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Defiance Community Players 2008 fall production will be the highly acclaimed Disney High School High School Musical. Show dates will be Nov. 14-16 and 21-23 at the new theater in Glenwood Springs High School. Directed by Jennetta M. Howell, auditions will be held in September, and dates and times to be announced.The production will be casting ages 13 and up actors, singers, dancers, jocks, thespians, cheerleaders and brainiacs; one male adult and one female adult role is available. Be prepared to move/dance and bring sheet music, as everyone is required to sing with a pianist. For more information, contact Jacquie Meitler at 945-2174.

For a limited time, get a Dinner Pass, including a ride on the Iron Mountain Tramway, dinner at the Lookout Grille and unlimited rides on the alpine coaster, giant swing, maze mechanical bull, bungee trampoline, climbing wall and wagon. Add a 70-minute guided cave tour for an additional fee.The Dinner Pass will be available from 5-9 p.m. daily from Friday, Aug. 15, through Monday, Sept. 1. Not valid with any other offers.The last tram up is 8 p.m.

TreadZ, located at 732 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs, is having an open house from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16. View new brands and styles. A pair of shoes will be raffled off every half hour, along with other prizes and giveaways.For more information, call TreadZ at 928-0620.



Midland Avenue in downtown Basalt will be closed from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, for the 11th annual River Days Festival. The parade will run up Midland Avenue from Streamside starting at 11 a.m., with a street fair and car show immediately following. For more information, contact the Basalt Chamber at director@basaltchamber.com or 927-4031.

The public is invited to meet three candidates for CMCs West Garfield Campus dean position. Current dean Pam Arsenault has announced plans to retire this fall.The candidates will have a Meet and Greet time from 5-7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 18, at CMCs West Garfield Campus, 3695 Airport Rd., Rifle. Following this session, anyone whos taken part will be given an opportunity to provide feedback on the candidates.The three candidates interviewing for the position are Teri Kinkade, who is currently a division director at the West Garfield Campus; Gregory Busch, of West Virginia University at Parkersburg, W.Va., where he is the director of the universitys Honor College, coordinator of international education and travel, and an assistant professor; and Gary Isham, Ph.D., who most recently served as dean of mathematics at Pasadena City College in Pasadena, Calif. For more information, contact CMCs West Garfield Campus at 625-1871.


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