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At A Glance

Sweet Heart Ball organizers have reduced ticket prices to meet their goal of selling 200 tickets. Lots of silent auction items have been procured, and the organizers want them to find good homes. Previously purchased tickets will admit two people per ticket.

The Sweet Heart Ball and silent auction will be held at 5 tonight at the Carbondale Firehouse Headquarters, 300 Meadow Drive, Highway 133.

The event is a fundraiser to help send Kasie Burtard, a paraplegic, to India for stem cell therapy. Dress for the event is cowboy formal, and there will be dancing to Heart of the Rockies (Twirp Anderson, John Summers, Cash Cashman).

Tickets are on sale at Aspen Sotheby’s, 963-5177; the American Legion Auxiliary; Big Mama’s Catering, 618-6443; Carbondale Fire Department; Claddagh Irish Pub, 704-0923; The Pour House, 963-3553; and Sounds Easy, 963-1303.

The Parachute Battlement Mesa Chamber of Commerce Social will be held from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at Wells Fargo Bank, 0071 Sipprelle Drive, Unit 2 in Parachute.

The Roaring Fork Audubon February program will be “Thinking Like a Ute” by Bill Kight, cultural resource manager for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. He has dedicated more than two decades to successfully complete the Ute Trail Project.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Coffee and dessert potluck will follow the program.

The Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a series of programs to help make you a better fisherperson.

The first of the series is “Fly Tying Instruction with Drew, Will and Kirk,” and will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

Rhythms of the Heart presents a beginning and intermediate African-inspired hand drumming, rhythm and song workshop from 3-6 p.m. Sunday, March 2, at the Pyramid Peaks Center in Carbondale. Focus will be on basic hand drumming technique and an African-inspired song with multi-part rhythms. No experience needed. Workshop fee includes use of a djembe, ashiko, or tubano, if you don’t have your own. Pre-registration is appreciated, and required for drum reservation.

For more information, call Laurie Loeb at 963-2798.

Starting Feb. 10, rehearsals will start for the spring Aspen/Glenwood Springs Choral Society Concert. Music Director Ray Adams has selected a set of choral pieces, which he is calling “From Bach to Barber.”

Rehearsals will be held from 5-7 p.m. Sundays at the Aspen Community Church, 200 E. Bleeker St., and from 6-8 p.m. Mondays at the United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

There is no audition required. All interested singers are welcome to attend and join the fun that is live performing.

Please call Ray Adams at 925-3685 for additional information.

Applications are now available for artists and food vendors wanting to participate in the 37th Annual Mountain Fair, to be held July 25-27. The Mountain Fair is a juried art show and seeks to find original and unique art. All mediums are accepted as long as it is created by the artist. The deadline to apply for a booth is Feb. 28. Applications are available at or by calling 963-1680.

Proceeds from the fair benefit the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities which provides year-round arts programming.

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