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TAC introduces new retreats for fall fitness wellness services

The Aspen Clinic in Basalt is offering­ two retreats geared towards kick­starting and inspiring wellness in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond.

The Life Immersion Retreat is from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, and is designed to be a transformational day to revitalize the body and reconnect with one’s spirit.

The Fall Fitness Retreat is from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3, and is designed to kick start weight loss through both nutrition and a fitness regimen.

For more information visit, email or call 970-­279-­5020.

Audition schedule announced for ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Defiance Community Players will be producing “Fiddler on the Roof” this year, directed by Wendy Moore and starring Bob Moore as Tevye, with performances on Nov. 13-15 and 20-22. Auditions will take place from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Sept. 11 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 12, with callbacks starting at noon on Sept. 13. The location for auditions is to be determined. Children, men and women are needed to fill about 30 spots. Rehearsals will take place Sunday through Thursday with some Sundays off.

Auditions are by appointment only and can be made by sending an email to or calling Alexis States at 515-360-6882. Appointments can be made starting on Sept. 4.

For an audition, prepare 16-24 bars of a song, and bring the sheet music to the audition. Also, be prepared to learn and perform a short dance routine that will be taught at the audition.

For more information, contact Chip Wells at 970-379-5940.

Filoha Meadows Family Exploration

Bring your family to Filoha Meadows near Redstone from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, and learn from Roaring Fork Conservancy about the local bat population, explore beaver ponds, collect aquatic insects, and go on a scavenger hunt to discover the uniqueness of this special place. You’ll also learn about the other larger hooved animals that call Filoha home. Appropriate for families with children of all ages and their parents. Please dress appropriately as the tour will happen rain or shine. Registration is required at Please call 970-927-1290 with questions.

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