Community News & Notes
Thunder River Theatre Company opens its 16th season with Sarah Ruhl’s “The Clean House,” running Oct. 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. 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.
The Grand River Hospital District is having the following events this fall:Optifast Information Session: Oct. 12, 4-5 p.m., Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, changing lifestyles. Come learn all about this medically monitored, effective weight-loss option. Call 625-6200 to reserve your spot.Lunch & Learn – Protect Your Eyesight and See Without Glasses: Oct. 14, noon – 1 p.m. Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, Rifle Creek Conference RoomPresented by Matt Ehrlich, MD. A light lunch will be served, but attendees must RSVP to 625-6200.
The Rifle High School Cheerleaders will be having a cheer clinic fundraiser for anyone between the ages of 5-13 years old on Friday, Oct. 15, from 9-11:30 a.m. Each participant will get to perform at halftime with the cheerleaders at the game that evening. Cost is $25 and includes a performance T-shirt. Registration can be obtained at http://www.garfieldre2.riflehs.schoolfusion.us or contact Coach Tanya at 665-6912 for more information.
New Castle’s weekly Senior Luncheon has returned. It will be held every Wednesday at noon at the River Center, 126 North 4th Street in New Castle. Please RSVP by calling 984-2334 or 987-3565. Parking for the luncheon is available on Main Street, and in front of the River Center (eight spaces). Voluntary donations of $2.50 per person are welcomed but not required. Joining the River Center in sponsoring this event are Patti’s Main Street Coffeehouse, Elk Creek Mining Co., New Hope Church, Innermountain Distributing, and Alpine Bank. Don’t forget to RSVP.
A Medicare 2011 informational workshop will be held Friday, Oct. 15, 1 p.m. at the Church of Carbondale located at 110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale. Phone: (970) 963-8773.Information at this workshop will focus on the changes and updates for Medicare Supplements; also called Medigap. These are insurance programs that will pay the bills that original Medicare does not pay.
Design and create your own floral arrangement as you learn the basics of floral design. Lori and Georgeann of the Floral Boutique invite you to bring your own clippers Monday, Oct. 18, 11 a.m.-noon, in Room 33; a class fee of $15 includes flowers and all supplies. Pre-registration is required by Friday, Oct. 15. You may register at Floral Boutique or call Diane Johnson at 963-2536.
Oct. 16, 2010, 2-4 p.m. at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center hosted by the Battlement Mesa PEO Chapter IW. Ticket prices are $21 in advance and $25 at the door. Light refreshments and wine tasting are featured along with the latest fall fashions. Additional information at (970) 948-1912.
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