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Weekend Happenings

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A reminder that the New Castle Cub Scouts, and the New Castle Girl Scouts, will be visiting people’s homes the morning of Nov. 13 to pick up nonperishable food items for the less fortunate. Please have donations outside, in a visible spot, no later than 10 a.m. If you have any questions, or concerns, please contact John Harcourt 984-0288 or Cynthia Wheeler at 309-0669.

Join us for a day filled with break dancing, urban culture and fun. Break dancing crews from all over the western states are coming to compete at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Tickets to watch the event are only $10.

A great event for the entire family. Enjoy DJs Lazy Eyes, B Money and Kool Aide from the Hip Hop Congress in Denver; Floor Science event host B Boy Dent, from the Hip Hop Congress in Denver; and special guest judges, with featured Judge B Boy Focus from Soul Mechanics Crew and the Bronx Boys from Colorado Springs. Music is appropriate for all ages. Enjoy a special choreography expo featuring the Fresh Ingredients Crew from the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. If you have never witnessed a break dancing battle, this is your chance. Call (970) 945-2414 to purchase tickets or to register your crew for the competition. Floor Science, this Saturday, Nov. 13, starting at 2 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Center for the arts.

The Roaring Fork Cultural Council, in partnership with Colorado Mountain College and the Thunder River Theatre, is pleased to host a dialogue with journalist and author Steven Emerson on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Richard Clarke, former chief counter-terrorism advisor on the National Security Council, has called Emerson the “Paul Revere of terrorism.” In 1994, Emerson produced an awarding-winning documentary, “Jihad in America.” In it, he stands ironically in front of the twin towers asking if the 1993 World Trade Center explosion was “a spectacular event that is over” or a warning of future attacks.

After the airing of his documentary, Emerson established The Investigative Project on Terrorism, a storehouse of data and intelligence on Islamic and Middle Eastern terrorist groups. He has been called to testify before and brief Congress on numerous occasions. He is a frequent commentator on talk shows broadcast by MSNBC, CNN and Fox.

This forum is part of a series of events organized by the Roaring Fork Cultural Council. The council brings nationally and internationally known figures to the Roaring Fork Valley, speaking on cultural, political and ecological issues in their areas of expertise.

Emerson follows an earlier visit this year with Dr. Nabil Echchaibi who spoke about modern Muslim identity and the media.

The program begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13 at the Thunder River Theatre, located at 67 Promenade in Carbondale. Tickets are $10, and seating is limited. For more information and tickets, please visit http://www.rfculturalcouncil.org.

The GVHS Theatre Co. invites everyone to attend their production of George Herman’s “A Company of Wayward Saints” on Nov. 13. This comedy follows a troupe of amateur dramatists who attempt to put on “The History of Man” in a last ditch attempt to buy their way back home by gaining the patronage of a wealthy duke. But for a group of actors far too selfish, self-important and self-indulgent to work together this proves to be a challenge they may never overcome.

Performances begin at 6:30 p.m. in Cardinal Hall at Grand Valley High School in Parachute. Doors open at 6 p.m. Tickets are $5/person or $3 for seniors and district staff/students with proper ID. For more information or to reserve tickets, contact Mr. Gregory at (970) 285-5705, ext. 4121.

The 25th annual Mount Sopris Nordic Council Mountain Sports Sale takes place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 13 at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School gym.

The sports swap benefits the Nordic Council’s Spring Gulch cross country ski trail system west of Carbondale. Participants can buy and sell all sporting equipment and clothing for adults and kids.

The sale opens at 9 a.m. Saturday. Check-out will be from 1:30-3 p.m., and any unclaimed equipment or money left after 3 p.m. will become the property of the Nordic Council.

The CRMS campus is located one mile west of Carbondale past the Main Street/Highway 133 traffic light. For more information, call 309-3655.

The 11th season of the Calaway Honors Series of performances kicks off Saturday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 p.m. with the duo of Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas.

Their concert, presented by the college’s ArtShare program, formerly the Center for Excellence in the Arts, will take place in the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs-Spring Valley. A pre-concert dessert reception is at 6:30 p.m.

The Calaway Honors Series features quality musical performances to honor philanthropists. This concert will honor Carolyn and Teo Prinster of Glenwood Springs. The Prinsters underwrite Colorado Mountain College scholarships in the Roaring Fork Valley, support learners of English as a second language, sponsor the college’s Gateway Program (a training and employment program for eligible Garfield County parents) and donate to the No Barriers Fund, a new CMC discretionary fund for students experiencing a financial emergency.

Fraser is considered Scotland’s premier fiddler, while Haas is a talented young California cellist and graduate of the Juilliard School in New York City.

Tickets are available at the door or by calling ArtShare at 947-8367. For more information, call ArtShare or go online to http://www.cmcartshare.com.

For the second year, the Fireplace Company will be a drop point for the 9 Cares Colorado Shares food drive on Saturday, Nov. 13, the largest food drive in the state of Colorado. The Fireplace Company is the only 9 Cares drop point in the region, and all donations will be distributed locally in the Roaring Fork Valley and along the I-70 corridor by Lift Up.

This will be the 2nd annual Fireplace Company 9 Cares Colorado Shares Food Drive, and the 27th annual 9 Cares statewide food drive. Last winter, the 9 Cares Food Drive netted more than 440 tons of food statewide from 16 locations.

Additionally, anyone making their own holidays special by contributing to others will receive a $10 Gift Certificate from The Fireplace Company. All food donations can be left at the convenient Drive-by Drop-off with the Happy Holiday Fireplace Company team of Staff and Volunteers who will take non-perishable food and hand out $10 Gift Certificates any time between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13. The Fireplace Company is on 935 Cowen Drive in Carbondale. Cash donations and checks made out to Lift Up are also welcomed.

The 19th Street Diner will celebrate its 24th birthday with a toga party and live music by The Frustrations, beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. For more information, call 945-9133.

Rifle United Methodist Women present the Gingerbread Gift House Holiday Craft Fair on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at 200 E. Fourth St. in the Lovell Building (next to the church). Breakfast breads, cinnamon rolls, tea or coffee are available from 8-10 a.m. for $2.50. Lunch of soup, salad, roll, dessert and beverage will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for $6. Hundreds of homemade cookies to choose from. Proceeds go to the church and local charities.

Find that special gift for all at St. Mary (Rifle) Holiday Bazaar. Select from vintage linens, colored glassware, jewelry, dated collectibles, unique ornaments, gift baskets, hand-crafted items and more. Stock your pantry with home baked goodies and garden fresh canned goods from the Country Kitchen. Enjoy hot cinnamon rolls and coffee from 8:30-10 a.m. followed by a soup-rolls-dessert-beverages lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. These offerings will be available at the Community Room of St. Mary Church (lower level), Seventh and Birch streets, Rifle, on Saturday, Nov. 13, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more info, call Donna Bannon at (970) 625-5115, or e-mail her at divagram@q.com.

The annual Unique Boutique Christmas craft and fine art show will be held Saturday, Nov. 13, in the Bethel Chapel at the First United Methodist Church on Ninth and Cooper in Glenwood Springs. The hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and will feature many fine local artisans, children’s author Robert Boyle, and a holiday bake sale by the United Methodist Women. Call (970) 319-0918 for more information.

Gunther Hauk, author of “Toward Saving the Honeybee,” will lead a follow-up workshop to one he gave locally two years ago, on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 13-14, at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork.

A biodynamic gardener and beekeeper, as well as a Waldorf educator, Hauk’s life work is culminated in his Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary in Virginia, where he has created a landscape intended to heal people as well as honeybees.

The kickoff event will be a Saturday evening screening of a newly released documentary, “Queen of the Sun,” an exploration of Colony Collapse Disorder, offering an alternative look at the global bee crisis. The film will be shown at 7 p.m. in the Stephen Moore Hall at the Waldorf School; admission is $5.

An all-day workshop, “Practical Beekeeping from a Spiritual Point of View,” will will follow on Sunday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The workshop cost is $35.

Both events are open to the public. All proceeds from the weekend will benefit Spikenard Farm Honeybee Sanctuary.

For more information, to volunteer, or to register for the beekeeping workshop, call Kathryn Camp at (970) 379-7014, or e-mail kat@sopris.net.

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