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GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Join the Glenwood Center for the Arts, this Friday and Saturday at the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium for its annual Dancers Dancing event.

The Dancers Dancing 2010 event is titled “Thrillz” and will run one show on Friday, and two Saturday. Dancers will take you on a mystical adventure through dancing in all forms, spoken word, and live music.

This year, the show has added a matinee performance featuring all of the outreach programming including the Carbondale Middle School, and the Glenwood Springs High School Dance Team. Student choreography, and adult and children performances will be featured as well.

The condensed one-hour matinee will include excerpts of the night shows.

The evening show will be two hours featuring a portion of young actors narrating “Forest Secrets.”

For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Glenwood Center for the Arts by calling 945-2414, or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org/ events.

The fifth annual Pooch Parade is set for Sunday, May 23, at Two Rivers Park.

The event will be a fundraiser for Beth Byerly, who sadly passed away late last week after a bout with cancer.

The benefit will be a celebration of Byerly’s life with proceeds helping pay for her medical expenses.

The event will be held rain or shine, and a $15 donation is suggested for an entry fee. Events include goofball agility, doggie fitness booth, doggie IQ test, photos of you and your pooch, canine good citizen massage, contests for best dressed, trick contest, cutest and more.

There will also be a silent auction and support for breast cancer awareness.

The event is sponsored by Heeling Partners, Roaring Fork Kennel Club, Colorado Animal Rescue and Rifle Animal Shelters.

Byerly owned and operated High Tails Dog and Cat Outfitters in West Glenwood with her partner Laurie Raymond. The two have run the business since Valentine’s Day 2004.

‘Running Dry’ presentation

A Journey Down the Colorado River from Source to Sea. Thursday, May 6, 7 p.m. at the Ramada Inn, 124 W. Sixth St., Glenwood Springs. Jonathan Waterman, noted author and adventurer, presents an illustrated lecture on his unprecedented 1,450-mile journey down the Colorado River. Waterman, an author of 10 books, undertook this quest to learn why the river runs dry before reaching the Sea of Cortez. He will be raffling off National Geographic Colorado River Basin wall maps and products that sustained him on the river – Clif Bars and Elemental Herbs sun lotion. There will be a pre-release signing of his new book, “Running Dry” (National Geographic Books). Sponsored by the Roaring Fork Sierra Club Group. Refreshments will be served. Call 947-9613 for further information.

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