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Summer turns to fall, fall to winter, winter to spring and back again. Change is as much a part of nature’s rhythm as its predictability. Fall comes ” it always comes! And danged if it isn’t just around the corner.

They say the trees are even turning several weeks early. It gets parents in the state of mind to buy school supplies and plan after-school activities for the kids. We invite everyone to try something new this fall, to make a change, to, in fact, shimmy into fall. Let’s not mosey, shuffle or meander as we so often do! Instead, grab a veil and a belly jewel (out of your veil and belly-jewel drawer) and learn how to belly dance.

Classes start Sept. 13 ” before the frost lights on the pumpkins. Do it just for the veil! Do it for the health of it, the joy of it. Do it because you’ve never done it before. Do it so that when your mother-in-law calls from Jersey, the kids can say, “Mom’s not in right now. She’s at her bellydancing class.” We are offering a wide variety of classes. There is something for everyone!



n Change of Art Flea Market, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday

If you love unique items, if you are an artist in search of supplies, if you are a collector in search of that one-of-a-kind item, or you just love to browse the yard sales and flea markets, this is a great time to pick up the coolest items, as artists have the most unique “trash” in the world. Not an ordinary yard sale, this promises to be a bizarre bazaar! See you there!



n Fairy Festival back by popular demand: 4 -5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 7

Come wear your sweetest costume and meet our new dance teachers. The Night and Dance boutique will have its latest leotards, dance shoes and other goodies here for your shopping convenience. Come check out the latest fairy couture. Our summer dance students have put together a fantastic modern presentation of “Sleeping Beauty,” complete with a breakdancing Prince Charming and a salsa-dancing queen. It will be a lot of fun for everyone! Refreshments will be served. Receive a $10 discount when you register for classes!

n 3:45-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8 and 9.

Preregistration for Fall Classes.

Come check out the schedule register for dance, pottery, art, drama, voice, piano, guitar, silversmithing, stone sculpting, craft classes ” whatever the art gods move you to fulfill your artful self ” we have it all at the Center for the Arts. Night and Dance will have a dancewear boutique for you to buy some of the latest dance styles. Dance shoes will also be available. Receive a $10 discount when you register for classes! Enter a drawing for a free class. Refreshments will be served ” it’s another party!

n 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 11

ColoradoWest Dance Company Auditions

Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts’ new dance company invites all dancers between 9 and 25 to show their stuff!

Calendar of Events

Sept. 10 to Oct. 31 ” “Buena Vista” ” art with a Latino flair

Oct. 16 ” The Culinary Arts, Wine and Brewfest

Nov. 5-28 ” Watercolor featuring the work of the Western Colorado Watercolor Society, as well as the works of local watercolor artists

Dec. 3-23 ” “Gifts” ” Miniature art, handmade crafts, pottery, and jewelry

Call the Center for applications, tickets or information at 945-2414. The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is at 601 E. Sixth St. between the Yampah Vapor Caves and Hot Springs Pool, open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, and noon to 4 p.m. weekends. Stop by, call, or e-mail gwsarts@sopris.net for information on these and other events, classes and shows.


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