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The third annual Scotch Tasting at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. This is a winter fundraiser for the center. Entertainment provided by Scott Beach, single malt Scotch connoisseur and bagpiper extraordinaire.

More information about Beach can be found at, http://www.coloradobagpiper.com.

The event is the art center’s winter fund-raiser. Tickets sales help support the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts and there are a limited amount still available. Tickets can be purchased in advance for $35, by calling (970) 945-2414, or at the Center for the Arts located at 601 East Sixth Street in Glenwood Springs. Tickets will also be available for $40 at the door for members, and $48 for non-members, the night of the event.



On Saturday, Feb. 6 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Garfield County Public Health will be running the last two large-scale community walk in clinics for both seasonal flu and H1N1 flu vaccinations. This event is open to everyone and both types of flu vaccine will be available. The H1N1 flu vaccine is still free. The seasonal flu vaccine is $20 for adults and $10 for children.

The clinics will be held at both the Glenwood Springs Public Health office 2014 Blake Ave. (next to Valley View Hospital) and at the Rifle Public Health office 195 W. 14th St. (next to City Market). For questions please call Public Health at 945-6614 or 625-5200. Flu season runs through the early part of Spring. Public Health is still urging everyone to get their vaccination.



The Roaring Fork Cultural Council, in partnership with Colorado Mountain College and the Thunder River Theatre, host a dialogue with Dr. Nabil Echchaibi at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 in Carbondale.

Dr. Echchaibi plans to discuss the challenges of speaking for Islam in the modern world in the face of dramatic events such as the tragic shootings at Fort Hood.

Dr. Echchaibi was born and raised in Morocco, and is now an author and an assistant professor in the school of journalism and mass communication at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His writing and research focus on the intersections between Islam, Arab popular culture and the media.

The Roaring Fork Cultural Council brings nationally and internationally known figures to the Roaring Fork Valley, speaking on cultural, political and ecological issues in their areas of expertise.

The talk will take place at the Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, Carbondale. Tickets are $10, and seating is limited. For more information and tickets, visit http://www.rfculturalcouncil.org.

Come join a community Contra Dance Saturday, Feb. 6 from 8-10:30 p.m. in our new location at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Dance to lively, Old Time Music performed by the Last Minute String Band. This month’s caller is John Unger from Montrose. It’s fun, non-alcoholic, aerobic, no partner is necessary and all dances are taught. Beginners should arrive by 7:30 p.m. for a 30-minute dance walk-through.

The school is located at 915 School Street in Glenwood Springs, two blocks west of the Post Office. Admission is $8.

For more info contact justuspaines@sopris.net or call 970.945.0350; http://www.lastminutestringband.com

Reiki Level 2

A Reiki Level 2 workshop will be held in Glenwood Springs on Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It reinforces the information you learned in Reiki for Everyone, builds on the techniques and increases your Reiki skills for sending Reiki at a distance. Reiki for Everyone or Reiki Level 1 are prerequisites for taking Level 2.

Second Degree Reiki covers more of the theory and the practical use of three traditional Reiki symbols and deepens your understanding of what was presented in Reiki 1.

Space is limited, so call to reserve your space today: (970) 987-5029. The price is $150 if you preregister and $175 at the door.

Thunder River Theatre Company is creating a summer director position for a Children’s Drama Specialist. The new director will design and implement, with TRTC’s Executive Artistic Director, the Summer Drama Camp. There is also the opportunity of growing the program to include the development of an after school program during the school year. As TRTC’s Young People Program grows, so will the position. A strong background in children’s theatre, creative drama and directing children ages 6-14 years of age is required. Grant writing and computer skills are also helpful.

We look forward to bringing someone on board to join the TRTC family and becoming part of this dynamic theatre company. Contact Lon Winston at lonw@sopris.net or 970-963-8200. Visit http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com to learn more about who we are and what we do.


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