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Host families for foreign exchange students are needed to complete a nine-month academic high school program from September 2006 through May 2007.Students must arrive by Sept. 1. Contact the local coordinator for the Council for Educational Travel USA at 625-0481 or 404-2444 to discuss options, which include one month, four and a half months or a permanent home for the academic year (nine months). Qualifying family must be interviewed and submit to a background reference/criminal check. Student must have his/her own room, or share with host sibling of same gender within three years of the same age. Student must share at least one meal a day with family along with transportation between school and home. The student will have health insurance and spending money. Tax deduction available for families who participate in a foreign exchange program. More information available at http://www.cetusa or dlmathias@hotmail.com.

A one-week ballet intensive will be led by master guest teacher Nathalie LeVine at the Glenwood Dance Academy Aug. 21-25. LeVine, who trained under Slavenska, Nijinska and the Royal Ballet School, has taught and choreographed ballet for 50 years, mainly in California and in the St. Louis area. LeVines students have gone on to dance with the American Ballet Theater, the National Ballet of Canada, the Kansas City Ballet, the Geneva Ballet, the Memphis Ballet and many other well-established companies. LeVine will teach intermediate- and advanced-level ballet classes, as well as pointe classes during this week. For more information or to register, call 945-2717.

Tickets are now on sale for the Culinary Arts Wine and Brewfest, a fundraiser for the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. The festival takes place from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 14, at the historic Hotel Colorado. The event is a popular gathering of valley restaurants, microbreweries, wineries, silent auction, live music, culinary demonstrations and much more. Tickets are $45 in advance and $50 the day of the event, and can be purchased by calling 945-2414.



No Strings Theatre Company, of New Mexico, presents the one-man play Doc Holliday and the Angel of Mercy, at 8 p.m. Aug. 25-26 at the Blue Acacia Theatre in the Masonic Temple. Tickets are $10: 379-6041. Patrick Payne stars, and he has performed Doc Holliday and the Angel of Mercy throughout the West. He was particularly interested in playing Doc Holliday in Glenwood Springs because it is where Doc died and is said to be buried.

The Rev. Jim Warn will give a talk titled If All You have is a Hammer everything looks like a nail at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 21, at Yampah Mountain High School in Glenwood Springs. He will discuss ethical and theological arguments against a military attack on Iran, or other countries, and calls for people of faith to speak out against the war option. This is part of the Roaring Fork Peace Coalition lecture series Gods, Guns, and Governments. Refreshments and discussion to follow.


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