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Carbondale Drum

Circle April 12

The next Carbondale Community Drum Circle will be held Friday, April 12, at the Carbondale Community School.



The circle is open to everyone and will be held from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Beginner instruction on the fundamentals of hand-drumming technique, simple rhythmic patterns and community drumming principles will be offered at 6:30 p.m.

Cost is $5 for beginner lessons and/or a $5 donation for participation in the circle. Instruments can be rented for $5. Those who have their own drums are encouraged to bring them. For details, call Laurie Loeb at 963-2798.



Madagascar topic

of Audubon meeting

Linda Vidal will present a natural history tour through Madagascar, at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 16, at St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 246 Hyland Park Drive, Glenwood Springs. The program will be presented at the monthly meeting of the Roaring Fork Chapter of the National Audubon Society. A potluck dinner precedes the program at 6 p.m.

Vidal will present photos and descriptions of some of the creatures unique to Madagascar, an island 100 miles long and 250 miles wide, located 266 miles from Africa across the Mozambique Channel. The island boasts 51 species of lemur, 62 separate species of chameleon, and diverse plant life that includes more than 1,000 species of orchid, 130 species of palm trees, and eight species of baobab (only one species exists outside Madagascar).

For details, call Dave Clark at 963-3479.

Learn Chinese

ceramic arts

The Carbondale Clay Center will host a workshop featuring well-known Chinese ceramic artists Xiaoping and Jun Ya. Xiaoping does both large-scale museum and public art installations, as well as small pieces in the Yi Xing tradition. Jun Ya makes contemporary teapots using the Yi Xing clay.

Jun Ya will make and assemble one of her classic teapots. Following the noon break will be a special Tea Ceremony, with Xiao Ping completing the afternoon by hand-building a sculptural piece.

This event will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, at the center. Cost is $50 plus a $15 nonrefundable registration fee. For more information, call the Clay Center at 963-CLAY(2529).

Live music returns

to the Black Nugget

The Black Nugget, formerly the Lone Wolfe Brewing Co. (and before that the Black Nugget), is cranking up the live music every Friday and Saturday night.

This Friday, April 12, the Garage Doors, a cover band for The Doors, performs from 9:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Saturday night, Seventh Hour, the valley’s grooviest jam band, takes the stage.

Owner Cassie Cerise said the place has undergone a remodel, and it’s pretty nice. Back where the brewery once was is now a big stage with room to move. There’s no smoking allowed in that area, but smokers don’t have to go outside and can puff to their hearts’ content in the pool room. If all goes as planned, the Black Nugget will host a mid-week music night.

In addition to drinks and drink specials, the Nugget serves a small menu that includes a Philly cheese sandwich that’s made from scratch.

Cover charge varies from band to band. Call 963-4498 for more information, or stop by and check it out for yourself.

Enroll now for Summer Theatre Camp at Aspen

The Aspen School of Theatre Arts at Aspen Theatre in the Park is accepting registration for the 2002 Summer Theatre Camp. Sessions include “Sharpen Your Skills,” for ages 6-12, from June 10-27; “Performance in Action,” for ages 6-12, from July 8-25; and “Fast Track,” for ages 8-12, July 29-Aug. 15.

Teen apprenticeships are available for all sessions, and are open to students ages 13-17.

For details, or to register, call 925-9313.

Country acts wanted

for Country Showdown

The Colgate Country Showdown, the world’s largest country music talent showcase and radio promotion, returns to Glenwood Springs on Saturday, June 1, at Two Rivers Park. The showdown is presented locally by 99.1 KMTS and is sponsored by Grease Monkey and Quaker State Oil.

Applications are available at the KMTS studios or at Grease Monkey in Glenwood Springs, and must be turned in to KMTS by Friday, April 26. There is a $10 entry fee. The winner will compete at the state showdown later this year.

Applications are also available for booth space.

Call Debbie Brainard at 945-9124 for more information.

Ogilby completes

Winter Lecture Series

Meredith Ogilby, author of “A Life Well Rooted: Women of Colorado’s Roaring Fork Valley,” will give a presentation on her book at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 18, at the Glenwood Springs Library. This is the fourth and final program of the Winter Lecture Series, sponsored by the library and the Frontier Historical Society. Call 945-4448 for details.


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