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The Roaring Fork Valley Co-Op is celebrating having delivered one million gallons of propane in the current fiscal year, which began Aug. 1. Having first opened in Basalt in 1950, the Co-Op has been in the bulk fuel delivery business for decades. In 2015, services expanded to include residential propane deliveries. Learn more about the advantages of membership at rfvcoop.com
The new Dinkel Mercantile Museum is opening soon and in need of volunteers. For details, contact the Carbondale Historical Society at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Powers Art Center is welcoming visitors back Tuesday through Friday, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on the last Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Children’s art activities at the museum include drawing kits, art talks and a craft tent on Thursdays in July. Learn more at powersartcenter.org
The Crystal Theatre marquee has been updated: “Re-opening soon. End of June.” According to a recent email, “Admission will require proof of vaccination at the ticket window.” Look for a full article in next week’s paper. Meanwhile, Bow Tie Cinemas announced that Movieland 7 in El Jebel will open on June 18 with a “welcome back weekend” featuring special offers and ticket raffles. Unvaccinated persons are asked to wear a mask.
Author Louise Erdrich’s novel “The Night Watchman”, winner of the 2021 Aspen Words Literary Prize, was selected for the third annual Community Read presented by Aspen Words and Pitkin County Library. Free copies of the book are available by registering at pitcolib.org/communityread with an online author talk scheduled for Aug. 2.
Theatre Aspen Education will produce more shows this summer than ever with “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, “Willy Wonka Jr.”, and “Peter and the Starcatcher”. Classes for rising kindergarten through twelfth graders include puppetry, singing and dancing. Details at theatreaspen.org/education
The 10,000 Villages international craft fair hosts a first-ever summer sale at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Glenwood Springs on Friday, June 18, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, June 19, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. All proceeds directly benefit the artisans.
LET THEM ROAR, a beloved local music group, announced to fans via their newsletter that after 10 years of making music, they will play their final show at the 50th Carbondale Mountain Fair on Friday, July 23, at 5 p.m. “Constellations”, a new EP, will be released later this summer thanks to support from fans. Says the newsletter, “We love each other and will always cherish what we built together.”
Wheeling and dealing
Phil Long Dealerships, the largest privately-held automotive group in Colorado, announced on June 2 the acquisition of Glenwood Springs Subaru. “Phil Long Subaru” will be staffed by the same team in place prior to the acquisition.
~ Calendar ~
Carbondale Wild West Rodeo
Every Thursday Through Aug. 19
Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
Slack is at 6 p.m.
Grand Entry is at 7:30 p.m.
Special event dates:
July 1 – Independence Day Celebration
A star-spangled celebration, funny man/rodeo clown Joe Carr returns to entertain rodeo fans.
July 8 – The One Arm Bandit
15-time recipient of the Professional Rodeo Cowboy Association Entertainer of the Year Award John Payne, The One Arm Bandit, shows off an array of skills.
July 15 – Tough Enough to Wear Pink
R & A Enterprises sponsors this tradition, honoring those who have fought the tough fight against breast cancer. A portion of the proceeds goes to the Calaway Young Cancer Center at Valley View Hospital.
Aug. 5 – Tomas Garcilazo
Tomas Garcilazo Charro on the Road, is all the rave on the rodeo circuit for his amazing skills as a rope handler and horse trainer.
Aug. 12 – Hawaiian Night
Want to see cowboys in grass skirts? This is the night.
Aug. 19 – Last Rodeo of the Season
See who wins the All Around Saddle and event buckles.
THURSDAY JUNE 10
ART OPENINGS Aspen Art Museum presents two new shows: “Cerith Wyn Evans: Aspen Drift” and “Precious Okoyomon: Every Earthly Morning the Sky’s Light Touches Ur Life is Unprecedented in its Beauty”. The gallery is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
EQUITY Aspen Film and Aspen Institute Arts Program present “Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It” available via streaming at visit aspenfilm.org
CREATIVE CLUB Basalt Library’s Teen Creative Club meets outside the library on Thursdays in June from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Spots are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
LEGAL CLINIC Volunteer attorneys assist with legal matters via one-on-one phone beginning at 2 p.m. Sign up by calling 970-927-4311 or by emailing email@example.com
LIVE MUSIC Randal Utterback and Smokin’ Joe Kelly perform at Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30 p.m.
FRIDAY JUNE 11
HEALTHCARE PANEL Midvalley Family Practice, the Western and Rural Colorado Health Care Coalition and the Valley Health Alliance host a virtual panel at 9 a.m. to discuss challenges and changes in primary care and integrated healthcare. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 970-389-4574.
MUSIC CLASS Basalt Library offers an outdoor music class for young children at 10 a.m. Sign-up at basaltlibrary.org
ASPEN FRINGE The 13th Annual Aspen Fringe Festival takes place June 11 and June 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Wheeler Opera House. For tickets, visit AspenShowTix.com
SOUND HEALING Dr. Zachary Cashin offers a sound healing journey at the Third Street Center at 7 p.m. Tickets at davinikent.org
LIVE MUSIC John Michel and Michael Jude perform at Heather’s in Basalt at 7 p.m.
STREAMIN’ STEVE’S Katy Guillen performs at Steve’s Guitars at 7:30. The livestream will be available via the “GrassRoots Community Network” YouTube channel.
SATURDAY JUNE 12
FARMERS’ MARKET The Aspen Saturday Market is from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
TRAIL BUILD Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers (RFOV) works on Basalt’s Ponderosa Trail with Ascendigo Autism Services at 8:30 a.m. Registration at rfov.org
AMBASSADOR TRAINING Colorado 14ers Initiative and RFOV provide a half-day educational opportunity at 9 a.m. More info at rfov.org
BIKE THERE BikeThere Garfield County continues with free, all-ages bike repair workshops in Carbondale and Glenwood Springs at 10 a.m. Details and other events at garfieldcleanenergy.org/bikethere
CLASES DE DANZA Dance Initiative and Carbondale Branch Library offer dance classes led in Spanish every Saturday in June at 10 a.m. More info at gcpld.org/summer-reading
PUPPET SHOW Rocky Mountain Puppets presents “Tall Tales of the Lost Temple” at Basalt Library at 5 p.m. Details at basaltlibrary.org
LIVE MUSIC Rodrigo Arreguín performs at Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30 p.m.
SUNDAY JUNE 13
TRAIL TOUR RFOV leads a tour of Basalt’s Ponderosa Trail at 10 a.m. Sign-up at rfov.org
LIVE MUSIC Josefina Mendez and Mark Johnson perform at Heather’s in Basalt at 11 a.m.
MONDAY JUNE 14
UKULELE FOR TEENS Basalt Library offers a ukulele class for teens at 1 p.m. Registration is required at bit.ly/BRLukulele
DIDGERIDOO DOWN UNDER Garfield County Libraries offer a live reptile presentation on Zoom at 3 p.m. Registration at gcpld.org
English In Action welcomes new volunteers online at 5:30 p.m. To register email email@example.com or call 970-963-9200.
TUESDAY JUNE 15
Aspen Historical Society hosts the Holden/Marolt Hoedown from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tickets at aspenhistory.org or 970-925-3721.
Garfield Clean Energy offers an informative webinar on cold climate heat pumps at 5:30 p.m. Registration at bit.ly/ColdClimateWebinar
WEDNESDAY JUNE 16
FARMERS’ MARKET The Carbondale market is at Fourth and Main Street on Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
D&D Ever wanted to play Dungeons and Dragons but didn’t know where to start? Basalt Library offers a four-part program for teens on Wednesdays at 4 p.m. Registration is required at bit.ly/BRLdnd
LIVE MUSIC Oran Mor performs at Heather’s in Basalt at 6:30 p.m.
WOLF EDUCATION Colorado Parks and Wildlife invites the public to attend an online presentation on wolf reintroduction at 6 p.m. The focus of this session is livestock damage minimization and compensation. Registration at bit.ly/CPWWolfZoom
MOVIE NIGHT Anderson Ranch and Aspen Film present “Waste Land”, a documentary about the transformative power of art and the human spirit, at the Anderson Ranch campus at 7 p.m. For tickets visit andersonranch.org/events/
FRIDAY JUNE 18
STRAWBERRY SPIRIT Glenwood Springs will be decorated with strawberries to honor the annual festival. For more info, visit glenwoodchamber.com/berryspecial
LATIN FUSION Basalt Regional Library welcomes in the summer with an outdoor concert by the Josefina Mendez Quintet at 6 p.m.