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Western Riders form drill teamThe Colorado River Riders is looking for western riders of all ages, male and female, to form a local equestrian drill team. Tryouts will be held at 6 p.m., Wednesday, May 19, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Information: Mary Beth, 948-6726.Picnic for retiring principal There is a retirement picnic for Mike Blair, Bridges High School principal, scheduled for 4-7 p.m., Saturday, May 15, at Veltus Park in Glenwood Springs. Hamburgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Please bring a side dish. RSVP by May 14: 984-0497.Celebration for departing staffTeachers, staff and parents at Basalt Middle School will host a community celebration for retiring principal Pat Henry and longtime teachers Mary Leslie and Judy Palmer, 2:30-4 p.m., Thursday, May 20, at the school cafeteria, 51 School St., in Basalt. Together the educators have devoted 82 years of service to the Roaring Fork School District. Drinks, snacks and ice cream will be served as students, parents and community members wish the educators well. Information: 384-5900.Lions sponsor charity golfThe Lions Clubs of Silt and New Castle are teaming up for the 1st annual Lions at Lakota Charity Golf outing June 11 at the all-new Lakota Canyon Golf Course. This event is a four- person team scramble limited to the first 72 golfers. Cost is $90 per person or $340 per team. Lunch and beverages will be provided after the tournament, as well as prizes. The golf outing is a benefit for local vision care, scholarships for area youth and community needs. Information: 948-5831 or Daddy performingat Rifle RendezvousThe Rifle Rendezvous Festival committee has announced that Mack Daddy will open for Grand Funk Railroad at 7 p.m., Saturday, May 22, in the outdoor arena at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Tickets are available at valley-wide Alpine Banks for $20 prior to the concert or $25 at the gate. Information: Judy Hewitt, 625-0943. Wilderness First AidCourse OfferedThe Wilderness Medicine Institute of the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) will hold a fast-paced, hands-on wilderness first-aid course June 7 and 8 at Colorado Rocky Mountain School in Carbondale. The cost for the class is $145. Information: 963-2562 or 11 4-H officers electedThe District 11 4-H Officer Elections were held on Friday, May 7. The results: president, Cortney Cook of Rio Blanco County; vice president, Sarah Kawcak of Moffat County; treasurer/secretary, Amanda Burk of Garfield County; reporter/historian, Zack Fox of Garfield County. The next District 11 meeting will be held in June at State 4-H Conference.Republicans meetGarfield County Republicans will hold their monthly luncheon at noon, Wednesday, May 19, at the Buffalo Valley Inn in south Glenwood Springs. The guest speaker will be Fred Brown, a professional journalist who recently retired after 39 years at the Denver Post, spending 25 of those years covering government and politics. He continues to write the Sunday political column for the paper. Information: Cheryl Chandler, 379-5820; Dorothy Cerise, 928-8260; or Tom Beard, 285-9740. Expanded boxingand kick-boxing classArt of Defense, located at 8th and Grand in Glenwood Springs, has expanded its boxing and kick-boxing class. The class is 6:45-7:45 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, with the regular Monday and Wednesday schedule still offered as well. First week is free, and no obligation after the first week. Information: 984-2109.

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