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High Country Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Colorado Mountain College will be sponsoring one AARP Driver Safety class. The class will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the CMC Glenwood Center at 1402 Blake Avenue in Glenwood Springs. The AARP Driver Refresher Course is directed towards drivers 50 and older. Most Colorado auto insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course. There is a $12 fee for AARP members and a $14 fee for non-members for the workbook and handouts payable to the instructor.Call 384-8747 and leave your name and phone number. A volunteer will call you to confirm your registration.

On Oct. 16 from 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.

Thunder River Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for their winter/spring production of Tennessee Williams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning play, A Streetcar Named Desire. TRTC will also be looking for potential actors for the summer production of The Trip to Bountiful by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, Horton Foote, although there will not be specific auditions for that play at this time. The roles of Blanche and Stella have been cast in Streetcar. All other roles are open, including Stanley. TRTC is looking for both male and female actors in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Auditions will be held on Sunday, Oct. 17, beginning at 5:30 p.m. at TRTC’s theatre in downtown Carbondale, between Main and Colorado Ave, and 4th and 6th Streets. Please call (970) 963-8200 or e-mail lonw@sopris.net for an audition time. If you have auditioned for TRTC in the past, you will simply read from the script. If you are new to TRTC, please prepare a short monologue, no longer than 1-2 minutes long. Visit http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com to learn more about TRTC. You can also find them on Facebook.



The Marlins, a very talented quartet of brothers, will open the season for Glenwood’s Community Concert Association at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17, at the high school auditorium. The Marlins offer a variety show that specializes in playing something for everyone’s musical taste.Admission is by membership ticket and season memberships will be available in the lobby before the concert begins. Prices to attend all five concerts scheduled this year are adult, $35, student $15 and family, $80.The Marlins have been performing for conventions, fairs, festivals and corporate events throughout the U.S. and Canada. They will offer everything from big band tunes to beautiful classical melodies, high energy rock ‘n roll to ragtime, cool jazz to down-home bluegrass. For information on the concert association, please call Sue at 945-8722 or Judy at 945-5384 or visit http://www.gsconcertassn.org.

The Frontier Historical Society will hold its eleventh annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery in Glenwood Springs on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 16 and 17, as well as Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 22, 23 and 24, and Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct. 29, 30 and 31. Tours each night will lead you up the hill to the old cemetery where costumed actors portray pioneers from Glenwood Springs’ past, including “Doc” Holliday and Kid Curry.Tours are at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tours are limited to 30 people each. Recommended for children school age and up. Participants need to carry lanterns or flashlights for the moderately strenuous half-mile hike up to the cemetery. Lanterns will be available for purchase for $10 before each tour. Be advised that once up at the cemetery, the terrain is hilly and mildly strenuous. Wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for possible inclement weather. Do not attempt the hike if you have any type of physical limitations. Tickets are $15 for all ages. Tickets for Frontier Historical Society members are $10. Tickets may be reserved with a credit card by calling the museum at (970) 945-4448. Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable. Sorry, but lost tickets cannot be honored. Late arrivals will be held back and may be allowed to join the following tour.Cookies and cider will be served at the bottom of the hill after each tour. Please be advised that no flash photography or recording devices will be allowed during the performances. You may take photographs after each individual performance with the actor’s permission.The Ghost Walk is a fundraiser for the Frontier Historical Society and Museum. For more information, call the museum in Glenwood Springs at (970) 945-4448 or e-mail history@rof.net.


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