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A&E at a Glance

The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library hosts its spring used-book sale through Saturday. The library is located at 413 Ninth St. and the sale is held in the basement. Book donations are gratefully accepted year-round, during the library’s regular hours of operation. Call 945-5958 for more information.

Coal Ridge High School and Riverside Middle School Fine Arts Departments invite the community to “An Evening of Fine Arts” at 5:30 p.m. today at Coal Ridge High School. The evening will begin with concerts by both schools’ bands, the CRHS choir, and both a silent and live art auction. Community artists have donated items to be sold alongside some of the area’s most talented student art. All tickets include a free spaghetti dinner. Call Leslie Keery at 625-6723 for more information.

The eighth annual Rocky Mountain Student Filmfest runs at 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. This statewide film festival is run by students for students and showcases the up-and-coming talent. There is a different showing each night. Tickets are $5 at the door.



Crystal River Spas, Carbondale Wellness Clinic and Peppino’s Pizza host Carbondale’s Chamber After Hours at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Crystal River Spas, 1197 Main St., Carbondale. Guests are invited to bring their swimsuits for test soaks. The event also features free chair massages, yoga and Fit Ball demonstrations, Nikken product demos, Peppino’s appetizers and refreshments from Avery and Flying Dog Micro Brew. RSVP to heather@carbondale.com or by calling 963-1890.

The Laugh Your Aspen Off! stand-up comedy troupe returns to the Winchester Nite-Club, 2090 White River Ave., Rifle at 8 p.m. Friday, May 18. Tickets are $15, which includes dancing to DJ hits immediately after the show that features the comic lineup of Arthur Piubeni, Don Chaney, Mark Thomas, Michael Yoder, Clifford Fewel, Tyson Young, Steve Skinner and Bob Richmond, with special guests and first-timers. Doors open at 4 p.m. Tickets are available at the door and in advance at Winchester Nite-Club, 625-4400; Harrelson Music in Rifle, 625-1118; and Glenwood Music, 928-8628. For more information, e-mail mary@laughyouraspenoff.com or call Clifford Fewel at 274-8248.



The 2007 Basalt Battle of the Bands takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, in Basalt’s Lions Park. The event, BoB07, is for all ages and musical tastes, and admission is free. A street-fair atmosphere accompanies the event with food booths and spontaneous contests. Funds raised at the event support the music departments of participating schools and organizations. The National Jam Foundation, Inc. is the local nonprofit that created The Battle as a booster event for school music departments. Battle of the Bands 2007 features 36 bands from elementary through high school competing. Vendor applications for this year’s event are available at the Basalt Chamber of Commerce or by calling 927-4031.

Carbondale Clay Center’s ninth annual Cajun Clay Night takes place at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 19. This year’s theme is “Get Fired Up!” Tickets are on sale by calling 963-2529 or visiting 135 Main Street in Carbondale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event features a gourmet gumbo dinner by chef Mark Fischer, handmade ceramic bowl of your choosing, cash bar, appetizers, the life-sized Gator Cake, a kids fair, live music by Acoustic Mayhem, a costume contest, DJs Skip & Patty on the dance floor, and a silent auction featuring artwork and gifts. Each year, Cajun Clay Night draws more than 300 guests to the CCC grounds in support of year-round programming.

Carbondale’s gone to the dogs with Bone Day in Dogdale Sunday, May 20. The canine fundraiser benefits KDNK Community Radio and the Simba Fund, and takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Fourth and Main streets in downtown Carbondale. All dogs are welcome to participate in activities that include a doggie parade down Main Street, KDNK Peticures, an Adopt-a-ton, a human Chuck-It contest, doggie massages and the Worstminster Dog Show – where cash, prizes and trophies will be awarded to the Best In Show and Worst In Show.


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