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GLENWOOD SPRINGS – The group of belly dancers performing Saturday in Glenwood Springs used to be called the “Goddess Hasla.” Trivia buffs may want to know that “hasla” is a Middle Eastern term for party – but now, this same group goes by a new name, the Desert Mountain Grooves.

Either way, it’s belly dancing at its finest, says director Aarin Meager-Benson. Her team of 12 (there are 40 dancers total in the program) will take the stage Saturday at the Masonic Lodge.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for kids under 12 years old, and can be bought at the door. Doors open at 6 p.m. The performance goes on from 7-9 p.m.



The Mountain Medicine Directory wants to know why you love your doctor.

The medical services magazine/telephone directory is holding a writing contest and seeking submissions from residents in Aspen and the Roaring Fork Valley, and elsewhere on the Western Slope.



The prize is $1,000 and publication of the winning entry in the Mountain Medicine Directory 2011, to be distributed in late January.

Submissions should be titled “Why I Love My Doctor” and can be no longer than 250 words – three brief paragraphs of original writing (depth and humor are welcome). Entries must be submitted via e-mail in an MSWord document to Nancy Jankovsky (nancy@mountainmedicinedirectory.com) with “contest submission” in the subject line.

Entries should include contact information for the doctor and the submitter’s phone number.

The deadline for submissions is Dec. 15.

In addition to a winner, two runners-up will also be selected, and their submissions will posted at http://www.mountainmedicinedirectory.com.

The directory serves 50,000 medical consumers on the Western Slope.

Call (970) 963-2505 for more information.


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