A&E at a glance
Thunder River Theatre Company is holding auditions Oct. 25-26, beginning at 7 p.m., for two upcoming productions. The plays are Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer prize-winning “Death of a Salesman,” opening Feb. 15, 2007, and Horton Foote’s very timely “The Trip to Bountiful,” opening June 21, 2007. Roles in both plays are available for men and women of all ages. Auditions take place at TRTC’s theatre in downtown Carbondale, 67 Promenade. Actors will be asked to read from the plays. Familiarity with the plays is recommended.Call 963-8200 to sign up for the audition. For more information about TRTC, visit http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com. TRTC is a year-round nonprofit, professional nonunion theatre company, and all artists are compensated for their work.
Tonight, Steve’s Guitars hosts music and discussion in support of Question 2F and Clean Renewable Energy Bonds. Approval of this measure will create $1.8 million for solar energy systems on town facilities. Solar experts will be on hand to discuss what 2F means for Carbondale and how the town can be a leader in developing local renewable resources. The evening’s entertainment, which starts at 8:30 p.m., includes music by local musicians Steve Skinner, Billy Conn, Matt Johnson, Chip “Blackhawk” Comins and others supporting the effort.
The Carbondale Chamber is working on its 2007 Carbondale Business Directory and Community Guide, and photographs for the front cover are needed. The theme is “Carbondale: Live, Work, Visit.” Directories will be circulated throughout the Roaring Fork Valley in 2007, and photographers receive photo credit for their work. Submit high-resolution photographs to email@example.com or to the Carbondale Chamber, P.O. Box 1645, Carbondale, CO 81623 by Friday, Nov. 3.
A ribbon cutting for the new stretch of the Rio Grande Trail takes place at 1 p.m. Saturday at Rock Bottom Ranch. The event is in conjunction with Rock Bottom Ranch’s fifth annual Harvest Party, with music by Last Minute String Band and traditional harvest party activities. There will be frequent shuttle pick ups at the El Jebel Park and Ride lot on Gillespie Drive in El Jebel. No cars or dogs at Rock Bottom Ranch. For more information, call 274-1875.
Jack Rabbit Hill and Sustainable Settings is hosting a party for the opening of the new Organic Wine Tasting Room from 2-6 p.m. Sunday Oct. 29, at Sustainable Settings Ranch and Whole Systems Learning Center in Carbondale. Jack Rabbit Hill’s wines are estate blends made from the certified organic grapes they grow. Taste Jack Rabbit Hill’s wine releases, savor local organic snacks, hear about the advantages of organic grape production in the mountainous region, and tour the ranch to learn about Sustainable Settings’ integration of sustainable agriculture, green development and clean energy production as they work to model sustainable living. Sustainable Settings is located at 6107 Hwy. 133, approximately five miles south of Carbondale, along the Crystal River. For more information, contact Brook Le Van, of Sustainable Settings, at 963-6107 or Lance Hanson, Jack Rabbit Hill, (970) 835-3677.
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