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Deer Hill Early Summer Wildflower Walk 6/28/16

Deer Hill is a sanctuary for wildlife in one of the busiest parts of the valley; hiding right in the open as we pass it each day! Join Roaring Fork Conservancy and City of Aspen Parks & Open Space for 360-degree views of Aspen’s topography and a stunning amount of wildflowers. FREE but registration required at www.roaringfork.org/events. Please call (970) 927-1290 with questions.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

Come to Basalt Regional Library on Mondays for babies from birth to 24 months to use books, rhymes, songs, puppets and more to help develop your child's early literacy skills in a fun environment. 10:30-11:00 AM.
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Magic with Eli

Award-winning magician Eli returns to the Garfield County Libraries with his comedy-magic show that will delight & enthrall the whole family. Eli has performed around the world and is the most decorated young magician in US history. Eli will perform on Tuesday, June 28 at 10:30 am at the Carbondale Library and 1:30 pm at the Glenwood Springs Library; on Wednesday, June 29 at 10:30 am at the New Castle Library and 1:30 pm at the Silt Library.
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Mac Classes

Join us at Basalt Regional Library to learn how to use your Mac computer. Tuesdays, June 14 & 28 from 1:00-2:15 PM.
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Teen Giant Chess

The GIANT chess board will be set up on Basalt Regional Library's lawn for grades 5+ to come play on June 7 & 28 between 2:00 and 3:00 PM. All levels welcome.
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Preschool Storytime at Basalt regional Library

Come to Basalt Regional Library Thursday Mornings from 10:30 AM-11:00 AM for a storytime for 3-5 year olds. Dance, Dance, Dance!-June 9; Walk to the Park (binoculars provided)- June 16; Nursery Rhyme Olympics- June 23; Little Scientist Storytime- June 30
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Baby Storytime

Babies from birth to 24 months (with a favorite adult enjoy songs, action rhymes, playtime and share a book together during Baby Storytime at Basalt Regional Library Friday mornings 10:30-11:00 AM.
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Drop-In Crafts

Drop by the Basalt Regional Library Saturday mornongs between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM to do a fun craft.
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Hampstead Stage company Presents: "Alddin"

Come to Basalt Regional Library on Tuesday June 28 at 5:30 PM to see the Hampstead Stage Company's presentation of "Aladdin".
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Mindfulness Workshops

The Garfield County Libraries are partnering with the Mindful Life Program to present free mindfulness workshops. Co-founders Laura Bartels & John Bruna are experienced mindfulness teachers having presented around the country. The workshop topic will be “The Four Keys of Mindfulness to Cultivate Genuine Happiness.” Presented on Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30 p.m. at the New Castle Library and on Thursday, June 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Carbondale Library.
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Stroll and Roll

Every Thursday at 9:30 a.m. starting June 9, meet at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library for a 20 to 30 minute walk around town and end on the library plaza for a short read-aloud, songs, and kid-friendly outdoor activities. Children on trikes and sidewalk friendly bikes are welcome to attend. Learn more about Summer Reading events at www.gcpld.org or call 970-945-5958.
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Author Talk: F. Darrell Munsell

Author F. Darrell Munsell will discuss his newly-released book about Jack Roberts, a colorful local artist whose paintings of Colorado scenes and historical events have established his reputation as a respected artist of the American West. Books will be available for purchase and light refreshments served. This event is co-sponsored by the Grand Valley Historical Society and will be held at Parachute Town Hall on Thursday, June 30 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 970-285-9870.
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ebooks & More!

Stop by Basalt Regional Library to learn how to checkout and download items from our digital collection. Wednesday, June 29 5:30-6:45 PM.
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Teen Yoga

Every Wednesday morning from 10:00-1:00 AM, come to Basalt Regional Library for a low key yoga class. All levels and abilities welcome, for grades 5+.
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Teen Capture the Flag

Two teams, two flags! Kids grades 5+ try to capture the other teams flag without getting caught at Basalt Regional Library on Thursday, June 30 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Ice cream after the game!
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Sphero Mini Golf

Teens & tweens are invited to the Garfield County Libraries to build a golf course and play a round of mini golf using Sphero robots. Challenge your friends or play as a team! These free events will take place on Tuesday, June 28 at 1 pm at the Rifle Library and at 3 pm at the Parachute Library; on Wednesday, June 29 at 1 pm at the Glenwood Springs Library and at 4 pm at the Carbondale Library; and on Thursday, June 30 at 1 pm at the New Castle Library and 4 pm at the Silt Library.
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C-PACE Workshop- June 30th

Building owners and contractors are invited to a free workshop about C-PACE financing June 30th 8 to 10 a.m. at CMC Glenwood. C-PACE offers low-interest financing for clean energy and water conservation projects. For more info call CLEER at 704-9200. 704-9200.
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Art Talk with Richard Carter, James Surls, Jody Guarlnick, Chris Hassig and Genna Moe

The four artists will discuss their individual drawing practices. Conversation will revolve around their exhibition at the Art Base Annex, Drawings. The Art Base Annex is located at 174 Midland Ave in historic downtown Basalt. Members-only event. For more information and full schedule visit theartbase.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or info@theartbase.org.
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Mountain Ecology and Wildflowers Day Seminar

Join Canyonlands Field Institute July 2nd for a full day seminar exploring mountain wildflowers in the La Sal Mountains near Moab and learn to identify species at the peak of their bloom. Locations depend on snowmelt; general elevation of activity between 8-11,000 feet elevation. Includes moderate, mostly short walks on trails. Go to cfimoab.org, call 435-259-7750, or email info@cfimoab.org for details.
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Wilderness Workshop announces Wildfest 2016

Wilderness Workshop announces Wildfest 2016, a celebration of our surrounding public lands designed to bring outdoor enthusiasts of all interests and backgrounds together for a day of family-friendly fun. Wildfest continues the Workshop’s recent tradition of hosting summer bashes with hundreds of locals and visitors. Wildfest is scheduled for July 2, 5:00-10:00 p.m., on the scenic grounds of Owl Farm in Woody Creek.
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Student Opening: Lindsey Webster - Indecision

The Art Base Charles J. Wyly Gallery is pleased to present Indecision, showcasing surrealist-based acrylic and spray painted works by Bridges High School junior Lindsey Webster with mentor Kathy Honea on Friday, June 24, 5:00-7:00 pm. Lindsey will share her experiences in an art talk led by Executive Director Genna Moe, at 5:30 pm on opening night. This exhibition is offered through The Claudette Carter ARTmentors Program. Indecision will be on view June 24 - July 2.
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Wildfest on Saturday, July 2nd

Wilderness Workshop is celebrating public lands in style at the conservation non-profit’s annual friendraiser, Wildfest. Live music by Jimmy Ibbotson, Smuggler Mountain Boys, and headlining act the Shook Twins. Slow Groovin’ BBQ Truck. Spirits by Sopris Liquor & Wine. Kids’ Zone (kids 12 & under free). Communal mural creation. Fire dancing. 5 to 10 p.m. Sat, July 2. Tickets $25 at www.wildernessworkshop.org/wildfest.
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Glenwood Springs Fourth of July Celebration

Glenwood Springs Fourth of July Celebration Monday, July 4th from 4-10pm at TWO RIVERS PARK Join us for a community celebration! Featuring Symphony in the Valley, live music, classic yard games, a community BBQ and much more!
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Meet Former Denver Nugget Mark Randall

Former Denver Nugget player Mark Randall is coming to the Garfield County Libraries on Wednesday, July 6 to help celebrate Summer Reading. All are invited to meet Mark during a sports storytime and autograph signing at the Parachute Library from 10 to 11:30 am. Mark will then visit the Silt Library during their Ice Cream Social from 1:30 to 3 pm and finally, he’ll be at the Glenwood Springs Library from 4 to 6 pm to play basketball with water balloons, answer questions and give away swag.
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Ice Cream Social

Beat the heat with a delicious treat! Join us for an ice cream social and other fun activities as part of the Summer Reading Program at the Garfield County Libraries! Choose a flavor, add toppings, and enjoy! These events will be held on Tuesday, July 5 at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Library, and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library; on Thursday, July 7 at 12 p.m. at the Rifle Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Parachute Library.
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Exhibition Opening - Andrew Roberts-Gray: Crazy Mix and the Love Child

The Art Base is proud to feature nationally exhibited artist Andrew Roberts-Gray in an upcoming exhibition Crazy Mix and the Love Child. Opening reception is Friday, July 8, 5:00-7:00 pm. Working with a range of materials—aluminum, cardboard, steel, mirrored plexiglass, and paint—the exhibition highlights the artist’s creative impulses and resolutions. The Art Base is on 99 Midland Spur downtown Basalt. For more information contact 970-927-4123 or info@theartbase.org.
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Exhibition Opening – Through the Looking Glass: Artist Proofs by Lynn Goldsmith

The Art Base Annex is pleased to present Through the Looking Glass: Artist Proofs by Lynn Goldsmith. Opening reception is Friday, July 8 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Through the Looking Glass is an intimate study of personal identity. Portrait photographer Lynn Goldsmith turns her lens on herself, and assumes an array of elaborate guises and imaginative scenarios. The Art Base Annex is located at 174 Midland Ave in downtown Basalt. For more information contact 970-927-4123 or info@theartbase.org.
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Spring into Summer A Watercolor Show kicks off the Summer Art Season at the Aspen Chapel

SPRING INTO SUMMER A WATERCOLOR SHOW, will open at the Aspen Chapel Gallery, Wednesday June 1, with a reception for the artists from 5 to 7 p.m. The show will run through July 10, 2016.
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Adult Coloring Party

Local adult coloring book authors Staci Dickerson & Kip Hubbard will be at the Carbondale Branch Library on Wednesday, July 13 at 6 p.m. to introduce you to this fun activity that’s not just for kids! These artists will appeal to both men and women coloring enthusiasts. Adult coloring can help make your life brighter. Refreshments will be served. Learn more about Summer Reading at www.gcpld.org or call 970-963-2889.
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Mr. Kneel: Hip-Hop for Families

Mr. Kneel and his hip-hop for families is a high energy and interactive performance for kids of all ages. Come join in the fun at the Garfield County Libraries as he beat-boxes and rhymes his way through the classics from Dr. Seuss to Kurt Vonnegut. Mr. Kneel will perform on Tuesday, July 12 at 10:30 am at the Carbondale Library and 1:30 pm at the Glenwood Springs Library; on Wednesday, July 13 at 10:30 am at the New Castle Library and 1:30 pm at the Silt Library.
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Life-Sized Board Games

Teens & tweens are invited to the Garfield County Libraries to play board games. But this time, YOU are the game pieces! Be a Hungry Hungry Hippo, try giant Connect Four, and more! Events will take place on Thursday, July 7 at 1 pm at the Silt Library; on Tuesday, July 12 at 1 pm at the Rifle Library and at 3 pm at the Parachute Library; on Wednesday, July 13 at 1 pm at the Glenwood Springs Library and at 4 pm at the Carbondale Library; and on Thursday, July 14 at 1 pm at the New Castle Library.
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Stretching Know-How with Steve Wells

Got joint pain? Modern stretching techniques will help you reduce muscle and joint pain, recover from injuries faster, avoid new injuries, and increase your body’s overall performance. Learn new techniques, safety, and detailed “how-to’s” at this free 60 minute clinic at the Glenwood Springs Library. Bring your own yoga or stretch mat if you have one and wear loose fitting clothes. Taught by Steve Wells from Midland Fitness. Join us on Thursday, July 14 at 6:30 p.m.
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Bilingual Storytime

Join us for stories, songs, and fingerplays with Ana at this fun Spanish & English storytime every Friday at 11 a.m. starting June 10 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. This program is open to all families with children age 1 to 6. Older siblings are welcome. For more information, call 970-945-5958.
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Raw Food: Prep & Demo

Darrell MacAulay, food educator and owner of Rooted Soul, LLC, will present a free raw food tasting and demonstration as part of the Carbondale Branch Library’s adult summer reading program. Lots of food and books available to sample at this fun event on Monday, July 18 at 6 p.m. For ages 21 and over. Learn more about Summer Reading at www.gcpld.org or call 970-963-2889.
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Climbing Mount Healthmore

Learn about health, nutrition, and basic survival skills as Rocky Mountain Puppets ascends to the top of Mount Healthmore during this Summer Reading performance at the Garfield County Libraries. On your mark, get set, GO! Rocky Mountain Puppets will perform on Tuesday, July 19 at 10:30 am at the Carbondale Library and 1:30 pm at the Glenwood Springs Library; on Wednesday, July 20 at 10:30 am at the New Castle Library and 1:30 pm at the Silt Library.
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Bicycle Maintenance Clinic

Join us on the Glenwood Springs Branch Library plaza to learn maintenance tips while on a ride: what tools to bring, how to fix-a-flat, when and what to lube, general maintenance questions, safety, and more. Presented by technicians from Sunlight Ski and Bike. Bring your bike if you can. This free program will take place on Thursday, July 21 at 6 p.m. Learn more about Summer Reading at www.gcpld.org or call 970-945-5958.
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Raw Food: Prep & Demo

The Carbondale Branch Library is partnering with Sopris Liquor & Wine and Avalanche Cheese Company for a free tasting as part of the adult summer reading program on Friday, July 22 at 6 p.m. Lots of delicious wine, cheese, and books to sample! This free event will be held at Sopris Liquor & Wine located at 1026 CO-133 and is for ages 21 and over. Learn more about Summer Reading at www.gcpld.org or call 970-963-2889.
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Alpine Legal Services Presents: Thursday Night Bar

Do you have civil legal questions? Join us on Thursday, July 21st in the Garfield County Courthouse at 5pm. Volunteer attorneys will provide their time for a 15 minute private consultation about such matters as divorce, custody, renter’s rights, etc. Please bring all necessary documentation related to your case, such as; leases, contracts, or court papers. A small donation is requested.
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Alpine Legal Services Presents: Do-It-Yourself Divorce Clinic

Join us on Thursday, July 21st at 5pm in the Garfield County Courthouse to learn how to represent yourself through your divorce case. Attendees will receive all the necessary documentation and information on how to manage their case from start to finish. A small donation is requested for this service but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay. Please pre-register by calling 970-945-8858 or online at www.alpinelegalservices.org.
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Juggling with Ann Lincoln

Performer Ann Lincoln will perform amazing feats of strength and courage in this one-of-a-kind magic, juggling and comedy show at the Garfield County Libraries that involves lots of audience participation. Fun for the whole family during Summer Reading! These free programs will take place on Tuesday, July 26 at 10:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Library; on Wednesday, July 27 at 10:30 a.m. at the New Castle Library and 1:30 p.m. at the Silt Library.
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Foam Rolling and Self-Myofascial Release with Steve Wells

Your foam roller is much more than a torture device – it’s an effective mobility tool. Using it correctly reduces pain and restores mobility. Learn about foam rolling techniques and other simple myofascial tools at this free 60 minute clinic taught by Steve Wells from Midland Fitness. Bring your own yoga or stretch mat and a foam roller if you have one and wear loose fitting clothes. Join us at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library on Thursday, July 28 at 6:30 p.m.
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Water in the Age of Silver: Touring Aspen's "Holden Works" - July 27

Join Aspen Historical Society, Roaring Fork Conservancy and City of Aspen Parks & Open Space to discover the largest industrial site in the history of Pitkin County: a state of the art silver processing plant known as the Holden Lixiviation Works, built in 1891. Explore the history, the museum, and the remnants of the “Works” (including the newly reconstructed cable derrick). Free but registration is required at www.roaringfork.org/events
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Wack Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesday will surprise you at Basalt Regional Library. For children in grades 1st-4th, 3:00-4:00 PM. We have a different theme every week: June 8,Three Little Pigs Challenge; June 14, Build With Our New Keva Planks; June 22, Meet BB8 Sphero; June 29, Build a Robot Hand.
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Twin Lakes Tunnel & Diversion Tour - July 29

Did you know about 40% of the Roaring Fork headwaters is diverted under the Continental Divide to the Front Range? Join staff from Twin Lakes Reservoir & Canal Company and Roaring Fork Conservancy for this informative tour of the tunnels, dams and ditches that move water east. We’ll even take you inside the Twin Lakes Tunnel! Spots are limited. Sign up soon. Additional details and registration at www.roaringfork.org/events
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Author Talk: Mark Stevens

Mark Stevens, award-winning author and president of the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America, will be talking about his Allison Coil Mystery Series which is set in the Flat Tops Wilderness, Glenwood Springs, and Meeker. Refreshments served and a book signing will follow. Join us at the New Castle Branch Library on Saturday, July 30 at 1 p.m. Learn more about Summer Reading at www.gcpld.org or call 970-984-2346.
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Valley Curtain Nostalgia

Community members are encouraged to bring their mementos and stories to the Rifle Library to help celebrate the installation of Christo’s infamous Valley Curtain almost 44 years ago. Join the Rifle Heritage Center and the Rifle Branch Library on Saturday, July 30 at 2 p.m. for an engaging discussion on Christo's art, his impact on the community, and a show & tell session. For more information, call 970-625-3471.
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Lunch at the Library

All children and teens under the age of 18 are invited to the Carbondale Branch Library's community room for a free lunch every Monday during the summer from June 6 until August 22. This program is provided in partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies. For more information, call 970-963-2889.
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Storytime

Children of all ages and their parents are invited to join us at the Carbondale Branch Library for stories, songs, and more every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. during the summer. Children must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, call 970-963-2889.
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Gaming and Lunch

Kids and teens are invited to come play with iPads and Wii games every Thursday during the summer at the Carbondale Branch Library starting June 9 and running until August 18. A free lunch is provided for anyone 18 and under. This program is offered in partnership with Food Bank of the Rockies as part of the Summer Food Program. For more information, call 970-963-2889.
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Classical Concert Series

The Carbondale Branch Library is pleased to host concerts presented by Aspen Music Festival students. Each week will feature different music and instruments. These free concerts will be held on Saturdays July 30, August 6 and 13 at 6 p.m. Doors open at 5:45. Refreshments provided. For more information, call 970-963-2889.
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Colorado High Country Trekking with Llamas

Join Canyonlands Field Institute and Redwood Llama Outfitters August 21-26 for this trek in the Lizard Head Wilderness Area of the Colorado Rockies' San Juan Mountains. Learn llama packing, mountain ecology, and Ute and mining history on day hikes from base camps. Fee is $1,800 for more info call 435-259-7750, go to cfimoab.org, or email info@cfimoab.org
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Snow Cones and Cowboys!

Are you looking for hometown summer fun? If you are, Join Senior Matters for fun and fundraising at The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo. Volunteers are needed for their Snow Cone Concession starting June 2nd thru August 16. For more information please Contact Diane Johnson, 970-306-2587 or Jim Engler 970-618-1135
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Women: Wild By Nature Annual Rafting Trip

Join Canyonlands Field Institute on August 4-8 for our annual river rafting trip for women. Led by CFI's Director Karla VanderZanden you will enjoy three nights camping and river running on the Colorado River's Horsethief and Ruby Canyons and the rapids of Westwater Canyon. Reconnect, revel, and relax with stories, nature walks, river running, and play. Bring your mothers, daughters, and grandmothers. For more info go to cfimoab.org, call 4352597750, or email info@cfimoab.org
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Women: Wild By Nature Annual Rafting Trip

Join Canyonlands Field Institute on August 4-8 for our annual river rafting trip for women. Led by CFI's Director Karla VanderZanden you will enjoy three nights camping and river running on the Colorado River's Horsethief and Ruby Canyons and the rapids of Westwater Canyon. Reconnect, revel, and relax with stories, nature walks, river running, and play. Bring your mothers, daughters, and grandmothers. For more info go to cfimoab.org, call 4352597750, or email info@cfimoab.org
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The Four Corners Folk Festival

Come and experience the joy that is The Four Corners Folk Festival. Located on Reservoir Hill Park in Pagosa Springs Colorado with forested on-site camping that surrounds this breathtaking mountaintop venue. This year’s line-up includes The Del McCoury Band, The Milk Carton Kids, Darrell Scott, The O’Conner band featuring Mark O’Conner, Sara Watkins, John Fullbright, Sierra Hull, The Black Lillies and more.
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Carbondale Farmers Market has started!

Happy summer everyone! The Carbondale Farmers Market has started for the season and will be held from 10 to 3 each Wednesday on 4th Street from Main down to the Launchpad. Come for fresh fruits and veggies, local bread, coffee, eggs, flowers, delicious lunch vendors, live music, local art and a whole lot more! Find more details at www.carbondalefarmersmarket.com
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