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Dig into the Dish

Silt’s newest restaurant and coffee shop is now open for business. The Dish, located at 1817 Medicine Bow Court (in the business center across the street from the post office), serves up old-fashioned American cuisine, including large platters of fries, grilled sandwiches, 1⁄2-pound burgers, bread bowls, homemade soups and chilis, stew, goulash, steak and baked goodies. They also serve gourmet coffees. The Dish is open from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily and will soon be open until midnight on Friday and Saturday. Information: 876-0583.

Glenwood Meadows

public meeting

The developers of Glenwood Meadows will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10, to discuss the design of the 8th and Midland intersection area. The meeting will take place at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Information: Larry Thompson, 384-6435.

Nursing program open house

Colorado Mountain College’s Nursing Program invites you to attend an informational open house, Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 2:30-5:30 p.m. at the Calaway Academic Center at Spring Valley. This is an opportunity to speak with pre-Nursing advisors and Nursing faculty to discuss curriculum, scholarship and financial aid information. Information: 945-8691.

The hills are alive

Singer/songwriter Elisabeth von Trapp will appear at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Glenwood Springs High School. Von Trapp, whose father was a member of the renowned Trapp Family Singers, grew up in Vermont and performs a wide variety of music, ranging from contemporary folk and country to Gregorian chants and even the songs of Richard Rogers. Ticket information: call Judy at 945-5384 or Sue at 945-8722.

Hatha yoga offered

New Castle Family Fitness is offering Hatha Yoga at 5:40 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. Yoga strengthens and tones muscles, increases circulation, improves posture, increases flexibility, stimulates the endocrine system, calms the nervous system, and improves digestion. The class is taught by Alison Gromme, who has a BA in biology and has studied Iyengar Yoga, as well as completing 18 hours of Yogafit Level 1 Teacher Training. Information: 984-3200.

Aerobic classes

Kick/Step and Crunch class, a combination of kickboxing and step class, and Lower Body Blast class (all abs, legs and rear ends) will begin Nov. 17 at the Exclusive Athletic Club in Glenwood Springs. Classes are $5. Information: 945-9107.

Calaway Series

tickets available

Tickets are now on sale for the 2003-04 Jim Calaway Honors Series, now in its fourth year. Shows include Fuego Flamenco on Dec. 10 and 11, a Spanish dance company based in Santa Fe, N.M.; Hired Hands on Jan. 21 and 22, featuring a New Mexico and Colorado-based ensemble of eclectic Americana; plus a historical re-enactment of Teddy Roosevelt and H.L. Mencken on March 10 and 11. All performances take place at Colorado Mountain College’s Spring Valley Campus’ New Space Theatre. Patron season subscriptions are $100, and season subscription packages are $40. Single tickets are $15. Student single tickets are discounted to $10. Information: 947-8367 or e-mail cearts@

Send in the clowns

Nationally known clown Karen Bell will help kick off National Children’s Book Week with performances of “One Trunk Circus” at three branches of the Garfield County Library on Saturday, Nov. 15. Bell, a veteran of the Ringling Brothers Circus, will be at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 9th St., at 10 a.m. The Silt Branch Library will sponsor Ms. Bell’s show at the Silt Community Center at 12:30 p.m. Also, at noon, the Silt Library will offer “Ring-Side Sandwiches for the Community,” a free luncheon held at the community center. Bell will close out the day with a performance sponsored by the Rifle Branch Library at 3 p.m. at “That Place,” 201 W. 3rd St. in Rifle.

All three programs are free and open to the public. Information: contact the Glenwood Library at 945-5958, the Silt Library at 876-5500, or the Rifle Library at 625-3471.

Thought for Today

“Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.”

” Dylan Thomas, Welsh author-poet (1914-1953).

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