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The Carbondale Clay Center presents the Sensual Ceramics gallery show, a national, invitational show featuring seven artists. Bring your sweetie and enjoy decadent treats.First Friday, Feb. 4, from 6-8 p.m. at The Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St. Call 963-2529 for more information.

Vistas from new cameras atop buildings at two Colorado Mountain College campuses are becoming a regular part of the Denver 7 News evening weather reports.Station meteorologist Mike Nelson approached the college about installing a weather camera at the campus in Leadville, to share more images of mountain weather with the station’s viewers. The CMC weather cam in Leadville started appearing on the 10 p.m. news in November. Soon after, the station installed a camera at the Spring Valley campus near Glenwood Springs, with an expansive view of Mount Sopris. The cameras are part of more than 50 cameras in the television station’s weather cam network, giving viewers a regular reminder of weather – and college and tourism opportunities – in other parts of Colorado.Denver 7 viewers see the mountainous outlook from the two campuses several times a month. Channel 7’s sister station in Colorado Springs, KRDO Channel 13, also uses the cameras during evening news broadcasts.Views from the stationary weather cameras are now linked to the college’s Web site, where the images are updated every five minutes. Visit or for a peek.

The world premiere of Gary Ketzenbarger’s “Confession of Faith” opens Feb. 17 at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley. Set against a backdrop of violence and civil unrest, the play explores the origins of zealotry and the marginalization of the intellectual elite.Directed by Sue Lavin and written by Ketzenbarger, Colorado Mountain College professor of theater and speech, “Confession of Faith” focuses on the dangerous quandary of a dissident writer caught between an external cycle of violence that divides his region and an internal conflict that threatens to destroy his family. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors, and can be reserved online at or by phone at 947-8177, or purchased at the door. Performances run Feb. 17, 18 and 19, and Feb. 25 and 26 at 7 p.m., and Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley. Please note that this production is for mature audiences only.

Come learn the facts about surgical options for permanent weight loss at 7 p.m. Feb. 3 at the Divide Creek Conference Room at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center. Issues to be discussed include: exploring surgical options, expected outcomes, risks and benefits, importance of a comprehensive program, and insurance and self-pay options. This seminar is presented by Dawn Kopf, MMS PA-C from Colorado Bariatric Surgery Institute, an American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Center for Excellence. There is no cost to attend this seminar, but call Changing Lifestyles to reserve your spot, (970) 625-6200.

The Parachute Village Artists will present a Robert Harper Oil/Acrylic Workshop on Mondays, April 4, 11 and 18 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost for this three-day workshop is $120 for members and $140 for nonmembers. The class is limited to 12 people so sign up soon. The class will be held at the Parachute Library. To sign up or for more information contact Jean Buchan, (970) 285-2234.

The Blue Bird Caf is showing photographic works of local photographer Scot Gerdes. The show titled “A World Apart” combines work from western Colorado and Japan. The show runs through Feb. 1.

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