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March 13, 2012
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Kids 5 to 14 years old can join their friends for fun-filled days of recreation close to home this summer.They can spend their summer utilizing the great facilities at the Snowmass Recreation Center, as well as other amenities in the surrounding Roaring Fork Valley. Activities will include but are not limited to indoor rock climbing, swimming, hiking, arts and crafts, outdoor activities, gym and field activities, playgrounds, field trips, tennis, volleyball, and much more.For the first time the summer camp is five days per week and includes a field trip or special activity at no additional cost every Friday. Camp now also includes weekly guest instructors for lessons and classes.The entire summer camp program is 57 days long, from June 6 to Aug. 24. The camp runs Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration options include a daily drop-in rate of $45 for residents and $55 for nonresidents. Those who sign up for 10 or more days are charged $35 for residents and $45 for nonresidents. Registration for the entire summer camp is $1,450.Fore more information, contact Sarah Alderson, recreation program specialist for the Town of Snowmass Village, at 970-922-2247.Free Fridays offers kidsa place to hang out

Come play Foosball, air hockey, ping pong, PlayStation, karaoke, crafts, movies, board games, treats and more at Free Fridays at the Snowmass Chapel.Adam and Kara Gilbert will be official chaos counselors in the youth center game room at the Snowmass Chapel for the next two Friday nights (March 16 and 23). Admission is free. Kids ages 5 years and older are welcome to attend. Entertainment and dinner will be provided. However space is limited, so be sure to make reservations by March 15 and 23 to secure a spot for the following Friday.The event is part of the Camp SMashBox Nite Life program and is made possible in part by a grant from the Town of Snowmass Village. Learn more about the SMashBox movement at:, or call 970-300-1207 for more information.

Grace Huntington Sparhawk, mother of former Snowmass Village Councilwoman Sally Sparhawk, passed away on March 10. A full obituary and details for the service are forthcoming.

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The Aspen Times Updated Mar 13, 2012 05:27PM Published Mar 13, 2012 05:26PM Copyright 2012 The Aspen Times. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.