartz Benefit Concert at the New Castle Community Center beginning at 7p.m. Enjoy real Hip Hop music by 2 Real 4 da Mind. $5 donation at the door with proceeds benefitting the Zach Schwartz Memorial Scholarship Fund. Also, the same day, the Zach Schwartz 3-on-3 basketball tourney at the outdoor courts behind the new Riverside Middle School In Castle Valley Ranch, New Castle (next door to Kathryn Senor Elementary on Alder Avenue.) Action begins at 9 a.m. Male and female teams of all ages, welcome. $60 per team. Contact Mike Cox to pre-register at 970-984-0332 or coachmike24@msn.com

The Grand Valley Citizens Alliance will hold its annual meeting and “chocolate brownie potluck” on Aug. 2 at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center, from 3-5 p.m. Dr. Russ Walker, Ph.D. will be the featured guest speaker, presenting his findings in a Garfield County study concerning the risk to human health posed by natural gas operations. The meeting is open to the public. For more information call 970-625-1797.



Have Dinner made for you and give a helping hand! Support the Kid’s Safety Fair! Come to Moe’s Southwestern Grill Thursday, July 23 from 4 p.m. to close. Moe’s will donate a portion of the sales to support Valley View Hospital’s Kid’s fair.

The Christmas in July sale will benefit the Grand River Volunteer Association. It’s scheduled for Thursday, July 23, from 7 a.m. to noon at the Grand River Medical Center by the Gift Shop in Rifle.Products for women, men and children. Great values on fashion and seasonal accessories, jewelry, gadgets, gifts and much more. Eighty percent below retail prices.Call 970-625-6423 for more details.



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.

On Aug. 1, Silt Heyday will celebrate its 40th anniversary with the theme “Remembering the ’60s – Our 40th Anniversary”. Volunteers for Heyday are currently being recruited. This year our bands include Heart of the Rockies at Breakfast, The Strolling Scones in the afternoon, with the Johnny O Band in the evening.Forms for booth spaces and parade have just been mailed to those who participated in previous years. Booth forms and parade entries can be picked up at Silt Town Hall or if you want to volunteer please call 876-5801

Once again the “Mother of All Drum Circles” will open the 38th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair at 4 p.m. on Friday, July 24 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 embelli 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.


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