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Community News & Notes

Children age 4 through fifth-grade are invited to this years fiesta-themed Vacation Bible School at Glenwood Church of Christ, 260 Soccer Field Road, behind the middle school. The fun happens from 9 a.m. to noon July 10-13. Parents are included in a meal and closing program on Thursday evening. All are welcome. For more information, please call 309-4043.

Habitat For Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley needs volunteers to help Habitat construction from 8:15 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Saturday at the construction site, 3443 Cleveland Place in Carbondale. Also needed are experienced construction superintendents and people to provide lunch for the 15-20 people that volunteer on Saturdays.People who wish to volunteer should e-mail or call the Habitat office at 963-8555 and leave a message.

The Carbondale Police Department, in cooperation with all Garfield County municipal law enforcement agencies, the Garfield County Sheriffs Office and the Colorado State Patrol, will be conducting a DUI checkpoint from 7 p.m. to 3 a.m. July 1 in the area of Mile Marker 102 on Highway 6. Any questions, contact Chief Gene Schilling at the Carbondale Police Department at 963-2662.

Award-winning artists are on display at the Artists Flea Market from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, July 1, at Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand Avenue, Glenwood Springs. Live entertainment, refreshment stand and demonstrations.

Carbondales Independence Day is unique. Tuesday, July 4, the Independence Day celebration starts at 4 p.m. with the traditional kids parade, then directly to Sopris Park for free watermelon, excerpts from the Declaration of Independence, games and prizes for the kids, chalk art for all ages, great barbecue from Smokin Willies, and great beer from Stone Brewery. Great music starts with Acoustic Mayhem at 5 p.m., followed by The Gourds from Austin, Texas. Fireworks viewing right from the park.

As part of Carbondales First Friday festivities from 6-8 p.m. July 7, the Carbondale Clay Center Gallery will present work by nationally renowned ceramist Jim Romberg. In addition, visitors will have an opportunity to view the colorful creations by our young artists from Summer Clay Camps. Refreshments will be served. For more information, please call the Clay Center office at 963-2529, e-mail, or visit 135 Main St., Carbondale.

Silts Heyday will be held Saturday, Aug. 5, at Veterans Memorial Park in Silt. The theme this year is Celebrate Family! The grand marshals will be Silts families (old and new). If you are interested in being one of the grand marshals, please contact Peggy Swank at 876-5861 or Ricky McLaughlin at 876-2993.Organizers are also looking for local talent to perform at the Heyday this year. If you are interested, please contact Peggy Swank at 876-5861.

Lidke & Associates Inc. and Therapeutic Motions are hosting a free nutritional seminar from 6-7:30 p.m. Monday, July 17, in the Hot Springs Lodge Conference Room. Stephen Wilson, ND, will speak about how food really assimilates in the body. Call (970) 384-1900, ext. 119, to preregister, as seating is limited.

Aspen Highlands Village will host its third annual Exotic Car Expo from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 1. A 1950 Jaguar XK120 will be on display, as well as a 1964 Impala Super Sport, 1969 Ford Mustang, 2005 Porsche Carrera GT and much more. Separate awards will be given to the Most Luxurious Car, Best Babe Magnet, Coolest Rims and Aspens Coolest Car. This event is free and open to the public. A few car spaces remain, so interested car owners should promptly call the Darnauer Group PR & Marketing at (970) 925-9010 for more information.

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