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First Wednesday Book Club at the Library!

The Carbondale community is invited to join with friends and fellow readers at the Carbondale Branch Library's First Wednesday Book Club, Wednesday, September 3, 6 p.m. Desserts and drinks are provided. The book is "Transatlantic" by Colum McCann. Copies are available through the library. More information by calling 970-963-2889.
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Your Private Drinking Water Well - Keeping it Clean

Attend a Drinking Water Well workshop on September 3rd from 5:30 to 7:00 PM. This evening event is designed to assist private land owners in insuring their wells are operable and clean. This hands-on workshop will be held at the Colorado Parks and Wildlife offices located at Canyon Creek and I-70 (Exit 109).
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Carbondale Bicycle Ditch Tour, Thurs. Sept. 4th 5pm

Hop on your bike and join Carbondale’s Water Department and Roaring Fork Conservancy on a ride to a town ditch head gate on the Crystal River near the fish hatchery bridge south of town. Then follow the ditch back into town learning about the unique complexities of the Town’s ditch system along the way with a stop at the ”three ring circus” ditch works site. Also learn the basics of Colorado prior appropriation water law. Registration is required at www.roaringfork.org or 927-1290.
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Garfield County Libraries Board of Trustees meeting

The Garfield County Libraries Board of Trustees next regular board meeting will be September 4, 2014 at the Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Avenue, Rifle, CO 81650. Board meeting will begin at 6:00 pm. For ADA needs, please contact Wilma at 625-4270 prior to meeting.
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Carbondale Community Food Co-op Party

Come celebrate your local food co-op on Thursday, September 4th at Beerworks in Carbondale. This fundraiser for CCFC’s recent expansion will feature live music from "Let Them Roar", food using Colorado ingredients, and great door prizes. Plus $1 of every CBW beer sold goes to the co-op. September 4th, 6:00 pm.
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Carbondale Community Food Co-op Party

Come celebrate your local food co-op on Thursday, September 4th at Beerworks in Carbondale. This fundraiser for CCFC’s recent expansion will feature live music from "Let Them Roar", food using Colorado ingredients, and great door prizes. Plus $1 of every CBW beer sold goes to the co-op. CCFC is Carbondale's only member-owned natural grocery store. Join us September 4th, 6:00 pm at Beerworks to celebrate local, organic, and natural food.
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Gong and Sound Bath Thursday Evening at Strange Imports

Please join us this Thursday September 4th from 630 -800 for our second gong bath and meditiation with sound master, Daniel Pierce. This is located at Strange Imports at 423 Main Street in Carbondale next to the Crystal Theater. This is a complimentary meditation, donations are kindly accepted.

Mountain Fair Volunteer BBQ & Picnic

CCAH warmly invites all Mountain Fair volunteers to a Thank You BBQ and Picnic on Sept 5, 5-8pm at CCAH’s new spot, the old library building, on 4th & Main. We’ll be cooking up hotdogs and hamburgers, serving New Belgium Beer, the winner of the New Belgium cruiser bike will be drawn, and we will raise a toast to the spirit of community! Volunteers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, picnic blanket, and his/her own cup, plate, & utensil! Call (970)963-1680 with questions.
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Walk for Wilderness

Join the U.S. Forest Service, Leadville Ranger District and partners to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act at the Leadville National Fish Hatchery in Lake County on Saturday, September 6. The free event runs from 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m., registration begins at 9 a.m. Family-friendly activities and demos will include – Wilderness hikes, scavenger hunt, and backcountry cooking demonstrations. For add’l info. please contact the Leadville District Office at 719-486-0749.
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Bulldog Creek Hike

Join the Wilderness Workshop Sunday September 7th for a free hike up Bulldog Creek to a surprising waterfall and old mining tunnel. To sign up or learn more please visit www.wildernessworkshop.org/summer-hikes
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San Juan String Fest a KVNF Fundraiser

KVNF Community Radio presents the San Juan String Fest this Friday through Sunday, September 5-7 at the Chipeta Solar Springs Resort in Ridgway, Colorado. This event features John Cowan, Jim Lauderdale, Drew Emmitt, Tyler Grant and a variety of other bands and musicians. Information is available at sanjuanstringfest.com, at kvnf.org or at 970-527-4866.
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FREE PREVIEW of Wyly Fall Art Club I: ages 6 - 12

Registration is open for FREE PREVIEW of Wyly Fall Art Club I: ages 6 - 12, with Chelsea Richards, on Tuesday, September 9, 4:00 – 5:30 pm (drop off & open studio 3:30 – 4:00pm.) Registration is required. Projects cultivate creativity, introduce visual arts skills and build self-esteem. For more information and to register visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org.
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Full Moon Hike

Come celebrate the last full moon of the summer (Monday Sept. 8th) with the Wilderness Workshop on night hike up into Hay Park on Mt. Sopris. To sign up or learn more please visit www.wildernessworkshop.org/summer-hikes
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Art Farm: painting & pinot

Registration is open for Art Farm: painting & pinot with Kathy Honea & Lisa Singer on Wednesday, September 10, 6:00– 8:00 pm. Sip some wine while you get your creativity growing. The Wyly will provide inspiration, all materials, wine and snacks each month to one and all. For more information and to register visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org.
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Spanish Language Chat

Tuesdays, September 2 and 9 at noon at Pitkin County Library. Lillian Scott, native Spanish speaker, will lead conversation for all levels of Spanish language speakers and learners. Brown bag optional. Session will last approximately one hour.
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ACT Workshops

Free ACT workshops for teens at Pitkin County Library. Presented by Kalfas Educational Services. Divided by subject matter. Attend as many as you like. Please bring a calculator, notebook and test questions. Thursday, September 4 from 6:30 to 8pm: Reading and Science Sunday, September 7 from 4:30 to 6pm: English Tuesday, September 9 from 6:30 to 8pm: Math
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Untrammeled! Wilderness in the Human Era. A wilderness symposium.

A wild evening to excite your mind, stir you soul, and inspire your next adventure, a panel discussion with: Dave Foreman, co-founder of EarthFirst!, Jamie Williams, President of The Wilderness Society and Gloria Flora, with a slideshow by John Fielder and a short visual poem by Pete McBride. Panelists will discuss the role of “self-willed” nature in the Anthropocene. Sept. 10, 6:00 p.m. Paepcke Auditorium in Aspen. $10 advance & $15 at the door.
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All Mixed Up: transfer images onto any surface

Registration is open for All Mixed Up: transfer images onto any surface with Mariana Vieira on Friday – Saturday, September 12 – 13, 9:30 am – 3:30 pm. You will learn new methods of evaporative alcohol image transfer onto almost any surface in this fast-paced, creative workshop. For more information and to register visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org.
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Artist Beat: WTF? Wall, Table, Floor Artists’ Talk

Artist of the WTF? Exhibition will discuss their featured work at CCAH’s R2 Gallery on Thursday, Sept. 11 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Artists include ceramicists Jill Oberman of the Carbondale Clay Center, Doug Casebeer of Anderson Ranch, Frank McGuirk, and mixed media artist Andrew Roberts-Gray. For information about the artists visit carbondalearts.com. For questions about the event call (970)963-1680.
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Be a part of the 2014 sheepdog championships

Some 230 of the country's top dogs and handlers will be at Strang Ranch Sept. 9 to 14 to compete in the 2014 National Sheepdog Finals. You can be a part of this exciting event by volunteering. Volunteers are needs for all types of jobs. To help sell tickets or help park cars, please go to AVLT.org and click on "Sheepdogs" under news and events to pick the time slots you would like to work. Be a part of another Carbondale event that will have national media coverage!
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Movies at the Library

Thursday, September 11 at 4 pm at Pitkin County Library Come by after school and enjoy the film, Hook. This classic film stars Robin Williams as an adult Peter Pan who must return to Neverland in order to save his children from Captain Hook. 144 minutes, rated PG. For kids in grades 5-8.
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Travis Book and Benny Galloway in Concert

Colorado's own Travis Book ( of the Infamous Stringdusters) and Benny Galloway perform at the Glenwood Vaudeville Theatre Thursday Night September 11. Doors open at 6:30pm, Showtime 7:00pm. Additional info at www.bluegrasstickets.com
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C.A.R.E.'s Dressed to the K9's

Join us on Sept. 13th at The Orchard for our annual event. A fabulous fashion show featuring C.A.R.E.s most adorable adoptables and a video presentation. Enjoy food by Fusion Catering, desserts by Killer Cakes, a wine, beer and champagne bar and a small silent auction. Ticket on sale now for only $75
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Wilderness Workshop Campout

Join the Wilderness Workshop for a camp out into the heart of the Thompson Divide to the Lake Ridge Lakes on Sept. 13th-14th. To sign up or learn more please visit www.wildernessworkshop.org/summer-hikes
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Health Grants Available

The Western Colorado Community Foundation is currently accepting applications to the Western Colorado Health Fund. Grants range from $1,000 to $4,000 and are available to clinics, hospitals and other organizations to address access to health care and to improve health care delivery in smaller, rural communities. Preference will be given to programs serving less populated communities. More info or proposals to tgillespie@wc-cf.org
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Writers' Club at the Library!

Held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, the Carbondale Library Writers' Group provides a supportive environment for writers of all genres, novice to the experienced. Attendees will have the opportunity to share and explore their own writing, their peers’ writing and writing in general. Open to all writers and future writers, teen and adult. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889.
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Wyly Fall Art Club I: ages 6 - 12

Registration is open for Wyly Fall Art Club I: ages 6 - 12, with Chelsea Richards, on Tuesdays, September 16 – October 14, 4:00 – 5:30 pm (drop off & open studio 3:30 – 4:00pm.) Registration is required. Projects cultivate creativity, introduce visual arts skills and build self-esteem. For more information and to register visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org.
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Public Meeting: Creative Plan Brand Ready To View

CCAH will hold a public meeting about the Carbondale Creative District process on Sept. 15 at Dos Gringos, 5 to 7p.m. This is a “stop in and weigh in” opportunity for the public, with two informational talks taking place at 5:30p.m. and 6:30p.m. CCAH will present branding and image ideas that defines Carbondale, as well as update everyone on the Creative District process moving forward. For more information visit carbondalearts.com or call (970) 963-1680.
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Pitkin Pals

Tuesdays, September 9, 16, 23, and 30 at 4pm at Pitkin County Library This reading mentorship program pairs children ages 5-10 who are looking to sharpen their reading skills with a high-achieving high school student in order to encourage a love of books and to bolster reading confidence. Requires a one-month commitment to attend weekly appointments. Please contact Anne at 970-429-1922 for more information or to sign up.
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Trudi Peet: memorial exhibition

The Wyly Art Center presents Trudi Peet: memorial exhibition, organized by Nina Pedersen, Olivia Petersen & Sandy Smith. 50% of all proceeds benefits the Wyly Art Center programs and 50% benefits Doctors Without Borders. Opening reception is on Friday, September 19, 5:00 – 7:00 pm. Exhibition dates are September 4 – October 30. Gallery hours are Tue – Sat, 10 am – 4 pm. For more information and full schedule visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org.
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Cocktail Party Benefit: ART, PLAY, LOVE

The Wyly Art Center presents its annual gala Cocktail Party Benefit: ART, PLAY, LOVE on Sunday, September 21, 4:00 – 7:00 pm honoring Dick Carter with The Wyly Creative Force Award. It will be an extraordinary evening of community celebration, cocktails and culinary creations, visual inspiration and art to benefit The Wyly at the Roaring Fork Club in Basalt. For more information visit wylyarts.org, or contact 970-927-4123 or holly@wylyarts.org.
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Marble Peak Hike

Celebrate the Raggeds Wilderness and Fall colors with the Wilderness Workshop on September 20th for the last hike of our series to Marble Peak. To learn sign up or learn more please visit www.wildernessworkshop.org/summer-hikes
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Maroon Bells Restoration Project - Volunteers Needed

The Colorado Mountain Club is hosting three volunteer projects in the Maroon-Bells/Snowmass Wilderness to help repair damage to sensitive habitats. Volunteer crews will backpack along the Four-Pass Loop Trail and rehabilitate dispersed campsites in riparian areas. No experience necessary! CMC will provide food, group camping gear, and project leadership. Projects Aug 16-17; Sept 7-14 and Sept. 20-21. Learn more and register at cmc.org/stewardship.
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Literature Out Loud

Sunday, September 21 at 3 pm at Pitkin County Library Literature Out Loud goes sci-fi this month with Graham Northrup and Logan Carter reading from Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke.
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Get Your Uke On at the Library!

Get Your Uke On! class on at the Carbondale Branch Library the first and third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Beginners and experts of all ages are welcome. Each session starts with a sing along, followed by a short lesson, and ends with a Uke Jam. Non-Ukers are welcome to sit in. More information by calling the library, 970-963-2889.
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Carbondale Culture Club

Connecting our community through Education, Enlightenment, and Entertainment....every Wednesday from 12 to 1 in the Third Street Center. It's Free, and it's fun! We bring in musicians and artists from far and wide. ..authors, experts , philosophers and healers and more. It's the Carbondale Culture Club, in the Third Street Center, every Wednesday at noon.
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Travel Talk: Southern Africa

Tuesday, September 23 at 5:30 pm Gail Scott and Tom Quinlan traveled for three weeks in four countries, exploring the Okavango Delta, dodging hippos on the Zambezi River, and walking with lions in the Zambia bush. Experience their adventure in a unique film show.
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Senior Matters Book Club at the Library!

Senior Matters hosts a monthly book club sponsored by the Carbondale Branch Library every 4th Wednesday of the month, 4pm at the library. More information at 970-963-2889.
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Mixed Media Painting, Collage and Sculpture

Registration is open for Mixed Media Painting, Collage and Sculpture with K Rhynus Cesark on Friday – Sunday, September 26 – 28, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Learn two- and three-dimensional approaches (both on and off the wall) to working with mixed media, collage, paint and sculpture. For more information and to register visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org.
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CCAH Presents The Pop Up Pin Down

Paint, sculpture, & movement combine during the dynamic and wholly unconventional Pop Up Pin Down, taking place Sept. 19 & 26, 7-9pm, at SAW. This pop up show is a performance and exhibition featuring installations by Chris Erickson which will be tampered with and altered by dance artists Chloe Burton, Eli. D Riecks, Rochelle Norwood, Aja McAdams, A.J. Hobbs, & Deborah Colley. Doors open at 7 pm, performances begin at 7:30pm. For more information visit carbondalearts.com.
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Autumn Crafts

Thursday, September 25 at 4 pm at Pitkin County Library Visit the library after school and get creative with a variety of fall-themed craft projects. For kids in grades 5-8.
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THINK & ACT Conference presented by Peak Parent Center

A conference for self-advocates, families, educators, community members and service providers, to learn person-centered strategies to build strong, inclusive schools and communities. Saturday, September 27th, 9:00 am to 2: pm, at the Orchard Gathering Center in Carbondale. Please call 800-284-0259 x 117.
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Roaring Fork Songwriters Group at the Library!

The Roaring Fork Songwriters Group meets at the Carbondale Branch Library the fourth Monday of the month, and is open to songwriters of all levels. Writers are encouraged to share a lyric or a melody, or something they’ve finished and want to test out on a responsive audience, in a supportive, helpful atmosphere. Facilitated by different guest musician each month. The grand piano is available for use. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889
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French Chat

Mondays, from noon to 1 pm at Pitkin County Library Library staff member Nathalie Crick, born and raised in Belgium, will moderate a one-hour chat session for those who wish to practice their French. Brown bag optional.
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Watercolor Traveler

Registration is open for Watercolor Traveler with Laurie Doctor on Friday – Sunday, October 10 – 12, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm. This class is designed for anyone interested in some fresh portable ways to paint, draw and write. The class will lead students in exercises and ideas for travel and quick impressions. For more information and to register visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org.
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Writers' Group at the Library!

Held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, the Carbondale Library Writers' Group provides a supportive environment for writers of all genres, novice to the experienced. Attendees will have the opportunity to share and explore their own writing, their peers’ writing and writing in general. Open to all writers and future writers, teen and adult. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889.
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Get Your Uke On at the Library!

Get Your Uke On! class on at the Carbondale Branch Library the first and third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Beginners and experts of all ages are welcome. Each session starts with a sing along, followed by a short lesson, and ends with a Uke Jam. Non-Ukers are welcome to sit in. More information by calling the library, 970-963-2889.
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FREE PREVIEW of Wyly Fall Art Club II: ages 6 - 12

Registration is open for FREE PREVIEW of Wyly Fall Art Club II: ages 6 - 12, with Chelsea Richards, on Tuesday, October 21, 4:00 – 5:30 pm (drop off & open studio 3:30 – 4:00pm.) Projects cultivate creativity, introduce visual arts skills and build self-esteem. For more information and to register visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org.
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Roaring Fork Songwriters Group at the Library!

The Roaring Fork Songwriters Group meets at the Carbondale Branch Library the fourth Monday of the month, and is open to songwriters of all levels. Writers are encouraged to share a lyric or a melody, or something they’ve finished and want to test out on a responsive audience, in a supportive, helpful atmosphere. Facilitated by different guest musician each month. The grand piano is available for use. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889
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Wyly Fall Art Club II: ages 6 - 12

Registration is open for Wyly Fall Art Club II: ages 6 - 12, with Chelsea Richards, on Tuesdays, October 28 – December 2, 4:00 – 5:30 pm (drop off & open studio 3:30 – 4:00pm.) Registration is required. Projects cultivate creativity, introduce visual arts skills and build self-esteem. For more information and to register visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org.
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Senior Matters Book Club at the Library!

Senior Matters hosts a monthly book club sponsored by the Carbondale Branch Library every 4th Wednesday of the month, 4pm at the library. More information at 970-963-2889.
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Writers' Group at the Library!

Held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, the Carbondale Library Writers' Group provides a supportive environment for writers of all genres, novice to the experienced. Attendees will have the opportunity to share and explore their own writing, their peers’ writing and writing in general. Open to all writers and future writers, teen and adult. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889.
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Get Your Uke On at the Library!

Get Your Uke On! class on at the Carbondale Branch Library the first and third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Beginners and experts of all ages are welcome. Each session starts with a sing along, followed by a short lesson, and ends with a Uke Jam. Non-Ukers are welcome to sit in. More information by calling the library, 970-963-2889.
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Roaring Fork Songwriters Group at the Library!

The Roaring Fork Songwriters Group meets at the Carbondale Branch Library the fourth Monday of the month, and is open to songwriters of all levels. Writers are encouraged to share a lyric or a melody, or something they’ve finished and want to test out on a responsive audience, in a supportive, helpful atmosphere. Facilitated by different guest musician each month. The grand piano is available for use. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889
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Senior Matters Book Club at the Library!

Senior Matters hosts a monthly book club sponsored by the Carbondale Branch Library every 4th Wednesday of the month, 4pm at the library. More information at 970-963-2889.
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Aspen's Thrift Shop Celebrates 65 Years

The ladies of the all-volunteer Thrift Shop of Aspen invite the public to help celebrate 65 years serving the community. Come shop and check out the ever-changing inventory of fantastic items. You may also participate by donating gently used clothing and household items to be sold at reasonable prices. All proceeds are given to non-profits in the Roaring Fork Valley. The shop is located at 422 E. Hopkins Avenue in Aspen. Hours are 10-3pm Monday through Saturday.
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Writers' Group at the Library!

Held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Monday of each month, the Carbondale Library Writers' Group provides a supportive environment for writers of all genres, novice to the experienced. Attendees will have the opportunity to share and explore their own writing, their peers’ writing and writing in general. Open to all writers and future writers, teen and adult. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889.
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Wyly Holiday Art Club: ages 6 - 12

Registration is open for Wyly Holiday Art Club: ages 6 - 12, with Chelsea Richards, on Tuesdays, December 9 & 16, 4:00 – 5:30 pm (drop off & open studio 3:30 – 4:00pm). Registration is required. Create colorful holiday gifts and decorations to share with family and friends. For more information and to register visit wylyarts.org. Contact 970-927-4123 or art@wylyarts.org.
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Get Your Uke On at the Library!

Get Your Uke On! class on at the Carbondale Branch Library the first and third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Beginners and experts of all ages are welcome. Each session starts with a sing along, followed by a short lesson, and ends with a Uke Jam. Non-Ukers are welcome to sit in. More information by calling the library, 970-963-2889.
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Roaring Fork Songwriters Group at the Library!

The Roaring Fork Songwriters Group meets at the Carbondale Branch Library the fourth Monday of the month, and is open to songwriters of all levels. Writers are encouraged to share a lyric or a melody, or something they’ve finished and want to test out on a responsive audience, in a supportive, helpful atmosphere. Facilitated by different guest musician each month. The grand piano is available for use. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889
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Senior Matters Book Club at the Library!

Senior Matters hosts a monthly book club sponsored by the Carbondale Branch Library every 4th Wednesday of the month, 4pm at the library. More information at 970-963-2889.
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