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On-Camera Acting Camp: Power Rangers star Kate Sheldon teaches kids 8-18 how to act for movies, TV, commercials and green screen. Cartoon voice-over and comedy is also covered. Kids meet a top talent agent, receive a detailed Parents Info Guide, and optional hairstyle makeovers are available. Professional headshot photograph included. Limited enrollment. Vail/Edwards: July 24-26 and Aspen July 31-Aug. 2. For more information, call (970) 376-5431 or visit

Rainy Day Designs is hosting a showing of local ceramic artist Diane Kenney from July 7-28 at the studio at 16 N. Fourth St. in Carbondale. The show will highlight one-of-a-kind, handcrafted stoneware pieces, and all items are for sale.Daily viewings will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.. For more information, call 963-9748.

Dont miss your opportunity to see The Young Continentals present their new concert, Reality Check, at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, at Riverside Middle School in New Castle. The event is sponsored by New Hope Church. The Young Continentals are an evangelical group of young people communicating the truth of Jesus Christ as the only absolute in an ever-changing world, featuring approximately 30 high-energy singers, dancers and technicians between the ages of 12 and 15.For more information, call New Hope Church at 984-2656.

Stop Americas Violent Youth (SAVY), based in the Roaring Fork Valley, is hosting an advanced training program beginning Friday in Glenwood Springs, to improve the skill level for mental health professionals throughout Colorado. The instructors will share their expertise with hands-on experiential training. Bill Goble, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist from North Carolina who has successfully treated challenging children for over 20 years, will instruct the initial course July 7, 8 and 9. This session is open to all professionals interest in making a difference for disturbed children and their families. For more information, please call Nancy Roberts 984-0205 or Dr. Bill Goble (772) 631-8100.

Thunder River Theatre Company is privileged to present a free staged reading of Tomas and the Library Lady by Jos Cruz Gonzlez at 4 p.m. Saturday at their new theater at 67 Promenade in downtown Carbondale. Families are encouraged to attend. Latino adults and children interested in participating in the play, and those wishing additional information, should contact TRTC Educational Coordinator Nancy Ball, at 963-1168, 618-9932, or at your earliest convenience.

The Northwest Colorado region of the Colorado Small Business Development Centers Network (SBDC) announces its July schedule of entrepreneurial training workshops and seminars located in Glenwood Springs.July 12, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Government Contracting Workshop Part I (free)July 12, 6-9 p.m. How to Start a Business in English and SpanishJuly 13, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Government Contracting Workshop Part II (free)July 19, 6-9 p.m. Bookkeeping Basics and Financial Statements July 25, 1-3 p.m., Funding Sources for Your BusinessJuly 26, 6-9 p.m. Budgeting and Cash Flow ManagementFor information and advance registration, call (970) 384-8523 or visit

The Bureau of Land Management Glenwood Springs Field Office is hosting an open house from 5-8 p.m. July 12 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center, 100 Wulfsohn Road in Glenwood Springs. The purpose of this open house is to share information and receive comments on their wild and scenic river evaluations being conducted in advance of jointly revising resource management plans. The open house will address the eligibility phase of identifying what segments of rivers and streams within the field offices may meet criteria for wild and scenic rivers. If any segments are found to be eligible, BLM will conduct a suitability study as part of the revision process.Written comments will be accepted through July 28 by mail: BLM WSR Inventory, c/o Tetra Tech, 4900 Pearl East Circle, Suite 300W, Boulder, CO 80301; e-mail; or fax (720) 406-9114 Attn: WSR Inventory Phase Comments.

YouthZones 16th annual Kiss-n-Squeal fundraiser kicks off July 6 and runs to Aug. 3.This year, the events goal is to raise $89,000 to assist with youth/family programs.A silent auction will be posted at and will run from July 5 at midnight to Aug. 1 at 6 p.m. Raffle tickets will be available for $10 each with prizes being $1,000 and $500 cash. Lips on the line in this years pig kissing extravaganza are Steve Casey, Debra Drew, Richard Fuller, Patrick Burwell, David Cook, Myles Rovig, Kiley Carlson and Lindsey Deraddo, Carli Dean and Lindsay Gilliam.Keep up with all the event details at

Today the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will begin a resurfacing and safety improvement project on Interstate 70 between milepost 110 and milepost 116.4 in the Glenwood Springs area.The resurfacing work on I-70 will take place between milepost 112 (South Canyon) and milepost 116.4 (the main Glenwood Springs exit) and will rotomill and pave I-70 in asphalt. In addition to the resurfacing, the project will improve the guardrail and upgrade the rockfall protection barrier on westbound I-70 between MP 110 (East Canyon Creek) and MP 111 (South Canyon).For the duration of the project, traffic on I-70 will be reduced to a single lane and the speed limit will be reduced to 45 mph. Work will take place from 8:30 a.m. to dusk Monday through Friday for eastbound traffic and from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday for westbound traffic. Delays up to 15 minutes are expected as flaggers alternate traffic through the work zone. Occasional night and weekend work may take place throughout the project.Elam Construction Inc. of Grand Junction is the contractor of this $5.5 million project, which is anticipated to be complete by October.

The National Active and Federal Employees Thursday, July 6, meeting will be held at the home of Bob and Vi Searcy. It is a potluck and barbecue. For information, call 285-7157.

Alpine Legal Services presents the Do it Yourself Divorce Class at 1 p.m. July 20 at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Attendees will be provided with all necessary documentation required to complete the divorce process, along with necessary information about how to manage the case start to finish. A small donation is requested for this service, but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay.This clinic is supported by grants from Aspen Valley Community Foundation. For further information, please contact the Glenwood office at 945-8858.Alpine Legal Services offers free open intake for new clients from noon to 3 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays in the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs, and from noon to 3 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the Pitkin County Courthouse in Aspen. New clients can consult with an attorney regarding any civil legal matters.

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