Day of the Dead Week in Basalt
October 29 through November 2, the Basalt Regional Library hosts a week of festivities in celebration of the Day of the Dead. Daily family-friendly activities and events inspired by the traditions of Mexico are free and open to the public. First up is an October 29 screening of the award-winning Disney/Pixar film “Coco” at 4 p.m., followed by a papel picado (tissue paper flag) workshop on October 30 also at 4 p.m. On Halloween, kids can join the sugar skull decorating competition at 3 p.m. The November 1 activity features a flower crown and mask-making class at 4 p.m., and November 2 offers a screening of the computer-animated musical adventure film “The Book of Life.” Visit BasaltLibrary.org for full details.
Roaring Fork Audubon Camp Scholarship Opportunity
Young local wildlife enthusiasts and birdwatchers are invited to apply for one of four scholarships that Roaring Fork Audubon will offer for the 2019 summer camp season. This number is up from just one scholarship for the recent 2018 season, as the organization strives to promote teen awareness of the natural world and conservation of native animals and their habitats through this growing scholarship program.
The summer camp options include the American Birding Association’s Camp Colorado in Estes Park (July 27-August 2, 2019), plus the Bird Conservancy of the Rockies’ overnight sessions “Taking Flight” (June 9-14, 2019) and “On the Wing” (June 20-28, 2019) in Allenspark. The application period is now open, and teens 13-18 years of age may apply online at RoaringForkAudubon.org until January 31, 2019. Early applications are encouraged.