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The Last Minute String Band will perform at the Bluebird Cafe, at 730 Grand Avenue in Glenwood Springs, on Thursday, Oct. 21, from 7-10 p.m. No cover charge. For more info contact: (970) 945-0350 or

The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities presents a workshop for adult artists to learn about and create artwork in honor of Dia de Los Muertos, the Mexican celebration of family members who have died.The workshop takes place Oct. 23 and 24 at the CCAH Center for the Arts in the Third Street Center in Carbondale, and will be taught by internationally collected artist Susan Obermeyer Strauss and Diana Alcantara, an ELL teacher at Carbondale Middle School.Students will gain a brief historical understanding of Dia de los Muertos, and then begin to create their own piece of art, using a range of techniques from experimenting with Xerox transfers, assemblage, collage, montage and simple construction. Among the traditions of the holiday is to build private altars and shrines honoring the deceased.The workshop is open to adult artists of all levels. Upon registration, a suggested supply list will be provided. Students are encouraged to bring pictures and words to create a collage that will be used in a transfer. A minimum of six students is needed to make this workshop happen. The cost is $85 for CCAH members and $110 for non-members. Scholarships are available. For more information, call 963-1680.

On Saturday, Oct. 23, from 9 a.m.-noon, Grand River Hospital District’s Medical Records Department will be hosting a Community Shredding Day. Individuals and businesses can bring their unwanted paperwork, confidential documents, checkbook ledgers, and other, non-hardbound documents to be shredded to Grand River Hospital and Medical Center’s south parking lot. Colorado Document Security has donated their time to be on site shredding the documents. The Community Shredding Day is available to anyone to bring in any amount of paper, free of charge. Grand River Hospital and Medical Center are located at 501 Airport Road in Rifle. For more information about the community Shredding Day hosted by the Medical Records Department of Grand River Hospital District, call 625-6410.

The Frontier Historical Society will hold its eleventh annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery in Glenwood Springs on 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

There will be a barrel racing fundraiser for Dan Surin, a Silt man who has battled cancer, on Sunday, Oct. 24, to help the family with medical costs that have grown over the years.The barrel race event/benefit will be at the Antlers Arena between Silt and Rifle. For barrel racers, time-only runs from 8-10 a.m. Racing begins 11 a.m.For people who would like to donate to the benefit or participate in the race, contact 319-6892, 618-7706, 618-5256.Spectators are welcome. There will be a 4-D barrel race, silent auction and door prizes as part of the benefit.

All ages, singing and nonsinging types are invited to audition for the new musical, “Grande Ole Dame,” a romantic history of the historic Hotel Colorado, this Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 23 and 24, at the Third Street Center in Carbondale.Auditions will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday and 1-4 p.m., Sunday. Those wishing to sing should bring music.Rehearsals will begin Nov. 8 in Carbondale, and performances will be Nov. 27 and 28 at the Hotel Colorado. For more information, call Melissa English at (970) 319-7624.

Symphony in the Valley will feature internationally acclaimed bassoonist Gregory Cukrov in the deliciously difficult “Grand Concerto in F for Bassoon and Orchestra” by J. Hummel for its opening concerts of the 2010-11 season.The concerts are set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22, at Glenwood Springs High School in the Jeannie Miller Theatre, and at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at the Rifle High School Auditorium.Also on the program are Mendelssohn’s “Hebrides Overture,” inspired by the wild islands off the west coast of Scotland, and Haydn’s jolly and colorful “London Symphony No. 104,” all under the baton of Conductor Carlos Elias. Tickets are $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $6 for young people 3-18, $30 for families, and music students are admitted free. Tickets are available at the door or in advance from the orchestra website,

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