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Cowboy Up CarbondaleCARBONDALE – A western barbecue and street dance to benefit the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce will be held at 6 p.m. Friday on Main Street as part of the 2011 National Sheepdog Trials at the Strang Ranch. A Locals Appreciation Block Party, sponsored by the town of Carbondale and the Pour House, will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday at the Fourth Street Plaza, with a complimentary barbecue dinner and a concert featuring The Sirens.Info: http://www.cowboyupcarbondale.com.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Gift Shop grand openingGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts hosts a grand opening for its gift shop at 6 p.m. Friday, featuring the works of more than 40 artists. The center’s Evolution of Flight exhibit, with works by 10 local artists, will be on display through Nov. 4.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2414 or http://www.glenwoodarts.org.Music on the Mountain: Skinner, Giradot, X and MartinGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The “Can-for-a Tram” benefit concert series at the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park features local favorites Steve Skinner, Louie Girardot, Corey Spagnolo and Frank Martin playing original rock on Saturday. Guests who bring a can or two of food for the LIFT-UP food pantry get a free tram ride up to the park. So far, more than 6,000 cans of food have been donated through the summer, edging up to the 10,000 goal. Can-for-a-Tram rides begin at 4 p.m. and the band will perform from 6-10 p.m.Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park, 51000 Two Rivers Plaza Road, Glenwood SpringsInfo: 800-530-1635 or http://www.glenwoodcaverns.com.Live at the Hotel Colorado: Crooked Still, Bee EatersGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Crooked Still plays bluegrass and progressive folk at the Hotel Colorado in a concert starting at 8 p.m. Friday. Opening for the show is The Bee Eaters, a quartet that combines chamber music and bluegrass. Tickets $20 in advance at Glenwood Music, the Hotel Colorado or Dos Gringos in Carbondale; $22 at the door.Hotel Colorado, 526 Pine St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: Blue Heron Productions, 945-7734 or http://www.bluegrasstickets.com.Steve’s Guitars: Cahalen Morrison & Eli West, Beth WoodCARBONDALE – The duo of Cahalen Morrison and Eli West play at 8:30 p.m. Friday, and light up the room with original songs and soaring vocals as they play their brand of American roots music. Enjoy beautiful vocals, sweet guitar, banjo and mandolin with music that “twists and turns in familiar and unexpected ways.”At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, it’s Beth Wood, a very talented singer-songwriter who has nine albums under her musical belt. Now based in Eugene, Ore., her roots go back to Lubbock, Texas, and the birthplace of Buddy Holly. The Washington Post has called Beth’s talent a “supple, soulful voice.”Steve’s Guitar’s, 19 N. Fourth St., CarbondaleInfo: 963-3304 or email@example.comPunk in the ParkGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Punkabilly Pinup Productions holds its second annual Punk in the Park concert from 2-8 p.m. on Saturday at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs.Performers from around the Western Slope include F.I.A., Discolored Perception, E.O.S., The Rhythm Getters and The Tankerays, playing punk to classic rockabilly. The event includes the Valley Cruisers Car Club, pinup girls, Derby girls and hot rods.
Creative Change speaker series: Paul SpencerCARBONDALE – Paul Spencer will be the featured speaker at the CCAH Creative Change Speaker series at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, in the Calaway Room at the Third Street Center. Spencer is the founder of the Clean Energy Collective, which enables communities to collectively own a clean energy facility (solar, wind biomass, micro hydro) and directly reap the benefits.Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities, 520 S. Third Street, CarbondaleInfo: (970) 963-1680 or visit http://www.carbondalearts.com.102nd annual Potato DayCARBONDALE – Potato Day is on Saturday, Sept. 24 and the theme is “A Fashion Extravaganza for 2011: Potato Sack is the New Black.” It’s time to start stitching together your favorite potato sack fashion creation. The day starts off with the Tater Trot 5K and 1 mile run at 8 a.m., followed by a parade on Main Street starting at 10:30 a.m., then live music and the farmer’s market. The BBQ begins at noon in Sopris Park and the day finishes off with the Bareback Bonanza at the Gus Darien arena.Sopris Park, 7th and Main Street; Gus Darien arena, County Rd. 100 (Old Snowmass Rd.) go down Main Street to the east and head toward Catherine Store.Info: 963-3744.Grand Valley Quilt ShowBATTLEMENT MESA – The fifth annual Grand Valley Quilt Show, sponsored by the Grand Valley Historical Society and the Grand Valley Sew and Sew Quilters will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 24 and 25.There will be a “Bed Turning” of antique quilts at the Battlement School House and the Glover Cabin. Visitors will enjoy a delightful tour into the past.10 a.m-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24Noon-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 25Battlement School House, 7235 Road 300, Battlement Mesa
Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts classesGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts offers classes for all ages and skill levels, including pottery hand building and wheel throwing, visual arts, fine art, mixed media art, voice, piano guitar, ballet, tap, jazz, modern, hip-hop, break dancing, belly dancing, silversmithing and more.Classes started on Monday, Sept. 12. Drop in to a class or call to register.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 East Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: 945-2414 or visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org.CCAH beginner and intermediate piano lessonsCARBONDALE – Take either beginner or intermediate piano lessons now through Nov. 3 on Thursdays from the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities at the Third Street Center.Lessons for adults are from 2:30-3:30 p.m.; beginners (ages 5 and up) are from 3:45- 4:30 p.m., and intermediate lessons are from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Cost is $110 for eight weeks.Third Street Center, 520 So. Third Street, Suite 9, CarbondaleInfo: Call Laurel Sheehan at 963-7411.Gallery 809: Diane Quarles GLENWOOD SPRINGS – Diane Quarles is showing her advanced fused glass bowls series. The bowls illustrate different glass fusing methods, including pattern bars, combing, micas and enamels, vitrigraph and pot melts, through September.Gallery 809, 809 Grand Ave., Glenwood SpringsInfo: Cynthia Thomas, 945-0809, or http://www.gallery809 @gmail.comValley Art Teacher’s Show CARBONDALE – The Carbondale Council on the Arts & Humanities will celebrate and honor the creative genius of the art teachers in the Roaring Fork Valley with an exhibition at the R2 Gallery at the CCAH Center for the Arts. The free exhibit is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays through Sept. 30.Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St., CarbondaleInfo: 963-1680 or visit http://www.carbondalearts.com.Gift shop artists neededGLENWOOD SPRINGS – The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is seeking artists with unique, handmade gifts to sell at the arts center.Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts, 601 E. Sixth St., Glenwood SpringsInfo: (970) 945-2414Grant exhibit at CMC through SeptemberGLENWOOD SPRINGS – Native Colorado artist Lanny Grant’s exhibit of his studio painting of Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Canadian mountain scenes continues through Sept. 27 at the Colorado Mountain College Gallery in Glenwood Springs.A signature member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Grant often works in remote areas, where he makes numerous sketches and oil color studies to help him create the larger studio paintings.Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays.Info: CMC ArtShare program, (970) 947-8367.
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