A&E at a glance
Thunder River Theatre Company in downtown Carbondale is holding its annual auditions through July 30 for the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons. Auditions are by appointment only, during the day or evening. The company is also looking for a stage manager to work on all productions throughout the year. Those interested in lights, sound, props, costumes and backstage work should contact TRTC during the audition period. To schedule an appointment: Lon Winston, 963-8200; email@example.com. To learn more about TRTC, visit http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com.
The Gordon Cooper Library’s 2006 Summer Reading Program series continues at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday with a free performance by children’s musician Eric West at Carbondale Town Hall. Ventriloquist Wayne Frances performs July 25-27. The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library and the Aspen Community Information: Marilyn Murphy, 963-2889.
Muscle cars, antique cars, classic cars, fun cars, a restored classic camper-trailer, pickups and more will be displayed at the third annual Classic Car Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Ninth Street from Grand Ave. to Cooper in Glenwood Springs. A free showing of Steve McQueen in “Bullitt” takes place at 4:30 p.m. at the Springs Theater. Among the event’s awards will be the locals’ choice, ladies’ choice and owners’ choice.
The Wilderness Workshop hosts its third annual Wilderness Picnic from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, July 23, at the Harvey Ranch in Old Snowmass. The picnic is a semi-potluck – grill food and soft drinks provided while guests bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. Admission is free for WW members and kids 12 and younger; $10 for non-members, but free for anyone who joins WW that day. The picnic includes kids’ activities and music by Heart of the Rockies, featuring Twirp Anderson, Cash Cashman, John Sommers and Randy Utterback. The event is a rare opportunity to see the 1,800-acre Harvey Ranch bordering the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness. One of the largest working ranches in the upper Roaring Fork Valley, it has recently been placed under a conservation easement. Guests are asked to park at nearby Moon Run Ranch, 8276 Snowmass Creek Road. Free shuttle provided. Information: 963-3977 or http://www.wildernessworkshop.org/events.html.
The Defiance Community Players fall musical production of “Sweet Charity” by Neil Simon is holding auditions in August for ages 14 and older. Actors, dancers, musicians, set crew, set builders, lighting and sound help are needed. Information: director Marc Anderton, 309-3889 or producer Jacquie Meitler, 945-2174.
Grand Valley Days is back in its 97th year with activities starting Friday, July 21, at the Grand Valley Park Association Arena. The Friday night rodeo – which includes calf riding, junior barrels, and the calf ribbon race – begins at 7 p.m. To enter, call 858-4699 between 5:30-9 p.m. Monday. Tickets will be sold at the entrance. A pancake breakfast takes place beginning at 7 a.m. Saturday, July 22, at the Senior Center, 540 North Parachute Ave. The “The Good Old Days” parade begins at 10 a.m. – call Sarah Orona at 285-1111 to enter. The inaugural Grand Valley Days Bike Poker Run takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 22. The Morrisiana Pie Social will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Morrisiana Community House, and another rodeo follows at 7 p.m. A free street dance with REDXX begins at 9 p.m. at Cottonwood Park in Parachute.
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The BLM will conduct an environmental assessment of the proposed wells needed to begin the NEPA process on the larger quarry expansion.