Area high school graduations this weekend
• Yampah Mountain High School graduation is at 10 a.m. Friday, May 21, at Sunlight Mountain Resort’s lodge deck. Information: 945-9463.
• Bridges High School graduation is at 5 p.m. Friday, May 21, at the Sunlight Mountain Resort lodge. Information: 384-5995.
• Glenwood Springs High School graduation is at noon Sunday, May 23, at Stubler Memorial Field. Information: 384-5555.
• Basalt High School graduation is at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, outside the school. Information: 384-5959.
• Roaring Fork High School graduation is at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, outside the school. Information: 384-5757.
MOPS meeting May 21 features eye exams
Two Rivers Mothers of Preschoolers invites all moms of preschoolers and expecting mothers to meet Friday, May 21. The local Lions Club, in conjunction with the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, will offer free vision screening to MOPS kids age 1-5 to determine the presence of eye disorders. It only takes moments per child, requires no preparation or medication, is painless and requires no physical contact. Before the screenings, a representative will provide information, registration and consent forms, and answer questions. Child care is provided for infants to kindergarten age. Information: Jo, 876-1941.
Mayday for Mutts features adopt-a-thon
Mayday for Mutts features games, demonstrations, exhibits, booths, the Gabriel Foundation a fashion show and an adopt-a-thon from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at 50663 Highway 6&24 in Glenwood Springs. Information: Sharon Haller, 947-0014.
CPR class offers latest techniques, certification
Gyminikids is offering an infant and child CPR class at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at 180 Fiou Lane #105 in Basalt. Cost is $45 per person, $85 per couple. RSVP: 927-1000.
Roaring Fork Anglers lead fly-fishing basics workshop
The Glenwood Springs Parks and Recreation Department will offer a class for ages 12 and older on fly-fishing basics with Roaring Fork Anglers from 5:30-7 p.m. May 23-24. Fees are $20 for residents, $24 for nonresidents and cover the cost of equipment. Topics include knot tying, rigging a fly rod and fishing tactics, as well as theory and equipment, stream etiquette, knots, flies, trout behavior, and reading the water. RSVP: 384-6301.
Oil and Gas Forum welcomes public comments
The Northwest Colorado Oil and Gas Forum will meet 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Open public comment and question period begins at 11:30 a.m. Information: Brian Macke, (303) 894-2100, ext. 122.
Grand Valley spring concert on the calendar
The L.W. St. John Middle School and Grand Valley High School will strike up the band for a Spring Band Concert at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 24, at the GVHS cafetorium, 800 Cardinal Way, Parachute.
Fly-fishing guide to sign book
Taylor Streit will sign his new book, “Instinctive Fly Fishing,” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 25, at the Taylor Creek Fly Shop in Basalt. He will also give a slide show of fishing in Argentina and New Mexico. Streit was inducted into the Freshwater Fishing Hall of Fame as a legendary guide in 2001.
Class covers osteoporosis, food, nutrition and exercise
A Practical Nutrition for Healthy Living class will cover osteoporosis, food, exercise and prevention. Classes are at 6:15 p.m. Monday, May 24, at the Crystal River Yoga Center, 0695 Buggy Circle, above Construction Junction in Carbondale, and at 6:15 p.m. Wednesday, May 26, at Daughter Earth, 533 E. Hopkins Ave. in Aspen.
Biodiesel Co-op targets consumers with conference
The new Roaring Fork Biodiesel Co-op will sponsor a Biodiesel Commercial Consumer’s Conference from 1-5 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School gymnasium in Carbondale. The event is free and open to the public. Speakers include: Doug Meyers of Western Petroleum, John Long of Blue Sun Biodiesel, CORE director Randy Udall, Auden Schendler of Aspen Ski Co. and Martin Stenflow of Boulder Biodiesel. A question-and-answer session will follow the speakers’ presentations. Registration: 309-1588.
Author to sign copies of new book on railroad
Author Earl V. Elmont, formerly of Basalt, will sign copies of his new book, “Basalt & Frying Pan: A Legacy of the Colorado Midland Railroad,” from 2-4 p.m. Thursday, May 27, at Alpine Bank in Basalt. Information: 927-0796.
Deadline for funding proposals is May 28
The Aspen Valley Community Foundation Spring Board requests funding proposals from nonprofit organizations from Aspen to Parachute. The Spring Board will make grants available to Roaring Fork Valley nonprofit groups, giving preference to innovative projects that involve young people and foster volunteerism and unity in the community. Applications are available form the Aspen Valley Community Foundation offices in the Red Brick Arts & Recreation Center, 110 E. Hallam, Suite 126, in Aspen, or by calling 925-9300. The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 28. Information: Georgina Levey, 925-3760, ext. 2212 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Author, radio host to speak and sign books
Author and radio host Amy Goodman will speak and sign copies of her new book, “The Exception to the Rulers – Exposing Oily Politicians, War Profiteers and the Media that Love Them,” at a benefit for KVNF radio at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 29, at the Paradise Theatre, 215 Grand Ave. in Paonia.
Workshop covers Flash animation
John and Mike Serpentelli will lead Animation Stewdio, a two-day workshop for ages 10 and up on using Flash to create animated films from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 19-20 at Digital Arts Aspen in the Aspen Airport Business Center. The cost is $140 for adults, $100 for students, and $125 for Aspen Filmfest members. All materials are included. Information: Amy Townsend, 925-6882, ext. 102 or email@example.com.
Marble Historical Society holds quarry tours
The Marble Historical Society will offer five quarry tours each day over Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 29-30. Tours run from 8-9:30 and 10-11:30 a.m., and noon to 1:30, 2-3:30, and 4-5:30 p.m. No children younger than 12; adequate footwear – no open toes – and warm clothing required. RSVP: Kimberley, 963-9815 (leave message).
Volunteers needed for Celebration of Health
The first annual Celebration of Health will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 5, at Sopris Park in Carbondale. Volunteers are needed for three-hour shifts throughout the day to help set-up, man and then take down the information booths. Special event T-shirts will given to those who volunteer and complete their shift. Information: Glenda Cheney, 963-3811 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Glenwood Springs Lions hold golf tournament
The Ironbridge Golf Club in Glenwood Springs will again host this year’s Lions Golf Classic, a four-person team scramble with a shotgun start 9 a.m. Friday, June 18. The tournament is a benefit for local vision care and youth scholarship programs. Registration fee of $125 per person or $500 per team includes lunch following the tournament, tee prizes and two carts per team. Information: Ed Odell at 928-9901, or Dale Snearly at 945-9649. The Ironbridge Golf Club in Glenwood Springs will again host this year’s Lions Golf Classic, a four-person team scramble with a shotgun start 9 a.m. Friday, June 18. The tournament is a benefit for local vision care and youth scholarship programs. Registration fee of $125 per person or $500 per team includes lunch following the tournament, tee prizes and two carts per team. Information: Ed Odell at 928-9901, or Dale Snearly at 945-9649.
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