A reception for the Global Arts Project exhibit, featuring works by 12 local artists, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, April 26, at Black Diamond Studios, 823 Cooper Ave. (next to Sunlight Ski & Bike), Glenwood Springs.Artists are donating their work, which was created in each individual artist’s image of global peace and unity, to the Global Arts Project, an ongoing, world-wide effort to unite the people and cultures of the world through art. Each piece will be exchanged for another piece created by a group of artists in British Columbia, Canada.Anyone who wants to participate in future projects is encouraged to attend. For details, call 947-0947. For more on the project, visit http://www.global-art.org.Learn traditional African dance from 7:15-8:45 p.m. every Tuesday at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Drop-in fee $8, discount punch passes available. Wear comfortable clothes and bring water to drink. Call 928-8973 for details.An open writers’ workshop is held from 7-10 p.m., the second and fourth Thursday of the month at the Glenwood Springs Mennonite Church. Free and open to all levels of writers. Bring copies of work for others to critique. Facilitated by Karen Chamberlain and Carol Bell. Call 947-1236 for details.The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation will hold its annual Big Game Banquet on Saturday, May 11. This year’s guest speaker is Russel George, Rifle resident and executive director of the Colorado Division of Wildlife. For tickets, call Cheri Brown at 963-8495; for details, call Steve Kyle at 945-7385.The Rifle Snowmobile Club will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 7, at the Rifle Fireside Inn. The main topic will be whether the club should join with other winter users of the forest and become a multi-use club, or remain separate and still work together. Election of officers will also be held.
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