Postings, July 7, 2004 |

Postings, July 7, 2004

Old-time western stories atSummer Reading ProgramGarfield County Public Library Summer Reading Program features Dave Fishell’s Old Time Western Stories Wednesday, July 7, at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Community Center and at 2 p.m. at Bea Underwood Elementary School in Parachute and on Thursday, July 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Silt Community Center and at 2 p.m. at That Place in Rifle.Free bird hike SaturdayCome out to Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt from 7-8:30 a.m. Saturday, July 10, for a naturalist-led hike. This week’s theme is Birds of the Rock Bottom Ranch wetlands and transition zone of the crown of Mount Sopris. The hike is free and open to the public. Information: 927-6760. Burning Mountain Festival kicks off this weekendThe 31st annual Burning Mountain Festival in New Castle kicks off this weekend with the 5K Hogback Hustle run/walk, an adult softball tournament, a 4-on-4 Mud Volleyball fund-raiser event and a kids pet show. Last-minute applications are still being accepted for this year’s parade. With the theme of “Coal Country Fair,” the parade is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, July 17, in downtown New Castle. Everything from floats to bands, from animals to walkers are accepted. Information: Margot, 984-0651. To sign up for the softball tournament that starts Friday afternoon, mud volleyball Saturday afternoon or the children’s pet show Sunday afternoon, call the New Castle Recreation Department at 984-3352. For information about the 5K run/walk starting at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, contact Eileen at 984-9705. For details on all Burning Mountain Festival events, log on to Kids Dig in Grand JunctionGrand Junction Parks and Rec and the Museum of Western Colorado are co-sponsoring a kids dig at the Mygatt-Moore Quarry from 8:45 a.m. to noon on Monday, July 12. Cost is $35 for museum members and $43.75 for nonmembers, and includes transportation to the quarry from the Dinosaur Journey Museum in Fruita.Information: Grand Junction Parks and Rec, 970-254-3688.Summer Clay CampsRegister now for the Carbondale Clay Center’s Kids Clay Camps. Clay Story Art runs July 12-16 and is for ages 5-8; Tropical Tiles runs July 19-23 and is for ages 9 and older. Camps meet from 9 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday. Fee for the weeklong class is $100, or $90 for family members.Information: 963-CLAY (2529).Benefit motorcycle ride in GoldenEveryone in Colorado is invited to a motorcycle ride July 17 benefiting Westminster-based Yellow Ribbon International Suicide Prevention Program. The ride is hosted by Brandee Voit, whose father, a firefighter, killed himself on July 4, 10 years ago. Registration starts at 8 a.m., with the first bike out at 9 a.m. Cars, trucks and bicycles are welcome. It all starts at Susie’s Bar and Grille at 17999 W. Colfax Ave. in Golden. Registration fee $20Information: 303-215-9797.Community party at Missouri Heights School HouseCome meet your neighbors and listen to the Hell Roaring String Band at the community party at the Missouri Heights Schoolhouse at 4:30 p.m. Sunday, July 18. Bring a favorite dish or dessert to share. Plates, silverware, iced tea and lemonade will be provided. Information: 963-2180.Attention all bakersIt’s time to start testing your creations for the 33rd annual Carbondale Mountain Fair Baking Contest. The pie contest will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 24; categories are fruit, cream and exotic. Information: Marti Bauer, 963-3832.The cake contest will be 11 a.m. Sunday, July 25; categories are torte, cake and exotic. Information: Debra Burleigh, 963-0967.The children’s bake-off will be 2:15 p.m. Sunday, July 25; categories are cakes, pies and cookies, and are divided into age groups 4-8, 9-12 and 13-14. Information: CCAH, 963-1680.The children’s bake-off will be 2:15 p.m. Sunday, July 25; categories are cakes, pies and cookies, and are divided into age groups 4-8, 9-12 and 13-14. Information: CCAH, 963-1680.

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