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80th Anniversary Book Bash
Jul 1 – Jul 31 all-day

During the entire month of July your Garfield County Libraries are having a special sale on items in the Friends Bookstore at all six locations! Take advantage of an incredible Book Bash deal and get any book, audiobook, movie, or CD for adults for just $.80 apiece. Or, you can get eight children’s items for $1. Book Bucks earned during the Summer Reading Program are welcome, but no change will be given. For more information visit www.gcpld.org.


Carbondale Farmer Market
Jul 13 @ 10:00 AM – Sep 26 @ 3:00 PM

In the month of July the Carbondale Farmers Market will be held July 4th, 11th, 18th and 25th. Read more »

Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk @ Great Lawn Park
Jul 21 @ 8:00 AM
Shatterproof Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk @ Great Lawn Park  | Denver | Colorado | United States

Rise Up Against Addiction 5K Run/Walk in Denver Will Continue
Shatterproof’s National Campaign to End the Stigma of Addiction

WHAT: Shatterproof, a national nonprofit dedicated to ending the stigma of addiction will host a 5K Run/Walk in Denver on Saturday, July 21st as part of its Rise Up Against Addiction campaign.

Participants are invited to run/walk 5 kilometers to show support for anyone who has been touched by addiction and bring the disease of addiction into the light. Guests will have the opportunity to engage in activities geared towards uniting the community and promoting positive change. Highlights include: The Shatterproof Community Village, which will showcase substance use disorder resources from local organizations; The Memorial Gallery, featuring photos and stories of lost loved ones; a Celebrate Recovery area, a space to unite with hundreds of others in recovery; and more.

There will also be a presentation by local families touched by addiction and leading event sponsors.

Every dollar raised supports Shatterproof’s advocacy efforts, provides trusted, evidence-based resources for families, and ends the stigma of addiction.

** For more information or to register for Shatterproof’s Denver 5K Run/Walk, click here **

WHO: Local families touched by addiction and leading event sponsors.

WHEN: July 21, 2018
8:00 AM Site opens
9:00 AM Speakers/Program begins
9:30 AM Run/Walk begins

WHERE: Great Lawn Park
101 North Yosemite Street
Denver, CO 80203

PHOTOS: Photos available on request

About Shatterproof:
Shatterproof is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing the devastation the disease of addiction causes families. Shatterproof works to end the stigma and foster a community of support, providing evidence-based resources to support prevention, treatment and recovery. Shatterproof advocates for changes in policy at the federal and state level and supports the development and implementation of evidence-based solutions for substance use disorders.

911 for Kids
Jul 24 @ 11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

The Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority (our county’s 911 center) will be giving safety presentations to kids regarding how and when to dial 911. They will color and/or read together to learn about emergencies and 911. The first event will be held on Thursday, June 21 at the Silt Branch Library, and the second will be held on Tuesday, July 24 at the New Castle Branch Library. Both will begin at 11:30 a.m. These presentations will be a great chance for kids to meet the guys and gals who answer the calls!  For more information about these free events call the Silt Branch Library at 970-876-5500 or the New Castle Branch Library at 970-984-2346

Salida Circus is Making Music
Jul 24 @ 11:30 AM

Joanie Balonie, Jennie, and Charlie the Circus Dog are coming to your library to make merry musical circus melodies! Are you ready to join in the band? Events begin on Tuesday, July 24 at 11:30 a.m. at the Carbondale Branch Library, and then at 2:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. On Wednesday, July 25 the events continue at 11:30 a.m. at the Silt Branch Library and at 2:30 p.m. at the New Castle Branch Library. We’ll finish up on Thursday, July 26 at 11:30 a.m. at the Rifle Branch Library and 2:30 p.m. at the Parachute Branch Library. This will be the final event series of the 2018 children’s Summer Reading Program, and it’s free and open to all ages. For more information visit www.gcpld.org.

Filoha Meadows: Firefly and Rare Orchid Walk @ Filoha Meadows
Jul 24 @ 7:30 PM – 9:15 PM

Roaring Fork Conservancy presents

Filoha Meadows: Firefly and Rare Orchid Walk

Dates for 2018:

Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Filoha Meadows Open Space 
COST: This FREE program is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space and Trails

Join Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space & Trails for an evening of exploration of Filoha Meadows. Located near Redstone on Highway 133, the Filoha Meadows area is a natural thermal wetland, providing unique habitat for rare orchids, fireflies, and many other plant and animal species. We’ll tour areas typically closed to the public to learn more about these incredible species, the history of this unique area, and discuss current issues in the Crystal River Valley and Filoha Meadows.

 This program is appropriate for those 12 years and older. Minors must be accompanied by a parent.

 Please dress appropriately as the program will happen rain or shine, and wear closed toed shoes as there may be quite a bit of walking, including some on uneven terrain.

Please call (970) 927-1290 with questions.

Registration is required at www.roaringfork.org/events

Since 1996, Roaring Fork Conservancy has inspired people to explore, value, and protect the Roaring Fork Watershed. We bring people together to protect our rivers and work to keep water in local streams, monitor water quality, and preserve riparian habitat. Roaring Fork Conservancy is an independent, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. For more information call (970) 927-1290 or visit www.roaringfork.org.

Air Guitar Competition
Jul 25 @ 1:00 PM

See if you have what it takes to be an air guitar legend! Teens are invited to an epic competition of riffs, solos, and lip-syncing skills at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library to close out the 2018 Summer Reading event series for teens. Everyone age 10-18 is eligible, and air guitars provided to the first 24 participants. For more information about this free event call the library at 970-945-5958.


PAWS to Read
Jul 26 @ 12:30 PM – 12:45 PM

Children are invited to visit the Rifle Branch Library on Thursdays between June 14 and July 26 for the chance to read to a therapy dog! Each week starting at 12:30 p.m. (right after the children’s Summer Reading events) participants will enjoy 15 minutes of one-on-one time with a lovable pooch. It’s a fun, stress-free environment to practice reading skills with a four-legged friend. Registration is encouraged but not required. To register, or for more information visit the library or call 970-625-3471

Community Mosaic Days For The Rio Grande ARTway @ Paradise Art Glass
Jul 26 @ 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Ongoing each Thursdays 2-4p.m. & 4-6p.m. and Saturdays, 10a.m. to 12p.m. at Paradise Art Glass.

The community is invited to join artist Shannon Muse in the creation of a mosaic table for the Rio Grande ARTway’s Latino Folk Art Garden. Work will take place each Thursday from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm and Saturday from 10am to 12pm and all sessions are located at Paradise Art Glass at 289 Sopris Ave in Carbondale. CO. The table will live in the garden located at 8th Street and the Rio Grande Trail. Sign up at paradiseartglass@sopris.net. All sessions are free.

47th Annual Carbondale Mountain Fair
Jul 27 – Jul 29 all-day

Mountain Fair
draws over 145 vendors poised to bring their unique and diverse homemade wares to town each summer. In addition to vendors, Mountain Fair features non-stop entertainment–both in live music and various forms of performing arts. Read more »