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After three decades of playing golf, Gary Hansen carded his first hole-in-one Monday.

Hansen notched the ace at Lakota Canyon Ranch Golf Club on the 183-yard No. 8 while using a 5-iron.

The Glenwood Springs Community Center tennis program is now going full bore with programs for virtually any age and skill level.

Sunday morning is men’s doubles play for all levels. Simply show up with or without a playing partner. Men’s drop-in for 3.0-3.5 players is Tuesday evenings.

Women’s drop-in for 2.5-3.0 players is on Mondays from 8-9:30 a.m., and those 3.5 and up meet on Wednesday mornings.

The cost is $4 per person.

Each Thursday evening is “Tennis and Tonic” from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Women are asked to bring hors d’oeuvres, and men should bring refreshments.

No reservations are required for any of the programs.

There are also some spaces remaining for beginning and intermediate junior and adult classes, which start Monday.

Information: 384-6301; Sue, 948-7084.

The first Run For Your Life race and fun run is slated Saturday in Carbondale.

The event consists of a four-mile run/race and a one-mile fun run/walk, starting and finishing at Triangle Park. All races start at 8:15 a.m.

There will be seven age categories, with awards going to the top three men and women in each age group. Finishers will qualify for a raffle to win prizes and gift certificates to local restaurants for a special heart-healthy meal.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Glenwood Springers Track Club and the Valley View Hospital Foundation’s new Cardiac and Vascular Center.

Information and registration: Rusty Harrison, 379-9881; Greg Feinsinger, 963-8428; http://www.glenwoodmedical.com.

The Strawberry Days tennis tournament for junior and adult players will be June 15-19, with singles, doubles and mixed-doubles tournaments in a number of age and ability levels. Entry forms are available at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.


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