Circles presentedVerena S. Schott presents two Circles: Contact Our Guides, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, and from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 19, at her home in Carbondale. Cost is $18. For information call 963-9323.Valley After 5Bonny Axelson of Battlement Mesa has the greatest ideas for helping people express love. Axelson and singer Sandra Thiessen will be featured at the next Valley After 5 program at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Cost is $13.50 per person. Reservation deadline Feb. 10. Call Jean at 945-6602 or e-mail mysteryAn audience participation mystery play, “Murder in the Library,” will be presented by Friends of the Parachute Library at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 23, at Grand Valley High School. Tickets for this fund-raiser for the library are $6 for Friends members and $7 for nonmembers and are available at the Parachute Library. Call 285-9870 for more information.Contra danceGlenwood’s new, monthly contra dance series continues at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Masonic Lodge, corner of 9th and Colorado Ave. Cost is $7 for adults, $5 for childrenDance and dineA dinner and dance, “Denim to Diamonds,” will be held to benefit Garfield County 4-H, 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Hotel Colorado. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from any 4-H club member or leader or from the Garfield County Cooperative Extension office in the County Services Building in Rifle at 902 Taughenbaugh, Suite 303, in Rifle. For information, to purchase tickets, or to make a donation for the auction, call 625-3969.Stars of TomorrowThe Stars of Tomorrow talent show is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, at Glenwood Springs High School. For information call Shannon Stowe, 945-0172.Dancers to perform in AspenThe Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Choreography & Repertoire Project will perform in the Aspen Dance Connection Winter Choreographer’s Showcase at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen.Two full-length pieces will be premiered.The first is a modern lyrical piece called “Hope….,” choreographed by Claire Evans and Melanie Huskey. It features versions of the old traditional songs “Amazing Grace,” “Down to the River” and “Wayfaring Stranger.” The second piece is a dream sequence to lyrical and contemporary jazz, “Into the Night,” choreographed by Claire Evans and featuring the music of Macy Gray, Lucinda Williams and a rousing version of the Can Can. The Choreography & Repertoire Project, under the direction of Claire Evans and Melanie Huskey, is a new addition to the dance program at the Center for the Arts. The program is designed to offer dancers a chance to work with more advanced choreography and provide more performing opportunities.For information, call the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 945-2414. Tickets are $10 for children, $15 for teens & seniors, and $20 for adults, and are on sale through the Wheeler Box Office, 920-5770.

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