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Annie Herring, former lead singer for the legendary music group 2nd Chapter of Acts, will be performing a special concert April 29 at 7 p.m. at Glenwood Springs First United Methodist Church located at 824 Cooper Ave.With more than 30 years in her professional Christian music career, Herring has recorded 23 albums. Her career began in the early 1970s as the leader of the Gospel Music Hall of Fame Award-winning singing group 2nd Chapter of Acts and has continued singing solo concerts.Miss Herring’s music style is inspirational and is said to reach deep to the heart and stir the soul.A free-will offering will be collected at the concert. Donations to help defray the cost of bringing Annie’s ministry to Glenwood Springs are also being accepted through the church.For more information on Annie Herring and her history, visit her website http://www.annieherring.com.For more information regarding the concert, contact Glenwood Springs First United Methodist Church at 945-6232 or Jeff Van Devender at 379-1941 and visit http://www.JavaMusiK.com.

The Glenwood Hot Springs will be ushering in the new spring season with an open house on April 29 from 5-7 p.m. The round-robin style event encourages guests to stop by all the venues including the Spa of the Rockies, the Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club, the Sport Shop, the Grill and even the Hot Springs Pool Lobby where there will be live entertainment. The Glenwood Springs High School Jazz Ensemble will put a little spring in everyone’s step and Justin Bosco will keep audiences guessing with his magic tricks. Light refreshments will be served and upon arrival guests can register for drawings to win prizes.Remember the pedestrian bridge connecting downtown Glenwood Springs with the Glenwood Hot Springs is under construction; plan to use the pedestrian/cycling detour or drive to the open house and park in one of the Glenwood Hot Springs lots. For more information about the Glenwood Hot Springs Open House, please contact Ann Denney at 970-945-3324 or email, adenney@hotspringspool.com.

The Western Slope Safety Council Annual Golf Tournament will start at 9 a.m. on April 30 at Adobe Creek. Cost is $100 per person, including 18 holes, cart, cash prizes, and raffles. A $25,000 Harley Davidson is offered as a hole in one prize. For information, contact Steve at 243-9392 or go to http://www.wssconline.org.



The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is having tryouts for the 2010 Rodeo Royalty.Ages are: Princess – 10-13; Queen Attendant – 13-18; Queen – 16-21. Application and information at carbondlaerodeo.com or contact Diane Teague at 970 379-7673 or e-mail to letsrodeo10@yahoo.com.Application deadline is April 30.

All six branches of the Garfield County Public Library District will be closed Friday, April 30, for a staff training day. Normal library hours will resume at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 1. Thank you for your understanding and continued patronage.



The Dancers Dancing 2010 Thrillz premieres Friday, April 30, at Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium at 7 p.m.A matinee performance will be held on Saturday May 1, at 1 p.m. and an additional evening show will take place at 7 p.m.The shows will be dedicated to Sheryl Gordon: In loving memory of her beautiful dancing, and fantastic life.Sheryl was the classical ballet teacher at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and passed away peacefully with her family early Tuesday morning. A testament of bravery, endurance, and love for life, Sheryl’s choreographed pieces will be especially honored in this years Dancers Dancing.The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts would like to thank Sheryl’s family for sharing her with us. Her talents have created more talent, her love for ballet has inspired so many dancers and people. Her beauty and grace will never be forgotten. May she forever be dancing in the sky. Her vision for Dancers Dancing was so beautiful, join us, and let the memory of her dancing heart enchant you.Come support the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts spring fundraiser, our 21st annual Dancers Dancing showcase!A show perfect for the entire family. Dancing, acting, live music and more. Tickets are very limited at this point, so call 945- 2414 now.

Come join a community Contra Dance Saturday, May 1 from 8 to 10:30 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Dance to lively, Old Time Music performed by the Last Minute String Band. This month’s caller is John Unger from Montrose. He’ll teach square, contra, and line dances, as well as the polka and waltzes. It’s fun, non-alcoholic, aerobic and no is partner necessary.Beginners should arrive by 7:30 p.m. for a 30-minute dance walk-through.The school is located at 915 School Street in Glenwood Springs, two blocks west of the Post Office. Admission is $8.Contact: 970.945.0350 or justuspaines@sopris.net; http://www.lastminutestringband.com

Bargains abound at the upcoming used book sale, sponsored by the Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. The sale will be held from May 1 through May 8. Don’t miss the special preview for Friends members on Friday, April 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. Visit the sale often and choose from over 15,000 used hardback and paperback books, conveniently sorted by category. The sale opens at 10 a.m. each day except Sunday, when it begins at 1 p.m. Book donations are gratefully accepted year round, during the Library’s regular hours of operation. The Library is located at 413 Ninth Street. Please call 945-5958 for more information.

Glenwood Springs Summer Kid Kamp Registration is still available. Register by May 28 to receive early bird rates. Call 384-6301 or go to http://www.glenwoodrec.com for more information.


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