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Comedy Festival tickets on sale

While the “Local Pass” deal for next month’s Aspen Comedy Festival has now sold out, a limited number of tickets to individual shows will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 23, at the Wheeler Opera House box office (920-5770). Tickets will be available for events including the US Comedy Arts Festival awards gala and Comedy Film honors, plus individual shows featuring “Doonesbury” creator Garry Trudeau and playwright August Wilson, “Airplane” creators Jim Abrahams and David and Jerry Zucker, plus comedians and actors Jack Black, Teri Garr, Greg Proops, Joe Rogan and more. Shows will take place from Tuesday, March 2, to Sunday, March 7. A full festival schedule is available at

Middle School feast and faculty follies

Glenwood Springs Middle School’s Parents Involved in Education group is sponsoring a spaghetti dinner, to be held in the school cafeteria from 5-6:45 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24. The faculty follies will follow from 6:45-8 p.m. Join in for a meal and what is always a great show put on by the GSMS staff. $4 for adults, $3 for children 14 and under and $15 maximum per family. Prepayment is encouraged at the school office, but tickets will be sold at the door.

Lenten Labyrinth walk

Take part in a Lenten Labyrinth walk at 5:30 p.m. on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 25, at the Snowmass Chapel (Schermer Hall) at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center. Self-guided walks available daily through Tuesday from 7-9 a.m. Labyrinth experience guided by Linda Rutland. Information: 923-3706 or Rev. Elise Hawke, 923-6192, ext. 12.

Airport improvements eyed

Valley residents are invited to experience first-hand the current conditions at the Aspen Pitkin County Airport and terminal and to see what improvements proposed in the 20-year plan are intended to accomplish. An airport open house will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 26. Information: Jim Elwood, 920-5383, ext. 851, or Carrington Brown, 920-5388, ext. 853.

Sunlight Snowboard Festival

Sunlight Mountain hosts the Bighorn Toyota Snowboard Festival on Feb. 28 and 29. Park Style Open Jam session in the Jib Park at 10 a.m. Saturday, Extreme competition at East Ridge at 1 p.m. Free snowboarding lessons at 10 a.m. Sunday, Big Air contest at Holiday Hill at 1 p.m. $5. Information: 945-7491.

Tales from the top of the world

Pemba Doma Sherpa, the first Nepalese woman to climb Mt. Everest from the north and only one of six women to have scaled the mountain twice, appears in a special slide show held at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at the Colorado Rocky Mountain School barn in Carbondale. The event is a benefit for her “Save the Himalayan Kingdom” fund which sends children from poor villages to school, regardless of caste. $10. Information: 925-3839 or 963-2563.

Freshmen registration

Glenwood Springs High School will be holding freshmen registration for the 2004-2005 school year at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 2, in the school auditorium. All incoming freshmen and their parents are encouraged to attend to complete the preregistration process. Information: 384-5559.

Artists and floral designers sought

The Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities is looking for both artists and floral designers to take part in a new show for spring entitled “Art in Bloom,” which will run from April 5-20, with events happening April 9-10. Deadline for applications is March 12. Call 963-1680 or stop by the CCAH office at 645 Main St. in Carbondale to receive an application.

Learn to be a leader

Leadership for Managers, a one-day workshop for managers and supervisors, will take place on Tuesday, March 16, at the Hotel Colorado. Learn to lead by example, delegate effectively, resolve conflicts and communicate effectively. Information: 945-6589.

Glenwood Earth Day Celebration artist search

Musicians, writers, speakers and artists are sought for an open mic at the first Glenwood Springs Earth Day Celebration, to be held in Two Rivers Park from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 24. Earth-related content preferred. Information: Don Paine, 945-0350.

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