June 2018 Around Town 1

Registration Open for Valley Cruisers Car Club Show

Registration is now open for the Glenwood Springs Car Show weekend July 27-28, presented by Vicco’s Charcoal Burger Drive-In and Valley Cruisers Car Club. $20 for the first vehicle, $10 for the second, and free for the third. Save the date for the free kick-off BBQ on July 27, hosted by Vicco’s Charcoal Burger from 6-9 p.m. The main event will be held at the Glenwood Springs High School Parking lot the following day, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy cars, motorcycles, live music, food, fun, and prizes. Pre-register online by searching the Glenwood Springs Car Show 2018 at EventBrite.com. Contact Ron Madsen at 970.945.1008 or ValleyCruisers@sopris.net to register by email and request information. Follow Valley Cruisers Car Club on Facebook for more updates.

Charitable Consultations for Muscle, Nerve, Joint Pain

Avail Soft Tissue & Spine in Glenwood Springs is offering $20 charitable consultations to determine appropriate routes of care for patients seeking treatment for musculoskeletal pain and discomfort. These 15-minute meetings with soft tissue specialist Dr. Adam Holen provide a one-on-one discussion of the patient’s concerns and conclude with recommendations for further care. 100 percent of the proceeds from these charitable consultations are donated directly to Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE), which Holen chose to support in honor of his own rescue pets at home.

“I wanted to give back to my new community by supporting those who need help,” said Holen, who recently relocated to the valley from Denver. “I have a very soft spot in my heart for animals, so supporting CARE was a no-brainer.” For more information or to schedule a consultation, visit Avail Soft Tissue & Spine online at AvailSoftTissue.com or call 970.930.6255.

USA Today Recognizes Valley Buildings

In a recent roundup of the “25 Must-See Buildings in Colorado,” USA Today named multiple Roaring Fork Valley structures as worthy of the distinction. The Basalt Regional Library, the Hotel Colorado, the Aspen Art Museum, and the Hotel Jerome all garnered mentions.

121st Strawberry Days Festival

The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association and Alpine Bank present the 121st Annual Strawberry Days Festival June 15-17 at Sayre Park. The weekend features the Miss Strawberry Days crowning, arts and crafts fair, food court, Grand Avenue parade, kids’ activities, live entertainment, and the festival’s signature free strawberries and ice cream on Saturday. For details, visit GlenwoodChamber.com.

Valley Settlement Launches Support Program for Mothers

Alma, a Valley Settlement initiative, was recently introduced to assist pregnant women and mothers in the local Spanish-speaking community who are struggling with perinatal depression. “Alma,” which in English translates to “soul,” provides guidance and support for Roaring Fork Valley mothers through peer mentor visits and mental health resource referrals. Visit ValleySettlement.org/Alma for further information or call Elaine Grossman at 970.306.2484.

Glenwood Summer of Music 2018

Now in its eighth year, the Glenwood Springs Summer of Music gears up this month in Two Rivers Park. Held every Wednesday evening from June 27 through August 1, opening bands perform at 6:30 p.m. before main acts take the stage at 7:30 p.m.

“Summer of Music continues to meet with great success. It would not be possible without our sponsors and the City of Glenwood Springs,” said the organization’s president, Annie Olson. “The values of bringing people together to enjoy picnics, summer mountain evenings, and great music continues to be a strong Glenwood Springs tradition.” The 2018 headliners include one-man orchestra Lipbone Redding (June 27), New Orleans jazz/funk group Otone Brass Band (July 4), guitarist Johannes Linstead (July 11), blues musician Carolyn Wonderland (July 18), Allman Brothers tribute band My Blue Sky (July 25), and Americana band Grant Farm (August 1). Email Olson for sponsorship information at GlenwoodSpringsSummerOfMusic@gmail.com.