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The Glenwood Springs River Commission is asking for volunteers to help with picking up trash along the public riverbanks in town on Saturday, Aug. 27. The cleanup will start at 9 a.m., and will be followed at around 1 p.m. by refreshments, a community barbecue, and drawings for prizes. Prizes include restaurant gift certificates and pool passes. There will also be live music from All the Pretty Horses.

Volunteers should meet and sign in at Two Rivers Park. City vans will be available to shuttle volunteers to and from cleanup sites.

Anyone can volunteer. Let us know you’re coming, so we can plan for food and drinks. Sign up in advance at http://www.ci.glenwood-springs.co.us/temp/RiverCommCleanup/RIVER_CLEANUP.htm.



Colorado Mountain College Theatre will hold open auditions for its fall performances on Sept. 6 and 7 at 6 p.m. in the New Space Theatre at Spring Valley, located at 3000 County Road 114 south of Glenwood Springs.

Actors will be cast for “Inherit the Wind” (performances Oct. 21-23 and 27-30) and “I Hate Hamlet” (performances Dec. 2-4 and 8-11).



“Inherit the Wind,” written by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, is a dramatization of the 1925 Scopes “Monkey” Trial. High school teacher John T. Scopes was convicted of teaching Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution in a science class, contrary to a Tennessee state law that prohibited the teaching of evolution.

“I Hate Hamlet,” by Paul Rudnick, features an out-of-work TV actor who is offered the role of Hamlet, which he hates. To top it off, his new apartment appears to be haunted by the ghost of John Barrymore, who famously played the part.

Those auditioning should prepare a short monologue of their choice and also be ready to read from the script. Scripts are available for reading at the college’s Quigley Library at Spring Valley or Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs (1402 Blake Ave.).

If auditioning, please call the theater department in advance at 947-8252 or 947-8177 to declare your intent to audition or to ask any further questions.


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