Entertainment briefs: Oct. 25–31

Library offers cowboy poetry workshop

Mesa County Libraries will offer a workshop on how to write cowboy poetry at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31, at the Central Library, 443 N. Sixth St.

“Saddle Up and Write” will be presented in conjunction with the Museum of Western Colorado’s Grand Junction Cowboy Poetry Gathering set for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1–2.

Workshop space is limited, and the required registration can be made at mesacountylibraries.org or by calling 243-4442.

Dance studio’s classes set for November


A variety of dance classes will be offered in November at La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., Suite A.

Classes are Monday through Friday evenings. Open dancing is from 8–10 p.m. Friday, following the class.

Go to lapuertadancestudo.com or call 712-2552 for information.

Broadway figure teaching CMU master classes

Broadway dancer/singer/actor Rachelle Rak will choreograph a new work with Colorado Mesa University students and teach master classes for community dancers and actors on Saturday, Nov. 2.

Classes will cover jazz and musical theatre dance as well as performance techniques and audition tips.

“Actors who would like to move better, singers who want to move with style and confidence, and dancers who want to be great will benefit from these classes,” according to a news release.

Classes for ages 8–12 will be from 10 a.m. to noon. Classes for ages 13 through adult will be from 1–3 p.m.

Cost is $40

For information, call Melonie Buchanan Murray at 248-1390 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Crafting classes available at store

Michaels, 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50, will offer in-store crafting events for adults and children throughout November.

Michaels also will host Rainbow Loom Meet Ups for children ages 6 and older, costing $5 per child. Dates and times vary.

Visit the store, call 243-2070 or go to Michaels.com for information and to register online.

Board seeks arts award nominations

The Grand Junction Commission on Arts and Culture seeks nominations for its Champion of the Arts Awards that honor businesses, individuals, organizations or institutions that exemplify outstanding support for the arts, assistance to local arts and cultural organizations, commitment to the cultural community, and/or promotion of area artists.

Nominations, due by 5 p.m. Nov. 15, may be submitted by organizations or individuals. Two award winners will be chosen by the commission and winners will be presented with original artwork by premier local artists in January.

The commission also put out a call to local artists to submit artwork to be considered for the awards.

Go to gjarts.org, email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call 254-3876 for information.

Artist teaches alcohol ink classes

Alcohol ink courses taught by Renee Herring will be offered Wednesday, Oct. 30, at The Artist’s Haven, 240 North Ave.

A beginners course is scheduled from noon to 2:30 p.m., and an intermediate course from 3–5:30 p.m.

Cost is $20, and no materials are required. The class will focus on a light switch plate cover, a tile and two bookmarks. Space is limited.

To sign up, call 424-5125 or stop by The Artist’s Haven.


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