PSAs

The Gift of Change with author Dr. Constance Clancy-Fisher Thurs., Mar. 5 @ 6:30 pm, 3rd St. Ctr.

Join Davi Nikent in welcoming Dr. Connie to Carbondale! She will share her journey of authoring the book The Gift of Change - an important book for these times of personal and societal challenges that very often include the need for change. Suggested Donation: $10.
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Film Screening: DamNation

DamNation explores the change in our national attitude of big dams, and the need to protect the health of our rivers. Come watch the film at 5:30pm, Wednesday March 4th at the Third Street Center in Carbondale, and Thursday, March 5th at 7:00pm at ACES at Hallam Lake. Naturalist Nights are brought to you by; Wilderness Workshop, Aspen Center for Environmental Studies, and Roaring Fork Audubon
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Get A Mohawk or Tattoo @ The Launchpad This First Friday

In preparation for CCAH's Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza, The Launchpad is transforming into an underground arts hub. Come get a faux tattoo, a mohawk (or faux hawk) before hitting Carbondale's First Friday Scene. It is also the last night to see the Valley Visual Art Show and CCAH announce the winners of the People's Choice Award! For more information visit carbondalearts.com or call(970)963-1680.
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Music at Basalt Regional Library

Join us at Basalt Regional Library Thursday, March 5 for "Virtuoso Piano Masterpieces: Beethoven & Rachmaninoff" featuring Kevin Kaukl, piano. Performance starts at 5:30 PM doors will open at 5:15.
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Students invited to CMC’s Next Generation College Day on March 7

Colorado Mountain College in Leadville is hosting Next Generation College Day on Saturday, March 7 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Middle school and high school students and their families are welcome. Representatives from a variety of Colorado colleges will provide information about high school and college success, college preparation, financial aid and scholarships, and more. The event is being held at the Climax Molybdenum Leadership Center at CMC in Leadville, 901 S. Highway 24.
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Contra Dance to benefit Kelsey's Kids Foundation

Kelsey’s Kids, a local, grassroots, non-profit is hosting a Contra Dance. The funds raised will enable them to continue supporting children with cancer. The Contra Dance will be on March 7th from 7pm until 10pm at Glenwood Springs Elementary School at 915 School Street. Music is being provided by the Wooden Nickel. The cost for entry is $8 per person. Advance tickets can be purchased at Downtown Drug or tickets can be purchased at the door.
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RAHW Movement with Kat Bjornson & Danny Shuford on Sat., Mar. 7 @ 7pm, 3rd St. Ctr., Carbondale.

Gift yourself an evening of deep release and remembering through Rhythm Assisted Heart Wisdom (RAHW) movement, the dynamic collaboration between Kat Bjornson, Master Medicinal Aromatherapist & Shamanic Healer and Danny Shuford, drummer, drum maker and Sound Specialist. Using a combination of movement, sound, and cradling the participants in essential oils; Danny and Kat bring a truly unique opportunity which will transform and heal from within. Suggested Donation: $20.
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Essential Oils for the Soul

Join artisan essential oil distiller Eric Scott, of Boulder Utah for an evening of aromatic wonder and mystery, Monday, March 9, 5:30-6:30 pm, at The Carbondale Community Food Coop. Eric will talk about indications and practical applications of essential oils as well the connection of essential oils to alchemy, chemistry and the innate spirit of the plants. A fun and experiential evening free to the public. For more information swing by the Carbondale Community Food Coop.
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Family Game Night: Loteria

Monday, March 9th. Come play Loteria, the game of chance, at Basalt Regional Library. 5:30-6:30 PM.
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Streamside Conversation

Join Basalt Library, Loren Jenkins and Jackie Northam Tuesday, March 10 @ 5:30 for a Streamside Conversation. Reporting on a world in crisis, Loren Jenkins will interview NPR's Jackie Northam.
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Empty Bowls Dinner, March 11th, 2015. A benefit for Lift Up

EMPTY BOWLS DINNER Wednesday March 11th 5:00-7:00 Bumps at the base of Buttermilk $10 donation The Aspen Middle School, Aspen Community School, and the Aspen Country Day School art students are creating hundreds of beautiful ceramic bowls. The community is invited to a simple meal of soup, bread and dessert. The guests choose a bowl to use for their soup and to keep as a reminder that there are always empty bowls in our world. All the money raised benefits Lift Up. Cash or check

Capitol Creek Ranch Snowshoe Hike, Thurs. March 12, 4pm

Join Paul Holsinger, Open Space Land Officer, Steve Child, Pitkin County Commissioner, and Roaring Fork Conservancy staff on snowshoes through the Capitol Creek Ranch riparian area. We’ll wander past beaver ponds and through aspen forests while exploring the history of the property. This free Roaring Fork Conservancy event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. Registration is required at www.roaringfork.org.
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FREE COSMOLOGY LECTURE Wheeler Opera House, 5:30 Wed, March 11, “Taking the Universe’s Baby Picture”

Observations of the microwave background, the left over heat from the big bang, are snapshots of the universe at 300,000 years old that have answered: How old is the universe? What is its size and shape? What is the composition of the universe? How do galaxies emerge? Professor David Spergel, Princeton, will share results that address these questions and pose new ones: What happened during the first moments of the big bang? What is the dark energy? What were the properties of the first stars?
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Adult PC Classes

Weekly Wednesday PC Classes. Join us March 4 for PowerPoint 2010 and March 11 for Google Drive. Noon-1:15 PM
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Enjoy spring break at The Wyly Art Center with a South African art project!

Registration is open for, South African Upcycled Arts: ages 6 – 12, March 23-27 from 9:00 am-4:00 pm. Fabricate art from surprisingly common and overlooked materials that often end up in the landfill. Students will create new works of art, including wearable art. Registration required. For more information and to register visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org.
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The film Forks Over Knives Thurs., Mar. 12 @ 6:30 pm 3rd St. Ctr., Carbondale

This documentary film examines the profound claim that most, if not all, of the degenerative diseases that afflict us can be controlled, or even reversed, by rejecting animal-based and processed foods. Experts T. Colin Campbell, Phd and Dr. Caldwell Essylsten share their research and advice. Suggested Donations $10. Co-sponsored by MasterMinds 4 Wellness, Hippocrates Table and Davi Nikent Center for Human Flourishing.
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Green Is The New Black Fashion Extravaganza: UNDERGROUND

CCAH's Green Is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza takes place Mar. 13 & 14 at the Carbondale Rec. Center. Designers, models, dancers, aerialists, & artists collaborate to create a dynamic show featuring sustainable fashion on the theme UNDERGROUND. Tickets are $35/CCAH Members, $40/Non Members, & $100/VIP and are available at carbondalearts.com. This show has content not suitable for youngsters but wildly creative and imaginative for adults.
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Teen Loteria

Grades 5+ come play the game of chance, Loteria. Thursday, March 12, 4:20-5:30 PM. Basalt Regional Library.
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Scholarships Available for Local Students

The Western Colorado Community Foundation has a wide variety of scholarships available to students in Garfield County. Scholarships range from $500 dollars to full tuition and many are renewable for up to four years. All scholarship are available through an easy on-line application at www.wc-cf.org. Deadline for applying is March 15, 2015. For more information contact Cecile at 970.243.3767.
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Technology Classes @ Basalt Regional Library

Thursday, March 12—Join us to learn the basics of Windows 7. Friday, March 13—Join us to learn internet basics. Saturday, March 14—Join us to learn the basics of social media. Check www.basaltlibrary.org for times.
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LOCAL Lab Theater Festival in Boulder

LOCAL LAB 2015 Festival LOCAL Lab is a festival of exceptional new plays, where audiences’ feedback helps playwrights shape their scripts. Festival-goers also attend parties with the writers, actors and directors, and learn more about playwriting in a master class with Ms. Rafson. The 2015 LOCAL Lab is held primarily in Boulder, Friday-Sunday, March 13-15, contact localtheatercompany.org for scheduled events
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DanceLAB: All Levels Adult Contemporary Movement Class

DanceLAB is offering an all levels adult contemporary movement class incorporating guided improvisation, gentle technique, partner work, and opportunities to create! Classes begin Monday, Feb 2 from 5:30-6:45pm at The Launchpad in Carbondale. To sign up email debcolley@gmail.com or call (970)379-0376.
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Paws to Read

Tuesday, March 3 & 17, students in grade 1st-5th are invited to read to a lovable dog. Registration required. Basalt Regional Library 3:30-4:30 PM.
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MARTIN SEXTON with special guest! Live at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia, March 18th.

Pickin' Productions presents MARTIN SEXTON with special guest, live at the Paradise Theatre in Paonia,CO March 18th. This is a benefit for the annual summer concert series "Pickin' in the Park" in Paonia. Sexton's music blends many genres of American music including soul, gospel, country, rock, blues and R&B. Tickets $25 advance, $30 at the door, available online, at the Paradise Theatre or Backcountry Bistro in Paonia.
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Movie Night @ Basalt Library

Join us Wednesday, March 18 for a showing of "Rear Window". 5:15-7:00 PM.
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Life Coaching Through Collage: with Pam Porter

Are you ready to live a more creative, joyful life? Join art educator and professional life coach Pam Porter on Wednesday or Friday mornings at CCAH’s classroom at the Third Street Center. We do uplifting creativity coaching exercises and visionary collage work that will help you gain clarity and manifest your dreams. CCAH provides tea, snacks and materials. The winter session runs from February 11 to March 20. Space is limited! To learn more and to reserve your spot, visit carbondalearts.com
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STATE OF ABSTRACTION EXHIBITION AT CCAH

CCAH presents State of Abstraction opening on Mar. 20 from 6-8p.m. at R2 Gallery in The Launchpad. The State of Abstraction Exhibition, curated by Dave Durrance, celebrates abstract expression through compositional paintings and sculpture and features artists Shelley Bogaert, Amy Butowicz, Judy Hancock, Nancy Kullgren, Suzannah Reid, Mark Brendon Smith, and Ellen Woods. Open 9am to 5pm, Mon-Fri, until May 1. More information atcarbondalearts.com or (970)963-1680.
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Music at Basalt Regional Library

Join us Thursday, March 19 for "Broadway's Unknown Gems and Classic Hits" featuring Nikki Boxer, vocalist, and David Dyer, piano. Performance starts at 5:30 PM the doors will open at 5:15.
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Genealogy Help Session

Get help with your genealogy research Friday, March 20. Join a genealogy specialist at Basalt Regional Library. 1:00-3:00 PM.
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Drop-In Crafts

Drop-in Saturdays from 10:30 AM-Noon for a fun craft. Basalt Regional Library
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Wii Wednesday

Grades 5+ join us after school on Wednesdays to play the wii! 2:00-3:30 PM Basalt Regional Library
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Kids Creative Movement at The Launchpad

Modern teacher Meagan Shapiro is offering a Kids Creative Movement class for ages 2.5-5yrs on Wed., 11am-12pm, at The Launchpad in Carbondale. This class is about about exploring how our bodies respond to emotion, music, the spoken word, and literature in structured and supportive environment in which children can better understand their unique selves, impulses, and their imaginations. Class is $10. For more information contact Meagan at meaganlondy@gmail.com or call (303)775-7037.
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"Dark Valley" A Sam Riley Film

Join Basalt Regional Library Tuesday, March 24 for a showing of Sam Riley's film, "Dark Valley" @ 5:15 PM.
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Rough & Cut

Join Basalt Regional Library and Julie Ann Hesse Wednesday, March 25 for an expansive showing of Colorado minerals & gemstones. 5:30-7:00 PM.
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Dance Initiative Presents CREATION (RE-CREATION) By Control Group Productions of Denver

Dance Initiative presents two excerpt performances of CREATION(re-creation) by Control Group Productions(CGP) on Mar. 27 at 6pm & 7:30pm at The Launchpad. CGP is directed by Patrick Mueller, who has performed with the Troika Ranch Dance Theater in NYC, the Mancopy Danse company in Europe, & currently teaches at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance. Tickets are $10 can be purchased at danceinitiative.org.
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Modern Technique Workshop with Patrick Mueller & Control Group Productions

Dance Initiative will host a modern technique workshop with its first Artist in Residence, Patrick Mueller and his company Control Group Productions, on Sat. Mar. 28 from 10:30-12p.m at The Launchpad. Mueller has performed with Troika Ranch Dance Theater, Mancopy Danse company, and currently teaches at the Colorado Conservatory of Dance. The workshop is $10 and space is limited. Register at danceinitiative.org.
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Sci-Fi Spring Break

Sci-Fi Spring Break Movies: 2:00-4:00 PM Monday, March 23, come watch "Wall-E" Wednesday, March 25, come watch "Jurassic Park" Friday, March 27, come watch "Earth to Echo" Basalt Regional Library
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Go2Work

Get help with job applications, resumes and more! Thursdays @ Basalt Regional Library. 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
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Intercambio @ Basalt Regional Library

Join us Monday, March 31 @ 5:30 for Spanish-English conversation.
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Storytimes @ Basalt Library

Join Basalt Regional Library weekdays @ 10:30 AM. Mondays: Mother Goose on the Loose, Tuesdays: Toddler Tales, Wednesdays: Preschool Storytime, Thursdays: March 5-Story Art; March 12-Music & Movement, March 19-Storyteller Marrilee, Fridays: Book Babies. NO storytimes the week of March 23-27 (Spring Break).
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Study Zone

Tuesdays & Thursdays, computers in the Tree House reserved for homework help. Basalt Regional Library 3:30-5:00 PM.
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Culinary & Medicinal Herbs

Join us for an exciting mini-workshop where we will explore techniques for propagation and germination of multiple medicinal and culinary herbs that grow well here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Additionally, we will cover some of the medicinal and culinary uses of our favorite garden herbs! There will be a hands-on salve workshop where participants will learn to make a healing hand salve! Tuesday, March 31 @ 5:30 PM.
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Seasons of Childhood, Rhythms and Rituals to Enrich Family Life

March 5, 12, 26, April 2, Woody Creek Community Center, 5:30-7:30, $5/class for materials. Current and Future Fathers, Mothers and Nursing Infants are welcome. With “wise-woman” wisdom and humor, Patty Fox, M.Ed, and CP Kanipe, A.A. Early Childhood Ed, will share seasonal songs, stories, crafts, and notions of child and parent development. Both were founders and lead teachers in the local Waldorf School.

Shop Locally, Support Libraries

A quarter of every penny of sales tax collected by Garfield County funds your public library. To raise awareness on how your shopping habits affect community services, Garfield County Libraries is hosting a drawing. To participate bring your sales receipts from Carbondale businesses dated between March 6th and April 3rd to the Carbondale Branch Library. You will be entered to win prizes donated by local businesses.
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Saturday Crafternoons at The Wyly Art Center

Drop in for winter Saturday Crafternoons at The Wyly Art Center! Saturdays, between 11:00 am and 3:00 pm. Drop off your children for an afternoon of craft-making and fun with Lindsey Webster. Each week will focus on different projects from cardboard tube creatures to salt dough creations. All ages welcome. Ages 4 and under, please bring a parent to help. $5 per child per project. The Wyly Art Center is on 99 Midland Spur in historic downtown Basalt.
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CCAH IS ACCEPTING GALLERY PROPOSALS FOR 2016

CCAH is seeking proposals that feature enticing, unique, & educational exhibitions for the R2 Gallery in 2016. Proposals may be for an exhibition of your work, or a group show (juried or invitational). Two and three dimensional works, as well as video installations will be considered. A preliminary proposal forms are available online at carbondalearts.com, or may be picked up at The Launchpad. Deadline May 1 with notification by July 15. Call (970)963-1680 for more information.
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Breastfeeding Support and Mama Gathering Sundays at the Lanuchpad

This group will offer expert advice on the postpartum period, infant feeding and sleep, and your baby's development. Having a baby is a joyful event in a woman's life, but it can also be a stressful and isolating time. Join us for discussion, support, and community. Sundays at 10am. $10 suggested donation

War Stories

Join Basalt Regional Library and Paul Andersen for War Stories This five-part discussion series will attempt to bridge the gap between veterans and civilians through literature and personal accounts. For each session, local veterans will be invited to join the conversation and share their insights and personal experiences. March 11, 23, April 6, 28, May 12. 5:30 PM. Registration required.
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Nia Classes Tuesdays, 6-7pm at the Launchpad in Carbondale

Nia is an inherently non-impact blend of 9 movement forms originating from the martial arts, dance arts, and healing arts. It is a complete cardiovascular fitness and wellness program that remains gentle on the body and is accessible to any body or fitness level. There are no prerequisites for Nia. All classes are taught barefoot with guided movements easily modified for all fitness levels - $10 Drop-in fee.
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