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Community news & notes

Find the most beautiful gown and your dads most charming outfit and come out for a special evening from 6:308 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at Snowmass Village Recreation Center . Register early, space limited, call 922-2240.

The Garfield County Public Library District is hosting a Big Read Film Contest. The library district is looking for filmmakers to submit their original work featuring the theme, Hardboiled detective. Films must be in black and white, and can be up to 10 minutes long. The contest is open to Garfield County residents, and will have adult and teen divisions. The first-place winner of each division will receive a 2G Flip video camera, with the adult division also receiving two tickets to the Big Read Black and White Gala in March.Prizes for second place, third pace, and Peoples Choice will include a portion of the $250 worth of gift cards. Submission requirements and a full list of rules can be found at each of the Garfield County Libraries, and will soon be available online at http://www.garfieldlibraries. For more information, contact Emily at 625-4270.

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.

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.

The Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library is holding a meeting at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, in the library conference room for all members and citizens wishing to participate in the Friends group. The agenda will include election of new officers and the ongoing book sale. Anyone wishing to join the popular One Book One Town author selection committee should plan to attend this meeting. The committee will be forming and the process of choosing next years One Book for Carbondale will begin.For more information, please call the library at 963-2889.

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.

The Silt Historical Society will host its annual meeting at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 25, at the Silt Historical Park, 707 Orchard Ave. in Silt.For more information, call Bonnie at 876-5652.

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.

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

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