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Submitted Photo Acoustic guitarist and songwriter Danny Shafer will appear Friday at Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St. in Carbondale. Shafer said he anticipates returning to Steves, one of his favorite venues. Guitars are my favorite things in the world, said Shafer, who counts Guy Clark, Muddy Waters and Willie Nelson among his influences. Steves is like having 100 people already in the room with all those guitars. Hes just someone who understands guitars. Valley singer and songwriter Frank Martin will start the show. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the show starts at 8:30. Cover is $10.
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Melody Hartman, folk, blues and standards, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Creekbend Bistro 121 E. Third, Rifle. Information: 625-3131Alan Cotton, acoustic rock & originals, 6 p.m. Friday, Two Rivers Cafe, BasaltDanny Shafer with opener Frank Martin, acoustic guitar and songwriters, Friday, doors open at 8 p.m., and show starts at 8:30 p.m., Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Cover $10. Information: 963-33043 Legged Dog, 9 p.m. Friday, Rivers Restaurant, no coverStevie Lizard, 8-10 p.m. Saturday, live at the Dish, 1817 Medicine Bow Court, Silt, and on 95.5 the River. Information: 876-0583Rockdogs, 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, OLearys, Rifle. Classy Karaoke, 9 p.m. every Wednesday, Thursday and SundayBruce Neumann, solo acoustic guitar/vocals, 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Glenwood Musics Wednesday Night Live, 928-8628Piano with Walt Smith and friends, 7 p.m. Tuesdays, Sopris Restaurant, Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-7771Doc Eason, Wednesday nights, Ricks Steakhouse, Midland Avenue, BasaltAll That Karaoke with DJ Lisa, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, the Hideout, ParachuteGrover Duffield and friends, 8 p.m. Thursdays, Grill at the Redstone Inn. Information: 963-2526Big Daddy Lee & the Kingbees, eclectic and electric blues, 10 p.m. Fridays, Jimmys an American Restaurant and Bar, Aspen. Information: 925-6020

Carbondale Elementary School will host a public spring carnival and Cinco de Mayo celebration from 5-8:30 p.m. Friday. The family event for the community will include carnival fun and games 5-7 p.m. inside the school, with game tickets for a quarter, a potluck dinner from 6:30-7:30 p.m. in the schools front courtyard and singing and dancing from 7-8:30 p.m. Information: 384-5650.Laurie Loeb and Rhythms of the Heart will present a beginning and intermediate doumbek workshop from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 14 at the Missouri Heights School, County Road 102, south of Carbondale. Deadline for early registration at a reduced fee is Saturday. Doumbeks will be available for rent and sale. Information: Laurie, 963-2798.Kick up your heels at the Glenwood Springs Community Contra Dance at the Masonic Lodge, Ninth and Colorado Avenue. Dances include circles, contras, squares, waltzes and other couples dances. Experience and partners are optional. Dances begin at 7:30 p.m. and cost is $7. Live music by the Last Minute String Band and friends. This months caller is Glenwood Springs Chad Filipski. Information: Don at 945-0350.The Mothers Day Arts and Crafts Show, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road. Admission is free. Information: 261-3907.Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St., will hold their spring used book sale Saturday through May 14 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday; noon to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday; 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 13; and 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 14. The library will accept donations for the sale during its hours of operation. Information: 945-5958.The Basalt Regional Library bilingual storytime, 6-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays through May 11. Native-speaking book lovers will share stories in Spanish, and the librarys childrens specialist will read them in English. Information: 927-4311. The community schools of Carbondale and Aspen invite all Roaring Fork Valley artists to apply to the Third Annual Artists Studio Tour. Deadline is June 5. The tour is Oct. 15-16. Applications will be mailed to prospective artists and are also available at the Carbondale Community School or Aspen Community School in May.Carbondale, along with Carbondale Council for Arts & Humanities, KDNK and Steves Guitars, needs volunteers to help with 2005 Summer Series of Live Music performances. The series will feature various styles and free performances including pop, rock, folk, jazz and blues free in downtown Carbondale. Information: 704-4114 or 963-1680.The Glenwood Springs Community Center offers dance classes with Lesly Adams on Friday nights. Classes are open to adults 18 and older. The schedule includes: beginning Latin dances (cha-cha, rhumba, salsa, merengue) 7-8 p.m.; intermediate cha-cha, 8-9 p.m.; and intermediate salsa, 9-10 p.m. Each four-week dance session is $24 per person for Glenwood Springs residents, $30 per person for nonresidents, $43 per resident couple and $48 per nonresident couple. Drop-in rates are $7 per resident, $8 per nonresident. Call 384-6301 to register.Angel Walss joins the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts this summer to teach Middle Eastern dance at 7 p.m. Tuesdays. All ages are welcome. The class features drummers and is a great contemplation for your navel. Call 945-2414 to register today for a class in fine arts, pottery, silversmithing, or dance in all forms.


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