Community News & Notes
Tanny McGinnis, the community outreach officer for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Office, will be holding a meeting tonight at the Grand Valley Fire Protection District, 124 Stone Quarry Rd., Parachute, to talk with voters about the upcoming sheriff’s election. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m, and refreshments will be available.
Thunder River Theatre Company opens its 16th season with Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House,” beginning with a special preview on Thursday, Sept. 30, and running Oct. 1-3, 8-10, 14 and 15 at the Thunder River Theatre in Carbondale.”The Clean House” was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. It is described as “an extraordinary play by an exciting new voice in American drama. … A funny, whimsical look at class, comedy, and the nature of love.”Directed by TRTC’s resident member Sue Lavin, the play features several new faces who will be performing on the TRTC stage for the first time, including Eileen Seeley, Maureen Jackson, Charisse Layne and Lee Sullivan. Returning to TRTC’s stage is Janice Estey, last seen in “Eleemosynary.”All performances begin at 7:30 p.m., except the two matinees (Oct. 3 and 10), which begin at 2 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. This year, TRTC is offering student ticket prices to full-time college students with their college I.D.Purchase tickets by visiting http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com. TRTC’s season tickets are also on sale for $70 adults, $35 students.
Jim Fay, founder of The Love & Logic Institute and author of the best-selling book Parenting with Love & Logic, will present a half-day workshop on Saturday, Oct. 2, at Rifle High School from 9 a.m.-2 p.m., the workshop is for parents, teachers and professionals working with youth and families. Fay, who has a home in Meeker, has become one of America’s most sought-after presenters in the fields of parenting, positive discipline and classroom management. He is a best-selling author and has become the pied piper for parents and educators searching for practical behavior management techniques. He has 31 years of experience in a variety of educational settings including public, private and parochial schools. He has served as a consultant to parents, mental health organizations, and the U.S. military. Through his experiences as an art and music teacher, classroom teacher, principal, and administrator in both inner city and suburban schools, he saw the need to structure the classroom, the school, and the home in a way that would build positive relationships with children. Through Fay’s celebrated sense of humor and time-honored strategies, participants in the workshop will learn to: End arguing, back talk and power struggles; teach your kids to listen to you the first time; help your kids feel great about themselves; help your kids get motivated to learn and behave – inside and outside of the classroom. One hundred percent of the proceeds from this event will benefit YouthZone. For more information and registration, call YouthZone at 970.945.9300 or visit http://www.YouthZone.com.
The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library are setting up the biggest book sale ever thanks to their friend Laurie, formerly of the Novel Tea. The library booksale is overflowing with new and recycled books. Please stop by and take home a box of books during library hours through Oct. 2. They are also looking for volunteers to help get the rest of the books out of the shed during the sale and to man the cash register. The Friends of the Library will be in the Potato Day Parade this year, promoting the One Book One Town selection “Running Dry – A journey from Source to Sea Down the Colorado River” by our local adventurer, Jonathan Waterman. Anyone who would like to join us in the parade should dress in “fishing or river attire” and meet us at 10 a.m. to set up on Third Street, Saturday, Oct. 2.
The Potato Day second annual Horseshoe Tournament is Saturday, Oct. 2, at 11 a.m. at Glassier Park, Carbondale.There’s a $5 entry fee per player with the tournament being double elimination. First, second and third places to be awarded.Burgers, hot dogs and all the fixins will be served, free to all players.The tournament is sponsored by the American Legion, The Women’s Auxiliary and Sons of The American Legion, Post 100 Carbondale.
The Silt Branch Library is hosting its semi-annual gardening workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 5, from 6-8 p.m. Master gardener Patrick McCarty of the CSU extension office will be discussing topics such as planting fall bulbs, putting your garden to be for the winter, and more. For more information please call 876-5500.
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