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Elizabeth Moreno, Colorado Mountain College professional photography alumna, is a professional photographer who specializes in documentary work. Her exhibit at the CMC Gallery, 831 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, continues through Dec. 22. The photos in the exhibit are from her current project, “Close to Earth,” a photographic and multimedia documentary on the ranchers who live in the mountains of Baja California Sur, Mexico. For more information, 947-8367 or

Join the Scrabble Club for adults in Rifle or Glenwood Springs. If you love words, games and having fun, this club is for you. The Scrabble Club will meet from 6 – 8 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, and on the third Tuesday of every month at the Rifle Branch Library. Beginners and experts alike are encouraged to join. Bring Your Own Board (BYOB) if you have one. Scoring materials and dictionaries will be provided. For more information call 945-5958 or 625-3471.

Spend time in Guatemala and Ireland and earn college credit through Colorado Mountain College’s International Programs study abroad courses:

Guatemala: Art and Resistance, March 1-11. Application deadline Dec. 2. Contact Bob Gumbrecht,, 970-870-4484; or Cynthia Zyzda,, 970-870-4432.

International business and literature in Dublin, May 16-June 16, 2012. Application deadline March 16. Contact Jeffrey Runyon, 719-486-4240,

Spanish immersion and home stay in Alajuela, Costa Rica, June 30-July 28, 2012. Application deadline April 1. Contact Lauren DeAre, 319-5817,

Medicare open enrollment is ongoing until Dec. 7. It’s time to compare plans to make sure you have the right health and prescription drug coverage, stay with your current plan if you’re happy with it, or look for a new one with better coverage, higher quality, and lower cost.

Call High Country RSVP to schedule an appointment with one of their counselors. This free service can help seniors and their families navigate the Medicare D system to select a Prescription Drug Plan for 2012.

Every senior who has a Medicare D Prescription Drug Plan should have their current plan assessed because costs and coverage have changed on all plans. This will allow you to make a wise choice that will best meet your individual needs.

Call 970-384-8744. Leave your name (please spell), phone number and ZIP code, and a volunteer will contact you.

Attention all artisans, crafters, cooks and farmers. Two new markets are slated for this fall in the valley. Artisan Winter Market is an indoor market featuring live music, creative arts, unique gifts, and foods that are fresh, local, organic or fantastic. Booth fee is $30 before the deadline, and quality vendors are invited to participate in the markets on Nov. 26 in Basalt and Dec. 10 in Glenwood Springs.

The Pregnancy Resource Center, a local nonprofit, is hosting the events and will offer lunches as well as have a booth selling beautiful hand blown glass ornaments, candles, cookies, cranberry bread and more. This is also a great opportunity for artisans and other nonprofit organizations to have a booth and sell one of-a-kind items during the holiday season.

For a vendor application or more information contact Jan at 948-5056, email or visit

Locals are invited to thank the most noteworthy fellow citizen of 2011 through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s Citizen of the Year Award.

The award is intended to honor an individual (or in particular instances a married couple) who makes a substantial contribution to Glenwood Springs. As a result of the nominee’s efforts, the community receives notable benefits and becomes a better place to live and work.

All nominees should be involved in active civic participation in the areas of health or human services, education, recreation, arts or cultural improvements, economic development, or community based organizations that contribute to the quality of life in the community.

Nominations may be submitted by anyone in the community and are encouraged from all clubs and organizations. Nominees will be judged in all categories on the basis of community involvement and leadership. The winning citizen of 2011 will be announced at the chamber’s Annual Ball and Auction scheduled for Jan. 28, 2011.

Nomination forms are posted on the chamber website at and must be submitted by Dec. 1. For more information, call the chamber at (970) 945-6589.

Thunder River Theatre Company announces auditions for “The Cherry Orchard” by Anton Chekhov in a wonderful new and fresh translation by Paul Schmidt. Auditions began Sunday, Nov. 13. If you have been cast in a previous TRTC production or have auditioned for TRTC before, you do not need to prepare a monologue, just be informed about “The Cherry Orchard.” If you have never auditioned for us before, please prepare two short contrasting monologues – no more than two minutes each.

TRTC needs men in their mid-20s to 60s, and women from 17 to 40s. The production dates are Feb. 24 and 25 and March 2-4 and 8-10. Rehearsals will begin in early January. If you are not available for this production, but wish to be considered for future productions, please audition for us at this time. TRTC is always looking for new people who enjoy working back stage, as well. All theatre artists who work on TRTC productions are paid honorariums.

To this day “The Cherry Orchard” remains one of the most popular plays of the famous Moscow Art Theatre, and internationally, it is the most widely known and produced of his plays. Written in 1903, “The Cherry Orchard’s” subject, dialogue and characters are so contemporary it could have been written today.

The theatre is located in downtown Carbondale. Call 970-963-8200, or e-mail for your audition slot.

Woodworker, designer and builder David Rasmussen lost everything in a fire that took his studio up Thompson Creek Road, and he had no insurance.

A benefit account has been established at Alpine Bank, Carbondale branch. Donations can be made to the “David Rasmussen Woodshop Benefit Account” ending in 4334. Or simply send contribution via Paypal to

Who wants to be the “face” of the Carbondale Facebook profile pic? Post your best winter-related picture to the Carbondale wall. A winner will be announced Dec. 1 and will be featured as the Carbondale, profile pic for the month of December. Remember, keep it clean. More information at: 970-963-1890 or;

The Glenwood Springs Eagles lodge is holding its Christmas Boutique and Bake Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. For $10, vendors can rent a table to sell their goods. Proceeds will benefit the Eagles’ Glenwood Springs High School Scholarship Fund.

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