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
advance registration is recommended. To register, email event coordinator Stephanie Askew
Park in El Jebel plays host to this lively event fea-
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
"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
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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