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The Sonlight Foursquare Church in West Glenwood at 355 Mitchell Creek Road will hold a Vacation Bible School on Monday, Aug. 3 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.It’s free of charge and open to third graders through 12 years old. Call 945-9657 for more information.

Farm Bureau Insurance is sponsoring a food drive for the Rifle and Glenwood Springs LIFT-UP. The drive will start Aug. 1 and will run until Aug. 31. Please drop any canned or boxed item off at either Farm Bureau Insurance office in Rifle, at 443 East Ave, or in Glenwood Springs, at 51241 Hwy. 6, Suite 2.Farm Bureau Insurance will also have a booth at the Garfield County Fair, Aug. 5-8 and will be accepting donations there as well.For more information contact Kristen Hodgden, Victoria Diguglielmo, or Gina Long in Rifle at 625-1496, or in Glenwood at 945-9165.

The Western Colorado Independent Electrical Contactors are accepting student registration for its 2009-2010 school year. Classes begin the week of Aug. 10, 2009. This 36 week apprenticeship program is a four year program. The apprenticeship program is for those who are looking to become an electrician. The tuition cost are from $450.00 a semester to $950.00 a semester. There will a book charge depending on the year the student is in. This Apprenticeship program is a nationally recognized curriculum. Deadline for registration is Aug. 5, 2009. Please visit for more info or email us at, or call us at 984 3280.The Western Colorado Independent Electrical Contractors are an association of Independent Electrical Contractors who encourage knowledge through education and communications. We provide and assist with educational programs, insights to new electrical innovations, updates on current political issues, business management programs, various industry discount programs, safety materials and training for Contractors, Journeymen and Apprentice Electricians, future Electricians and the Electrical Industry Associates and Partners.

At the Aug. 5 meeting of the Western Colorado Chapter, National Railway Historical Society we will welcome back Gretchen Weber, RN who worked for the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe railroad from 1969-1971. She was employed on the Super Chief and El Capitan trains (Chicago-Los Angeles) as a Courier Nurse. Gretchen inherited her interest in railroads from her grandfather, a locomotive engineer, and has never lost it. When Amtrak eliminated the program she returned to nursing in Basalt, at Roaring Fork Dermatology.She promises to bring her uniform, some videos and other memorabilia to share with us. The 7 p.m. meeting at the Glenwood Railroad Museum (413 7th St.) is free and open to the public; since the Amtrak station is closed at that hour, use the west stairs down to the passenger platform, then proceed east to the Museum door. Questions can be directed to

The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens is hosting a free art installation as part of the Free First Sunday at the WCBG, Sunday, Aug. 2 at 1 p.m. The botanical gardens are located at 655 Struthers in Grand Junction.The Western Colorado Botanical Gardens and The Art Center teamed up to create a unique art installation. Students from The Art Center’s Summer Art Camp created butterflies that will hang in The Butterfly House at the WCBG. The butterflies are created from stone paper and feature a fun fact about butterflies on one side and a butterfly artwork on the other. The stone paper is an innovative paper that is water resistant and perfect for humid environments that are found in the butterfly house. The paper was donated by Colorado Printing.For more information contact Rachel Egelston at 243-7337, ext. 7.

WindWalkers equine therapy center at the Cedar Ridge Ranch will have rider demonstrations and share success stories from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at 3059 County Road 103.Information will be provided about the benefits of therapeutic riding, plus volunteer and donor opportunities. Coffee, juice and pastries will be served.Cedar Ridge Ranch is located three miles up Crystal Springs Road (CR 103) from Highway 82 (near the LaFarge Gravel Pit). For more information or directions, call (970) 963-2909. The event is free and open to the public.

The 55th annual Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast will be held Saturday, Aug. 1 in downtown Glenwood Springs, from 7 -11 a.m., at 9th and Grand Ave. (next to Centennial Park). The menu includes pancakes, sausage, orange juice, coffee, & milk. Two musical groups and magic shows are also planned for light entertainment. The Kiwanis Club uses the proceeds for community projects and youth scholarships. Major sponsors are Village Inn, True Brew Coffee Service, McDonald’s, and Conoco-Glenwood Car Wash.Contact any Kiwanian or call 945-2345 for advance tickets at a reduced price of $4 each.

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.

The Miner’s Claim Restaurant in Silt will hosting our annual Silt Hey Days Alaskan King Crab Bake on Saturday, Aug. 1, at 5 p.m. Over 160 pounds of Alaskan King Crab will be flown in for the event. One will receive 1.25 lbs. of Alaskan King Crab Legs, Jumbo Baked Potato, Sweet Corn Cob and dessert for $44. A limited menu featuring most of our other favorites available as well. Reservations can be made by calling 876-5372.

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

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