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REGISTER NOW: INAUGURAL UKULELE FEST The valley's first-ever ukulele festival, the Western Slope Ukulele June Jam, is happening June 8 from 1-6 p.m. at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. The event is sponsored by Glenwood Music, the Crystal UkuLadies & UkuDudes, and Redstone Art Gallery owners Stephanie and Michael Askew. The festival features a day of workshops, performances, and musical fun for adults and children of all ages and abilities. Various breakout sessions will be available to choose from, and will suit a variety of skill levels from beginner to intermediate.  Admission

is

free

for

participants,

but

advance registration is recommended. To register, email event coordinator Stephanie Askew

Park in El Jebel plays host to this lively event fea-

at

call/text

turing a family foot run in honor of the late valley

214.405.8040. The festival will culminate in a free

philanthropist Jim Calaway, delicious food and

concert in the community hall from 5-6 p.m., when

beverages for purchase, and, of course, the magic

family and friends of registered participants may

of hot air balloons. Each morning  at 7 a.m. sharp

join them and listen to music performed by the

(weather permitting) attendees can enjoy sun-

day's instructors and guest artists.

rise balloon launches, and on Saturday a "glow" will

Stephanie1Askew@yahoo.com

or

"TAKE A MINUTE" CAMPAIGN LAUNCHES IN GLENWOOD SPRINGS A new grassroots effort is launching this month in Glenwood Springs with a focus of encouraging drivers to lay off the gas as they travel the one and

be held at 8:30 p.m. Find the event on Facebook for the latest details.

VALLEY SETTLEMENT'S NEW WEBSITE FEATURES BILINGUAL JOB BOARD AND MORE Valley

a half miles through the heart of town. The initiative

Settlement,

the

Carbondale-based

seeks to reduce danger, noise, and pollution on

nonprofit that provides programming to support

Grand Avenue, and ease access for all residents

the community's immigrant families, recently

and businesses curbside to create a safer, more

unveiled a website revamp which features a

welcoming downtown core.

new community event board and a job board.

The name "Take A Minute" was adopted based

The two boards can be utilized in both English

on the mere one-minute time difference it takes

and Spanish. The organization welcomes busi-

to drive through downtown at the 25 mph speed

nesses, government agencies, and nonprofits to

limit versus the average 33 mph driving speed. The

post open positions of employment and access

campaign steering committee originates with

a wider network of potential applicants; any

Valley View Hospital, Alpine Bank, and Imagine

individual or group is welcome to post details in

Glenwood, among others. The Glenwood Springs

the event section. Visit ValleySettlement.org to

city council and police department will also be

view the new resources.

actively supporting this effort during the month of May. To get involved, simply honor the speed limit as you drive through Glenwood. To participate more actively, contact Diane Reynolds at ImagineGlenwood@gmail.com.

SAVE THE DATE: CROWN MOUNTAIN PARK SUMMERFEST BALLOON BASH June 8 and 9: Save the dates for the midvalley's great annual welcome to summer. Crown Mountain 14

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