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The Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association will hold its annual Ball and Auction at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 28 at the Hotel Colorado.  

This year’s theme is “Dancing with the Stars” and everyone is invited to participate in a dance competition, with local celebrity judges and prizes for the top couples. The evening also include cocktails, dinner, casino gaming and the annual award for Citizen of the Year.

Tickets are $75, or $1,300 for a VIP corporate table. To purchase tickets, call the chamber at 945-6589.



Get your moves ready for the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association’s annual ball by taking an evening of ballroom dancing lessons in advance. The event runs from 7 to 10 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 Sixth St.

The event starts with a one-hour ballroom dancing performance by the MVHS Ballroom Dance Company of Utah, a company of 30 dancers. From 8-9 p.m., the dance company will teach the audience dance moves. At 9 p.m., everyone will cut loose with a social dancing time.



Tickets are a la carte: $5 for the dance performance, $10 for dance lessons and social dancing, or $5 just for social dancing. Info: 945-2414.

Kyle Daniell, the pro at Rifle Creek Golf Course and an assistant coach of the boys basketball team at Rifle High School, recently had his home catch fire. His house was a total loss. Without insurance, he is in need of everything from clothing to household goods. If you are interested in helping you may do so by attending the full Spaghetti Dinner at the Columbine Restaurant located at the Rifle Creek Golf Course on Thursday, Jan. 26, from 6-9 p.m. Or, contact Mountain Air Mechanical at 970-625-4352 for more information or to offer donations.

The Valley View Hospital Holistic Harmony music program is in its seventh year of providing music to patients, family and staff. Not only does this program provide entertainment and diversion for those at a very vulnerable time in their life, but it is also very rewarding for the musicians as well, which is what keeps them coming back. If you are a musician looking for a way to volunteer your time for a worthwhile program, contact Lesa Russo, program director, at 309-1701. We are specifically looking for cello, violin, and autoharp, but will interview anyone appropriate.

The Valley View Hospital Harmony Threshold Chorus is in its fifth year of providing the gift of the human voice at the bedside of the terminally ill. Songs are a capella, and are simple rounds and harmonies sung with the intention of peace and comfort. Rehearsals are 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday. We sing for patients in the hospital and in the community. For more information, contact Lesa Russo, program director at 309-1701.

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side Conservation Districts are sponsoring Annual Ag Day at the New Castle Community Center on Wednesday, Jan. 25, from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

A few of the topics are: Garfield County fire mitigation; Do your really know what chemical to use, timing, rate and new products on the market; Advantages of fertilizing your irrigated fields; How to certify an organic farm; and Whole Foods would like your produce and meat.

Mike Kishimoto will prepare his famous barbecue, so reservations are required. Call Sharie at the Conservation District office by Jan. 23 for reservations at 945-5494, ext. 105.


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