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Springs Theatre: Dec. 20-Jan. 9: “Two Weeks Notice” (PG-13) 7 and 9 p.m. nightly; 1 and 3 p.m. weekend matinees. 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 945-4000 to verify show times.
Movieland: Jan. 3-9: “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (PG-13) 12, 3:45 and 7:30 p.m.; “Two Weeks Notice” (PG-13) 12:15, 2:45, 5:05, 7:15 and 9:25 p.m.; “Star Trek: Nemesis” (PG-13) 12:35, 3:15, 7 and 9:30 p.m.; “Gangs of New York” (R) 1, 4:30 and 8 p.m.; “Maid in Manhattan” (PG-13) 12:20, 2:45, 5, 7:20 and 9:35 p.m.; “Die Another Day” (PG-13) 9:10 p.m.; “Catch Me If You Can” (PG-13) 12:30, 3:25, 6:30 and 9:20 p.m.; “The Wild Thornberries” (PG) 12:45, 3, 5:10, 7:10 p.m.; at the stoplight in El Jebel. Call 920-1300 to verify show times.
Rifle Creek Theater: Jan. 3-10: “My Big Fat Greek Wedding” (PG-13) 7 p.m. nightly, 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 3 p.m. Sunday matinee. Call 625-2323 to verify show times.
Mall 3: Jan. 3-9: “Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” (PG-13) 7 p.m. nightly, 12 and 3:30 p.m. weekend matinees; “Maid in Manhattan” (PG-13) 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. nightly, 12:15, 2:45 and 4:45 p.m. weekend matinees; “Wild Thornberries” (PG) 12:30, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. nightly, 2:45 and 5 p.m. weekend matinees; at the Glenwood Springs Mall, call 945-1400 to verify show times.
Crystal Theatre: Jan. 3-9: “Far From Heaven” (PG-13) 7:30 p.m., 427 Main St., Carbondale. Call 963-0633 to verify show times.
Colorado Mountain College’s Aspen campus will feature a faculty art show Jan.10 to May 5 in the Gallery at CMC’s Morgridge Family Academic Center located in the Aspen Airport Business Center. The exhibit includes works by instructors Carolyn Manosevitz, William Meriwether, Stu Huck and Kate Van Alstine.
Roxanne Morris will show her watercolors, oils, pen and ink, and photographs at Valley View Hospital through January, and at Vita-Mart January and February. Profits from sales go to the Marla Gettman Benefit Fund.
The Jim Calaway Honors Series presents James Houlik, tenor saxophone, and Debra Ayers, piano, in performances featuring styles ranging from classical to jazz and ragtime. The duo will appear at 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 19, at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center and at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Jan. 22 and 23, at the CMC Spring Valley’s New Space Theater. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for students. Call or e-mail CMC Center for Excellence in the Arts to reserve tickets, 970-947-8367, email@example.com.
Glenwood Music hosts Wednesday Night Live, a local musicians’ showcase, from 8 to 10 p.m. This Wednesday, Jan. 8, will feature Don and April Paine playing bluegrass. Limited seating. Free admission. 809 Grand Ave., 928-8628.
The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition meets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at the Stepstone Center, 711 Main St., Carbondale.
Ira Hancock, director of faculty enrichment and student enhancement for Aspen Country Day School, will speak about the methods of learning expert Mel Lavine at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Parent Resource Library downstairs in the Growing Years Preschool on Elk Run in Basalt. RSVP by Jan. 7, 963-7467.
The Redstone Community Association presents the second of its Winter Lecture Series at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at the Redstone Inn. Ron Sorter, local Redstone artist and historian, will share the fascinating history of the coke ovens over the past century. For information, call 963-1389.
Senior Wellness Clinics, including toe nail care and information on health topics for 2003: heart and lung health, are provided regularly by Columbine Home Health, Inc. with the support of the Arthur and Helen Johnson Foundation and Garfield County. No charge for folks over 55. To schedule an appointment, call Evelyn in Aspen, 925-6247; Jerilyn in Carbondale, 963-3926; Ruth at Sunny Side in Glenwood Springs, 945-923,; Manor I in Glenwood Springs, 945-8050; Marie in Rifle, 625-1877 and Kathryn in Battlement Mesa, 285-9788.
LIFE – Love in Family Education, a home school support group, will meet for Presentation Day for children of all ages at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8. Call coordinator Donnalyne LaGiglia at 945-6222 for more information.
The National Association of Current and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at Colorado Mountain College Blake St. Center in Glenwood Springs. Robert Caskey, a retiree from the Colorado Division of Wildlife, will show slides and talk about his river canoe trip from Denver to New Orleans.
The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Library and the Frontier Historical Society present the first program in the annual winter lecture series, a slide show by Carleton Hubbard, “Glenwood’s Busy Fire Department: A Look Back at Some of Our Biggest Fires,” at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, at the library, 413 9th St. Free. For information call 945-5958 or 945-4448.
Thunder River Theatre Company will hold auditions for spring and summer productions, “Wit” and “Blithe Spirit” 3:30-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12 and 7-9 p.m. Monday, Jan. 13, with Call-backs 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Alpine Center in Carbondale next to Alpine Bank on Hwy. 133. Call 618-3674 to reserve an audition time.
A performance of “Charlotte’s Web, The Musical,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 11 and 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 12, at Rifle High School auditorium. Admission donations will be gratefully accepted and will support the Rifle Youth Drama Club. Sponsored by Mike Bourget, Our Father’s House Ministries.
Garfield County commissioners defend Uinta Basin Railway against local opposition
Garfield County commissioners are bucking the Western Slope trend against the proposed Uinta Basin Railway (UBR), 88 miles of new track that would connect the eastern Utah oil fields to Gulf Coast refineries via the national railroad network running through Colorado.
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