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Natural Nights: The Biggest Change You’ve Never Heard Of: How Nitrogen is Affecting Colorado

For many of us, the mountains are treasured places. Yet they are experiencing drastic changes. In addition to climate change, atmospheric nitrogen deposition poses a threat to biodiversity and water quality. Dr. Baron will summarize more than 30 years of what we have learned about nitrogen in the environment, including an update on lakes around Aspen, and describe how Colorado and the EPA are trying to fix the problem.
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Resume Writing and Job Hunting Tips

Learn how to write the perfect resume and get tips on how to job hunt successfully. Thursday, February 11 from 1:00-2:15 PM at Basalt Regional Library.
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Music at the Library: "Bluegrass Journey"

The Smuggler Mountain Boys will be performing at Basalt Regional Library on Thursday, Feb. 11 at 5:30 PM. Join them for a concert of bluegrass repertoire.
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Wine & Junk Food Pairing and Tasting

The Carbondale Branch Library will host a Wine & Junk Food tasting event on Saturday, Feb. 13 from 5 to 6 p.m. Join Rhumba Girl and Mary's Main Street Spirits at this free, 21 and over event. A great way to kick off Valentine’s Day weekend! For more information, call 970-963-2889.
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Chocolate Week at Basalt Regional Library

It's that time of year again! Chocolate week at Basalt Regional Library. Stop-by the library between Feb 8th and 12th for chocolate themed events, including "Fireside Love Songs" with Dwight Ferran, Chocolate Olympics, Snowman Soup and much more! Check our website for a complete schedule of events.
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Redstone WinterFest

The Redstone Community Association is sponsoring its annual WinterFest to be held all day Sat. Feb. 13 in Redstone. Events include Rassle the Castle Fat Bike Race, Snowshoe Race/Fun Walk, ice skating and kid's crafts. All dogs are welcome for the noon Dog Parade. There's a beer Tasting with live music by Alpine Echo at the Redstone Inn and the day ends with a bonfire at the Redstone General Store.
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Mac Classes

Join us at Basalt Regional Library for classes covering the basic apps of a Mac computer, including Safari, iTunes, Mapps and much more. Apps pt. 1 is Tuesday, Feb. 2 and Apps pt.2 os Tuesday, Feb. 16. 1:00-2:15 PM.
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Chixs with Stixs

Come to Basalt Regional Library for group knitting! All level knitters are welcome. Tuesdays, Feb. 2 & 16 from 5:30-6:30 PM.
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Paws to Read

Sign up and read to a licensed therapy dog for 15 minutes. Budding and struggling readers have an opportunity to read out loud without the stress of being judged. Warm brown eyes and doggy grins make all the difference. For children in 1st-4th grade. Contact Linda Slaybaugh @927-4311 ext. 1003 or email lslaybaugh@basaltlibrary.org. Dates in February are the 2 & 16 from 3:30-4:30 PM.
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Public Hearing on the Unified Development Code for Carbondale

The public is invited to a public hearing on the adoption of the new Unified Development Code for the Town of Carbondale on Thursday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. Your input is invaluable to the tapestry of our community. The draft of the UDC can be viewed at www.carbondaleudc.com for questions or comments please contact Janet Buck: 510-1208 jbuck@carbondaleco.net
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Movie Night: "The Odd Couple"

Join us at Basalt Regional Library for our monthly movie night! Playing in February is the 1968 film "The Odd Couple" starring Jack Lemmon and Walter Mathau. Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 5:15-7:00 PM.
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FREE PHYSICS TALK: “The Quantum World in Mini Electronic Devices" 5:30, Feb 17, Wheeler Opera House

Moty Heiblum, Weizmann Institute, describes the transistor. From its birth in 1947 until the present day, this most elementary electronic device has shrunk from a centimeter to tens of nanometers, while its price has plunged to a fraction of a cent. While it is impossible to predict the shape future nano-electronics will take, it is worth getting a feel for how our current understanding of miniaturized electronics evolves.
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War Stories Series with Paul Andersen

This 5-part seminar series will explore the book, “Warrior’s Return,” by top veteran psychologist Dr. Ed Tick. This book is perhaps the most important source of information on experiences in war and on the much-needed integration back into the civilian world afterwards. Books will be available for $10. For more information, contact. Paul Andersen at (970) 927-4017 or andersen@rof.net Thursdays, Feb. 4 & 18 from 5:30-7:00 PM.
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Alpine Legal Services Presents: Do-It-Yourself Divorce Clinic

Join us on Thursday, February 18th at 5pm in the Garfield County Courthouse to learn how to represent yourself through your divorce case. Attendees will receive all the necessary documentation and information on how to manage their case from start to finish. A small donation is requested for this service but no one will be denied services for lack of ability to pay. Please pre-register by calling 970-945-8858 or online at www.alpinelegalservices.org.
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February Wine & Art Break: Painting & Mixed Media

Take an Art & Wine Break and give yourself the opportunity to relax and create on Tues.,Feb. 23 from 6 to 8:30pm at the Third Street Center. CCAH provides the space, the drinks, snacks and Lisa Singer will be on hand to facilitate fun art projects. Feb.’s Art Break is Painting & Mixed Media Night! Fun for every level of art maker. Art Night is $25, and space is limited! Reserve your spot at www.carbondalearts.com.
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Natural Nights: Do Spruce Beetles Make Forest Fires More Severe? Field Evidence from the San Juans

In the southern Rocky Mountains of Colorado, the area infested by spruce beetle outbreaks is rapidly rising, but how does this change wildfire activity? How will climate change affect those disturbances? Using examples from recent research in the spruce-fir forests of the San Juan Mountains, Andrus will discuss the interaction between two important and natural disturbances in the subalpine zone.
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Alpine Legal Services Presents: Thursday Night Bar

Do you have civil legal questions? Join us on Thursday, February 18th in the Garfield County Courthouse at 5pm. Volunteer attorneys will provide their time for a 15 minute private consultation about such matters as divorce, custody, renter’s rights, etc. Please bring all necessary documentation related to your case, such as; leases, contracts, or court papers. A small donation is requested.
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Family Photo Scanning & Youth Oral History Project

As part of the “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History” public program series, visit the New Castle Library on Saturday, Feb. 13 and 20 at 1 pm for a chance to scan, save, and print copies of your family photographs and learn ways to record family histories from Walter Gallacher, director of the Immigrant Stories Project. Participating families will receive a free flash drive to save their photos. For more information, call 970-984-2346 or visit gcpld.org/la500.
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The West: A Movie Series

The Carbondale Branch Library, in partnership with the Mt. Sopris Historical Society, will be showing episodes from the PBS documentary series “New Perspectives on the West.” Join us on the third Saturday of the month in February and March to view a 90 minute episode. February's episode is titled “Speak of the Future” and will be viewed on Saturday, Feb. 20 at 5 p.m. Popcorn will be served. For more information, call 970-963-2889.
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Contingent Genealogy Help Session

Get assistance with your genealogy research! Join a genealogy specialist on Friday, Feb. 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM at Basalt Regional Library. Must sign-up at least one week an advance. If there are no sign-ups, the session will be cancelled.
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DANCE FILM VIEWING PARTY

celebrates the 38th Anniversary of ASPEN DANCE CONNECTION, Friday February 19th, 7 pm at Launchpad. Presenting filmed Multimedia original dance performances created by LOREN WILDER Tickets: $20/ Adult, $10/ Students, under 5 Free. Info/ volunteer: 927-0641. Champagne Reception & Silent Auction benefit the Aspen Dance Connection. Films are REVELATIONS featuring John Lennon & the Beatles, & LANGUAGE OF LIGHT features Zirk Dance Ensembly, choreographed by David Taylor, Jayne Gottlieb.

Get Your Business Online workshop

The Garfield County Shop Local Partnership is teaming up with Google to help put every business in our communities on the map. The libraries will be hosting workshops to help you start taking charge of your online presence. Local internet marketing expert Trent Blizzard will be on hand to teach you the importance of claiming your business listing on Google. These free workshops will be held at the Silt Library on Thursday, Feb. 18 at 9 am. and at the Rifle Library on Tuesday, Feb. 23 at 6 pm.
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Winter Reading Scavenger Hunt

Reading is cool anytime, but winter is a great chance to curl up with a good book. Find out what type of reading you prefer with our Winter Reading Scavenger Hunt during the month of February. Read anything everywhere! Kids & teens that turn in a completed card will receive an invitation to a special party! Pick up an entry form beginning February 1 at any of the Garfield County Libraries. For more information, visit gcpld.org or contact your local branch library.
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CCAH's 8th Annual Green Is The New Black Fashion Extravaganza: TRANSFORMATION

CCAH's Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza: Transformation will take place Mar. 11 & 12 at the Carbondale Rec Center! Local and national designers and artists come together to create a dynamic, alluring, and thought-provoking sustainable fashion that sparks the imagination and are intertwined with dance and multimedia artistry through out the show. Tickets are $35/CCAH Members & $40/Nonmembers and are available at carbondalearts.com. Prices go up after Feb. 26.
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Natural Nights Free Speaker Series: The Gold King Spill: Impacts on the Animas River

When word of a terrible spill arrived at the Mountain Studies Institute's Durango office, the staff provided information that could be used to help communities throughout the Animas River watershed. Speaker Marcie Bidwell is the Executive Director of the Mountain Studies Institute and will discuss the impacts to water quality and benthic macroinvertebrates from the orange-colored mine release that captured headlines. February 24th, 5:30 P.M., Third Street Center
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Early Childhood Open House

Friday, February 26, 9:30 -- 11:00am Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork Kinderhaus Open House offers you and your young child the opportunity to experience the activities of our nursery or kindergarten program. While the children continue to play, the teachers will explain the pedagogical basis of the activity you observed and a bit more about our program. Please sign up in advance so we may properly prepare for your family. www.waldorfschoolrf.org/registration.
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'Anton in Show Business' from Sopris Theatre Company

Sopris Theatre Company’s newest play, “Anton in Show Business,” portrays the comedic side of a small Texas theater group trying their best to produce a serious 19th century play by Anton Chekhov. Performances will be February 19th through 28th. At the New Space Theatre at Colorado Mountain College-Spring Valley. More at coloradomtn.edu.
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Food For Fines

The Garfield County Libraries are pleased to bring back Food for Fines this February. To participate, bring in non-perishable food items to any of the 6 branch libraries. For every donated item, the libraries will waive one dollar of overdue fines on your account. Suggested foods include canned soups, pasta, cereal, and canned fruit & vegetables. Expired items will not be accepted. At the end of the month, all of the donated items are given to Lift-Up.
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Clase De Computaction para Principantes

Mondays, beginning Feb. 15 from 4:00-5:30 PM, Basalt Regional Library will be offering beginning computer classes for Spanish Speakers. Feb. 15, 22 & 29.
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Storytimes at Basalt Regional Library

Stop by Basalt Regional Library every weekday morning at 10:30 AM for Storytimes! Mondays and Fridays are designed for children under two, Tuesdays are designed fro children 2-3 years old, Wednesdays are designed for children 3-5 years old and most Thursdays are for all ages. Check our website for a complete schedule and description of each storytime.
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Drop-In Crafts

Make the library part of your family's Saturday plans and make a fun craft together. Drop-by Basalt Regional Library on Saturdays between 10:30 AM and 12:00 PM to do a craft.
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Opening Reception of Artist In Wilderness & Walls: Architectural Photography

An opening reception of two exhibitions will take place at CCAH's R2 Gallery on Mar. 4, 6-8p.m. “Walls: Architectural Photography 1985-2015” explores Greg Watts’ response to wall structures in his local and global travels. Wilderness Workshop’s Artist In Wilderness residents Joan Engler, Michael Kinsley, Nancy Lovendahl, Jill Scher, Sylvia Emery Wilhelm and Ellen Woods will display work inspired by the lands Wilderness Workshop helps to protect. Visit carbondalearts.com or call (970) 963-1680.
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Sunlight Mountain Resort Defiance Challenge

Friday, March 4, 2016, teams of two will ski as many laps as possible on black diamond and double black diamond terrain, with some steep open bowls and some tight glades as well. This is a family friendly event open to expert skiers and riders ages 6 and up. Proceeds from the event are split between the Sunlight Ski Patrol and the family of a fallen patroller. For more information or to register on-line, check sunlightskipatrol.com.
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Empty Bowls Dinner, March 9th, 2016. A benefit for Lift Up

EMPTY BOWLS DINNER: Wednesday March 9th 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

Developing Consciousness: A Roadmap to the Journey of Enlightenment

Nicholas Vesey, Spiritual Leader at the Aspen Chapel will be teaching his fourth Developing Consciousness course at the Aspen Chapel starting January 21st through March 10th. Meets Thursdays 6-7:30 pm. The course explores the conventional ‘enlightenment’ experience in a simple way and takes people on an experiential journey through their consciousness using talks, meditation, sharing of personal experiences, as well as spiritual exercises. www.aspenchapel.org for more information.
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“postlandscape”a show of contemporary/mixed media landscape

“postlandscape” opens at the Aspen Chapel Gallery February 10th with an artist reception rom from 5-7 pm. The show will run through March 13, 2016 and features 10 RFV artists. The ten local artists participating in this show include: Teresa Booth Brown, Curt Carpenter, Jose Ferreira, Andrew Roberts- Gray, Jody Guralnick, Tony Prikryl, Glenn Rappaport, Jen Rupert, David Warner, Eileen Wold, and Ellen Woods.
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“postlandscape”a show of contemporary/mixed media landscape

“postlandscape” opens at the Aspen Chapel Gallery February 10th with an artist reception rom from 5-7 pm. The show will run through March 13, 2016 and features 10 RFV artists. The ten local artists participating in this show include: Teresa Booth Brown, Curt Carpenter, Jose Ferreira, Andrew Roberts- Gray, Jody Guralnick, Tony Prikryl, Glenn Rappaport, Jen Rupert, David Warner, Eileen Wold, and Ellen Woods.
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Poetry and Songwriting Workshop

Join San Francisco poet and songwriting Brian Laidlaw at Basalt Regional Library on Monday, Feb. 29 for a poetry, songwriting and performance workshop. 6:00-8:00 PM.
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Call to Vendors for the 45th Carbondale Mountain Fair

Applications are now available for Mountain Fair Art & Food Vendors. To be selected as an Art Vendor, you must be an artist or craftsperson exhibiting his or her own handmade works of art. Food vendors must sell their own, and hand-prepared food. For more information and to find an application visit carbondalearts.com. For specific questions email marianne@carbondalearts.com. Art Vendor applications are due Feb. 26 & Food Vendor applications are due Apr. 1.
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Dancers invited to perform in Coredination & Bonedale Ballet's 2016 spring dance performance.

Dancers sign up now for Coredination's Spring 2016 Children's Ballet and Mixed repertoire performance, at Bonedale Ballet's studio @ 4th & Sopris, next to the Carbondale Branch Library, in Carbondale. Rehearsals begin February 29th. www.bonedaleballet.com for our class schedule or (970)379-2187 for more information about rehearsals and the performance. Ages 3-adults are welcomed!
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Call To Entry for Clay National XI: The Intimacy of Scale

CALLING ALL CLAY ARTISTS! CCAH is partnering with the Carbondale Clay Center for their eleventh annual Clay National exhibition, "The Intimacy of Scale", juried by nationally known Massachussetts-based ceramicist, Chris Gustin. Applications can be downloaded at www.carbondalearts.com. Completed applications must be submitted by May 27 to Brian Colley at The Launchpad (76 S 4th St, Carbondale) or emailed to brian@carbondalearts.com. Call (970)963-1680 for questions.
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Mountain to Valley Half Marathon and FAST 4-Mile Run/Walk

The day offers a scenic downhill course, awards, a band, beer, a fantastic post-race event, and a great raffle and silent auction. We will also have a fun-run ½ mile event for the kids and family. All proceeds benefit Mountain Valley Developmental Services serving adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities throughout the Roaring Fork and Eagle River valleys - and beyond.
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