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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Defiance Community Players is hosting a free audition workshop from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at the Jeannie Miller Theatre in Glenwood Springs High School in advance of “Hairspray” auditions starting Sept. 12.

The workshop is for ages 9 and older. Jennetta Meitler Howell will teach a dance workshop, and Lorie Beattie-Courier will accompany singers. No preregistration is required, but please be on time.

Auditions for “Hairspray” are for ages 13 and older and run from 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12; Tuesday, Sept. 13; and Wednesday, Sept. 14 at Jeannie Miller Theatre at Glenwood Springs High School. Those auditioning will be asked to sing 16-32 bars, read a script and dance (bring closed-toe shoes).

Callbacks are noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28. Performances are Nov. 11-13 and 18-20.

For information on the auditions or the workshop, call Jacquie Meitler at 970-945-2174 or Chip Winn Wells at 970-379-5940.

The Fairy and Elf Festival is from 3:30 – 5 p.m. today at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St. Boys and girls ages 3 and older can enjoy a free dance class, fairy cake, fortunes and fun. Additionally, participants will receive $10 off their first month’s tuition by registering at the Fairy Festival. For more info, call 945-2414 or visit

The Bookcliff Council on the Arts and Humanities is hosting an ice cream social and donation roundup to benefit a volunteer trip to help struggling families in Haiti. There will be free live music, and all ages are welcome to this family event that takes place from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10, at Sunset Art Park in Rifle.

People are encouraged to donate cash or a variety of needed items, including medicines, vitamins, folding army cots, umbrellas, bandannas, backpacks, reading glasses, sunglasses, strollers, walkers, wheelchairs, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap, shampoo and summer apparel (no shorts, sweaters or swimsuits).

For information, call Geneva Farr at 309-3088.

Those who can’t attend the benefit event can drop off items at the Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork RESTORE between Glenwood Springs and Carbondale; Kelly’s Aloha Spa, 124 W. Second St. in Rifle; or Rifle Church of Christ, 435 Prefontaine Ave. in Rifle through Wednesday, Sept. 14.

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