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Weekend Happenings

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Colorado Mountain College Theatre presents “Rock ‘n’ Roll,” an all-sensory showcase of the human experience written by the renowned playwright Tom Stoppard.

The performance is at 7 p.m., March 13, in the New Space Theatre at Spring Valley, with a 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 14.

Central to the story are Jan (played by Ryan Fleming), a student returning to a Communist-occupied Czechoslovakia, and his mentor, Max (Jeff Carlson), the stoic philosopher insulated in his Cambridge ivory tower.

The large cast includes local community and student talent. Director G. Thomas Cochran describes the play as “an amazing exploration of people under all kinds of different stresses, punctuated by rock and roll music.” The play features some well-known songs of the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s, as well as some lesser-known ones by European and Czech bands.

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Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for students and seniors. For tickets, call 947-8177 or e-mail svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu.

The campus is located at 3000 County Road 114 in Glenwood Springs.

Join Mickie Hosack, registered dietitian for Grand River Hospital and Medical Center, on a grocery store tour at the Rifle City Market to help people learn what to look for to make healthy choices when grocery shopping, how to read labels, and how to stay on your diet without breaking the bank.

The tours will be on Monday, March 15, at 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

Space is limited so please RSVP to 625-6200.

The Rifle High School Drama Club will be performing “Les Miserables: School Edition” at 7 p.m. on March 13; at 2 p.m. on March 14; and at 7 p.m. on March 19 and 20.

Doors will open half an hour before curtain time. All performances will be held in the Rifle High School auditorium. Ticket prices are $5 for high school students, $10 for adults and $30 for families of four or five.

Grand River Hospital District has announced the dates of two spring health fairs, one in Battlement Mesa and one in Rifle.

The Battlement Mesa Health Fair will be held on Saturday, March 13, from 7-10 a.m. at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. This health fair provides low cost blood tests, blood pressure screenings and much more. Grand River partners with the Parachute/Battlement Mesa Parks and Recreation Department, Battlement Mesa Activity Center, and the Grand Valley Ambulance Service to offer this health fair.

The Rifle 9Health Fair will be held on Saturday, April 17, from 7:30-11 a.m. at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center in Rifle.

Participants are reminded to fast for 12 hours before getting blood tests to ensure the most accurate results.

For more information about the Battlement Mesa Health Fair or the 9Health Fair, please call 625-6439.

For more information about the 9Health Fair organization and a more detailed list of blood tests, please visit http://www.9healthfair.org or call 1-800-332-3078.

Real Estate Out West will be hosting a free workshop in conjunction with Stewart Title on the Short Sale and Foreclosure process, Saturday, March 13 from 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Call 625-4700 for details or stop by 100 East 11th St. in Rifle, the little yellow office building across from the fairgrounds. See you there!

The West Garfield County Landfill will begin Summer hour’s operation starting on Sunday, March 14. The landfill hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week.

Jean Alberico, Garfield County Clerk and Recorder, is requesting public comment on the proposal of conducting the 2010 Primary Election by a mail ballot.

Garfield County voters have been voting by mail in coordinated odd year elections since 1993. Many municipalities in Garfield County conduct all elections by mail ballot. Since the 2000 General Election the percentage of Garfield County voters requesting mail ballots has increased steadily from just over 50 percent in 2000 to 79 percent of the voters who cast ballots in the 2008 Presidential Election. In 2007, Legislation enacted the “permanent mail- in voter status option” and it gives all voters the opportunity to participate. 54 percent of the active registered voters in Garfield County have requested placement on the permanent mail-in voter list.

The factors considered beneficial to the voters of Garfield County by conducting the 2010 Primary Election scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010 by a mail ballot include convenience, popularity, turnout and cost effectiveness.

The public hearing with the Board of County Commissioners is set for Monday, March 15, 2010 at 10:15 a.m. Individuals are invited to be present and provide direct comments to the Commissioners.

U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Safe Boating Class, March 13, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Fee is $40 for one and $20 for additional participants. Age 14 or older. Contact Gail at (907) 243-3879 or Jim at (970) 261-9000.

The American Legion Womens Auxiliary co-sponsors the annual St. Patrick’s Day parade in Carbondale, starting at 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 17 at the corner of 2nd and Main, and proceeding along Main Street.

There will be awards for parade entries. Entry forms are available at the Pour House, American Legion Post 100, and Claddaugh Irish Pub, and will also be available at the start of the parade. Line up will begin around 3:30 p.m.

After the parade, the Womens Auxiliary will host a corned beef and cabbage dinner with all the fixins for $8 per person. The Legion Hall is located at 97 N. 3rd St. For more information, call 963-2381 after 3 p.m.

Take a lunch break and come tour the Crystal River Hatchery on Wednesday, March 17 at noon. The cold water facility that raises rainbow, Snake River, and cutthroat trout brood fish. Eggs from these brood fish are shipped to other hatcheries that hatch the eggs, feed the fry, and raise them to various sizes for stocking.

No other hatchery in the state of Colorado produces as many eggs each year as the Crystal River Hatchery!

Registration is required at http://www.roaringfork.org or by calling 927-1290.

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