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Alpine Legal Services announces its Do it Yourself Divorce Clinic. The clinic will take place on Thursday, Jan. 20, at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Those that attend will be provided with all of the necessary documentation required to complete your divorce process along with all of the necessary information about how to manage your case start to finish. The class will commence at 5 p.m. A small donation is requested for this service, but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay. This clinic is supported by grants from Aspen Valley Community Foundation. For further information please contact our Glenwood office at 945-8858.
Has someone you know been touched by cancer?Help us celebrate those who have beaten cancer, remember those who have lost their battle, and fight back against cancer.Join us for the 2011 Rifle Area Relay For Life Kickoff event on Jan. 20, beginning at 6 p.m. at Grand River Medical Center at 501 Airport Road in Rifle.Learn about Relay For Life, form a team, join a team, help raise money to find a cure.For more information contact Donna Swyers at (970) 366-1720 or Theresa Hamilton at (970) 366-6683. For survivor or caregiver information contact Tiffany Ottosen at (970) 618-0469.
The 2011 Winter Lecture Series kicks off on Thursday, Jan. 20, with a screening of “Last of the Cowboys,” a locally produced documentary in which historian and producer Anita Witt interviews some of the last of the old-time cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valley and beyond. The program will be held at 7 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library at 413 Ninth St. It is free and open to the public, and refreshments will be served. For more information please call 945-5958.
On Jan. 20, from 6:30-8:30 p.m., at Creative Spark Studio at 3rd Street Center, Carbondale, an introduction to a creative cancer support group will be led by Sheri Gaynor, LCSW, registered expressive arts therapist. For anyone whose life has been touched by illness or cancer. Creative writing, poetry and collage. Absolutely no art experience needed.Ongoing sessions will be held on Tuesdays at noon in the Valley View Hospital Cancer Center. To register, call Sheri at (970) 618-0561 or e-mail email@example.com.
Two veterans of film, television and stage, Wells and Woodhead, bring their new show, “Foolz,” to Colorado Mountain College as part of the Jim Calaway Honors Series this weekend.Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 21 in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley campus, and Saturday, Jan. 22 in the Clough Auditorium at CMC-Rifle. “Foolz” is described as a character-driven amalgam of music, comedy and circus arts. Wells (Henrik Bothe) and Woodhead (Woody Keppel) have performed their one-of-a-kind antics on six continents. Recent appearances include the nationally televised China Comedy Festival from Beijing, the HBO Comedy Festival in Las Vegas and The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.Friday’s performance will honor YouthZone, and the Saturday performance honors the Grand River Hospital District. There will be a free 6:30 p.m. dessert reception each night.
The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is excited to present the “Eccentricity” All-Member and Student Art Exhibit and Annual Meeting. If you would like to become a member of our Board, please call 945-2414. Have fun, meet new people and become inspired by a dynamic organization. The reception and party is Friday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. Be entertained by the “Fusion in Motion” Belly Dance Troupe and the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Dance Companies. Enjoy fabulous appetizers from Chomps Deli! “Eccentricity” means “out of round.” “The quality or state of being eccentric – whimsical behavior.” Join the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts to celebrate our member artists, talented students, staff, Board and instructors.
High Country Retired Senior Volunteer Program needs a volunteer to help file taxes for seniors, disabled and low-to-moderate income persons in Parachute. This is a free service provided by RSVP volunteers and sponsored by Colorado Mountain College. Training is Thursday and Friday, Jan. 20 and 21, and is ongoing. Please call (970) 947-8462 to volunteer.
Colorado Mountain College Theatre will hold auditions on Jan. 23 and 24 for the upcoming production of “All in the Timing.” The auditions will be at 6 p.m. both nights in the New Space Theatre at the Spring Valley Center, located at 3000 County Road 114, Glenwood Springs.”All in the Timing” is a collection of one-act comedies written by David Ives. The CMC production will include five acts and will be directed by Wendy S. Moore. Performance dates are April 21-23 and April 28-May 1.Those auditioning should prepare a one- to two-minute comedic monologue of their choice and also be ready to read from the script. Scripts are available for reading at the CMC Spring Valley Quigley Library or the CMC Glenwood Center (1402 Blake Ave.). Auditions will be videotaped. Since the audition will involve active movement, all are encouraged to dress comfortably. Call the theatre department in advance at 947-8252 to declare your intent to audition or to ask any further questions.
There will be a PowerPoint presentation given on Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Silt Town Hall during the regular Board of Trustees meeting on Silt’s future plans for a shopping center and revitalization of Main Street. Call 876-2353 if you have any questions.
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