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Colorado Mountain Colleges Empty Bowl fundraiser, benefiting its Senior Programs, began at 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 4, with 240 bowls. By 7 p.m., there were only 18 bowls remaining. Red chili, prepared by Rifles Senior Center, sold out first at 6 p.m. The Stock Pots southwestern cheeseburger was the crowds second favorite. Eighth Street Deli, Rivers restaurant, Valley View Hospital Dietary Services, Sodexho/CMC, Creekbend Bistro and Buffalo Valley also contributed tasty soups.

Roaring Fork High School will present an evening of one-act plays titled Eight by Ten Again at 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, and Monday, Nov. 21, at the RFHS Auditorium in Carbondale. This continued work will feature six directors of eight new one-act plays by a variety of playwrights.Admission is $5 for students and staff and $7 for adults at the door.For questions, contact RFHS teacher and play coordinator Ralph Young at 384-5788.

Warm winter concerts featuring world-acclaimed fine musicians are set to begin in early December for the sixth season of the Jim Calaway Honor Series at Colorado Mountain College.Brochures with concert dates are in the mail. Call CMCs Center for Excellence in the Arts box office at 947-8367 if you would like to order tickets or receive a CHS brochure. Each performance in the series is scheduled for one night at Spring Valley, and additional CHS performances will take place in Rifle, Salida, Leadville and Breckenridge.This years lineup includes: Trio Soleil, the Santa Fe Guitar Quartet, and Baritone Keith Miller with Pianist Debra Ayers.



Adriana Ayala, a faculty member at Colorado Mountain College, has been named ESL Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Association of Bilingual Education (CABE). She accepted the award, along with a $500 scholarship, at the organizations award luncheon held earlier this month in Denver.

The Roaring Fork School District Board of Education swore in new member Bob Johnson, a Basalt resident, and appointed new officers during their Wednesday night regular board meeting on Nov. 9. Basalt resident Michael Bair, who also took his oath for a new term of service, was selected as the new board president, as past chair Sue Hakanson rotated from the position. Glenwood Springs resident Bruce Wampler was reappointed board vice president. Carbondale resident Brad Zeigel moved to the role of board secretary, while newcomer Johnson stepped in as board treasurer. Board members are elected citizens who serve in a volunteer capacity representing the public school district that encompasses Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs.



Basalt High School students and teachers will present an interesting performance of five playlets about teen issues both funny and serious in a production of Jon Jorys Love, Death & the Prom.Performances will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, and Saturday, Nov. 19, at Basalt High. The school staff will host a special fundraiser dinner starting at 6 p.m. Saturday before the weekend performance in support of popular school art teacher Sunny Wilson and her family. Wilson and her husband, Cole, are new parents to son Parker, who was born several months prematurely and remains in a Denver hospital. Play admission is $3 per person on Thursday and $10 per person for the dinner theater on Saturday, which will also feature a silent auction of items from local businesses and artisans.For questions, contact co-director Tim McNulty at 384-5935.

Holy Cross Preschool is returning Jan. 2, 2006, to serve families in the valley. The nonprofit Holy Cross Preschool will operate full time, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays, offering early childhood education programs for children ages 2 to 6, and after-school care for children ages 6 to 8. The goal of the nonprofit preschool is to continue the legacy of excellence in Lutheran Christian early childhood education in our valley in a way that serves parents of all socio-economic and differing backgrounds in our community. Parents wishing to enroll children or learn more about the preschool are encouraged to call Holy Cross Preschool at 945-5304.Holy Cross Preschool is located on the grounds of Holy Cross Lutheran Church in West Glenwood, at 62 County Road 135, one-half mile from I-70 Exit 114 at Highway 6 and County Road 135.


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