Scuttlebutt / Calendar – May 27, 2021 – The Sopris Sun
Aspen Public Radio has hired Breeze Richardson as the station’s next executive director. Richardson recently worked as Director of Marketing and Communications at the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, Missouri. Meanwhile, Colorado Public Radio’s Indie 102.3 will now broadcast on Carbondale on 96.7 FM as KNDH. For more information, visit indie1023.org
Capacity restrictions have been lifted for travelers from Bustang. In addition, more buses have been added between Grand Junction and Denver on weekdays and weekends. Since May 26, face masks are mandatory for passengers. For full itinerary details visit ridebustang.com
Woody and Dumpling
The Thunder River Theater Company and the Stage of Life Theater Company present “Woody and Dumpling and the Journey Back to Normal,” an animated musical starring children’s entertainers Luke Ryan and Maura Fawley. The production is available in streaming for free on thunderrivertheatre.com
Carbondale Historical Society members Kim McGee and John Williams created an audio tour of historic homes using material compiled for the Carbondale Historical Preservation Committee. Meanwhile, the “This I Remember” audio archive is growing with over 70 episodes featuring local voices from Carbondale’s past. Find them and more at carbondalehistory.org
Summer reading challenge
The Summer Reading Challenge begins June 1. Readers of all ages are invited to help reach the community’s goal of 750,000 total minutes of reading. You can track your time using Beanstack, an app for your phone, or by signing up at your local library for a journal reading. Read 1,000 minutes or more to enter a grand prize draw.
Outdoor Paint Out
The Redstone Art Foundation is hosting its first annual Plein Air Paint Out this Memorial Day weekend. Nine local artists will capture the beauty of Redstone with their paintings on sale May 29 in shops in downtown Redstone. Special guests include performance painter Marcel Kahhak and Barbara Churchley, plus a quick draw competition and more. For schedule and registration, visit redstoneartfoundation.org
For the love of pika
The Front Range Pika Project offers trail runners and hikers the opportunity to do citizen science this summer at sites in the White River National Forest including Ashcroft, Maroon Bells, Independence Pass and Mount Sopris. Opportunities for participation range from depositing temperature loggers to comprehensive training on pika site monitoring. More on pikapartners.org
Basalt half marathon
The 44th Annual Basalt Half Marathon will take place on Sunday June 6. The race is open to individual runners and two-person relay teams and begins at Frying Pan Road and ends at Lion’s Park. All proceeds go to the Basalt High School Cross Country Team. More info and registration and basalthalfmarathon.com
Registration for the free Summit54 Summer Advantage program is open to elementary students served by the Roaring Fork Schools District. The program will be offered at Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Spring from June 21 to July 23, Monday to Friday, 8 am to 2:30 pm Daily bus transportation and meals are included as well as on-the-go after-party snacks. school courtesy of Food Bank of the Rockies. Math and reading skills are taught with art, music, and more. Registration is via summeradvantage.org or 1-866-924-7226.
Courtney Rangel, Bilingualism Coordinator for Roaring Fork School, has been chosen to become Riverview School’s next vice-principal. In a letter to the school community, River View Principal Adam Volek said, “Courtney strongly believes that all students deserve the best educational experience and that student and family relationships, as well as responsive practices in matters of equity and social justice, are the cornerstones of our work to create a safe and inclusive environment for all children. ” Congratulations!
Pump Track trials for children
On Wednesday, May 19, the Carbondale Parks and Recreation Department hosted children’s pumping track trials at Carbondale Bike Park, a free competition as part of Bonedale Bike Week. There were 35 participants in three different divisions.
They say it’s your birthday
People celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Savanna Bristol, Lacy Dunlavy, Richard Glasier and Jennifer Johnson (May 27); Dorie Hunt, Joan Lamont, Louis Meyer, Alex Salvidrez and Amanda Seubert (May 28); Clark Cretti (May 29); Rianna Briggs, Barbara Frota and Jay Harrington (May 30); Chip Munday, Shea Nieslanik, Debbie Romanus and Carolyn Sackariason (June 1); Li McBrayer, Easton O’Flannery and Tracy Trulove (June 2); Trary Maddalone LaMee and Anna Ramirez (June 3).
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THURSDAY MAY 27
Kula teaches flow yoga at Sopris Park, with beats by DJ Bhakti Styler, at 6 pm. Details on kulayogaonmain.com/special-events
BACH, BALLADES, BALLET
Carbondale Arts’ garden music series at historic Thompson House kicks off with MinTze Wu, Natalie Spears and Alexandra Jerkunica performing at 6 p.m. Tickets on carbondalearts.com
Feeding Giants performs at Heather’s in Basalt at 6 p.m.
FRIDAY MAY 28
The Art Base in Basalt opens in its new location with a new exhibit, “A Light Within” by Heather Cherry, and an artist reception at 5 pm.
The Queen Bees, a new local girl-only group, performs at Heather’s in Basalt at 6 p.m.
SATURDAY MAY 29
Mary Harris, of Roaring Fork Audubon, guides a walk at the Regional Basalt Library at 9 a.m. Register at basaltlibrary.org
SALE OF PLANTS
Wild Mountain Seeds sells plants, seeds and soil to True Nature from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Rodrigo Arreguín performs at Heather’s in Basalt at 6 p.m.
SUNDAY MAY 30
Roaring Fork Audubon Society guides a walk in marble. Carpool departs from Carbondale at 6.30am. To register, send an email to [email protected]
Chris Bank plays at Heather’s in Basalt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Then LP Herd takes the stage from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
TUESDAY JUNE 1
Registration opens for the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies summer community programs. See the full list of programs on aspennature.org
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers Leads Grizzly Creek Burnt Area Tour at 9 a.m. Register on rfov.org
The Aspen Police Department is auctioning abandoned bikes outside the station at 540 E. Main Street. A preview of the articles starts at 10 a.m. Auctions begin at 11 a.m.
After a long hiatus, the Roaring Fork Drawing Club returns, meeting at Erin’s Acres at 6:30 p.m.
WEDNESDAY JUNE 2
Roaring Fork Audubon Society guides a trip near Woody Creek at 7 a.m. To register, contact [email protected]
The Basalte regional library hosts a virtual reading club on the first Wednesday of each month at noon. Register on basaltlibrary.org
The Aspen Chapel Gallery presents a new ceramic and mixed media exhibition with an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. A portion of all sales will benefit the Friends of Aspen Animal Shelter.
ASK A LAWYER
Alpine Legal Services offers a clinical hotline on Wednesdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Call 970-368-2246 and visit alpinelegalservices.org for the calendar of dates by legal subject.
ValleyOrtho Orthopedic Surgeon Chris George presents “Treating Joint Pain with Cartilage Preservation and Restoration Procedures,” a virtual discussion at 6:00 pm. Registration on vvh.org/vvu
THURSDAY JUNE 3
The Basalt Regional Library hosts the Teen Creative Club outside the library from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. for grades 5 to 12. More information on basaltlibrary.org
UNDER THE SUN
Join Sopris Sun correspondents and guests for Everything Under The Sun, which airs Thursdays on KDNK at 4 p.m.
Weekly Thursday races are held at Crown Mountain Park starting at 6 p.m.
Independence Run and Hike has a weekly group run on Thursdays leaving the store at 6 p.m.
The Black Nugget offers karaoke Thursdays at 7 p.m.
FRIDAY JUNE 4
IDENTIDAD Y LIBERTAD
Launchpad hosts opening reception for new outdoor show at 5:15 p.m.
SATURDAY JUNE 5
Dance Initiative and Carbondale Branch Library offer dance classes in Spanish every Saturday June at 10 a.m. More info at gcpld.org/summer-reading