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Thunder River Theatre Company’s production of “Visiting Mr. Green,” by Jeff Baron, continues Dec. 11, 12, 13, 17, 18 and 19 at the Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, Carbondale.All performances are at 7:30 p.m., except the Sunday, Dec. 13, matinee, which will be at 2 p.m. “Visiting Mr. Green” is described as “a cannily crafted comedy about family, friendship and forgiveness.” The local production stars TRTC member Richard Lyon as Mr. Green. Lyon was last seen as the irascible Norman in TRTC’s “On Golden Pond.” Ross, the young man, is played by Gerald DeLisser who was last seen on the TRTC stage in “The Fantasticks.” Company member Brad Moore directs, and TRTC Artistic Director Lon Winston has designed the set.Tickets and information are available online at http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com, or by calling (970) 963-8200.

The Rifle Bucks program, which offers shoppers $20 off on every $60 purchase at participating Rifle retail stores, will have a second round starting with a coupon in today’s Post Independent.The program is offered through the Rifle City Council, which set aside $50,000 for the program to help boost the economy in Rifle and still has a nearly $40,000 left.The coupons will be good until Thursday, Dec. 24. Retailers have until Jan. 7 to redeem the coupons at City Hall.

There will be a Happy New Year 2010 Relay For Life Kick-off Fundraiser event on Dec. 31.The event will be for children 12-16 years old and will be held in Rifle at the Garfield County Fairgrounds from 8:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m.Cost is $16 with refreshments, prizes games, TV, music and lots of fun.Contact: 618-3847 or 471-3059 for more information.



Choirs from up and down the valley be performing a free Christmas concert on Sunday, Dec. 13. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and will be at St. Mary Catholic Church located at Seventh Street and Birch Street in Rifle.This year’s participants include The Awakening Chorus from Grand Valley United Methodist Church, the St. Mary Sanctuary Choir from St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle, and choirs from the Rifle Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. There will also be a performance from the Mertensia Handbell Choir, sponsored by the Carbondale United Methodist Church.For information call 625-2333.


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