Community News & Notes
As part of Colorado River Month, Ken Neubecker will present “Flowing Uphill: Future of Rivers in Colorado”- a provocative look at the history of water development in Colorado, trans-mountain diversions and their impacts on watersheds including the Roaring Fork. The talk will be held tonight at 7 p.m. at the Cardiff School, at the south end of Glenwood Springs off the airport road. The event, sponsored by the Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group, is free and open to the public. For information, call 947-9613.
Managers responsible for running and maintaining large buildings are invited to attend a half-day workshop to learn about saving energy and cutting utility and maintenance costs.The Facility Energy Workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The $20 fee covers lunch and materials. Register in advance at http://www.GarfieldCleanEnergy.org.Managers of buildings where occupants complain about being too hot or too cold, of buildings with high energy bills, or where owners are considering energy upgrades or an energy performance contract, will benefit from attending the workshop.Local facility managers and building efficiency experts will discuss how to employ energy efficiency measures, operational changes and retrofits to save costs, improve building comfort and reduce maintenance headaches.
Colorado Mountain College Theatre kicks off its 2010-11 season with a two-weekend performance of “Sylvia,” a touching play about a midlife couple and a dog that deeply affects their lives.The play runs Oct. 7-9 and 14-16 at 7 p.m. in the New Space Theatre at CMC-Spring Valley. An Oct. 17 matinee performance at 2 p.m. will follow.Written by A.R. Gurney and directed by G. Thomas Cochran, “Sylvia” centers on Greg and Kate, played by Jamie Spry and China Kwan, who move to Manhattan after 22 years of raising their children in the suburbs.Greg brings home a dog he found in the park – or that has found him – bearing only the name “Sylvia” on her tags.A street-smart mixture of Labrador and poodle, Sylvia becomes a major “bone of contention” between the couple. Their marriage is seriously threatened until, after a series of hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.The cast also includes Sophie Sakson as Sylvia and Gary Ketzenbarger, CMC’s associate professor of theater and speech, in the triple roles of Tom/Phyllis/Leslie.Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students, seniors, staff and faculty. Call 947-8252 for more information. For tickets, call 947-8177 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunshine Farms will sponsor another of its popular and informative garlic classes from 11 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Oct. 9 at its location, 38487 Highway 6, just west of New Castle.Learn to plant and dry garlic and how to prepare soil for next year’s plantings, enjoy samplings of different types of garlic, and learn about winter planting of onions to pick huge onions next June. A display of winter squash and pumpkins will also tempt your gardening skills.Several new varieties as well as the garlic offered in previous years will be available for sale, as well as pickled garlic and onion plants. A Pampered Chef representative will be on hand to demonstrate garlic techniques.For more information, please call Sunshine Farms at 984-3320.
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