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A&E at a glance

Buttons & Bows Square Dance Club invites square and round dancers of all levels to dance from 8-10 p.m. Saturday at the Early Childhood Learning Center on Second Street in Parachute. For more information, contact 285-2046.

Join Mothers Acting Up from 7-10:30 p.m. Saturday at the Thunder River Theater in Carbondale. The event features organic chocolate fondue and irresistible dippers, a celebration of strength of mothers with a champagne toast, and the chance to experience an inspirational performance of “The Mother Load.” The “Mother Load,” described as a smart, off-kilter, sexy, loving, political, funny, one-woman theatrical depiction of motherhood performed by MAU cofounder Beth Osnes. Humor abounds in this exploration, as do heartfelt and poignant moments of insight. Tickets are $12 in advance and $20 at the door, and include chocolate fondue, a glass of champagne and admission to the show. Tickets will not be mailed – please bring an ID to the event. For more information, call 963-6085, 309-1933, 963-8537 and or visit http://www.mothersactingup.org online.

The final auditions for the upcoming production “Sweet Charity” take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium (use east back entrance). The role of Charity Hope Valentine has been cast – all other parts are open for all types of actors and dancers older than 13. Bring your own sheet music; a pianist will be available. A special audition time for dancers only is from 3-5 p.m. Sunday in the high school auditorium. Production dates are Nov. 10-12 and 16-18 at GSHS. Anyone interested in helping with the play is invited to sign up at auditions. Set builders, painters, stage crew, tech crew and musicians are needed. For questions call producer Jacquie Meitler at 945-2174.

The Gordon Cooper Library in Carbondale hosts author Helen Thayer for the third annual “One Book One Town, Everybody Reads” lecture series and potluck dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday. The event takes place at the Thunder River Theater at 67 Promenade. Thayer will present a slide show and speak about Carbondale’s town book selection “Polar Dream.” Immediately following, the community is invited for dinner. The event is free to the public. Please bring a dish to share. For more information, call 963-2889.

The friends of Bill Morrow are sponsoring a show of his metal sculpture from 2-6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 17, at the home of Russ and Linda Criswell, 837 Sopris Ave., Carbondale. The artist will be present, some of the pieces will be for sale, and everyone is invited to attend. Call 963-9371 for more information.

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