Fairies, dancers, gardeners will delight in the weekend
We are inviting all fairies, elves, sprites, brownies, pixies, and any other nature deity, 2-6 years old to come to the Fairy Festival at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, from 10-11:30 a.m. Saturday. Wear your favorite fairy couture and meet other fairies.Did you know that fairies’ favorite activity is singing and dancing and their favorite food is cake? We’ll have all of that at the Fairy Festival. Meet our dance teachers, and if you sign up for a dance class that morning, you will receive a $10 discount on tuition for the summer session June 6 through Aug. 18. We have a class for every fairy who wants to dance!If you were a fairy, what kind of fairy would you be? There is a fairy for every phenomena under the sun. Fairies can be a mischievous lot, causing havoc if they were wronged, bestowing strange gifts on the unsuspecting and generally garnering a mixed reputation throughout fairy history. There are sprites responsible for turning the color of the leaves, mermaids for making waves in the sea, dryads protecting trees, a fairy to bring sleep and, of course, one to gather our lost teeth. Earth incubi, wood fauni, wind sylphs, mountain devas, fire jinn, water kelpies, duendes, and callicantzorai. All cultures have lore of fairies. Some are beautiful and benevolent, while others are rather formidable in their appearance, like trolls.Others appear as tiny lights, winged beings, animals, changing their appearance to suit their mood. The belief in fairies was an almost universal attribute of early folk culture that still holds our imagination today. Like Tinkerbell said, “Whenever a child doesn’t believe, somewhere a fairy dies.”You do believe in fairies, don’t you? Believe it or not, I even have a fairy who writes “Art Scene.” And I did a Web search and found out that my name means an elf that lives in the woods, thanks to the “Lord of the Rings.”Dance auditions for the Center for the Arts dance company will also take place Saturday. Junior dance company auditions are from noon to 1 p.m. for ages 9-14, and senior dance company auditions begin at 1 p.m. There’s no need to sign up or bring a routine, just bring your talent and enthusiasm, and give it your best shot. This is a year-round program that affords you unlimited dance classes for one low monthly fee.Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sharill and Jim Hawkins, owners of the Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast, are holding their annual garden and craft sale. Proceeds from the sale benefit the Historical Renovation Fund for the Center. We appreciate their efforts and generosity.The bike raffle continues at City Market and Safeway on the weekends prior to Strawberry Days. Buy three tickets for $5 and one ticket for $2. Buy them often and win a Raleigh Ram mountain bike valued at $900. It’s a beauty! The drawing will be at 3 p.m. on Father’s Day, June 19, at Strawberry Days. You need not be present to win.Registration for the summer session of art, dance and pottery classes begins now for the beginning week June 6. You look like the type of person who has always dreamed of being on stage doing comedy, or is it that you want to recreate the Eiffel Tower in clay, or perhaps become the next Van Gogh? Come dance with us! It’s all here at the Center for the Arts. If your artistic talents aren’t becoming to you, you should be coming to us!Call 945-2414 for more information or to register.Sinda Wood is program assistant for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Call the center at 945-2414 for applications, tickets or information.
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UPDATE 5:27 p.m. — Interstate 70 through Glenwood Canyon has reopened in both directions Saturday evening after a safety closure due to a flash flood warning. There were no reported mud/debris slides.