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There will be a dedication reception for Janet Nelson’s new art installation at Valley View Hospital, from 5-6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 28, on the fourth floor of the hospital.Nelson’s wire-sculptured fish hang in the atrium of the hospital’s new acute care unit, resembling a school of fish in an aquarium.

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Business Women’s Network will have their next meeting, Wednesday, July 29, 2009, from 7:15-9 a.m., at the US Bank located at 1901 Grand Avenue next to Safeway.Paul Scarberry of PEEK’s Plumbing and Mechanical will be presenting information on carbon monoxide detection in the home and work, replacing existing boilers and furnaces with high efficiency systems and a solar energy discussion on costs and available rebates.For more information contact Joni at 945-6589, ext. 104.

The Glenwood Springs Elks Lodge 2286 will sponsor its Annual Soccer Shoot on Aug. 1, 2009 at Two River’s Park at 9 a.m. All children ages 13 and under are invited to join the fun. There will be prizes for all participants. A guardian should accompany each child and present a copy of the child’s birth certificate for proof of age. Winners of this event will qualify for further regional competition. For additional information please contact Sharon Williams at 970-948-0155.

Join Roaring Fork Conservancy, Aspen Parks Department, and Aspen Historical Society on Tuesday, July 28, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. for a historical look at mining and its effects on our local rivers. The program will include an introduction to the Holden/Marolt Mining Museum and a walking tour of Lixiviation Works ruins along Castle Creek on the Marolt Open Space. This event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required. Register at Please call Roaring Fork Conservancy at 927-1290 for more information.

Snowmass Recreation is offering a second camp toward the tail-end of Summer. This week long camp will be offered for ages 3-17 years. It commences and runs through the week of Aug. 3. There are 3 sessions being offered; 3-year-old ‘First Kicks’, Mini soccer for 4-5 year-olds and half day camps for ages 6 and up. Sign up before June 19 and receive a free jersey. For times and costs check out Register online at or call 922-2240 for more details.

Why go out of town when there is a great camp so close to home. Beat the traffic and join a fun and safe camp right here in Snowmass Village. Surrounded by so many things to do: Daily skateboard camps, tennis courts, ball fields, playgrounds, indoor gym, outdoor pools, Wednesday art classes at Anderson Ranch, a climbing wall and bouldering cave, sand volleyball courts, floor hockey area, hiking trails and basketball courts – all within walking distance. Call to see weekly schedules. A one-time camp packet must be filled out prior to you kids first day of camp. Camp fees are as low as $33 per day. Call 922-2240 for information and registration. Space is limited.

Come join other fun kids for a chance to get out and about in our amazing Roaring Fork Valley and participate in great day-trip activities. Each Friday there will be a different fun activity like rafting, horse riding, going to marble quarries and high ropes course. This is for ages 7-16 years old and space is limited to 13 kids per Friday. Drop by the Recreation Center, call 922-2240 or jump online to check out our fun activities.

Time to get your skate on. Open to all levels of skateboarder. The next session is August 15. Call 922-2240 or check out for details. Beginners skate 9-11 a.m. and rippers skate 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Private lessons are also available by appointment.

The Last Minute String Band invites you to a free, lively acoustic concert of Old Time, Celtic, and American Hoedown music in the lobby of the historic Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs on Saturday, Aug. 1 from 7:30 -10 p.m.For more information contact: or call 945-0350, or visit

There will be a free women’s self-defense class on July 28 from 7-8:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Community Center, in the Red Mountain Room.Sign up for the class at High Country Security, 218 8th St. Glenwood Springs or call 945-HELP (4357).

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