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A Summer Theater Camp for children of all ages will be held on Monday, June 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Glenwood Springs Middle School. The camp will last two weeks. Brush up on skills with singing, acting and dance, then come to audition for a three week Broadway musical “Seussical.” All who audition are cast. Cost is $200 to $400, register now. Be part of the fun for the summer with professional directors from NYC. Contact or (970) 987-4998.

The Fraternal Order of Eagles #215 ladies auxiliary is hosting its annual Glenwood Springs Scholarship Fund yard sale fundraiser on Saturday, May 15, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs High School Parking Lot. For those interested in participating in the yard sale, tables can be rented for $10, and you keep the proceeds. All table rental proceeds to go the Glenwood Springs Scholarship Fund.For more information contact Moe at 618-3780.

Be ready to shop for MOM at the Mother’s Day Mile on Sunday, May 9, beginning at 1 p.m. at the Glenwood Medical Associates (1830 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs). We have one of the best silent auctions around. This year we have gift baskets to pamper her, jewelry, a gardening basket, books, gift certificates to local restaurants and local golf courses (including Aspen Glen, River Valley Ranch and more), massages, sports equipment, gift certificate from the Cosmetic Laser Center of GMA, photography sittings, lodging and so much more. There is even a gift certificate from Rocky Mountain Urology for a complete consultation and vasectomy. What can we say; there is something for every mother.

On Thursday, May 6, at 6 p.m., the Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge No. 65 will host a dinner to recognize educational excellence in our valley. In attendance will be the junior grand warden of Colorado, Brother Dana A. Speaks.To be recognized are the recipients of the Glenwood Springs Masonic Lodge Scholarships: Wyatt Israel, Glenwood Springs High School; Mitchell Murphy, Basalt High School; and Alexandria Aitken, Basalt High School. Keiko Woodyard, Glenwood Springs High School, is the recipient of the Ralph R. Sample Masonic Memorial Scholarship. Christian Bergren-Aragon will be recognized as the outstanding junior at Glenwood Springs High School.The Re-1 school district Outstanding Educator for 2010 is Pam Lewis of Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Principal Sonya Hemmen will present this award.

There will be a dedication ceremony and open house for the newly completed Rifle Park Maintenance Facility at Deerfield Regional Park on Monday, May 10. The dedication ceremony begins at 2 p.m., and the open house continues until 7 p.m. The address is 3100 Dokes Lane (north of Wamsley Elementary School)The event is open to the public, and you are invited.

The Rifle Chapter of the FFA will be holding a plant sale on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, at the Rifle Ag shop from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a variety of flowers and vegetables for sale.

The choirs of Glenwood Springs Middle School will feature three exciting dessert theaters in the month of May. Our annual fundraising event helps to provide quality music and drama education for the students, and has provided the funds for a new sound system. Tickets are available at the Glenwood Springs Middle School door: $7 for adults and $5 for students, with a family rate of $20. Admission includes desserts and drinks which will be served from 6:30-7 p.m., with all shows beginning at 7 p.m. Under the direction of Lorie Beattie Courier, Jennetta Meitler Howell and Sally Barnes, you are in for three wonderful evenings of entertainment. The eighth grade will entertain you with “The Music Man” on Wednesday, May 5, the seventh grade will enthrall you with “Bugsy Malone” on Wednesday, May 12, and the sixth grade will enchant you with “Willy Wonka” on Wednesday, May 19. Plan to attend all three musicals, support our students, and share in the joy of the theater.

Mount Sopris Montessori School will host an open house on Friday, May 14, beginning at 10 a.m. Parents will get a tour of both toddler and pre-school classes while in action, have time for questions with faculty and current student parents about the Montessori education process, enjoy refreshments and have a chance to observe the sweet lunchtime sharing process with the students. The school is accepting enrollment applications fortoddlers (age 18 months to 3 years) and preschool (age 3-6) for summer and the 2010/2011 school year sessions. Please reserve your space by calling executive director Pat Waddick at 963-3506, ext. 1.Mt. Sopris Montessori School is dedicated to cultivating children’s respect for themselves, their community and their natural environment by establishing a solid foundation of education for toddlers and preschool children.

Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures, located at Glenwood Canyon Resort just off the No Name exit in Glenwood Canyon, has completed its much anticipated new attraction, a zipline that traverses the Colorado River and a high ropes challenge course. To celebrate and debut the new adventure ride, Glenwood Canyon Zipline Adventures is inviting locals to catch a little zipline buzz on May 8 and 9 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., with special discounts for residents of the Roaring Fork Valley and the I-70 corridor from Glenwood Canyon to Rifle.

The piano students of Annig Agemian Raley will perform in their annual Spring Recital on May 9 at the Center for the Arts. The younger students will perform at 3 p.m., and the more experienced students will perform at 4:15 p.m. The recital will include duets and trios. Refreshments will be served, and the public is invited to attend.

The Rifle Health + Wellness Center has moved into the next stage of planning and development, and is looking for community members interested in helping propel the project forward. The next step is to begin spreading the word in the community and gathering feedback. The first meeting of the Rifle Health + Wellness Center Supporters (RHAWCS) will be held at Colorado Mountain College’s Western Garfield Campus on Thursday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. Please come for food, fun and fast forwarding Rifle’s community health. Please RSVP by May 11 to 309-3353 or so enough food gets ordered.

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