It's the weekend before Thanksgiving, and it may seem a little bit slow since we're in the time prior to the Christmas rush. However, there are events scheduled this weekend that might be of interest.

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    Central High School's Tawasi Theater presents "The Little Mermaid"

    Central High School, 550 Warrior Way in Grand Junction

    Info: 970-254-6200

    The play is based on the Hans Christian Anderson story and the Disney film “The Little Mermaid.” Admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students and seniors, and $35 for a family pack (5 people).

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    Colorado Mesa University's Dance Program Presents "Fall for Dance"

    Robinson Theater, 1100 North Avenue in Grand Junction

    Info: 970-248-1604.

    The event is expected to feature a variety of dance styles from Modern and Aerial Dance to Hip Hop and Contemporary. “Fall for Dance” will feature CMU faculty and nationally-renowned guest choreographers along with selected student choreographers. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors, and $6 for students.

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  • 3

    Art Center Guild's Holiday Art and Craft Fair

    The Art Center, 1803 North 7th Street in Grand Junction

    Info: 970-243-7337

    Proceeds from this event will benefit The Art Guild, which in turn supports The Art Center.

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    The Schumann Singers Perform In Concert

    First United Methodist Church, 522 White Avenue in Grand Junction

    Info: 970-242-0034 or 970-243-3945

    The Schumann Singers will perform their fall concert “Like A Great River, Our Song Flows On and On.” Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door, and $6 for students with ID. Advance tickets are available at Roper Music (136 North 5th Street in Grand Junction) or the Grand Junction Symphony office (414 Main Street in Grand Junction).

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    Theatre Project Holds Auditions For "A Father's Christmas Carol"

    Creative Avenues, 835 North 26th Street in Grand Junction

    Info: 970-261-5363

    Various roles need to be filled for the production, and everyone ages 13 and over is encouraged to audition. Those who plan to audition will need to fill out an audition packet, which is available for download at www.TheatreProjectGJ.com. “A Father’s Christmas Carol” is a one-act version of the classic Charles Dickens tale and is an adaptation by Lyzz Willms. Performance dates for “A Father’s Christmas Carol” are scheduled for Friday, December 20 and Saturday, December 21.

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    Holiday Craft Fair

    Redlands Middle School, 2200 Broadway in Grand Junction

    Info: 970-254-7000

    The craft fair is expected to feature the best arts & crafts the Grand Valley has to offer. All of the proceeds will go to Redlands Middle School to support their anti-drug campaign.

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  • 7

    Community Contra Dance

    La Puerta Ballroom, 523 1/2 Main Street

    Info: 970-712-2552

    Cost is $8 for adults, $5 for students ages 10 to 17.

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    Girl Scouts Host Christmas Craft Fair

    Orchard Mesa Baptist Church, 2748 B 1/2 Road in Grand Junction

    Info: 970-683-0252

    Admission is free, but donations will be accepted.

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    Waterfowl Field Trip

    Corn Lake State Park to Highline State Park in Grand Junction

    The Grand Valley Audubon Society will host the Waterfowl Field Trip. This annual field trip will check most Grand Valley waterways for ducks, geese and other nearby birds. Expect to see eagles and hawks as well. This event is expected to be an excellent field trip for beginners. Anyone wishing to participate is expected to bring lunch and snacks. Admission is $5 per person and youth are free.

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  • 10

    Colorado National Monument Association Open House

    Colorado National Monument Visitor Center, 1750 Rimrock Drive in Fruita

    Info: 970-858-3617

    The Colorado National Monument Association will have an open house from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Visitor Center.

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    Annual Alternative Christmas Fair

    Lincoln Park Barn, 12th Street and North Avenue in Grand Junction

    Info: 970-243-0136

    Grand Valley Peace & Justice is hosting the annual Alternative Christmas Fair. Fifty local, national and international non-profits are expected to have displays.

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    Opera Extravaganza

    Moss Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, 1100 North Avenue in Grand Junction

    Info: 970-248-1604

    Colorado Mesa University’s Music Department will present guest artist Opera Extravaganza in concert. This event is the second in CMU’s Guest Art Series. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for seniors and $5 for students.

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