A&E at a Glance
Aug. 6-18, master teacher David Taylor leads a two-week ballet intensive class for intermediate and advance-level dancers, a pas de deux class and a daily dance history class at the Glenwood Dance Academy. In addition, dance instructors offer classes in pointe, modern, jazz/hip hop, salsa, ballroom and makeup-hair-costume. Taylor has been involved in the Denver dance community for 37 years. Cost for the two-week intensive is $500 (Glenwood Dance Academy students receive a 20 percent discount). Accredited dance instructors who wish to attend will also be provided a special rate. Class sizes are limited. For more information, call 945-2717 or visit http://www.glenwooddanceacademy.com.
The Garfield County Fair returns Aug. 3-12, boasting two new events during its week-long schedule of events. This year, the fair includes a horse whisperer and a hunter-jumper show in addition to its already-brimming schedule of Western horse shows, 4-H and FFA exhibitions, junior livestock auction, CPRA rodeo and junior and kid’s rodeos. The annual Air Fair at the Garfield County Regional Airport takes place from 4-11 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3 and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 4. Air shows are presented from 5-7 p.m. Aug. 3 and 1-3 p.m. Aug. 4. The fair wraps up with Tracy Byrd, Little River Band and Derringer in concert at 6:30 p.m. Sat., Aug. 11. A full event schedule is available online at http://www.garfieldcountyfair.com, as well as entry forms for all events, details on open classes and 4-H /FFA projects and information for concert tickets.
The local production of the award-winning musical “West Side Story” featuring local school-aged children, takes place Aug. 1-5, at the Basalt Middle School theater. Tickets for this timeless production are available at the door for the Aug. 1-4 for 7 p.m. evening performances, and the 1:30 p.m. Aug. 4-5 matinees. For more information about “West Side Story” or the local production of “Annie” at 7 p.m. through Sunday, and 1:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, also at Basalt Middle School theater, call Jayne Gottlieb at 927-0555.
The theme of this year’s Silt Heyday, Saturday, Aug. 4 at Veterans Memorial Park, is “Silt Outdoors.” Music and entertainment is offered all day, including bands Heart of the Rockies, Acoustic Mayhem and Rocking Horse. Booth space is still available and more food booths are needed. Booth forms and parade entry may be picked up at Silt Town Hall or call 876-5801.
The Summer Theatre Arts Camp, sponsored by the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, is an intense five-day camp culminating in a one-act play performed for family and friends. All ages are welcome. The camp takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 20 through Friday, Aug. 24. The one-act play will be performed at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. Call 945-2414 to register today.
The Glenwood Springs Saturday Farmers Market, offering fresh vegetables, fruits, flowers, melons, honey and all natural meats, is held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday through mid-November at its new location at the Rite Aid parking lot. For more information, call 876-2857.
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