Jan
17
Fri
CMC Theatre brings ‘Amadeus’ to the Wheeler Opera House stage @ Wheeler Opera House
Jan 17 @ 7:00 pm
Photo of actors Nick Garay and Jaime Sklavos in "Amadeus."

Nick Garay as Amadeus and Jaime Sklavos as Constanze in Colorado Mountain College’s production of the Tony Award-winning play “Amadeus.” Photo: Scot Gerdes.

Set against a rich backdrop of Mozart’s greatest hits, an encore performance of the Tony Award-winning play “Amadeus” by Peter Shaffer will run for two nights only at the Wheeler Opera House on Jan. 16 and 17 at 7 p.m.

“Amadeus” won five Tony Awards, including Best Play, and the 1984 film earned 13 Academy Awards, including Best Picture. Based on a fictionalized rivalry between court composers Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Antonio Salieri, “Amadeus” explores the links among genius, jealousy and madness.

A production of Colorado Mountain College’s theater program, the show ran Oct. 18-27 at CMC’s New Space Theatre on the Spring Valley campus. It generated so much community buzz that the college was prompted to take the show on the road. “The timing just worked out to bring it to the Wheeler,” said Brad Moore, adjunct theater instructor at the college.

Moore directs the production that features the first CMC theater graduate, Nick Garay, as Amadeus. Garay was last seen in Aspen this summer as Romeo in the Hudson Reed Ensemble’s production of “Romeo and Juliet.” Gary Ketzenbarger, director of the college’s theater program, portrays Salieri. The cast is rounded out by current CMC students and faculty, as well as recent graduates of the theater program.

Seats can be reserved at aspenshowtix.com or 920-5770.

 

Jan
18
Sat
CMC Theatre holds open auditions for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” @ Colorado Mountain College New Space Theatre
Jan 18 @ 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
artwork for "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum"Colorado Mountain College Theatre will hold open auditions for “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” on Jan. 18 (1 to 6 p.m.) in the New Space Theatre at Spring Valley, located at 3000 County Road 114 south of Glenwood Springs.
 
“A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum” is the comedic musical adaptation of the ancient Roman plays written by Plautus. The story centers on Pseudolus, a crafty slave who seeks to gain his freedom by winning the hand of a woman for his young master. The large cast has 17 roles. Performance dates are Apr. 4-6 and 10-13.
 
Those who wish to audition should prepare a one- to two-minute monologue and a short cut of a musical number that demonstrates the individual’s range (please provide sheet music). Callbacks will be Jan. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m.
 
Interested individuals should make an appointment to audition by contacting 947-8177 or svticketsales@coloradomtn.edu.
Jan
20
Mon
Mixed Level Yoga @ Glenwood Springs
Jan 20 @ 5:30 pm – 6:40 pm
Photo of yoga student in poseClass Description

This class is a form of Hatha Yoga that utilizes bio mechanical principles of alignment together with breath and a celebration of the heart. Each class is focused on a heart-related theme that brings awareness of how yoga brings us off the mat and into the world. The class is influenced by the principles of Anusara Yoga, which empowers the student to find a sense of ease, and move into challenging poses. Meets Mondays & Wednesdays, 1/20-2/26. The Wednesday class is 15 minutes longer and ends at 6:45. Please bring a yoga mat and blanket to class. Cost: $91. Refund date: 1/17.

Syn# 80953
Cost $91
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.

Jan
22
Wed
PEC Safeland @ WCCC in Grand Junction
Jan 22 @ 7:30 am – 6:00 pm
Conversational French @ Glenwood Springs
Jan 22 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Eiffel Tower iconClass Description

More than 200 million people speak French on five continents. French is the 2nd most widely used foreign language after English. This a conversation class for people who understand the basics of the language. This is an excellent way to practice and remember the French you have learned in the past but not practiced. Group setting. Not only will your French improve, but you’ll probably meet some interesting people along the way. Meets Wednesdays, 1/22-4/2. Cost: $95. Refund: 1/20.

Syn# 81058
Cost $95
Go to WebAdvisor Continuing Education to search (use the Syn #) and register and pay for class.

Empty Hands, Open Arms @ CMC Breckenridge
Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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When acclaimed author Deni Béchard first learned of the last living bonobos—great apes that are, alongside the chimpanzee, our closest relatives in the animal kingdom—he was astonished. How could the world accept the extinction of this majestic species, along with the rainforest they call home?

As he looked more closely, Béchard discovered that one relatively small NGO, the Bonobo Conservation Initiative (BCI), has done more to save bonobos and their natural habitat than any number of far larger organizations. Based on extensive travels in the Congo and Rwanda, and hundreds of hours of interviews with conservationists all over the world, this book explores how BCI has been so successful, offering in the process a truly postcolonial model of conservation.

For a quick explanation of Deni’s account and point of view, check out this short video:

Jan
23
Thu
First Aid/CPR/AED/BBP @ WCCC in Grand Junction
Jan 23 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm
Microsoft Excel 2010 @ CMC in Glenwood
Jan 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:20 pm

Icon representing xls fileExposes the student to a wide range of uses of Microsoft Excel with special emphasis on using it as a business tool. Includes fundamentals and terms, creating and saving workbooks, entering and using formulas, formatting, printing, multiple page workbooks, creating charts, entering and using functions, managing lists, and simple macros. Meets Thursdays, 6-9:20pm, Jan. 23 through May 1. Cost: 3 credit hours of tuition.

Jan
24
Fri
Web Series 3: Basic and Advanced HTML & CSS, Mobile Dreamweaver, Customizing WordPress @ Colorado Mountain College
Jan 24 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Image representing an HTML tagJoin Roy Brandt in this four-workshop series that focuses upon basic and advanced skills in HTML and CSS, Mobile Dreamweaver and Customizing WordPress. These workshops are part of the Isaacson School for New Media and are held Friday afternoons at CMC in Glenwood Springs. They can be either purchased in a package for a discounted rate ($335) or purchased individually. Click the title for descriptions of each workshop:

Basic HTML & CSS  Fridays, 1-5pm, Jan. 24-31.

Advanced HTML & CSS  Fridays, 1-5pm, Feb. 7-21

Mobile Dreamweaver  Fridays, 1-5pm, Feb. 28-Mar. 7

Customize WordPress  Fridays, 1-5pm, Mar. 21-April 11

 

Jan
27
Mon
What’s in your backpack? @ CMC in Carbondale
Jan 27 @ 5:00 pm

Photo of Man with BackpackEach of us has been blessed with some knowledge or wisdom that someone else was generous enough to share with us.  CMC would like to honor this spirit of generosity by inviting you to the inaugural semester of our new Gift of Learning Series, a number of free lectures and workshops presented by CMC students and staff at our Lappala Center in Carbondale during the spring 2014 semester.  Topics cover a wide variety of subjects.

Monday January 27 5pm
“What’s In Your Backpack” – Craig Farnum, College Counselor
Craig will examine the attitudes, values, and beliefs that we carry around with us in our invisible backpacks.  He will look at how the “stuff” in our backpacks influences how we evaluate people and situations. What happens when our behaviors align with our attitudes, values and beliefs? What happens when they do not align?

To learn more, call 963-2172. Everyone is welcome to attend. There is no charge and no need to R.S.V.P.