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Community News & Notes

Mountain Madrigal Singers is hosting tenor and bass auditions at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. For more information, call Laurie at 945-0818.

Thunder River Theatre Companys successful spring production of Desperate Affection is being brought back for three encore performances. Bring friends and share the joy of Bruce Grahams comic gem. Desperate Affection runs for three nights only: Aug. 11-13. Curtain times are 8 p.m., except 6:30 p.m. Sunday. The comedy features TRTCs Valerie Haugen and Lon Winston. The new Thunder River Theatre Company is in downtown Carbondale at 67 Promenade. Tickets are available at 963-8200 or online at

The Carbondale Clay Center invites the public to its annual August benefit dinner at Restaurant six89, 689 Main St., Carbondale, on Monday, Aug. 21. Support the centers year-round educational and cultural programs, including the summer kids clay camps, while enjoying fine food, art and music. Enjoy cocktails at 6 p.m. followed by dinner, prepared by chef Mark Fischer, served at 7:30 p.m. For more information or to reserve seating, contact the CCC office at 963-2529. Tickets are $100, and reservations must be made by Aug. 17, $125 thereafter. Contact Lauren Kearns or Lea Tyler at 963-2529, e-mail at or online at

The 11th annual Redstone Art Foundation Art Show opens with a reception from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, on the grounds of the Redstone Inn. The show continues from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, and Sunday, Sept. 3, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4. The show features local, area, and invited guest artists in a variety of media. Call 963-6417 for more information.

Sustainable Settings third annual Harvest Benefit takes place from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 20, at Sustainable Settings Ranch. Celebrate the harvest and local organic agriculture with fire roasted lamb, Beyond Organic salads, fingerling potatoes, fresh peach concoctions, artisan cheeses, local organic wines and spirits. Live bluegrass music, horse & buggy rides, chef demonstrations and a silent auction. Tickets: $125/person. Kids under 12 free. To reserve your place at the table call 963-6107.

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