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Todd Johnson, traditional acoustic blues and slide guitar, 7 p.m. Friday, Sacred Grounds Coffeehouse, http://www.krazykool.com/bluesThe Hideout, funkadelic groove, 8 p.m. to midnight Friday: Greg Mass, acoustic rock n roll, 2-5 p.m. Saturday, T. Ray Becker, original country music (first performance back in the valley), 8 p.m. Saturday to midnight, Ric Rock, acoustic rock n roll, 2-5 p.m. Sunday, Hurricane Grill (formerly the Ship of Fools), CarbondaleBruce Hayes, Friday, and Leslie Helpert, Saturday, doors open at 8 p.m., and show starts at 8:30 Steves Guitars, 19 N. Fourth St., Carbondale. Cover $20. Information: 963-3304The Jack Tripper Trio, blues, funk and soul, 9 p.m. Friday, Rivers Restaurant, no coverSpookie and the Boogiemen, 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday, OLearys, Rifle. Classy Karaoke, 9 p.m. Wednesdays, Thursdays and SundaysJerry Gasau and Suzanne Porter, classical guitar and violin duo, 6:30-9 p.m., Saturday, Rendezvous Restaurant, downtown Glenwood Springs. Reservations: 945-6644Native Tongue, original acoustic rock, 8-10 p.m. Saturday, live at the Dish, 1817 Medicine Bow Court, Silt, and on 95.5 the River. Information: 876-0583Jessa Watkins, student variety show, 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, Chicago-style blues, 10 p.m. Fridays, Jimmys an American Restaurant and Bar, Aspen, no cover. Information: 925-6020

Rifle Rendezvous runs through Sunday throughout town and at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. The annual event features a fiddle contest, carnival, Lions Club pancake breakfast, logging, chainsaw and log-splitting competitions, rodeo, live music, youth art show, etc. A schedule events ran in Thursdays GSPI and The Citizen Telegram.An opening reception for Four Mile Bed and Breakfasts second annual Spring Thing garden celebration, 4-7 p.m. Friday. The fund-raiser for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Restoration Project continues from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday. Information: 945-4004.Western Rivers Weavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday at Mary Mauzs house at 2227 County Road 214, Silt. The group will hold a dyeing workshop with various types of fabrics such as wool and cotton. Bring yarn or roving to experiment and a sack lunch. Questions: Mary, 876-5070. Guild information: Diana Golis at 947-9842.Glenwood Canyon Resort, formerly Rock Gardens Campground, will host an open house from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. The resorts own Calab Whittington and his sons band, Green Broke, will entertain and Rock Gardens Rafting, which operates on-site free, will host free rafting trips on the Colorado River from the resort to Two Rivers Park. Information: 945-6737.The Hotel Colorado presents the Theodore Roosevelt Anniversary Dinner and Dance at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Presenters include David Bailey, curator of the Museum of Western Colorado showing the Teddy Roosevelt display and paintings from his infamous Garfield County bear hunt and Roosevelt impersonator Casey Hicks. Reservations/information: (800) 544-3998 ext. 117 or 945-6511 ext. 117.The Spiritual Cinema Circle presents The Yogis of Tibet, a 1 hour, 17-minute documentary, at 7 p.m. Saturday at A Spiritual Center, 0695 Buggy Circle. Donations welcome. Information: Joseph, 945-8812.A Childs Garden of Peace, a documentary on an environmental project with kids in southern Brazil, will premiere at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Dos Gringos in La Fontana Plaza in Carbondale. Videographers Hamilton and Stephanie Pevec and Myra Margolin and project director Illene Pevec will answer questions following the free film showing. Information: 963-8537.Garfield County Library branches will host weekly programs for kids June 7 through July 28. The summer reading programs theme is Dragons, Dreams and Daring Deeds. Free entertainment includes juggling, magic, music, and puppets, and shows are open to all ages. Beginning May 24, children may also sign up to win prizes for achieving reading goals. Information: 945-5958.The Aspen Dance Connection is taking registrations for summer dance classes for boys and girls in African dance, mother-and-daughter belly dance, kids yoga, teen and adult modern dance and creative movement. Classes are held in Carbondale and Basalt. Information and to register: 927-0641 or aspendance@sopris.netOn June 3 and 4 artists can train in pen and ink techniques with artist Jane Seglem. Cost: $100. Hours: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch breaks. Information: Dot Mulligan at 945-0251, mention Seglems workshop, Drawing 2005. Make checks payable to the Glenwood Springs Art Guild, with contact information and a No. 10 SASE (for supply list) to: Jane Seglem Workshop, Glenwood Springs Art Guild, PO Box 64, Glenwood Springs, CO 81602. 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.Save the date for the next Glenwood Springs Community Contra Dance at the Masonic Lodge, Ninth and Colorado Avenue on Saturday, June 4. Dances include circles, contras, squares, waltzes and other couples dances. Experience and partners are optional. Dances begin at 7:30 p.m., and the cost is $7. Live music by the Last Minute String Band and friends. Information: Don at 945-0350.


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