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High school bands to perform Wednesday

The Glenwood Springs High School band will perform its free spring concert at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, in the high school auditorium, 1340 Pitkin Ave. In addition to the band’s performance of “Songs of the Basque” and “Columbia Celebration,” the concert will feature the high school jazz band. Area merchants have donated door prizes.

High school choirs

to perform Thursday

The Glenwood Springs High School varsity, concert and ladies choirs will present a spring concert, the final concert of the school year, from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, May 6, in the GSHS auditorium. Admission is free. The performances will include contest and concert pieces, as well as a medley of Broadway songs.

MOPS group meets Friday

The Two Rivers Mothers of Preschoolers group invites all moms of preschoolers and expecting mothers to a meeting and the group’s annual spring brunch and silent auction 9-11:30 a.m. Friday, May 7, at Mountain View Church, next to Buffalo Valley. Debbie Bauer will speak on “What’s New in You: Grown Any New Wood Lately.” Child care is provided for infants to kindergartners. Information: Jo at 876-1941.

Dandelion Day celebration starts with parade

Carbondale’s Dandelion Day celebration begins with a nonmotorized “Procession of the Species” parade from 2nd and Main streets to Sopris Park at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 8. Participants can create a mask, puppet, shrine, art bike or costume honoring a species of the planet and meet beforehand. Information: 309-1588 or

MS Walk in Glenwood May 8

Glenwood Springs’ MS Walk will be a five-mile loop from the No Name rest area and back on Saturday, May 8. A free shuttle bus from Glenwood Springs High School starts at 7 a.m., registration begins at 8, and the walk starts at 9 a.m. A barbecue and entertainment will follow. Information: 945-5343.

Piano students perform spring recital May 9

Annig Agemian Raley’s piano students will perform their annual spring recital Sunday, May 9, at the Center for the Arts. The younger students will perform at 3 p.m., and the more seasoned students will perform at 4:30. Information: 945-2920.

China adoption group holds meeting for adults

Representatives for Chinese Children Adoption International will hold a meeting for anyone interested in learning more about Chinese adoption at 7 p.m. Monday, May 10, in Iron Mountain Room B at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Information and RSVP: Amy, 625-3087, or Jo, 625-2635.

CCAH Mountain Fair

Student Scholarship

deadline approaching

CCAH/Mountain Fair Student Scholarship applications are due at the CCAH offices by May 10. The scholarships are for graduating high school students living in the 81623 zip code. Check with the school office for applications. Information: 963-1680.

Last-chance insurance

seminar May 11

Mark Shanklin from Pinnacol Assurance will lead a cost-containment seminar from 8-10 a.m. Tuesday, May 11, at the Ramada Inn, 124 W. 6th St. in Glenwood Springs. The seminar is the last chance to fulfill Pinnacol seminar attendance requirements for the 2003-04 year, which ends June 30. The cost is $20 for members, $40 for nonmembers, and preregistration is required. Register: 954-6589 and ask for Sheila or fax form to 945-1531.

School board honors

students for academics

The Roaring Fork School District Board of Education will host a districtwide academic awards ceremony from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at the district office board room. Board members will recognize students who performed well in state or national level competitions not related to athletics. Information: Fred Wall at 384-6001.

Meeting May 12

covers noxious weeds

The Bookcliff, South Side and Mount Sopris conservation districts will hold a noxious weed meeting from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, May 12, at Roy Moore Elementary School in Silt. Colorado State University professor and extension weed science specialist George Beck will speak on weed research updates in range and pasture situation. Dennis Davidson of the Natural Resources Conservation Service will speak on how to fill out the weed cost-share form, and Steve Anthony will speak on prevention and awareness of West Nile virus. The spring deadline for weed cost share applications is June 4. RSVP: 945-5494, ext. 101.

Mountain Valley

Developmental Services selling plants

The Mountain Valley Developmental Services Greenhouse will sell plants from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays from May 13 until plants run out, and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15. The greenhouse is at 700 Mount Sopris Drive in Glenwood Springs. Info: 945-2306.

Crystal River Kayak Races May 14-16

The 40th annual Crystal River Kayak Races will take place May 14-16 on the Crystal River in Carbondale. The weekend also includes qualifying events for the Colorado High School Whitewater Cup, which consists of three weekends of competition to determine the best high school boaters in the state. Information: Colorado Rocky Mountain School, 963-2562.

Annual CRMS plant sale

Organically grown herbs, vegetables, perennials and annuals suited to our soils and climate will be sold at great prices, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 15, in Carbondale’s Colorado Rocky Mountain School gardens (look for the greenhouses and straw-bale potting shed, near the barn). Information: 963-2562.

Rendezvous returns to Rifle

The eighth annual Rifle Rendezvous comes to town May 21-23 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds and downtown Rifle. A street dance downtown Friday evening will feature the Rocking Horse Band Friday evening, and Grand Funk Railroad will play at the fairgrounds at 8 p.m. Saturday. Other activities include the “Trading Post Flea Market,” a carnival, cowboy poets, Fiesta de Vaquero, a beer garden, Garfield County Regulators, Kids Korner and more. Information: 625-4634.

Carbondale Clay Center holds Cajun Clay Night

Carbondale Clay Center will hold its annual spring fund-raiser, Cajun Clay Night, on May 22. Each ticket holder will receive a ceramic bowl to fill with gumbo and other items and to take home after the party. Information: 963-CLAY.

RFHS holds party

for graduating seniors

Roaring Fork High School’s Project Graduation will offer a graduation party from 8 a.m. Sunday, May 23, until 3:30 a.m. the following day. Activities include human bingo, raffles for prizes, Las Vegas games, dancing and an early morning breakfast at the Red Rock Diner. Information: Nicki Zugschwerdt, 384-5704 or 963-2207, or Gayla Raaflaub, 963-0314.

Museum holds annual membership meeting

The New Castle Historical Museum will hold its annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, May 24, at St. John’s Guild Hall. The meeting will include a business meeting, election of officers, program ideas and a schedule for cleaning and opening. Oscar McCollum will present a program on “Marble History.”

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