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Carbondale’s Thunder River Theatre Company has announced the sessions for its 2006 Summer Drama Camp. All classes will be held in the new Thunder River Theatre in downtown Carbondale.There are three classes for children age 11-14: The Art of Improvisation (June 2022 and 27-29); Creative Playwriting through Improvisation (July 4-6 and 11-13); ;and Acting for the Camera (July 18-20 and 25-27). Older teenagers are also permitted in Acting for the Camera. All sessions meet from 9 a.m. to noon, and are taught by actor and musician Jane Robertson.There is also one four-week session apiece for children age 5-7 and 8-10; the classes meet Tuesday through Thursday, June 20-July 13. Let’s Pretend! for the younger group, meets 9:30-11:30 a.m. Story Play, for the older kids, meets 1-3 p.m. Both classes are taught by TRTC’s education coordinator, Nancy Ball.To enroll, or for further information, call Ball at 963-1168 or 618-9932, or go to For information on partial scholarships, call Lon Winston at 963-8200.Also, TRTC has been nominated for El Pomar Foundation’s 2006 Award for Excellence in Arts & Humanities. The Colorado Springs-based foundation gives cash awards, including a top prize of $25,000, in various categories of service in the nonprofit sector.For further information on TRTC, go to

The North Fork Valley Bluegrass Festival is set for June 9-11 in Hotchkiss. The festival includes a main stage in the Delta County Fairgrounds Park, plus a stage in the Event Center and nighttime concerts in Heritage Hall.Among the acts set to perform are the Stringdusters, a young band from Nashville; Adrienne Young & Little Sadie; Roaring Fork Valley group the Frying Pan Bluegrass Band; and Colorado acts the Slipstream and Halden Wofford & the Hi-Beams.The festival also includes workshops, a honky-tonk dance, a downtown art exhibit with wine tastings, a kids playground and more.For further information, go to, or call 1-970-872-8000.

The Aspen Center for Integral Health will hold its Sixth Annual Summer Symposium and Healthy Gourmet Fest July 26-29. The event comprises three separate events: a one-day health symposium; a two-day healthy gourmet festival; and a talk by psychologist Joan Borysenko.The Healthy Gourmet Fest, beginning July 27, features a choice of cooking classes in Aspen homes, taught by chefs including Jon Pell of Sunflower, in Boulder; Tanya Petrovna of Native Foods, in California; and Flynt Payne of Esperanza Resort & Spa in Mexico. The festival also includes an organic wine-tasting seminar, the Platinum Carrot Chef Awards and Tasting Dinner, and presentation of the Lifetime Achievement Award to “Moosewood Cookbook” author Mollie Katzen.Speakers at the symposium include Dr. Mimi Guarneri, director of the Scripps Center for Integrative Medicine; Dr. William J. Rea, founder of the Environmental Health Center in Dallas; and Dr. David Perlmutter, medical director of the Perlmutter Health Center in Naples, Fla.Borysenko, a medical doctor and author, will give a talk, The Healing Power of Love and Compassion, July 29.The Aspen Center for Integral Health was formerly known as the Aspen Center for Integrative Health. For further information on the organization and its events, call 920-2957, or go to

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