Entertainment Briefs: Sept. 28

Forum plans Poetry in the Streets

The third annual Poetry in the Streets reading event will be from 6:30–8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the corner of Fourth and Main streets.

Hosted by the Western Colorado Writers’ Forum, this event will feature poetry read by participants in the forum’s Voices of the Grand Valley workshops. Participants include veterans, Latimer House clients, teens from the Department of Youth Corrections, children from the Riverside Education Center and individuals from Catholic Outreach’s Soup Kitchen.

Guitarist Eric McClennan and drummer Robinitix will perform at the reading event, which is free and open to the public.

University accepting art proposals


Colorado Mesa University seeks artists to provide proposals for artwork to enhance the aesthetics and environment of the first floor, western corridor of the University Center.

In contrast to many other areas of the University Center, this particular corridor is dark and in need of aesthetic improvement. The CMU Art Selection Committee is seeking to purchase multiple art pieces for installation that will reflect the unique geography and mission of CMU while adding to a vibrant, student-based University Center environment. Art must be harmonious with the existing architecture and be easily maintained.

The project is open to professional artists who are residents of Colorado and responses are due by 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, in the purchasing office at CMU. Artists should submit a resume, references, letter of intent and images of previous work, totalling no more than eight pages.

For information and application requirements, call 248-1337 or email Suzanne Ellinwood at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Creative Avenues offers workshop


Creative Avenues will offer a two-hour masterpiece workshop titled “Watercolor Eye Study” from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 835 N. 26th St.

The workshop is for all ages and no experience is necessary. Cost is $25 plus a $10 materials fee.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required. Go to http://www.CreativeAvenuesGJ.com or call 255-6757 for information or to register.

Store plans themed craft events


Michaels will offer Halloween and other themed craft events in October for adults and children, at its store at 2464 U.S. Highway 6&50.

The month’s activities will be highlighted by a Halloween parade from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, complete with face painting.

Go to http://www.Michaels.com or call 243-2070 for information.

Studio posts October dance schedule


La Puerta Dance Studio, 523 1/2 Main St., Suite A, has posted its October class schedule at http://www.lapuertadancestudio.com.

Dance classes range from country line dance to Argentine tango.

Go to the website for a complete schedule of classes or call 712-2552 for information.

CMU gallery continues exhibit


The Colorado Mesa University Art Gallery will continue the exhibit “What’s Your Inspiration?” through Wednesday, Oct. 3.

The exhibit comprises diverse inspirational contributions from CMU faculty Jake Allee, Joshua Butler, Steven Bradley, Suzie Garner, Eli Hall, Alison Harris, Heather Patterson McCulloch, Carolyn Quinn-Hensley and Araan Schmidt.

The gallery, located in the University Center, is open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Call 248-1833 for information.

Crafters sought for high school fair


Central High School is looking for local crafters to participate in its craft fair Nov. 10 at Central High School, 550 Warrior Way.

Proceeds will benefit the high school’s science department.

To reserve a booth or for information, call PJ Janssen at 254-6200 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Food, wine event benefits nonprofit


Fisher’s Liquor Barn is sponsoring the annual “United Way Food & Wine” to benefit United Way of Mesa County.

The event will go from 6–9 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, at Two Rivers Winery, 2087 Broadway, and features samples from a wide selection of international wineries, as well as hors d’oeuvres presented by Cowboy & the Rose. There also is a silent auction featuring specialty wines and other items, plus a live auction.

Tickets for the wine-tasting are $30 each or $55 per couple and can be purchased at Fisher’s Liquor Barn, 2438 F Road, or the offices of United Way of Mesa County, 422 White Ave., No. 337.

Tickets are limited.

Call Amanda Crysler at 243-5364 for information.


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