What’s happening in Glenwood
At the Glenwood Recreation Center, on Thursday, May 15, at 8 a.m. come join the madness of the fastest growing sport in the US.
Pickleball is a cross between tennis and ping-pong. Easy to learn, fast play, and long rallies set pickleball apart. Join the open pickleball league and play indoors Monday evenings from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8 to 10 a.m. (advanced), 10 to noon (intermediate and beginner). Outdoor court play is offered Friday mornings from 8 to 11am. Admission is free
On Friday, May 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. the Women in Transition and Gateway celebrates its 25th birthday with a party and program fund-raiser.
The event is planned at the Glenwood Springs Library. For more information, call 970-384-8518.
The Glenwood Springs – Walk/Run MS registration will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, May 17 at the No Name Rest Area in the Glenwood Canyon.
After registration, the 5K race begins at 8 a.m. and the walk begins at 9 a.m. The route takes place along the bike path through Glenwood Canyon between the No Name Rest Area and the Grizzly Creek Rest Area. A 1.5-mile, 3-mile and 5-mile route will be available. A $25 registration fee is required to participate.
Entertainment, attractions, music, prizes and a $5 pancake breakfast will also be available. For more information, contact Karen at 970-257-1831 or email@example.com.
Historic bike ride
On Saturday, May 17, the L’Eroica Junction to Glenwood Vintage Bicycle Race takes place from Glenwood Springs to Grand Junction.
This is a re-creation of a 1899-1915 Grand Junction 102-mile bicycle race from Grand Junction to Glenwood Springs. The history has been researched and the ride will include as many of the original elements of the race as possible.
For more information, call 970-245-7939.
Western Casino Night
On Saturday, May 17, from 6 to 10 p.m. the 2nd annual Thunder River Theater Western Casino Night will take place at 110 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale.
There will be food, music, prizes and a live auction. For more information, call 970-963-8200.
Tourism and outdoor recreation employ a lot of people, but those workers’ wages are below county and regional averages.