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Community news & notes

Nina Schnipper, host of Smokin Grass bluegrass radio show on KDNK, interviews legendary mandolin-master Sam Bush in anticipation of his upcoming show at the BellyUp-Aspen next Wednesday, Jan. 14.The interview will broadcast live on KDNK Community Radio, 88.1, 88.3, 88.5 FM in the Roaring Fork Valley, 93.5 FM in Leadville, and on the web, at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 10.

A Hunter Education course will be available from the Colorado Department of Wildlife from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21; and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 22 in the Eagle County Exhibit Hall at the Eagle County Fair Grounds. Preregistration is required. Please call Dave Hammond at 970-328-7818. A hunter education card is required to purchase a Colorado Hunting License for those born after Jan. 1, 1949. The course is sponsored by the Eagle County 4H Club Shooting Sports Program. Refreshments and lunch will be available for purchase to support the shooting sports.

Jay McGlade of Edward Jones Investments will be hosting the program Outlook 2009: The Financial Landscape. During this program, Jeremy Siegel, professor of finance, Wharton School of Business, and Alan Skrainka, Edward Jones’ chief market strategist will discuss what’s on the horizon for 2009 given a new president and changes in Congress. They will also review major market activities in 2008 such as the financial industry consolidation, bailout plan and more.The program will be held at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, and will last one hour. Both programs will be held at 2700 Gilstrap Court, Suite 170, Glenwood Springs.Edward Jones financial Advisor Dave Weimer will present an Outlook and Opportunities seminar from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Claddaugh Pub,1374 Main St. in Carbondale.Call 928-7145 for information and to make a reservation. There is no cost for the program, but seating is limited.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers is providing a series of Parenting Workshops in Spanish. Childcare is available for the nationally-recognized parenting program. The Glenwood series will be offered from 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays starting Jan. at Glenwood Springs Elementary School.The Carbondale series will be held from 6 – 8 p.m. Thursdays starting Jan. 22 at the Roaring Fork Family Resource Center at The Bridges Center.Please call Katie Marshall at 384-5689 for more information or to register.

The Lives of the Self: Poetry, Memoir & Personal Essay, a Grand Junction writers workshop taught by Sandra Dorr, begins Jan. 15 (Thursday class, all writers) and Jan. 20th (Tuesday, womens class). Two college credits available. See or call (970) 257-1498.

Due to increased skier traffic during the Owl Creek Chase event, a small portion of Owl Creek Road between Burnt Mountain Circle and Two Creeks Drive will be closed to through traffic from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Jan. 17.Those needing access to Two Creeks Ski area from Snowmass Village may take Brush Creek Road through the roundabout to Highline Road. To access the Snowmass Village Mall from Owl Creek Road, please take Highline Road through the roundabout to Brush Creek. Town of Snowmass Village Police barricades will be in place at the road closure locations. The Owl Creek Chase is an annual event sponsored by the city of Aspen. For complete event details, visit

Try out 2009 snowmobiles for free courtesy of HiPoint Motorsports of Glenwood Springs. The event will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 10, and Sunday, Jan. 11, at the parking lot of Sunlight Snowmobiles Tours next to the Sunlight Ski area in Glenwood Springs.Riders need to bring their own helmets, gloves, boots, etc. No sign up or reservations are necessary. For more information, call HiPoint Motorsports next to Berthod Motors in Glenwood Springs, at 945-6301.

The Wheeler Opera House and Jazz Aspen Snowmass today announced the addition of a special solo performance by award-winning composer Randy Newman, at 8 p.m. Saturday, March 7.Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20th. Tickets can be purchased through the Wheelers Aspen Show Tickets location by stopping by in person, calling 970-920-5770 locally, 866-449-0464 toll-free, or ordering online at

Spring semester has started at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. Register for a variety of classes including guitar, piano and voice lessons, adult and toddler dance and art classes, pottery or silversmithing.Call 945- 2414 or visit for more information.

CMC’s Theatre department is holding open auditions to cast The Vagina Monologues (performances Feb. 12-14) and The Cripple of Inishmaan (performances Mar. 5-7; Mar. 12-15).Male and female actors, ages 16-70 are welcome to audition from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Jan. 19 and 20, in the New Space Theatre at Spring Valley. The campus is located at 3000 County Rd. 114 in Glenwood Springs.Those auditioning are asked to have one audition monologue prepared (preferably memorized). If auditioning, please call the theatre department in advance at 947-8252 to declare your intent to audition or to ask any further questions.

The Kiwanis Club of Glenwood Springs’ Stars of Tomorrow talent show is an opportunity for amateur talent of school age, grades 4 through 12, to express themselves before the public. Auditions will be held from 4-6 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 4 and 5, at the Glenwood Springs High School small performance area. The show will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, March 6, at the Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. A mandatory rehearsal will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, March 5 at the high school auditorium.The Stars of Tomorrow is open to all students of a public, private, or parochial school not above the 12th grade. To be eligible for the scholarship prizes, the student must be 13years old by February 15, 2009. All contestants who are below this age are welcome to try out for the Showcase Talent of up and coming stars, but are not eligible for prizes or the district competition.Talent chosen for the competition, those 13 years or age and older, will be required to have a sponsor. Sponsors, local business or individual, should provide the contestant with a $100 sponsorship fee. This year a portion of the student’s sponsorship will go to that students program of choice within their school (choir, band or drama). For information, call Kiwanis Stars of Tomorrow Chairman Rolf Hermanson at 947-9009.

For more information about opportunities offered by the Snowmass Village Recreation Center, including youth basketball Little Villagers Sports Program, the Snowball Softball Tournament and adult leagues, please call Katie or Woodsie at 922-2240.

Free community acupuncture sessions are being offered at 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the WIN Health Institute in Basalt. Sit quietly in a room with others who also have needles in their ears. There is a suggested donation.Call 384-8484 for more information.

Tweens age 9 12 may join the group from 3-5 p.m. January 16, for Tween Fridays @ the library with a movie matinee and refreshments. If you have questions, please call 945-5958.

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