Entertainment Briefs: Jan. 25

Studio’s dance classes posted

La Puerta Dance Studio has posted its dance schedule for February at http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.

The dance studio is at 523 1/2 Main St., Suite A. Classes include rumba, country two step, East Coast wing and more. Open dancing takes place from 8–10 p.m. Fridays.

Go to the website or call 712-2552 for information.

GJ film festival tickets on sale


Tickets are on sale for the first annual Grand Junction Film Festival set for Feb. 15 at Avalon Theatre.

The two-day festival will features about 40 short and features-length films. Genres include comedy, foreign drama, science fiction and documentary, according to a news release.

Two-day passes cost $35, single-day passes cost $20.

For information or to purchase passes, go to gjfilmfest.org. Passes also can be purchased at City Market stores in Grand Junction

Groups offer singing valentines


In the market for singing Valentines? Here are a couple of options:

■ The Tonettes, a local, all-girl singing group, is reuniting to deliver singing valentines. For $35, you can send your valentine a song, rose and chocolates. Order singing valentines by going to http://www.thetonettes.com or by calling 970-812-3313.

■ The Bookcliff Barbershop Harmony Chorus will offer singing Valentines Feb. 13–14 for $45 each.

Delivery hours are 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. anywhere between Palisade an Mack. A Bookcliff Quartet in tuxedoes will perform two love songs, and the recipient receives a rose, Enstroms’ candy and a Valentine’s Day card.

To order or for information, call 255-9992

n Cover Charge, a Sweet Adelines quartet, will surprise your sweetie anytime Feb. 13–14 at home, the office or a restaurant with two songs, candy and a flower for $45. For information or to book a singing Valentine, call Colette at 261-0304 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Cover Charge also can be found at http://www.facebook.com/#!/coverchargequartet. Reserve your singing Valentine early, as slots fill up quickly.

Cover Charge members are active members of Grand Mesa Chorus Sweet Adelines International.

Show puts out call for entries


The Ouray County Art Association has put out a call for entries for the Winter Arts and Crafts Festival set for Friday through Sunday, Feb. 15–17, at the Ouray Community Center, in Ouray.

Artist registration is 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 15, at the center. Cost is $5 for members of the association, $1 for students ages 18 and younger and $20 for nonmembers of association. All pieces must be for sale. The association will retain 30 percent of the sale price.

It is a nonjuried show. There will be a $50 award for people’s choice. Entries can be any art or craft such as fine art, jewelry, needlework and other art forms. Items may be ready to hang or display. Bin work is limited to five pieces of fine art. Craft work is unlimited.

Call 626-3212 or go to http://www.ourayarts.org for information.

Fruita seeks artists for exhibit


The city of Fruita, through its Arts and Culture Board, is looking for artists to submit for exhibit at the Fruita Community Center facility.

The exhibit is to be placed in the community center in three-month increments.

Considering the space desired, artists are asked to submit proposals no later than 4 p.m. Feb. 11, to the city of Fruita Parks and Recreation Department, 324 N. Coulson, in Fruita.

Proposals will be evaluated and selections will be made at the Feb. 13 Arts and Culture Board meeting. Artist must be able to hang art work March 1 and leave the exhibit until the end of May.

Go to http://www.fruitaart.com or http://www.fruita.org for information.

Duck stamp art contest gears up


Colorado students in kindergarten through 12th grade are invited to participate in The Junior Duck Stamp Program conducted by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

This free art and science program is designed to teach wetlands habitat and waterfowl conservation to America’s youth. JDS participants employ scientific and wildlife observation principles to learn about the subject matter, and then communicate that knowledge visually by creating an entry to the JDS art contest.

The JDS contest begins each fall and continues in the spring as students submit their artwork to their state coordinator. Students at the state level are then judged in four groups, according to grade level. Three first-, second- and third-place entries are selected for each group. A “best of show” is then selected by the judges from the first-place winners. Each state’s best of show is submitted to the Duck Stamp Office in Washington, D.C., and entered into the national contest.

The first-place design from the national contest is used to create the official Junior Duck Stamp for the following year. Stamps are sold by the U.S. Postal Service for $5 each and proceeds from sales support environmental education, and provide awards and scholarships for the students, teachers and schools that participate in the program.

Entries must be postmarked by March 15. An award ceremony to honor the top 100 state winners and participating schools will be May 11 at the Arvada Center.

For information about how Colorado students, teachers and schools can participate, call Colorado State Coordinator Seth Beres at 303-289-0867 or go to http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/ArtContest.htm.

Painting club sponsors workshop


The Brush and Palette Club will sponsor a one-day workshop with Jody Ahrens and Bhreon Bynum from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at The Arts Center, 1803 N. Seventh St.

Space is limited for the “Abstracted Landscapes Using a Glazing Technique” workshop and early registration is recommended.

Cost is $75 for members and $100 for nonmembers, (which makes you a member). To reserve a seat, mail a check to Brush and Palette Club, P.O. Box 3632, Grand Junction 81502.

Deadline is Feb. 15.

Call Bob Martin at 242-9010 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for information.

Theater Project workshops, events set


New workshops and events are planned for February at Creative Avenues and the Theater Project, 835 N. 26th St.

■ Play Production Workshop: 4:15–5:15 p.m. Wednesdays, Feb. 6–27, second-graders through adults will be working on the sets for “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” Cost is $40.

■ Set Painting Workshop: 4:15–5:15 p.m. Thursdays, Feb. 7–28, second-graders through adults will be working on the sets for “Disney’s Little Mermaid Jr.” Cost is $40.

■ Art workshops with Dionne: Oil Pastel Flowers, Date Night Painting and Potpourri Art workshop begin in a few weeks, call for information.

■ New music classes for tots (ages 1–4) and parents will be offered in February on Thursday mornings and Tuesday nights. Cost is $30.

■ School’s Out Arts and Enrichment Activity Program, full and half-day options available with discounts for multiple siblings. Upcoming dates are Friday, Feb. 1, March 8, and spring break, March 25–29.

Call 255-6757 or go to http://www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com for information.


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