There will be a FREE physics talk on Thursday, August 25, at 5:30
at the Aspen Center for Physics, 6th & Gillespie. Aleksandra
Walczak, ENS, Paris, will describe “The Evolution within Us:
Statistics of Immunity”
Our adaptive immune system protects us against a wide variety of
different pathogens — many of which were not around when we were
born. How can our immune system be prepared for the many unknown
pathogens that we will encounter throughout our lives? To make the
job harder, the pathogens keep changing and evolving, forcing the
immune system to change, too. In this talk, Professor Walczak will
explore how nature uses statistics to generate diversity and withstand
this life-long struggle.
For more information about our summer events, please see
www.aspenphys.org or call 925-2585.
Ignite Coffee House is a place where teens can create and share conscious media. True Media Foundation and Teen GEMS Coaching partner to create a platform for teens to share their unique voice. Music, poetry, and short film are shared in a public, open mic format. All young people are encouraged to share. Slots are 3-5 minutes and sign up is required. All ages are welcome for viewing! First Fridays in July, August & September. Please visit www.truemediafoundation.org to sign up. Contact 970-963-1115 or Carrieann at 970-309-1120 for more information.
Opening reception is Friday, Sept 2 from 6 to 8pm with 35 local artists displaying their work under the tents on the lawn of the Redstone Inn. Continuing Sat & Sun from 10 to 5 and Labor Day from 10 to 4. All artwork will be available for purchasing. There will be artist demonstrations, book signings, and music all weekend. More information and schedule of events at www.redstoneartfoundation.org.
6 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, Carbondale Branch Library, 320 Sopris Ave., Carbondale, Free, 970-963-2889, www.gcpld.org
You’ve always wanted to learn to dance “Thriller” and now you can! There will be an informational meeting for Thrill the World Carbondale at the library led by Alexandra Jerkunica from Coredination. Alexandra will provide details for the October 29 world-wide, synchronized dance of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” and rehearsals will be at her location. All are welcome!
7 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave., Rifle, Free, 970-625-3471, www.gcpld.org
7 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, New Castle Branch Library, 402 W. Main St., New Castle, Free, 970-984-2346, www.gcpld.org
7 p.m., Wednesday, September 7, Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave., Free, 970-945-5958, www.gcpld.org
In collaboration with Western Colorado Area Health Education Center and University of Colorado Medical School, the Garfield County Libraries are happy to host an eight class series: Mini Medical School. Students may attend one or all sessions, and anyone who attends six or more will receive a diploma for graduating. Appropriate for lifelong learners, medical students or high school students.
1 p.m., Every Monday through the school year starting September 12, Parachute Branch Library, 244 Grand Valley Way, Parachute, Free, 970-285-9870, www.gcpld.org
Kids, teens and everyone in between are invited to take over the library and participate in experiments, makerspace, read-alouds, games, movies and more!
5-8 p.m., Friday, September 9, Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs, Free, 970-945-5958, www.gcpld.org
The Glenwood Springs Art Guild annual membership show will feature works of Western Slope Artists on exhibit from Wednesday, September 7 through Friday, October 28. An opening reception will be held in conjunction with the second Friday downtown Glenwood Springs Glen-A-Palooza celebration. Light refreshments will be served. This show is being hosted in partnership with the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.