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The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will be hosting a Grief and Creativity Workshop from today to Sunday, Feb. 22-24, to help people of all ages cope with profound loss through expressive art. Facilitated by artist-in-residence Renick Stevenson, this workshop is free to the public and welcomes donations only. Renick has years of experience in grief and loss training, and has worked with singer/songwriter Beth Nielson Chapman, conducting grief workshops for children and adults. Beth will be donating her music CDs to be given to workshop participants.

Those who have experienced loss and want to explore new skills to cope with pain, please call 945-2414 to save your spot in this Grief and Creativity Workshop at the Arts Center. Participants must agree and commit to attending all three days of the workshop: from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22; from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23; and from noon-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.

Tickets may be obtained by cash or check in downtown Glenwood Springs at Mountain Peddler. For advance credit card reservations, call 970-945-2174.



The Garden School students will present the theater production of “Newsies,” a high-energy musical of song and dance, at 7 p.m. Today and Saturday, Feb. 22 and 23; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24, at Roaring Fork High School.

For more information, contact The Garden School at 984-0604.



The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is hosting an all-level, all-ages tap dance class taught by master instructor Tony Coppola at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday. Coppola’s choreography has been featured in commercials for McDonald’s, Aramis Cologne and Autolite auto parts. His solo work has been featured on several television programs and in various live Las Vegas shows. This is an opportunity to take a master tap class from a highly acclaimed dance icon.

Call 945-2414 to reserve your spot.

The Glenwood Springs High School’s Percussion Ensemble premier show will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, in the Glenwood Springs High School new gymnasium.

A special performance by Dr. Daren Kamstra, professor of percussion at Mesa State College, will be featured.

The performance is free, but donations are appreciated.

For more information, contact Deb Wilde at 945-9300, ext. 20.

“The Most Massive Woman Wins,” a play by Madeleine George, is widely regarded as one of the finest explorations of self-esteem and body issues so many women face today. Through humor, compassion and heartache, the stories of four women are explored.

This thought-provoking play will be presented by the Colorado Mountain College Theatre program, in the New Space Theatre at Spring Valley. Six 7:30 p.m. performances are scheduled for Feb. 28 and 29, and March 1, 6, 7 and 8.

Two 10-minute plays round out the evening. “After,” by Carol K. Mack, features Lauren Bishop and Sam Davis and shows that Happily Ever After really does exist. “Guys,” featuring Rachael Bazley and Andrea Sokolowski, introduces us to two guys in McDonald’s who are trying to pick up a woman. It reminds us that all men are princes, but that some become less so when they open their mouths.

For reservations, please call 947-8252.

Carbondale Clay Center provides the workspace, the glazes, and white bisque eggs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 1 and Saturday, March 8; and from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, March 2. All children with an adult helper are all welcome.

Fired and finished eggs will be ready for pick-up by Monday, March 17. Call for details, no appointment necessary. 963-2529

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.

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 http://www.carbondalearts.com or by calling 963-1680.

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

It is time for the Kiwanis Club of Glenwood Springs’ Stars of Tomorrow Talent show, an opportunity for amateur talent, children grades 4 through 12, to express themselves before the public.

Due to the delay in the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium construction, show dates were delayed and the venue was moved to the new Auditeria at the Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale.

Auditions will be held starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 5, at the St. Stephen’s School. A mandatory rehearsal will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, April 3, at the auditeria.

The show will be held Friday, April 4, at the Roaring Fork High School’s Auditeria.

The Stars of Tomorrow is open to all students of a public, private, or parochial school. In order to be eligible for the scholarship prizes and thereby have a chance to move on to the district competition, the contestant must have reached his or her 13th birthday by Feb. 9, 2008. All contestants who are below this age are welcome to try out for our “Showcase Talent” of up-and-coming Stars, but are not eligible for prizes or the district competition.

Talent chosen for the competition, those 13 years or age and older, will be required to have a sponsor. Sponsors, local business or individual, should provide the contestant with a sponsorship fee.

For information, call Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow chairman Rolf Hermanson at 947-9009.


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