Auctions, fantastic concert liven up New Castle February |

Auctions, fantastic concert liven up New Castle February

New Castle NewsKay VasilakisGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

A Warm Up dinner and auction by Boy Scouts Troop 221 and the New Castle Lions Club will be held from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, at the New Castle Community Center. Beef stew, roll and drink is the menu, for $5/plate. Proceeds of the event will help the scouts going to summer camp. It will also help scouts Kelly Milner-Souders and Jake Bullock, who are planning to attend World Jamboree, the 100-year anniversary of Boy Scouts, in London, England, the last week of July and the first week of August.A live auction at 4 p.m. by Oak’s Auctions, Oak Mackey auctioneer, will include a variety of items, including gift certificates, car alignments, oil changes, dinners, a pink leather jacket, outdoor items, Boy Scout memorabilia and exquisite cakes.For more information, contact Ellen Holsan at 876-0602 or Ros Hatch at 876-0808.

The Rifle High School English Department will host a spaghetti dinner at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, in the school commons area. English teacher Troy Phillips claimed there is no secret recipe for the spaghetti, just a few RHS English teachers will be providing some tasty spaghetti before the Rifle-Glenwood Springs basketball games. Proceeds will be used to buy books and novels for the RHS English Department. Meal includes spaghetti, salad, and bread for $5/plate.A silent auction to benefit lost loved ones Megan Beauford and Misty Young will be held from 4 p.m. the same evening in the commons area before the games. Bids will be taken through the second quarter of the boys varsity game, and high bidders will be announced at halftime. Proceeds will be used to purchase park benches that will be placed in their memory.Some of the auction items include day passes to the Glenwood Hot Springs Athletic Club, a full body massage from the Yampah Hot Springs Vapor Caves, a basket of office supplies from Sandy’s Office Supply, Fiesta Guadalajara dinners, and gift baskets.

The next concert in the St. Mary Church Performance Series will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, at the St. Mary Church at the corner of Seventh and Birch in Rifle. A short reception will follow the concert. Friday’s concert will feature the considerable talents of Carlos Elias and Andrea Arese-Elias.Carlos Elias, Director of Strings and Orchestra, began his musical studies at the National Center of Arts in San Salvador. He has been a member of the Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra in Sendai (Japan), Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra, and assistant concertmaster of the El Salvador Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Elias is currently Concertmaster of the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra. He and his wife, pianist Andrea Arese-Elias, had their New York debut in Carnegie Hall on March 28, 2002.

Andrea Arese-Elias, piano, made her recital debut at age 11 and her orchestral debut at age 14 with the Cordoba National Symphony Orchestra of Argentina. Dr. Arese-Elias has performed extensively as a solo and chamber musician in Argentina, Mexico, El Salvador, Japan, and the U.S. Dr. Arese-Elias has previously taught for the National University of Cordoba, Cordoba Conservatory of Music, and University of Cincinnati Preparatory Department and College-Conservatory of Music. She has also been on the piano faculty at Mesa State and was a soloist with the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra for the 2000-2001 season. The concert is being sponsored by a generous donation from Stuver, LeMoine and Clifton, P.C.Admission price is $10/adult, $8/seniors and children under 12. For more information call Linda Jenks-Colby at 984-0419.Kay Vasilakis’ column, “New Castle News,” appears every other Thursday. To contact her with news tips and inspirations, please call 384-9118 or e-mail

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