Labor Day party a labor of love |

Labor Day party a labor of love

Co-hosting a Midsummer Night’s Dream party at a friend’s house can take some work. Even on a lazy Labor Day weekend.There’s all that opalescent glitter to apply, pink drinks to concoct and, of course, the fog machine to fire up. C’mon, every Midsummer Night’s Dream has fog – and don’t forget candy necklaces (thanks Caleb!). There were plenty of fun people on hand for the themed shindig, including my pink tutu-wearing fairy partner in crime, Deja, and two guys dressed in nothing but leaves.You know who you are.Inexcusably absent was LDente (you also know who you are) and some rugby players who will remain unnamed. There’s always our newly created Costume Party of the Month Club to fall back.It’s like the Beer of the Month Club, without the annoying fees. Next up: Pray for Snow theme.This weekend I’m hoping to lay low and hang out around town. There’s a free barbecue with polo players in Glenwood and a free cowboy documentary screening in Bonedale. Ya’ll should come out – it don’t cost nothin’.

It’s happening in Glenwood Springs to boot: “Meet the Players” of the Devereux Cup barbecue, 6 p.m., Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs. No cost. Information: 970-566-0818This is why I’d kick it up here: I’ve never met a polo player in my life. That just wasn’t something people did a lot in their spare time in New Palestine, Ind. This one time, in high school, I had a boyfriend who wore a lot of Polo cologne by Ralph Lauren. That’s a reach, I know. But maybe I’ll take my chances and meet a real-life polo player who smells as good as that ex-boyfriend. Oh wait, I broke up with him my sophomore year. I’m sure it had nothing to do with the cologne.

It’s happening in Carbondale to boot: “The Last of the Cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valley” documentary screening, 2 p.m., Crystal Theatre, downtown Carbondale. Free, but donations welcome. Information: 963-2180This is why I’d kick it up here: Cowgirl Anita Witt is one of those people who, after meeting, you never forget. I’m not sure if it’s the old “Guns N Drugs” sign from Rite Aid she keeps as a memento of Glenwood’s days gone by or her awesome hot rod, but she is one fine lady. That’s why I encourage everyone who loves cowboy stories told ’round the campfire to check out Sunday’s screening of her new documentary, “The Last of the Cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valley.” She’s dedicated to preserving the cowboy lifestyle in print, and now film. This one could be a tear jerker, even for the macho cowboy-type.

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