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Glenwood Dance Academy is pleased to announce our new on-line class registration program. Beat the rush and register for your dance classes now at http://www.glenwooddanceacademy.com. Pay the entire fall session class fee prior to the session start date of Aug. 30 and receive a 5 percent discount.We have new Pilates classes on Monday and Wednesday mornings with certified Stotts Reformer instructor Kim Parry. Call for an appointment. 945-2717.Our new Hip-Hop teacher, Amethyst Franklin promises some really exciting classes for our students. Her classes will be held on Mondays at 4:15 and 5:15 p.m.We are excited to be a part of Defiance Community Players upcoming production of “On the Town” which will be held at the Glenwood Springs High School beginning on Nov. 12, 13 and 14 and continuing on Nov. 18, 19, and 20. Some of our dancers will be part of the production and we will be training dancers for the show.www.glenwooddanceacademy.com; dance@sopris.net; 945-2717

Thunder River Theatre Company is pleased to announce their 2010-2011 season. Opening the new year is Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House”. It’s an extraordinary play by an exciting new voice in American drama, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in 2004. This theatrical and wildly funny, whimsical look at class, comedy, and the nature of love gives a new meaning to, “I almost died laughing.” The play runs Sept. 23-25, Oct. 1-3, 7-9, 2010, and will be directed by company member Sue Lavin.The December production is another in a series of TRTC originals, following the idea of their Greek Shards productions, only this time they take on the Bard in the “The Mysteries of Shakespeare”. You will not want to miss this exciting, in-depth theatrical look into the life, times, plays and mysteries of one of the world‚s greatest masters. Join TRTC on Dec. 2-4, 10-12, 16-18, 2010, for a provocative and fun original like none other you’ve experienced. The production is developed, written, and directed by TRTC’s Executive Artistic Director Lon Winston and Associate Artistic Director Valerie Haugen.Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer-Prize Winning play “A Streetcar Named Desire” opens Feb. 24-26, March 4-6, 7-9, 2011. This celebrated drama ranks as one of the greatest in American theatre, and will star Valerie Haugen as Blanche DuBois, and will be directed and designed by Lon Winston.Closing out this wonderful season is Horton Foote’s “The Trip to Bountiful”. This sentimental play is about the myth of an idea called home. The characters long to believe in the reality of real estate, that a house is a fortress and an anchor in a world of threatening flux. Foote is perhaps best known for his Academy Award-winning screenplays for the 1962 film “To Kill A Mockingbird and the 1983 film “Tender Mercies”. He received the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1995 for his play “The Young Man From Atlanta”. Learn more about TRTC and all events at the theatre by visiting http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com, finding us on Facebook, by e-mailing lonw@sopris.net, or by calling 970-963-8200. Consider TRTC’s season tickets. There is no better value for professional theatre in the valley. Season ticket brochures and information will be going out in early August. TRTC reserves the right to substitute plays if necessary!

The first Constitution-signing rally in the area will be held the at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs from 4-6 p.m. on Friday, Sept.10.All incumbents, candidates and nominees affecting Garfield county offices are invited to sign the Constitution, along with our Founding Fathers, friends, families and organizations, by personally attending or emailing their signed proxy. Attorney General for Colorado, John W. Suthers, will present his stance on how current federal legislation affects the Constitution and the freedom of choice for its citizens. Colorado singer/songwriter, Joyce Shaffer, will perform songs from her CDs and Colorado author Mike Holler whose book “The Constitution Made Easy.” has enlightened families and schools everywhere about our country’s governing document, will have these affordably priced books available for purchase.The public is welcome and veterans, students and their schools, patriotic organizations, churches, businesses etc., are encouraged to be a part of this “bringing America together” event by emailing their ideas to sistersu@rof.net.


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