Carbondale Arts is accepting applications for the Valley Visual Art Show (VVAS), which will be on display at the Launchpad Jan. 19 through Feb. 22. VVAS is one of the longest-standing community art shows committed to showing the work of local artists. Fifty pieces of art from 50 artists will be displayed. Applicants must reside within a zip code beginning with 816. The deadline to submit an application is Dec. 1. Visit www.carbondalearts.org to apply and for more information.
The end of daylight saving time means people have set their clocks back an hour, see dusk earlier and see more wild animals migrating to their wintering habitats during rush-hour traffic. Colorado Parks and Wildlife and the Colorado Department of Transportation remind motorists to stay vigilant, drive cautiously and slow down as winter storms often push wildlife from the high country into lower elevations. Visit www.coloradowta.com for more information.
Where there’s smoke
Fire managers with the Upper Colorado River Interagency Fire Management Unit are planning to begin burning slash piles, the result of multiple fuel reduction and hazardous tree removal projects across White River National Forest. The closest piles are located near the Sunlight Mountain Communication Site, southwest of Glenwood Springs. Crews may burn tens to hundreds of piles per day depending on locations and conditions. Most of the smoke will dissipate during the day but some could remain in valley bottoms and drainages at night. Visit www.colorado.gov/airquality/wildfire.aspx for health information.
Deck the walls
Every holiday season, Carbondale Arts transforms the gallery space at 76 S. Fourth Street into a shop filled with artisan goods created by local and regional artists. Goods typically include handmade candles and cards, jewelry, chocolates, ceramics, art prints, soaps and more! Members can get a special sneak preview from 4-7pm on Nov. 16, ahead of the public opening from noon to 7pm on Nov. 17. After that, it’ll be open through Christmas Eve from 10am to 5pm weekdays, 10am to 4pm Saturdays and 11am to 4pm Sundays in December.
Glenwood hires city manager
The Glenwood Springs city council selected Steve Boyd as the new city manager during their regular meeting on Nov. 2. Boyd has 25 years of finance experience in the public and private sectors and has been with the city as chief operating officer since 2017. He signed on for a two-year contract and will be responsible for the day-to-day operations and administration of the city while working to implement decisions, policies and priorities adopted by city council.
Work for SANA
The Garfield, Pitkin and Western Eagle County Safe and Abundant Nutrition Alliance is looking for a passionate and committed bilingual individual to join their team. The right person would be ready to lead efforts to enroll our neighbors in assistance programs, design innovative outreach campaigns and collaborate with partners. The full-time position pays $27-30/hour with flexibility for time off and access to leadership training and development. Call 970-989-3513 for more information.
Two men arrested for assault
At 1:10am on Nov. 4, Carbondale Police were dispatched to a report of two men covered in blood and found one man slashed in the hand and another tending to him. Officers located a suspect’s vehicle in the City Market parking lot and commanded everyone inside of it to get out. While investigating the scene, they found a box cutter style knife with blood on it. According to witnesses, the original incident had occurred at the Red Hill parking lot. The suspect and the injured man reportedly got into an altercation with broken glass bottles before one of them pulled a knife, slashed the other and left the scene. Both parties were ultimately booked into Garfield County Jail, the suspected knife wielder for second degree assault, felony menacing, and criminal mischief and the injured man — after receiving medical attention — for second degree assault.
They say it’s your birthday!
Folks celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Wolfy Draper and Stephen Molloy (Nov. 9); Natalie Rae Fuller and Tim Ireland (Nov. 10); Jacquelinne Castro (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).
The Farm Collaborative hosts its 16th annual Community Meal Share Giveaway on Nov. 14, from 2-5:30pm. At this year’s event, known as “Farm-to-Fridge,” the collaborative gives away CSA-style ingredient-hearty bags filled with local produce. To register to pick up a bag, visit www.thefarmcollaborative.org Supply is limited. Call (970) 379-2323 for more info. Art by Sofie Koski
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
COVENTURE hosts its annual Mountain Pitch Event at the Third Street Center from 11am to 7pm. Visit www.coventure.io for more info.
The Basalt Library board hosts a recruitment event and meet and greet at noon. More info at www.basaltlibrary.org
Volunteer attorneys offer free legal consultations for civil cases at the Basalt Library, 2-5pm. Call 970-927-4311 or email email@example.com to make an appointment.
Valeria Fiala teaches a variety of image transfer techniques at The ArtBase at 2pm. Register at www.theartbase.org
Seventh through 10th graders are invited to the Aspen Science Center’s Coding Club, hosted at the Carbondale Library today and Thursday, Nov. 16 at 3:45pm. More info at www.aspensciencecenter.org
Valley View invites the community to a grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Valley View Physical Therapy facility at City Market Plaza in Carbondale at 4pm.
FOCUSEDKIDS’ FALL FLING
FocusedKids hosts its Fall Fling, an evening of wine, dinner, live music and a check-in on the program at the Old Thompson Barn at 5:30pm. More info at www.focusedkids.org
The Garfield County Republicans (GCR) host a meet and greet with CD3 Republican candidate Jeff Hurd at the Hotel Colorado from 5:30-7pm. Concurrently, GCR hosts its Glenwood Springs Social, with guest speaker State Senator Perry Will, at the same site from 6-8pm.
Imbibe in the sound healing vibrations from gong master Richard Rudis at the Aspen Chapel at 6pm. Visit www.bit.ly/GongBathAC for tickets and more info.
Michelle Hyken, Master Energy Practitioner, leads an evening of energy release and vibrational enhancement at the Third Street Center at 6:30pm. Register at www.thecenterforhumanflourishing.org
Theatre Aspen Education presents the 7th-12th grade production of Monty Python’s “SPAMALOT,” opening tonight at 7pm at the Aspen District Theater. The show continues tomorrow and Saturday night, also at 7pm, and closes with a Sunday, Nov. 12 matinee at 2pm. Visit www.theatreaspen.org for tickets and more info.
CRYSTAL VALLEY CAUCUS
The Crystal Valley Caucus hosts its annual meeting at the Church at Redstone at 7 PM.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10
Various government and public services offices will be closed in observance of the federal holiday. Admission to all State Parks is free to Veterans and military members today. Thank you to those who have served.
Valley Settlement offers a free ESL class at the Basalt Library from 9am to 12:30pm every Friday. More info at www.valleysettlement.org or by calling 970-963-0851.
Jillian Gibbs, Carbondale resident and founder of Advertising Production Resources, discusses her book, “The Marketer’s Guide to Creative Production,” at Explore Booksellers in Aspen at 4:30pm.
The Crystal Theatre shows “Killers of the Flower Moon” tonight through Sunday, Nov. 12 at 5:30pm, and again on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 5:30pm.
Carbondale Clay Center hosts an opening reception for its “Holiday Invitational Cash & Carry Exhibition” at 6pm. Browse unique handmade gifts and support artists. More info at www.carbondaleclay.org
Zachary Cashin leads a vibrational sound journey at the Third Street Center’s Round room at 7pm. More info at www.thecenterforhumanflourishing.org
Thunder River Theatre premiers “The Minutes” by Tracy Letts at 7:30pm. The show runs each weekend through Nov. 26 with Friday and Saturday night showings at 7:30pm, and Sunday matinees at 2pm. There is a showing on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 7:30pm. Tickets at www.thunderrivertheatre.com
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
The annual Carbondale Christmas Boutique, where local artisans offer handmade gift items and treats, takes place at the Carbondale Firehouse from 8am to 3pm. Visit “Carbondale, Colorado Christmas Boutique” on Facebook for a preview of this year’s goodies.
Pam Porter teaches printmaking at her studio at the Third Street Center (Room 6) from 9:30am to 3pm. More info and registration at www.thecreativeflowstudio.com
Sheri Gaynor shares how the power of visual journaling can empower your life.This creative process is designed to heal and alleviate stress. There are two sessions at The ArtBase, this morning from 9:30-11:30am, and this afternoon from 1-3pm. Register at www.theartbase.org
Nicole Lindstrom leads a cacao ceremony at True Nature. Register at www.truenaturehealingarts.com
Celebrate the creativity and resiliency of local youth, and join in a community discussion around resources for local youth and their families at TACAW at 3pm. “True Colors: Free Community Engagement Event” is the result of a collaboration between YouthZone, TACAW, Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Tom Karrell Coaching and Aspen Santa Fe Ballet. Visit www.youthzone.com/truecolors for more info.
Susan Leydecker speaks about her book, “A Woman on Top: My Journey of Self-Discovery Through Love and Money,” at Explorer Books in Aspen at 4:30pm.
The Crystal Theatre screens “Stop Making Sense” tonight at 7pm. “Killers of the Flower Moon” screens tomorrow through Sunday at 5:30pm, and again on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 5:30pm.
The Roaring Fork Contra community hosts a dance at the Carbondale Community School at 7:30pm.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12
Kerrie Schur guides “HELD: Prenatal and Postpartum Wellness Retreat” at True Nature from 10am to 4pm. Register at www.truenaturehealingarts.com
disABILITY FILM FEST
Glenwood Springs High School hosts the “disABILITY Film Festival” at 2pm. Register at www.bit.ly/disabilityfilmfestival
KDNK AT EL DORADO
KDNK Music Director Cody Lee DJs a live set at El Dorado in Carbondale from 3-6pm. Check it out in-person or turn your radio on.
The Carbondale Library hosts the “Lost Art of Random Conversations” community building event at 6pm.
NEW MOON CEREMONY
Sheridan Semple leads a “New Moon Ceremony and Sacred Aromatherapy” session at True Nature at 6pm. Register at www.truenaturehealingarts.com
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13
HEALTH CARE LUNCHEON
Valley Health Alliance hosts a Power Hour Luncheon and covers health care options available for small businesses and community members at Third Street Center at noon. Register at www.bit.ly/OpenEnrollmentLuncheon
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
Roaring Fork College and Consulting offers high school seniors guidance in writing college application essays at the Basalt Library at 5:30pm. More info at www.basaltlibrary.rog
‘COVENANT OF WATER’
For this month’s Book Talk, the Basalt Library hosts a discussion of Abraham Vergese’s “The Covenant of Water” at 5:30pm.
The Roaring Fork Drawing Club celebrates its sixth anniversary at Carbondale Beer Works at 6pm.
Aspen Words presents its “Spoken Word Poetry Showcase” at TACAW at 6pm. Register at www.tacaw.org
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15
The Pitkin County GIS (Geographic Information System) team hosts a community GIS open house at the Pitkin County Library at 11am. For more info, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Families learn about the planets as they make a model of the solar system and engage in other hands-on exploration with Aspen Science Center at the Basalt Library at 2:30pm. More info at www.basaltlibrary.org
The Aspen Chapel Gallery celebrates the opening of its 16th annual “Small Wonders” exhibit, a show of original and affordable art no larger than 12” by 12” at 4pm. Thirty-six artists are participating.
Brooke Lockyer speaks about her book, “Burr,” a ’90s-era Southern Ontario Gothic at Explorer Books in Aspen at 4:30pm.
The Carbondale and Basalt chambers host a “Winter Wonderland” themed Business After Hours event at Eagle Crest Nursery in El Jebel at 5pm. Register at www.bit.ly/WinterWonderlandCommerce
Shawna Miller teaches the basics of figure drawing at The ArtBase at 6pm. Register at www.theartbase.org
GOLDEN LIGHT MEDITATION
A livestream of meditation with Gary Springfield, author of “Source Dialogues,” begins at 6:30pm. Register at www.thecenterforhumanflourishing.org Email email@example.com with questions.
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16
The Third Thursday Book Club discusses “The Perfect Wife” by J.P. Delaney at 2pm at the Carbondale Library.