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At a Glance

Artist reception for Emily Salner

An exhibit of Emily Salner’s work will be kicked off at 6 tonight at the Artist’s Mercantile, 720 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The painter and digital artist has a degree from University of Denver and now lives in New Castle. She credits the natural environment with giving her the inspiration behind her colorful, impressionist pieces.

Youth bowling

The next United States Bowling Congress-sanctioned Youth bowling League will begin at noon on Saturday, Jan. 12, at Rifle Fireside Lanes. Please arrive early to sign up for either the Bantam League (grades 1-4) or the Youth League (grades 5-12).

Contact Jack at 625-2231 for details.

An avalanche of a social

The Roaring Fork Avalanche Center Social and Benefit Dinner is rumbling into Carbondale for its third straight year. Restaurant Six89, 689 Main St., is hosting the event, which will begin on Monday, Jan. 14, at 6 p.m. The night will begin with a silent auction, social appetizer hour and cash bar, followed by dinner with wine at 7:30. The price is $68.90 per person, plus tax and gratuity. All proceeds go to the local avalanche center as well as the Colorado Avalanche Information Center. Seating is limited, and the event is certain to sell quickly.

Please call Restaurant SIX89 promptly for reservations, at 963-6890.

“Massive Woman” auditions

Theater Auditions for “The Most Massive Woman Wins,” a play by Madeleine George, will by held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 15, and Wednesday, Jan. 16, at the Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Theatre (Callaway Building). The play will be directed by Wendy S. Moore. “The Most Massive Woman Wins” is widely considered to be one of the best theatrical explorations of the many body issues facing women. There are roles for four to eight women (teen to 40s) and two men (20s). The audition will involve reading from the play and working on specific scenes. Those auditioning may attend either evening. Rehearsals will be primarily in the evening, with a few weekend times to be determined with the cast.

Call 947-9685 for further information.

Think like a Ute

“Thinking Like a Ute: Personal Observations from the Ute Trail” will be presented by Bill Kight at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 17, at the Glenwood Springs Library, 413 9th St. The free program is open to the public and is the first in the annual Winter Lecture Series, sponsored by the Frontier Historical Society and the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library. The series continues on the third Thursday of each month through April.

For more information, call 945-5958 or 945-4448.

St. Mary Performance Series returns

Linda Jenks, pianist and doctor of musical arts, will present the first concert in Rifle’s 2008 St. Mary Performance Series at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 18, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Seventh and Birch streets in Rifle. This opening concert will showcase Beethoven’s monumental Waldstein Piano Sonata, one of his largest and most complex piano compositions. Jenks will work through the piece with audience members, detailing some of the technical and philosophical quandaries that confront any performer of this important work. She will then perform the work for the audience.

Refreshments will be served after the concert.

For more information, call 625-2333.

Robert Burns event

The Hotel Colorado will salute Scotland by honoring Robert Burns (1759-1796) with its sixth annual celebratory tribute to the life, works and spirit of the great Scottish poet at 6 p.m. Jan. 26, in the Hotel’s Devereux Grand Ball Room.

Celtic sounds, songs and dance will abound with the music of Fifth Reel, recitation of the works of Burns, a mass march and dance.

The Hotel Colorado’s take on the traditional celebration is one very familiar to fans of Scottish traditions. Guests will be treated to a four-course meal and dessert that highlights Scottish fare. And could ye call it a Scottish meal without the third course: haggis with “neeps and tatties?”

Burns is best known for his collections of Scottish songs, most notably, “Auld Lang Syne.”

Classical trio

The classical trio, Opus 40, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the auditorium of the EnCana Academic Center at Colorado Mountain College’s new West Garfield Campus, 3695 Airport Road in Rifle. The event is part of the Jim Calaway Honor Series, presented by Colorado Mountain College’s Center for Excellence in the Arts and CMC’s West Garfield Campus.

The classical ensemble’s repertoire features music written for violin, horn and piano, including Johannes Brahms’ lively horn trio.

For advance tickets, call 625-1871.

Sled Dog Races

Redstone’s 24th annual Sled Dog Races will be held Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 26 and 27.

The Sled Dog Races will run from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, with Sunday’s races consisting of the finals. The races will be held at Chair Mountain Stables behind the coke ovens. Please do not bring nonparticipating dogs to the races or viewing area.

The third annual Dog Days of Redstone Parade will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, starting at the Redstone Inn and ending at the Crystal Club Restaurant.

All dogs are welcome, costumes are encouraged and leashes are recommended.

After the Dog Parade, the Crystal Club will host the X-Dog Games, including Doggie Cross, Hill Climb, Big Air and Best Trick.

The Redstone Inn will host a beer-tasting starting at 6:30 p.m. Friday night in the Fire Lounge, and Alpine Echo will perform at 6 p.m. Saturday.

During this two-day event, people are encouraged to sculpt in the snow and have fun.

For more information, call Lisa Wagner at 963-8240.

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