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The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts is hosting its fifth annual Summer Acting Camp from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 21-25. Instructor Bob Heart returns again this year to inspire and teach improvisational skills, musical theatre, costume, acting and singing to Harry Belafonte’s The Banana Boat (often referred to as the Day-O song). This years camp concludes with the acting out of Fairly Stupid Tales, which include fairy tales with a twist including The Princess and the Bowling Ball, The Other Frog Prince and a few surprises. Heart has been teaching voice, piano, acting, and guitar at the Center for the Arts since settling in Glenwood Springs. He began his career at age 14 and has degrees in broadcasting and music business. He is a vocalist, actor, songwriter, arranger, former radio/TV personality, and is most proud of being the buffalo chip throwing-contest winner in the Easter Seals singers division. Enroll today by calling 945-2414.

The Glenwood Springs Police Department Crime Prevention and Youth Activities Programs announce their 15th annual fundraiser, the Magic! Magic! Magic! show, to be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 2, at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium.Funds raised from the program will go towards youth-oriented projects such as the bike rodeo and winter skating party, the annual scholarship for graduating seniors, and will help with the National Night Out and neighborhood watch programs.Local businesses and residents will be contacted by phone in the upcoming weeks to purchase children and senior citizen tickets or advertising posters for the program.For more information, call 1-800-813-7560 or the Glenwood Springs Police Department at 384-6500 and ask for Sgt. Levy Burris or Officer Margaret Wierenga.

The Western Slope Office of the Colorado Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society is proud to announce the fourth Bud Light MS U.G.L.Y. Bartender Challenge, a fundraiser for the Western Slope Office. It will run from Aug. 1 through Oct. 31. U.G.L.Y. is an acronym for Understanding Generous Loveable You. Establishments nominate a bartender to vie for the title of the Grand Valleys Bud Light MS U.G.L.Y.-est Bartender. Bartenders vie to win prizes and trips including golf and ski getaways, and Denver sports weekends. The Grand Prize this year will be a trip to Hawaii. Weekly standings will be published in the Grand Junction Free Press and other publications. Pool tournaments, celebrity bartending and golf tournaments are a few of the ways that last years challengers raised money.Proceeds will go the Western Slope Office of the Colorado Chapter of the National MS Society. One in 580 Coloradans lives with the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis.For more information contact Lee Mathis, event coordinator, at (970) 256-4656 or or contact Priscilla Mangnall at (970) 241-8975 or 1-800-371-2667.

Learn all you need to know about purchasing a home at a free workshop from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, at the St. Mary of the Crown Church, 395 White Hill Road, Carbondale. A continental breakfast is provided. Free child care provided upon request. Preregistration is required by calling 963-7350.

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