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Self portraits

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In collaboration with YouthZone, a local nonprofit specializing in intervention, prevention and volunteerism for youth, Anderson Ranch will display young peoples’ self portraits, which incorporate photography and painting. The exhibit lasts through Nov. 19. More info at: https://andersonranch.org 

Pitkin County survey

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Pitkin County invites people who live, work or simply spend time in the county to participate in their biennial survey through Nov. 30. The county will take into account received suggestions in hopes of preserving programs that are working for the larger community and tweaking those that are not. To complete the survey, visit: www.pitkincounty.com/survey 

Share the road

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The Colorado Department of Transportation wants to give motorists a heads-up before installing new signage to enhance bicyclist safety along state highways. Colorado law states that it is a driver’s responsibility to give bicyclists three feet of space when passing. Motorists may cross a double yellow line to provide that space as long as it does not endanger oncoming traffic. 

Introducing Tuesday Foods

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Good Clean Foods Delivered, a plant-based meal delivery service in the Roaring Fork Valley, has changed its name to “Tuesday Foods.” Along with the new name, Tuesday Foods will be expanding into more markets in the Rocky Mountain West and American Southwest. More info, including the menu, at: https://tuesdayfoods.co

Climate action

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A tri-county study funded by a Colorado Department of Local Affairs grant outlines the potential to grow community-scale solar in Garfield, Eagle and Pitkin counties by 25-fold to meet nearly a quarter of these counties’ electricity use locally. The “Three-County Solar + Storage Study and Action Plan” is the result of a collaboration between CLEER, CORE and Walking Mountains Science Center, and articulates next steps for local governments, utilities, nonprofits and other stakeholders to accelerate the development of solar and storage. The report is available to review at: www.wccleanenergy.org/3-county-solar-study/

True Nature heals

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True Nature Healing Arts has reopened following a brief closure due to COVID-exposure. “We are confident that our closure stopped the spread within our team,” says a press release. It continues, “In order to continue keeping our community safe throughout this germ season, we will be reinstating some of our previous COVID protocols, including taking staff temperatures prior to starting shifts and some additional cleaning tools, including an ozone machine after hours.”

Economic trends

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Small-business owners appear pessimistic about the immediate future, based on the most recent Small Business Economic Trends Report. According to the National Federation of Independent Business, the biggest factors to “the glumness” include an inability to find employees, supply chain disruptions, inflation and the possibility of more federal regulations and higher taxes.

Rapid tests

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is distributing free rapid COVID-19 tests to people’s homes. The Rapid At-Home Testing Program (https://bit.ly/COtestathome) is specifically designed for parents, guardians and caregivers with school-aged children, but is also available to government workers, service industry employees, and other categories as well as organizations. Over-the-counter rapid tests are also stocked at local grocery stores.

Hunger survey

Colorado Health Foundation is asking folks to participate in a survey regarding food security. The foundation would like to learn about efforts being made to change local food systems and “how people who have experienced hunger have taken part in those efforts.” Submissions are confidential and will be used for future planning. The deadline is Nov. 24. To complete the survey, visit: www.bit.ly/coloradohealthfoundation   

Powers Art Center

The Powers Art Center will be closed through Nov. 29 for the installation of a new exhibit, “Warhol in Colorado (The Artist’s Relationship with John and Kimiko Powers).” For details about the museum and upcoming exhibit, visit: www.powersartcenter.org 

They say it’s your birthday

Folks celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Jacquelinne Castro and Nicolette Toussaint (Nov. 11); Alex Achterhoff, Kelsey Freeman, Estefania Montoya and Lance Quint (Nov. 12); Bob Ezra, Maria Flores, Pola Oginska and Riley Skinner (Nov. 13); Amy Fulstone, Ron Leach, Sue Rollyson and Morgan Williams (Nov. 14) ; Rachel Baiyor and Joyce Leeman (Nov. 15); Thomas Cerise, Katie Hankinson and Robin Tolan (Nov. 17).

 

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 11

UNDER THE SUN

Join Sopris Sun correspondents and guests for Everything Under The Sun, airing every Thursday on KDNK at 4 p.m. 

VETERANS DAY

The American Legion in Carbondale serves Veterans Day dinner, free for all veterans, beginning at 5 p.m.

AUTHOR TALK

In honor of Native American Heritage Month, Garfield County Libraries hosts author Brandon Hobson for a virtual conversation about his novel, “Where the Dead Sit Talking,” at 6 p.m. To register, visit www.gcpld.org/hobson 

LIVE MUSIC

Rodrigo Arreguín performs at Heather’s in Basalt at 6 p.m.

FAMILY ASTRONOMY NIGHT

Basalt High School Aerospace Club hosts a night of stargazing at the Basalt Library beginning at 6:30 p.m.

IMMIGRANT VOICES

English in Action presents a live storytelling event at The Contemporary at 7 p.m.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 12

PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT

Colorado Workforce doles out advice and technical assistance for job seekers at Basalt Library from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Registration is required. Call 970-927-4311 to register. 

YOGA DANCE PARTY

To celebrate its second year, The Yoga Collective invites people to a yoga dance party at its headquarters in Glenwood Springs. More info at https://yogaglenwood.com 

LIVE MUSIC

Josefina Mendez and Mark Johnson perform at Heather’s in Basalt at 6 p.m.

JOYFUL RECIPROCATION

Author Jon Turk returns to Carbondale with a new book, “Tracing Lions, Myth and Wilderness in Samburu,” presented at the Third Street Center at 6:30 p.m. Turk will then lead a daylong Canyon Creek expedition on Saturday. For details, visit https://davinikent.com

SOPRIS THEATRE

“The Thanksgiving Play” by Larissa FastHorse opens at CMC’s New Space Theatre at 7 p.m. — kicking off Sopris Theatre Company’s 2021-22 season.

CRYSTAL THEATRE

“The French Dispatch” shows at the Crystal Theatre at 7:30 p.m. through Monday, except on Sunday at 5 p.m. with captions. 

THUNDER RIVER THEATRE

“As Close As I Can,” an original show by Cassidy Willey, premiers at the Thunder River Theatre at 7:30 p.m. and continues all weekend and the following. Showtimes and tickets at www.ThunderRiverTheatre.com

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 13

PAINT IT AND GIFT IT

The Carbondale Clay Center invites all ages to paint pre-made ceramics the staff will glaze and fire in time for the holidays. Participants must reserve a 40-minute slot between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Register at  

GRACEY IN CONCERT

John and Kathryn Gracey perform Celtic music at the Glenwood Springs Library at 6 p.m.

VOICES IN HUNTING

Local hunters share stories at Marble Distilling in Carbondale at 6 p.m.

LATIN DANCE

TACAW hosts a night of Salsa, Bachata, and Cumbia music and dancing starting at 8 p.m. Visit https://tacaw.org 

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14

ART HEALING AND HOPE

Sheri Gaynor teaches expressive arts visual journaling at the Art Base from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration at https://theartbase.org or, for virtual participation,

MONDAY NOVEMBER 15

LIBRARY BOARD MEETING

Basalt Library will host its monthly board meeting beginning at 5:15 p.m. It is open to the public. 

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16

WATER WITH LUNCH

The Colorado River District offers a free Zoom webinar called “NextGen Ag: Technology and the Future of Family Farms in Western Colorado” from noon to 1:15 p.m. Register at:

AFRICAN DRUM AND DANCE

The Carbondale Community School hosts African drum and dance classes from 5 to 7:30 p.m. The cost is $15 for either drum or dance class, or $25 for both. All levels are welcome, and masks are required. 

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 17

SCIENCE AFTERNOON 

Join the Aspen Science Center at the Carbondale Library for an hour of science and engineering activities for children and their caregivers at noon.

LUNCH AND MURDER

Basalt Library hosts a read-out-loud event, and the text is a murder mystery. This event starts at noon. For more info, email: laura@basaltlibrary.org

ASK A LAWYER

Alpine Legal Services offers a hotline clinic on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 970-368-2246 and visit alpinelegalservices.org for the schedule of dates by legal topic.

SMALL WONDERS

Aspen Chapel Gallery opens its 14th annual Small Wonders show, in partnership with Holiday Baskets serving people in need, at 4 p.m. The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

BUSINESS AFTER HOURS

Join Basalt and Carbondale chambers celebrating local nonprofits at Basalt Library with Challenge Aspen and Guitars for Vets from 5 to 7 p.m.

C’DALE MANAGERS 2.0

The community is invited to a “Meet and Greet” with round two of the Carbondale town manager candidate finalists (Travis Elliott, assistant town manager of Snowmass Village, Lauren Gister, first selectwoman of Chester, Connecticut, and Brian Smith, parks and rec director for Glenwood Springs), at the Third Street Center from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 18

FALL FESTIVAL

Roaring Fork High School hosts a fall fundraiser with a haunted house from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are available at the door.

MIDNIGHT NORTH

Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh’s son, Grahame Lesh, will perform with his band Midnight North at TACAW starting at 8 p.m. More info and tickets are available at https://tacaw.org 

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 19

SOUND JOURNEY

Zachary Cashin leads a sound healing journey at the Third Street Center at 7 p.m. Reserve a spot at https://davinikent.com

KILTRO

Chilean-American rock group Kiltro will perform at TACAW at 8 p.m. Tickets and more info at https://tacaw.org

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