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Glenwoods Downtown Market is set to open at 4 p.m. tonight. The market is located in and next to Centennial Park on Ninth and Grand Avenue. The market will run every Tuesday until Sept. 26, and is open from 4 p.m. to dusk.Local and regional growers returning to the market this year include Zs Orchard, Early Morning Orchard and Okagawas. New to the market in 2006 are Lite Tracks, offering range-fed meat, chicken, and elk as well as wild salmon and halibut. Wine from Woody Creek Cellars will be on sale this year, and shoppers will be able to taste as well as buy.The market will also feature a variety of craft and art booths. Returning this year are Colorado Full Circle Jewelry, Designs by Bershenyi and Mountain Valley Greenhouse. Art & Soul Photography, JK Designs, Cobalt Studios, and Pedersens Designs are just a few of the new vendors. Craft booth applications are still being accepted. Call 618-3650 for more information, or stop by Main Street Gallery for an application.The Maple Table, 8th Street Deli and Caf Corner will all be serving hot food and pastries. Yer Moms Lemonade will be selling lemonade and iced tea. Bonjour Bakery will be back with his heavenly breads, and Hometown Jerky will also be returning.Local bands will entertain each week beginning at approximately 5 p.m. Kicking off the season June 20 are market favorites The Last Minute String Band. Other entertainment include the Derringers, Steve Schute and Friends, the Currys and Lesa Russo. On the Fourth of July, the Sirens, formerly the Sirens of Swing, will entertain from 5-7 p.m.

Volunteers are needed Saturday, June 24, to help Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) create a new urban wetland in Aspen. Wetlands are extremely important ecosystems that provide wildlife habitat and improve water quality. Its a great project for families.RFOV and its project partners city of Aspen Parks and Water departments, Roaring Fork Conservancy, Aspen Sports, and others will provide the tools, materials, leadership, and some great rewards including a dinner at the end of the day. To volunteer or for more information, call RFOV at 927-8241, toll-free at (877) 662-5220, e-mail rfov@sopris.net or visit http://www.rfov.org.


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