This weekend is Fall Fest in Marble, Colorado, a two-day festival of non-stop music, food, drink, contests, and a silent auction, all taking place in and around Marble’s acclaimed Slow Groovin’ Barbecue, and benefiting local artist and welder Dan Prazen. Music is noon to nine on Saturday, October 6th, featuring Trunk, Sticky Mulligan Quartet, Dan Sheridan, and finishing with a classy Celtic journey through the music of Feast. Sunday’s lineup, October 7th goes noon to six p.m. with the Matthew Moon Duo, the Larry Good Band, All the Pretty Horses, and the seminal jam tunes of Shakedown Street. For more information call Slow Groovin’ at 963-4090. Don’t miss it!
The Silt Branch Library is celebrating its Grand Opening on Saturday, October 6 at 10 a.m. Special guest speakers will start the day, followed by the ribbon cutting. There will be refreshments, giveaways, and live music with the Mountain Smuggler Boys to celebrate this momentous day. Come check out the new library, which is more than three times as big than the old library and features a large meeting room, two study rooms, unique children’s and teen spaces, a designated computer area, a cozy reading area with a fireplace, a plaza for outdoor reading and events, and almost 4,000 new library items!
WHERE: Thunder River Theatre, 67 promenade, downtown Carnondale WHEN:Sept. 28, 29, Oct. 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13. TIME: All performances 7:30 p.m., except Sunday matinee, 2 p.m. TICKET PRICE: Adults, $22; Students, $12 TICKETS & INFORMATION: www.thunderrivertheatre.com QUESTION: 970-963-8200 Critics call GHOST-WRITER , “Tantalizing, understated and lovely, an old-fashioned play about creativity and love.” GHOST-WRITER features TRTC\’s Valerie Haugen, Lon Winston, with guest Eileen Seeley.
Come to Highline Lake State Park and witness the ultimate test of human endurance! The Desert’s Edge Triathlon offers both an Olympic distance race and a sprint triathlon race. The Olympic distance race will consist of a 1,500-meter swim, a forty kilometer bike ride on nearby paved county roads, and ten kilometer run around the lake on dirt trails. The sprint distances will be half the distances of the Olympic race (750 meters, 21 kilometers, and 5 kilometers). Registration for the event will remain open until a couple of days before the race or until there are 500 athletes. To register for the event or for more information contact Darrin Eisman, owner of Racing Underground, L.L.C. at 303-642-7961 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. The event will begin Sunday, Oct. 7 when the first wave of swimmers enters the water at 8 a.m. County roads involved with the race will be open to light traffic, so we urge those coming to the area to please heed warning signs and yield to cyclists. The race will end when the last Olympic run finisher crosses the line, estimated to be in the early afternoon at approximately 1 p.m. Set-up for the event will begin on Saturday primarily in the day use area where the start and finish lines will be located. The campground has been set aside for participants on both Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6. Everyone is invited to come and enjoy this athletic spectacle. The price for entrance is the normal park admission of $7 per vehicle per day or presentation of an annual Colorado State Parks Pass. Highline Lake State Park is the only reservoir in the Grand Valley that offers power boating, water-skiing and jet-skiing opportunities. Located just west of Grand Junction, the park is popular for fishing and swimming as well. Many visitors also use Highline State Park as a camping base for mountain biking or river rafting. Large shade trees and turf grass areas offer a pleasant place to rest after a hard day of playing or to cool off from summer heat. Additional information on Highline Lake State Park is available at: www.parks.state.co.us/Parks/HighlineLake. Colorado Parks and Wildlife was created by the merger of Colorado State Parks and the Colorado Division of Wildlife, two nationally recognized leaders in conservation, outdoor recreation and wildlife management. Colorado Parks and Wildlife manages 42 state parks, all of Col
6:30 p.m. Monday, October 8 • Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. • Free • 625-4270, www.gcpld.org Put on your pajamas and come to the Rifle Branch Library to enjoy stories, songs, crafts and a bedtime snack on the second Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m.
11 a.m. Mondays • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org Love a great story? Come to the Parachute Branch Library every Monday at 11 a.m. to participate in this interactive storytime with Miss Michelle.
6 p.m. Mondays • Gordon Cooper Branch Library, 76 S. 4th St., Carbondale • Free • 963-2889, www.gcpld.org Starting Monday, September 24, the Gordon Cooper Branch Library is offering storytime every Monday at 6 p.m. Join us for bedtime songs and stories. This program is great for dads and moms and children through age 6. Pajamas optional!
The Glenwood Springs Chapter of HEARTBEAT – Support for Survivors After Suicide – will meet on Tuesday, October 9, at 6:30 pm. HEARTBEAT is open to anyone who has suffered the loss of a loved one through suicide – no matter how long ago. This peer group does not provide or replace therapy; it is a safe place where mutual support can be found with others who share this unique pain. We all survive one heartbeat at a time. HEARTBEAT meets at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Use the Bethel Chapel entrance of the church located at 824 Cooper Street. For more information, please call Pam Szédelyi at (970) 945-1398 or email at email@example.com.
10 a.m. Tuesday October 9 • Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way • Free • 285-9870, www.gcpld.org Calling all quilters, stampers, needle crafters and scrapbookers to the Parachute Branch Library on Tuesday, October 9 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.! We will have tables, irons, ironing boards and cutting mats all set up for your convenience. Drop in and bring your project for a day of crafting, food and friends. Bring your own lunch, refreshments will be provided.
6 p.m. Tuesday, October 9 • Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St. • Free • 945-5958, www.gcpld.org Teens (ages 13 to 17) are invited to be part of the Teen Advisory Group (TAG) at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. Share your thoughts about activities and resources you want to see at the library. Beginning October 9th, TAG will meet on the second Tuesday of each month from 6 to 7 p.m. Light snacks will be served. For more information, call 945-5958.