Speaker: Lynn Ablers – Ethnobotanist
Lynn will be speaking on how the Colorado Utes and other Colorado Plateau indigenous peoples used Sage/Pinyon/Juniper; the incredible nutrition of pine-nuts; the volatile oil’s medicinal component (lot of medicinal uses), why Pinyon smells so great when you burn it; how the Pinyon Jay plants the Pinyon tree, the importance of Pinyon nuts in the great prehistoric & early historic trade networks out of Chaco Canyon & Taos, etc.
Register by calling the CSU Extension Office – 970-625-3969
Instructor: George Beck from CSU
Topics include: Characteristics of invasive weeds
Colorado’s Noxious Weed Law
Identification of List A and local List B species
Herbicides used for control
Register through the Colorado Weed Management Association website at www.cwma.org
or call either Pat McCarty at 970-625-3969 ext. 2 or Steve Anthony at 970-945-1377 ext. 4305 for further information.
18 local artisan will celebrate Spring and Mother’s Day at Whimsical Women of the West Show. Fiber art, jelewry, folk art, container gardens, pottery, photography and more will offered on the ground and in the barn at Four Mile Creek B&B, A percentage of sales will benefit, “CASA, of the Ninth District”…advocates for children in our valley. Opening reception, Friday, May 8th, 4pm-8pm. Show continues Saturday, May 9th, 9am-4pm. On the way to Sunlight, 5 miles up Four Mile Road.
NAMI In Our Own Voice unmasks mental illness, using speaker stories to illustrate the individual realities of living with mental illness; gaining a better understanding of what it is like to live with mental illness and stay in recovery. In Our Own Voice can change attitudes, preconceived notions and stereotypes regarding mental illness. Friday May 8th at the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue. Doors open at 6:30 and tickets are $25.00 (SHOW ONLY). For more information call Anika at 970-618-7770 or email at email@example.com
An Evening with Maureen McGovern will be presented by the Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association on Monday, April 27, at Glenwood Springs High School theater at 7 p.m. Memberships in the association will be sold at the concert and admission is free with purchase of a membership for next season.
Storyteller Judith Black will perform on April 29th at the Basalt Library at 5:30. Act 1 for people of all ages from four years old and up. Act 2 begins at 6:30 featuring more complex stories for the older crowd, ages 11 and up. The event is hosted by the local chapter of Spellbinders.
Spellbinders is a local non-profit, which works to boost literacy through the art of oral storytelling. .
Judith Black is one of America’s finest storytellers. She has been featured on stages from the Montreal Comedy Festival to The Smithsonian Institution, to the Art Museum of Cape Town. She has appeared 10 times at the National Storytelling Festival, and is the winner of the Oracle Award, storytelling’s most coveted laurel. Retellings of history from new perspectives, tickling familial dysfunction, and ironic explorations of aging are all fodder for her tales.
Doors open at 5:00pm, light refreshments will be served and a short intermission will be provided between acts.
RIDE for the CHILD is characterized by a spectacular course of varying distances (100 mile, 100k, 50K) through some of the most beautiful areas Colorado has to offer. The crown jewel of the event is the Sopris Century Ride which starts near the base of Mount Sopris in the quaint town of Carbondale, Colorado. The ride initially heads east, up the scenic Roaring Fork Valley, with miles of gorgeous riverfront riding next to the Roaring Fork River. In the distance the Maroon Bells wilderness and Snowmass ranges provide a perfect backdrop to the spectacular views of the Aspen and Snowmass ski areas.
The course begins on a designated bike path, free of auto traffic. Riders eventually depart from the path, riding along gently rolling terrain, meandering through farm and ranch land, with outstanding views. The Elk Mountain Range with it’s principal peaks; Haystack Mountain, Mount Daly and Capitol Peak are visible at numerous points along the ride. During the second half of the ride, participants will leave the valley floor and head north/west up to the Missouri Heights area, with the Red Table Mountain Range never far away. Lightly traveled rural roads wind gently throughout the farm and ranchland on this plateau. Amazing views to the south are highlighted by Mt. Sopris, Chair Mountain, Capitol Peak and Sunlight ski area. As you turn south to begin the final portion of your ride, Mount Sopris serves as your backdrop, guiding you on your return to Carbondale. The 100K and 50K rides follow the same general course as the 100 mile ride, albeit proportionately shorter. All three distances provide various amounts of elevation gain and climbing. With grades ranging from 4-8%, punctuated by bursts of 10%, these routes offer plenty of challenge for all categories of riders.
Event details and schedule
Riders can depart between 7 am and 9:30 am. We will have a table open for day of ride registration and packet pick up @6:30 AM. Arrival Info: Riders can pick up registration packets the day/evening before the ride @ Aloha Mountain Cyclery. 2270 Colorado 133, Carbondale, CO 81623 (970) 963-2500 Parking Info: Parking available at Roaring Fork High School 2270 Colorado 133, Carbondale, CO 81623 What to Bring: Bring yourself, a bicycle in working condition, Limited inventory of Cervelo demo bikes available on first come, first serve basis. Contact Aloha Mountain Cyclery What to Wear: Riders should be prepared for all weather conditions, as conditions can change quickly in Colorado. Afternoon storms are not uncommon, so be prepared with rain gear. Other details: There are 3 different routes available for “Ride for the Child” participants. Elevation gain ranges from 2500 (50K)-7100 (100 mile) feet. Riders should be aware that all routes have short sections of climbing, which are steep for brief sections . These sections are easily managed by getting into a low gear and taking your time. However, If you are not accustomed to doing some climbing, even the shortest route may be challenging. Please see ride web page, and click on link to view maps, profile, and download features. http://www.casaoftheninth.org/ride-for-the-child Riders are expected to ride single file on the roads, and on the bike path….obeying rules of the road and signage at all times. We will have sag/support vehicles circulating throughout the course, but riders should be prepared to fix flat tires or deal with minor mechanical issues, as notifying and obtaining support will take time. Please join us for a post-ride meal, music and prize giveaway at the finish area @ Roaring Fork High School