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    Aug
    10
    Thu
    Works by Paul Manes
    Aug 10 – Sep 1 all-day

    Aug. 10 through Sept. 1 in Carbondale Arts’ R2 Gallery at The Launchpad

    Carbondale Arts presents a solo exhibition of paintings by Paul Manes Aug. 10 through Sept. 1 at the R2 Gallery in The Launchpad (76 S. 4th St., Carbondale). Paul Manes now lives in Carbondale, CO, but his professional career began in New York City in the early 1980s. Since then his work has since been widely exhibited in America and Europe and have also been acquired by many museums including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. His works works a large, textured, and often abstract. The R2 Gallery is open to the public on weekdays from 9a.m. to 5p.m. and Saturdays from 10a.m. to 2p.m. through Oct. 6. For more information visit carbondalearts.com or call (970)963-1680.

    Aug
    18
    Fri
    Rifle State Parks Weekend Activities
    Aug 18 – Aug 21 all-day

    Rifle State Park Complex Weekend Schedule

    Friday August 18th

    1:30pm & 3pm @ The Upper Parking Circle @ Rifle Falls

    Take a hike with the Park Naturalist on the Coyote Trail. Learn about the parks: history, geology, animals & plants. Allow about 60 minutes and maybe extra time to explore after.                           Easy hike (1st 100 yds is moderate) but wear good shoes and bring water.

    Saturday August 19th

    10:30am & 12:15pm @ The Upper Parking Circle @ Rifle Falls

    Take a hike with the Park Naturalist on the Coyote Trail. Learn about the parks: history, geology, animals & plants. Allow about 60 minutes and maybe extra time to explore after.                Easy hike (1st 100 yds is moderate) but wear good shoes and bring water.

     Sunday August 20th

                                                  8am @ Rifle Falls Ampatheater

    Peaceful Morning Yoga with Monica

     

     Monday August 21st

    10am @ Rifle Gap Visitor Center

                                     View the Solar Eclipse!

    Learn about the eclipse. View it with “approved/safe glasses” that we will provide. We will see about a 90% eclipse at about 11:40am and it will be over by 12:50pm. The next one in our part of the country won’t be until 8/12/2045!

    Aug
    19
    Sat
    The Great American Eclipse
    Aug 19 @ 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

    Learn when, where, why, and how to safely observe the upcoming solar eclipse! Astronomer / photographer Bryan White will also present amazing 3D images of other sun-caused astronomical spectacles, such as the Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights). A signing for his coffee table book, “Prelude Lake” will follow. This event will take place in multiple locations beginning at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 12 at the New Castle Branch Library, followed by Monday, Aug. 14 at 6:30 pm at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 6 pm at the Silt Branch Library, and finally Saturday, Aug. 19 at 3:30 pm at the Rifle Branch Library. The first 100 people in New Castle, Silt, and Rifle will receive free eclipse glasses to safely view the eclipse. For more information about these free events visit www.gcpld.org.

    Aug
    21
    Mon
    Lights Out! Eclipse Viewing Bash
    Aug 21 @ 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    Let’s view the solar eclipse together! Join us at 11 am on Monday, August 21 at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and bring your own glasses/viewing device, or build one with materials and instructions provided by the library. For more information about this free event please call the library at 970-945-5958.

    Aug
    24
    Thu
    Whistle Pig Coffee Stop and Cafe Presents: Open Mic Night
    Aug 24 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

    Whistle Pig Coffee Stop and Cafe

    121 East 3rd
    Street, Rifle, CO
    Presents:
    Open Mike Nite
    Music, Poetry & Stories!
    Thursday August 24
    th
    7-9pm
    Come show us your talent;
    Have some fun &
    hear what others have to offer!!
    This event will be held the fourth Thursday of every month.
    Hosted & Organized by; Skip Fleming
    Eagle 13
    For More Information or Questions:
    E-mail us @: skipseagle13@risebroadband.net
    Or Check out our Facebook Page!
    Skip Fleming/Rifle Open-Mike-Nite page on Facebook

    Aug
    25
    Fri
    Mountain Man Trade Fair @ Silt Historical Park
    Aug 25 @ 12:00 PM – Aug 27 @ 5:00 PM

    Come visit Traders and Trappers selling their wares, see demonstrations of blacksmithing, beadwork, primitive technology and more. Hear tall tales and the music of the mountains! Admission to the Silt Historical Park is FREE! (Donations keep us operational) August 25th Friday noon to 6pm, Saturday August 26th 9am to 6pm and Sunday August 27 9am to 5pm. Food and Refreshments for Sale!

    Live Performance of Letter To Congress: A WILD Sanity
    Aug 25 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Aug. 25 & 26, 6:30p.m. at Sustainable Settings, Carbondale CO

    Dance Initiative presents the live performance of the outdoor dance film “Letter To Congress: A WILD Sanity” choreographed by Deborah Colley and performed by dancers of CoMotion: a conscious movement project and local Indie Folk band Raccoon Fight. The film, Letter To Congress: A WILD Sanity, is an outdoor dance film advocating for the preservation of wild public places for the sake of American spirit and sanity and is a direct letter to lawmakers filmed on public lands in the Rocky Mountains. The audience can expect to see and hear the film’s original choreography, music, and narrative performed in real time against the backdrop of Mount Sopris. Please note that this performance travels from outdoor site to outdoor site (within 50 to 100 yards on uneven ground). Please wear proper outdoor shoes and bring a folding camp chair. Gates open at 6:15p.m., live music begins at 6:30p.m., and the dance performance commences at 7:00p.m. Carpooling and biking are strongly encouraged as parking is limited to 30 cars only (first come first serve only). Tickets are $15 and available online only at www.danceinitiative.org. For more information please contact danceinitiative@gmail.com or call (970) 963-8681 with questions.

    High School Football: Basalt @ Rifle
    Aug 25 @ 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

    Times are subject to change

    Aug
    26
    Sat
    Live Performance of Letter To Congress: A WILD Sanity
    Aug 26 @ 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM

    Aug. 25 & 26, 6:30p.m. at Sustainable Settings, Carbondale CO

    Dance Initiative presents the live performance of the outdoor dance film “Letter To Congress: A WILD Sanity” choreographed by Deborah Colley and performed by dancers of CoMotion: a conscious movement project and local Indie Folk band Raccoon Fight. The film, Letter To Congress: A WILD Sanity, is an outdoor dance film advocating for the preservation of wild public places for the sake of American spirit and sanity and is a direct letter to lawmakers filmed on public lands in the Rocky Mountains. The audience can expect to see and hear the film’s original choreography, music, and narrative performed in real time against the backdrop of Mount Sopris. Please note that this performance travels from outdoor site to outdoor site (within 50 to 100 yards on uneven ground). Please wear proper outdoor shoes and bring a folding camp chair. Gates open at 6:15p.m., live music begins at 6:30p.m., and the dance performance commences at 7:00p.m. Carpooling and biking are strongly encouraged as parking is limited to 30 cars only (first come first serve only). Tickets are $15 and available online only at www.danceinitiative.org. For more information please contact danceinitiative@gmail.com or call (970) 963-8681 with questions.

    Sep
    1
    Fri
    Your Story, Your Life @ Glenwood Springs Branch Library
    Sep 1 @ 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

    10 a.m. to 12 p.m., First and Third Fridays, Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 815 Cooper Ave., Free, 970-945-5958, www.gcpld.org

    Have other people ever laughed at your stories and said, “I hope you have this written down!”? Have you often thought that you need to record and organize these stories for your family? Join us for workshops to write your personal history, one story at a time. Facilitated by historian, writer, genealogist, and “kin keeper” Shelly Merriam.