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Holiday gifts for the garden

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DENVER – Denver Botanic Gardens will be filled with holiday gift items, carolers and food during the 43rd annual Holiday Sale Nov. 17-19. All proceeds from the sale will help fund the gardens’ conservation programs.More than 60 vendors will showcase their gift items at this year’s event. Items for sale include holiday decor, home accents, garden accessories, paintings, gourmet food, children’s gifts, natural handmade soaps, jewelry, pottery, photography and more. Members of Denver Botanic Gardens’ Guild will once again sell their assortment of homemade gourmet herbal vinegars made from herbs cut at the gardens, dried flower arrangements and collectibles and antiques. Admission to the gardens is fee during this three-day event. For more information, please call 720-865-3500 or visit us at http://www.botanicgardens.org.

GRAND JUNCTION – Members of the Art Project present their Open Studios Gift Show Nov. 18-19 at the Gallery B&B in Grand Junction. The B&B houses the studios of Art Project members Damian Radice, Liz Lynch, Mary Mansfield, Dianna Fritzler and Dawn Sagar. From 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov. 18 and noon-4 p.m. Nov. 19, shoppers are invited to experience the artists’ studios while searching for a hand-crafted gift. Ceramic and bronze sculptures, fine paintings, pottery, fun decorated furniture, cards, garden ornaments and unique jewelry will all be on display. All of the artwork is hand crafted. As a new feature this year, there will be a drawing for six door prizes Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. Door prizes have been created specifically for this event by the Art Project members and will include a one-night stay at The Gallery B&B. Shoppers are not required to be present at the time of the drawing. For more information, call 243-2501.

DENVER – Colorado actors, directors and producers can get a fresh look at how the professional actors union, Actors’ Equity Association, really affects their careers and their choices on Nov. 13 at 7 p.m. during a panel discussion at the Curious Theatre Company in Denver. . Hosted by the Colorado Theatre Guild, the discussion will cover the realities of working with Actors Equity in the Colorado. The forum is free for members of the Colorado Theatre Guild and costs $5 to attend for non-members. The panel will include local Equity Representative Marcus Waterman, the Artistic Director for Curious Theatre Company Chip Walton, Executive Director of Town Hall Arts Center Rich Harris, local actor Mary McGroary, director John Thornberry and will be moderated by Denver Post Theatre Critic John Moore. For more information about this program as well as other events and services offered by the Colorado Theatre Guild visit http://www.coloradotheatreguild.org.Vail Daily, Vail, Colorado


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