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Basalt High School presents Once Upon a Mattress, 7 p.m. March 14 and 15; and 2 p.m. March 16 at Basalt Middle School. Tickets sold at the door. This musical is based on the story of the Princess and the Pea. It is appropriate for all ages.Boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen, come dressed as a princess or a knight. Bring your cameras and you can have your photo taken on our stage after the show with the cast members. Prizes awarded for best princess and knight costume of the day!

The official grand reopening of the Midland Arts Company, a fine crafts gallery in downtown Rifle, will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday March 14th and 15th. Meet the artists/owners and enjoy refreshments at the evening reception from 5-7 p.m. Friday, March 14th. Enter the drawing any time during the weekend to win one of many beautiful art pieces donated by the artists/owners. Winners need not be present.For questions, call 625-3068. Midland Arts Company, 111 E. Third St., downtown Rifle.

St. Mary of the Crown Church in Carbondale will be hosting a Sunday Morning Brunch from 10-11:30 a.m. Sunday, March 16 at the church on White Hill Road.All money raised will help Mikey Grandbois, who has autism and cerebral palsy and requires 24-hour care.For more information, call the parish office at 704-0820.



The Knights of Columbus is sponsoring an authentic corn beef and cabbage dinner from 5-7:30 p.m. St. Patricks Day, Monday, at St. Stephens Church, located at 1885 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The meal will be prepared by Beaujos Restaurant. Wear your green and come out for a great meal!

The Roaring Fork Valley Performing Arts Club will be held from 6-8 p.m. every Tuesday at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. It is free and open to the public. Equipment and helping hands will be available. Bring juggling toys, etc.For more information and a schedule, please contact Jammin Jim Pomey at 309-7852.



Join Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails staff from 5:30-7 p.m. Wednesday to explore James H. Smith Northstar Open Space on snowshoes. Bring your own or use a provided pair. James H. Smith Northstar Open Space boasts lush wetlands, snowy fields, and a critical migration corridor for deer and elk to move across the valley. This event is part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2008 Watershed Explorations and is sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, the Roaring Fork Club, and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Space is limited. Please register online at http://www.roaringfork.org/events.

Colorado Mountain College, Spring Valley Campus in Glenwood Springs will present a free traditional Mexican Folklrico dance troupe performance at 7 p.m. Wednesday. This is a presentation of traditional Mexican culture which represents various dance styles and musical selections. Complimentary refreshments provided.

The Carbondale Community School (CCS) students, faculty and parents are looking for the Heroes Among Us, 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, at CCS, 1505 Satank Rd. Tickets are on sale at the school and Sounds Easy. For more ticket information, please call 963-9647.

Local author Karen Chamberlain will present Seduced by a Canyon Oasis, or The History of a Non-Working Ranch, at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 20, at the Glenwood Springs Library. The free program is the third in the annual Winter Lecture Series, sponsored by the Frontier Historical Society and the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library. The library is located at 413 9th Street. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call 945-5958 or 945-4448.

The Rocky Mountain Student Filmfest is pleased to announce the ninth annual Call for Entries. Submit films by April 2. For entry forms and more information, visit http://www.studentfilmfest.org or call (970) 384-5963.

Enter the 37th annual Carbondale Mountain Fair T-Shirt and Poster Design Contest. This year’s theme is The New Frontier and Mountain Fair will be honoring Carbondale’s old frontier history, as well as showcasing the new frontier of renewable energy, the sun and green living. The designs need to be reproducible for posters and T-shirts. Original, non-computerized designs usually are chosen over digital work, but both are accepted. Please make sure your name and phone number are listed on the back of your design.The winning design will be used for the 2008 Mountain Fair Poster and T-shirts. The deadline for entry is May 2nd. All entries should be dropped off or mailed. CCAH is located at 645 Main Street in Carbondale. The mailing address is: P.O. Box 175, Carbondale, CO 81623. For more information or to receive complete details, call 963-1680 or http://www.carbondalearts.com.The Carbondale Mountain Fair will be held July 25 – 27 in Sopris Park. Over 125 arts and crafts booths, international food and lots of entertainment make Mountain Fair one of the beloved events of the summer. The fair raises funds for the Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities.


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