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Aviary tour scheduled

Come tour the Gabriel Foundation’s aviary at 1 p.m. Aug. 4. Located at 39520 County Road 13 in Elizabeth, the nonprofit parrot welfare organization, licensed by the state of Colorado, promotes educational outreach, conservation, rescue and rehabilitation of parrots.

Tours are by reservation only, and the fees of $10 for adults and $5 for children 8-18 directly benefit the birds. To learn more about the foundation, additional tours or adoption, go online to thegabrielfoundation.org.

Library book sale set

Join Friends of the Library for their big book sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 8-10 at the Elizabeth Public Library, 651 W. Beverly St. There will be thousands of books for sale, all at bargain prices.

Proceeds benefit many of the library programs throughout the year. For questions or additional information about the sale please, call the Elizabeth Library at 303-646-3416.

Music fest seeks volunteers

The 2013 Elizabeth Community Music and Art Festival needs volunteers to help with parking, set-up and tear-down, VIP and sponsor recruiting, and guest services. All volunteers receive complimentary access to the VIP tent, a $45 value.

The festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Aug. 17 at Casey Jones Park, 4189 Highway 86 in Elizabeth. General admission is $5 and children under 12 are free. Seating for musical performances is on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, contact Ed Robinson at shopcolorado@gmail.com.

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