When building your go-kit, think about if there are any special items you may need such as prescription medication, infant diapers and formula or pet supplies. Other items to think about can be found at www.ready.gov/build-a-kit
Penny Hot Springs
Pitkin County is requesting public input on two alternatives for access improvements at Penny Hot Springs. The public comment period will conclude on Sept. 19 and includes an open house/presentation at the Third Street Center on Aug. 29 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Pitkin County staff will also do outreach with a booth at First Friday on Sept. 2. Learn more and comment online at www.bit.ly/PennySurvey
Garfield County awarded $16,500 in discretionary grants to local nonprofits last week. Recipients were the Colorado River Valley Chamber of Commerce toward the 43rd annual Chili Cook-off ($5,000), Aspen Public Radio for Spanish-language outreach ($1,000), Colorado Mountain College Foundation toward hosting a statewide high school mountain biking championship in October ($2,000), the Glenwood Springs Art Council for its culinary arts festival ($2,000), the GlenX Career Expo ($2,500), Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association toward scholarships ($2,000) and Dance Initiative for its free school dance program ($2,000). The board separately approved $15,000 toward 5Point programming and $250,000 for a transit system connecting Parachute, Battlement Mesa and Rifle.
Potato Day 113
The 113th Potato Day celebration is set for Saturday, Oct. 1 in Sopris Park. In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Lincoln Memorial, this year’s theme is “Marble Mash.” The festival will include a parade, market, potato carving contest, traditional barbecue lunch and other activities, including KDNK’s historic record sale and a contra dance. For information on how to sponsor Carbondale’s oldest community event, email email@example.com
Nonprofits serving Carbondale youth and families are eligible to apply for a cut of the town’s tobacco sales tax, approved by voters “to be used for prevention, cessation, treatment and enforcement related to tobacco product consumption, promotion of mental and physical health, education and public health programs associated with tobacco product consumption…” Find the application at www.bit.ly/CdaleWellness
Crystal River excavation
According to a press release from Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association, there have been recent reports of a significant amount of work being done along the Crystal River at what is known as the Marble Airstrip. CVEPA reached out to Gunnison County which was unaware of the project. Reportedly, CVEPA did hear from the Durango office of the Army Corps of Engineers that they could not find a permit application for the project but a “courtesy notification of work” had been received in December 2021. This story continues to develop.
No more diaper tax!
As of Aug. 10, the State of Colorado no longer charges sales tax for diapers or necessary feminine hygiene products. “Eliminating the sales and use tax on period products, diapers and incontinence products makes these essential products more accessible and saves Coloradans money when they need it the most,” said Rep. Leslie Herod.
They say it’s your birthday!
Folks celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Rebecca Binion, Rusty Burtard, Emily Good, Lindsay Gurley and Jonathan Shamis (Aug. 18); Kyle Bruna and Lance Norton (Aug. 19); Kirsten Keenan, Eric Skalac, Sid Smock, Sarah Tory, Torrey Udall, Dan Whitney and Katherine Whitney (Aug. 20); Jan Edwards, Rick Norman and Kevin Schorzman (Aug. 21); Raine Beau, Chris Hassig, Ryan Honey, Kathy McCann and Jeannie Perry (Aug. 22); Susan Brady, Brett Haynes, Chrissy Leonard and Sarah Mac (Aug. 23); Dalton Handy, Sarah Meyer and Andrea Porter (Aug. 24).
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Determination is written all over Nick Said’s face as he returns a shot from his opponents during Jaywalker’s second annual pickleball tournament. The tourney took place at the Young-Calaway Pickleball Courts in Carbondale on Sunday, Aug. 14, with 16 teams competing. Although players were unrated, according to an unnamed insider, “We had everything from literally first-time players to those ready to hit the circuit!” Photo by Jane Bachrach
THURSDAY, AUGUST 18
Carbondale’s summer rodeo series concludes at the Gus Darien Arena this Thursday. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. with slack at 6 p.m. and grand entry at 7:30 p.m.
COCKTAILS AT COFFMAN
Enjoy an evening of cocktails and hors d’oeuvres at Coffman Ranch while supporting Aspen Valley Land Trust at 5:30 p.m. Tickets at www.avlt.org
The Carbondale Community Oven, a wood-fired masonry oven at the Third Street Center, is back in action. Bring your unbaked dough to pop into the oven promptly at 6 p.m. on the third Thursday of each month.
The Aspen Center for Environmental Studies presents a Jessica Catto Dialogue at the Hotel Jerome about climate change and megafires from 6 to 7 p.m. To register, visit www.aspennature.org
HAPPY HOUR DANCE
Jen Campbell and Meagan Londy Shapiro lead an evening dance class at The Launchpad from 6:15 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets and more info at www.danceinitiative.org
Local teen authors Luana Poston and Sophia Wilson share their new book, “Spider Friend”, at the Silt Library from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 19
Love children and stories? Want to stay young at heart? Join the Roaring Fork Valley Storyteller for a volunteer training today or Aug. 24 from 1 to 3 p.m. To register, call Kim at 970-963-1689 or Jill at 970-379-2224.
The Peace Garden Summer Concert Series continues with Lipbone Redding at True Nature at 5:30 p.m. Can’t join in-person? Listen live on KDNK radio. See page 18, or visit www.lipbone.com/shows, for a list of Lipbone’s shows and meditations in the Valley through Aug. 28.
SAY IT WITH CLAY
The Carbondale Clay Center hosts a national exhibition of ceramic art with an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m.
Jan Garrett and JD Martin perform at the Third Street Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. For tickets, visit www.thecenterforhumanflourishing.org
“Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris” opens at the Crystal Theatre and continues on Saturday, Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30 with a 5 p.m. captioned showing on Sunday, Aug. 21.
Steve’s Guitars welcomes Joe Alan and Lindsay Arnold, performing at 8 p.m.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 20
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers gets to work in Marble with a weekend campout and several stewardship projects. Camping is available on Friday and Saturday nights with pre-registration and breakfast is included. Learn more at www.rfov.org/
DOG DAY 5K
Run (or walk) in support of Colorado Animal Rescue. The 5K race starts at Two Rivers Park in Glenwood Springs at 9 a.m. Register in-person at 8 a.m. the day of the event or online through Aug. 19 at www.coloradoanimalrescue.org
Roaring Fork Yarn Club meets at Sopris Park at 9 a.m. All are welcome.
Basalt’s salsa-dancing extravaganza returns, at The Arts Campus at Willits in partnership with The Buddy Program and Mezcla Socials, beginning at noon and continuing into the evening. This event is free. More info at www.tacaw.org
DUNGEONS AND DRAGONS
The Glenwood Springs Library hosts “Dungeons and Dragons: Adventures in Candlekeep” every third Saturday at 2 p.m. Space is limited. Sign up at the library’s front desk.
Seed Peace hosts another field day, offering a tour of the Sunfire Ranch gardens plus farm-fresh tastings and drinks, at no cost from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. RSVP at www.bit.ly/SeedPeaceTour
The Basalt Library invites prospective campers to campout in the library’s meadow as it plans to begin checking out camping equipment from its “Library of Things.” Campers may arrive at 5 p.m. Visit www.basaltlibrary.org for details.
Lipbone Redding teaches breathwork, chanting and sonic healing at True Nature from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tickets at www.truenaturehealingarts.com
Izzak Opatz and Austin Leonard Jones perform at Steve’s Guitars at 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, AUGUST 21
True Nature offers a free yoga class on Sundays through August in the Peace Garden at 10:30 a.m. Mats and props are not provided.
True Nature offers a wellness retreat for pregnant and postpartum mamas, as well as those contemplating motherhood, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets at www.truenaturehealingarts.com
The city of Glenwood Springs hosts a community picnic in Spanish with interpretation in English to receive public input for its comprehensive plan update. Free food and games will be available to participants from 12:30 to 2 p.m.
The Crystal Valley Environmental Protection Association celebrates its 50th anniversary at Sunfire Ranch beginning at 4 p.m. No registration is necessary.
OUR TOWN ONE TABLE
Denizens of Carbondale and friends dine on Fourth Street from 5 to 8 p.m. This year’s theme is “A Mystical Evening.” To reserve a table for free, email firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, AUGUST 22
FLY FISHING CLINIC
Backcountry Hunters and Anglers hosts a fly fishing clinic for ladies at Spring Creek Ranch from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. For more info, call 970-319-3425.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 23
Volunteer community educator for the Alzheimer’s Association Lisa Paige presents “10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s” at Sopris Lodge in Carbondale at noon. RSVP at www.soprislodge.com/events
HIP HOP DANCE
Sam Stableford leads a hip hop dance class for kids at The Launchpad from 3:30 to 4:30 on Tuesdays through October 11. Tickets and more info at www.danceinitiative.org
As part of the Aspen Space Station exhibit, Chris Erickson shows off his ASAP Fire Pod at the Red Brick Arts Center with a reception from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Author Sandy Munro discusses his book “Aspen Unstrung” at the Basalt Library at 5:30 p.m. Visit www.basaltlibrary.org for details.
AspenOut and The Art Base host “Creations + Libation” from 6 to 8 p.m. Fiber artist Renee Ramge will teach basic embroidering techniques. Tickets at www.theartbase.org
The Roaring Fork Drawing Club meets at Sopris Park at 6:30 for a casual social drawing session. All are invited, no registration is necessary.
WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24
ASPEN CHAPEL GALLERY
“Art Harvest”, a new mixed-media show, opens at the Aspen Chapel Gallery with a reception from 4 to 7 p.m. The show will continue through Oct. 1 and 10% of all sales will benefit The Farm Collaborative.
Deepen your connection to growing your own herbal medicine with a workshop at True Nature from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets at www.truenaturehealingarts.com
ELI PAPERBOY REED
Soul musician Eli “Paperboy” Reed performs at Lions Park in Basalt at 7 p.m. For tickets and more info, visit www.tacaw.org
THURSDAY, AUGUST 25
The city of Glenwood Springs gives the public two chances to attend an open house related to its comprehensive plan update: from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at City Hall.
Terrance Roberts discusses his book and documentary film, “The Holly”, about the effects of the gentrification of a Denver neighborhood at the Basalt Library at 4 p.m. The library’s event is intended for ages 12 to 19. Subsequently, the documentary will screen at TACAW at 7:30 p.m.
The Redstone General Store offers a farm-to-table meal by donation on the final Thursday of each month, from 5 to 8 p.m. Reservations are not required.
Carbondale Arts’ Garden Music Series continues with “Chansons D’Amour” performed at the Third Street Center at 6 p.m. Tickets at www.carbondalearts.com
HAPPY HOUR DANCE
Passion Fruit Dance Company founder Tatiana Desardouin will guide an expressive dance workshop at The Launchpad at 6:15 p.m. Tickets at www.danceinitiative.org
Enjoy the vibrations of crystal singing bowls at True Nature from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Tickets at www.truenaturehealingarts.com
FRIDAY, AUGUST 26
Come celebrate Carbondale’s western heritage with dancing, barbecue and more at Fourth and Main at 6 p.m. Proceeds benefit Roaring Fork High School’s Sports Foundation.
Dr. Zachary Cashin leads a vibrational sound healing journey at the Third Street Center from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tickets at www.tcfhf.org
SATURDAY, AUGUST 27
Mathew Paul Jinks teaches video editing with Adobe Premiere Pro at The Art Base from 9 a.m. to noon. Tickets at www.theartbase.org
CLUB AND STREET DANCE
Passion Fruit Dance Company, a street, club and educational dance organization, performs at TACAW at 8 p.m. For tickets and additional info, visit www.tacaw.org
SUNDAY, AUGUST 28
Carol Shure leads a group session to address unhealed ancestral trauma at the Third Street Center from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. To register, contact Carol at (831) 218-5770 or email@example.com
MONDAY, AUGUST 29
PENNY HOT SPRINGS
Pitkin County hosts an open house/presentation for access improvements at Penny Hot Springs at the Third Street Center from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Learn more and comment online at www.bit.ly/PennySurvey