Hello, Dolly! in CarbondaleHello, Dolly! is coming to the Valley, thanks to Colorado Mountain School students and drama teacher Jeff James-Schlepp. One of Broadways most enduring musicals, the show was originally directed in by Jerry Herman in 1964 and garnered nine Tony awards, including Best Musical, during its original run. It has since been revived three times on Broadway and has been the subject of a 1969 film. It tells the story of Dolly, a meddlesome widow who tries to bring romance to several couples – and herself – in a big-city restaurant. Notable student leads include Sarah Greefkens as Dolly, Catie Duncan as Ernestina, Mohamed Osorio as Ambrose Kemper and Trevor Gomez as Horace Vandergelder. The play will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday at the CRMS Barn, 1493. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children and are available at the door. For more information, call 963-2562.CARE photo shootColorado Animal Rescue invites owners and pets to its annual holiday photo shoot from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Animal Rescue; and from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, at Digital Dimensions in Glenwood Springs.Call CARE at 947-9173 for more information.Eccentric gifts for the holidaysDual open houses of An Exquisite Design (311 Railroad Ave.) and The Midland Arts Company (111 East Third St.) will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in downtown Rifle and feature pottery, jewelry, country gifts created by local artists.Refrehments will be served at both locations.Craft showThe Candy Cane Wonderland craft show benefiting Friends of the Rifle Animal Shelter will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, at 3708 CR 214 Peach Valley Acres in Silt. Several varieties of handcrafted and new donated items will be available for people and pets. Call -876-2717 with questions. Art GuildThe Glenwood Springs Art Guild will hold its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The demonstration this month will be given by Andrea Kemp on the subject of Portraits In Oil. A short business meeting will follow the demonstration in which the annual review of Grants, the Fall Art Festival, and the election of officers for 2008 will take place. Please come to this annual business meeting if you are a member of the guild, and express yourself. Input is needed. Refreshments will be served, and as always, our meetings are open to the public. Theater auditionsThunder River Theatre Company auditions will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 and 14. Actors are asked to prepare two diverse monologues, two minutes each. If you have auditioned in the past for TRTC, and would like to be considered for a role, please contact Lon Winston at 963-8200 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com to learn more. Silt photo contestThe Silt Chamber of Commerce invites the public to enter its photo contest. This years directory cover was donated by Belinda Caldwell. The photo of Sammy Caldwell and Thing 2 on the Gill Ranch in Silt won first place in the people category and overall champion at the 2006 Garfield County Fair.Photos representing the valley and businesses may be awarded a place on the 2008 directory cover. Submit your photos to the Silt Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 921 Silt, CO 81652; or by e-mail to: email@example.com. The deadline for submissions is Saturday, Dec. 10. Childrens workshopsSantas pottery and art workshops will be open to kids to make creative gifts for the holidays. These one-hour workshops will take place at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts at 3:30 p.m. The pottery workshops will run from Tuesday, Nov. 6 until Tuesday, Dec. 11. The art workshops will go from Wednesday, Nov. 7 until Wednesday, Dec. 12. Each class is limited to eight children who are at least 7 years old. Call (970) 945-2414 for more details.Holistic music programThe Holistic Harmony music program at Valley View Hospital wishes to put a chorus together to sing in the homes of hospice patients. No formal training necessary. Looking for a variety of genres. An informational meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 in the board room at the hospital. For more information contact Lesa Russo at 309-1701.Double Feature Movie NightDos Gringos Burritos, 588 Hwy. 133 in Carbondale, will present the Stomparillaz double feature movie night at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. Beer specials will accompany Craig Kellys snowboarding movie The Smoothe Groove, followed by John Cusack in Better Off Dead.Call 704-0788 for more information.Holiday BazaarThe 24th annual Emma Schoolhouse Holiday Bazaar will be held from 4 – 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 17th at the historic Emma Schoolhouse off highway 82 just west of Basalt. Featuring local artists and a fun, relaxed atmosphere for your holiday shopping. Any questions, call D.D. at 923-3347.Sandpainter at the Parachute craft fairMitchell Silas, full-blooded Navajo sandpainter, will be demonstrating sandpainting in a corner of the Grand Valley High School auxiliary gym during the 25th annual Craft Fair, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 17 in Battlement Mesa.The event will also feature 130 vendors of various gift items, nonprofit groups and refreshments.For more information, call 285-0388.Frank McCourt in BasaltThe Aspen Writers Foundation and Town Center Booksellers co-present writer Frank McCourt in a public appearance to kick off Out Loud! a new series of family events sponsored by the two organizations. The Pulitizer Prize-winning author of Angelas Ashes will be featured a speaking event at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 2 at Town Center Booksellers, 211 Midland Ave. in Basalt. The bookstore will issue free tickets to the first 70 customers who purchase a copy of the authors new Christmas tale, Angela and the Baby Jesus. Seating will be first-come, first-served with floor seating for children, as well as a limited amount of chair seating and standing room in the rear of the bookstore. Children are encouraged to attend with a gardian, but tickets are required for everyone, regardless of age. Books sales and ticket reservations may be made through the bookstore, either in person or by phone. Phone orders will be taken through Wednesday, Nov. 21 or while tickets last. For more information or to make a reservation by phone, call 927-BOOK.
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