Colorado Mountain College invites youth to apply for a free, multi-day outdoor leadership course at its campus in Leadville. The course is open to students who will complete eighth and ninth grade this spring and it takes place from June 19 through June 24. Applications are due by April 22 at www.coloradomtn.edu/firstascent
The Safe and Abundant Nutrition Alliance (SANA) is partnering with Garfield County Public Health, River Center, the West Mountain Regional Health Alliance and local food banks for a new campaign, “Hunger Doesn’t Have to Be a Secret.” The idea is to raise awareness about food sites, food access and to encourage people to reach out if they need help. Learn more by following #hungerdoesnthavetobeasecret or #elhambrenotienequeserunsecreto on social media.
Hanging Lake trail
Great Outdoors Colorado, funded by state lottery proceeds, awarded a $2,282,000 grant to the National Forest Foundation and city of Glenwood Springs to restore the trail to Hanging Lake, which closed following extensive damage by debris flows in July 2021. Funding will support survey work, design and reconstruction for a more resilient and sustainable trail. The economic value of Hanging Lake, with the sale of shuttle tickets and reservations, is estimated at more than $4.6 million per year.
Learning with the police
The Carbondale Police Department is hosting a Spanish-language educational series focused on providing resources and information for the Latino community. Food will be provided, as well as simultaneous interpretation in English, as needed. The sessions will take place at Town Hall on Friday evenings (April 29, May 13, May 20, June 10 and June 24) at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 970-963-2662.
Mountain Fair poster
Mountain Fair poster and t-shirt designs are due by April 1. This year’s fair, the weekend of July 29, coincides with a new moon. Therefore, the theme is “New Moon Magic,” evoking freshness and promise, rising up in new ways and looking at things differently. The winner will receive $750 and five t-shirts. Questions? Contact email@example.com
Plots are available at the Good Seed Community Garden located at 110 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale. These are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. To learn more, call 970-963-0229.
Roaring Fork Leadership
The Roaring Fork Leadership board is seeking feedback via an online survey to inform future programming decisions. “In order to entice you a bit more, we’re offering various incentives,” writes Executive Director Andra Palm-Porter. These include the opportunity to win a $100 gift card from American Express or Phat Thai. Check it out at www.bit.ly/RFLsurvey
Colorado Parks and Wildlife reminds residents and visitors to give moose their space. “Moose are very protective of their territory and young,” writes a press release. “They will defend themselves, their territory and their young when they feel threatened.” In North America, moose attack more people than bears and wolves combined.
Mother’s Day is fast approaching. Join The Sopris Sun’s beloved tradition, carried on from The Valley Journal, of featuring portraits of new mothers with their babies born in the past year. Call 970-379-4581 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a shoot at Sopris Park on April 9, 10, 16, 17, 23 or 24.
They say it’s your birthday!
Folks celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Martin Gerdan and Jammin’ Jim (March 24); Ben Canady and Alta Otto (March 25); Ruby Marker and Brian McIsaac (March 26); Shea Courtney and Drea Marsh (March 27); Hank van Berlo, John Field and Damon Scher (March 28); Stacey Bernot, David Hayes, Lucy Perutz, Bob Schultz and Jesse Terrell (March 29); Jorie DeVilbiss (March 30); Georgia Ackerman, Colleen Borkovec and Jane Hart (March 31).
Artist Cate Johnson’s first solo exhibition, “Prettiest Girl,” explores ideas of gender, identity and memory using traditional weaving techniques with unconventional materials. The exhibit will be on display at the Art Base through April 16. Photo by Olivia Emmer
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THURSDAY, MARCH 24
DEATH OF THE PUGILIST
BenFeng’s production of “Death of The Pugilist” returns with a performance at the Rifle Library at 6 p.m. and performances at the Carbondale and Glenwood Springs libraries on April 21.
Marriage and family therapist Lauren Kahn teaches about communication for couples at True Nature at 6:30 p.m. Registration at www.truenaturehealingarts.com
FRIDAY, MARCH 25
WALKING WITH WILDLIFE
Join wildlife expert Chadd Drott to learn about the everyday life of bighorn sheep at the Glenwood Springs Library at 7 p.m.
TEEN MOVIE NIGHT
High school students are invited to a free movie night at Movieland at 7:30 p.m. The film is “The Lost City;” sign up at www.bit.ly/FreeTeenMovie
Con Brio is a San Francisco Bay Area seven-piece band performing energetic soul, psych-rock and R&B at the Contemporary in Willits at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit www.tacaw.org
SATURDAY, MARCH 26
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers hosts a day-long “Introduction to Bow Hunting” workshop at Roaring Fork High School from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets at www.bit.ly/backcountrybowhunting
Basalt Library hosts Jake Caroll of Wandering Monk Tai Chi for a weekly session at 9 a.m.
Basalt Library invites families to early literacy storytimes for all ages at 10:30 a.m. Later, adults and kids are welcome to Art for All Ages, a program encouraging people to paint and draw in good company, at 2 p.m.
ADVOCACY AND ALES
Learn more about protecting public lands with Wilderness Workshop at Aspen Highlands from 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is at www.bit.ly/WWSkiCo
The Meeting Place in Carbondale (981 Cowen Drive) hosts a “Self-Management and Recovery Training,” aka SMART Meeting, at 5 p.m.
SUNDAY, MARCH 27
PASTELS ON OIL
Dave Notor teaches incorporating soft pastels into oil and acrylic paintings at The Art Base from 1 to 5 p.m. Register online at www.theartbase.org
MONDAY, MARCH 28
Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork welcomes parents and children ages 18 months to four years to build a healthy foundation for literacy with singing, rhythm and movement. Learn more at www.waldorfschoolrf.com
WHOLE FOODS POTLUCK
Join the Center for Human Flourishing for a whole foods, plant-based potluck at the Third Street Center at 6:30 p.m.
TUESDAY, MARCH 29
Knitters, crocheters and other yarn workers meet at the Basalt Library at 5 p.m. to work together and discuss projects and techniques.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30
Guardians and children ages zero to three are welcome to get out the winter wiggles at Basalt Library at 10 a.m.
Parents and caregivers of children 18 months to four years of age are invited to sing, play and dance at the Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork at 11 a.m. More info at www.waldorfschoolrf.com
THE GIFT OF FAILURE
The Aspen Hope Center hosts Jessica Lahey, author of the New York Times Bestseller “The Gift of Failure” at the Aspen Jewish Community Center to discuss the science of learning from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets are at www.aspenhopecenter.org
EXPLORERS BOOK CLUB
All school-age children are invited to explore hands-on crafts with the Aspen Science Center at the Glenwood Springs Library on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m.
Basalt Library offers a safe space for middle and high school students to play games, watch movies and hang out from 2:30 to 5 p.m. Younger students will be admitted if cared for by a teen sibling.
The Aspen Center for Physics presents a free lecture at the Wheeler Opera House at 5:30 p.m. exploring “The Physics of Penguin Aggregations” with Heather Lynch of Stonybrook University.
Carbondale’s Planning and Zoning Commission hosts a final open house for feedback on the draft comprehensive plan update. Community members are welcome to stop by the Third Street Center between 6:30 and 8 p.m. to ask questions and share input. A Spanish interpreter will be available.
FRIDAY, APRIL 1
Smiling Goat Ranch hosts a 5k run and mile walk and animal parade to raise funds for horses that help humans heal. The race starts at the Carbondale Rec Center at 5:30 p.m. Learn more at www.smilinggoatranch.com or by calling 970-379-1383.
Ildi Ingraham presents a sound immersion session, with crystal bowls, a gong and chimes, at the Carbondale Library at 6 p.m. Participants are asked to bring a mat, pillow, blanket and anything else to be comfortable.
It’s no joke, Literacy Outreach’s Spellebration returns online from 7 to 9 p.m. To register a team or join the audience for this spelling bee and silent auction, visit spellebration.org
Allan Harris presents “Cross That River,” a story of the unsettled West and one of America’s first Black cowboys, at The Contemporary in Willits at 8 p.m. For tickets, visit www.tacaw.org
SATURDAY, APRIL 2
Aspen Public Radio and the Wheeler Opera House partner to host “Money Talks: An Evening of Powerful Stories from Powerful Women in Celebration of Equal Pay Day” at 6 p.m.Tickets are at www.aspenshowtix.com