Habitat Seeks Basalt Vista Project Volunteers

Habitat for Humanity Roaring Fork Valley has partnered with Pitkin County, the Roaring Fork School District, the Town of Basalt, and local businesses to build the Net Zero 27-unit Basalt Vista Affordable Housing Community for teachers and other middle-income workers in the local workforce. Construction on the first nine homes has begun, and volunteers are needed to continue building. No skills are required; both individuals and local businesses seeking an impactful team-building opportunity are encouraged to sign up. Visit HabitatRoaringFork.org or email AmyF@HabitatRoaringFork.org for information.

Save the Date for Summer Advantage 2019

The Summer Advantage program will be offered this summer starting June 25 through July 27, Monday through Friday (except July 4), from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This free five-week program provides skill-building in math and reading, enrichment and talent development, and fun Friday activities with free breakfast and lunch. Summer Advantage is open to Basalt and Carbondale students in grades K-3 and will be held at Basalt Elementary School and Crystal River Elementary School. In Glenwood Springs, students in grades K-4 may attend at Glenwood Springs Elementary School. Applications open this month. Watch for more information in your child’s backpack or see your school’s office for more information. RoaringForkSchools.com

“Of Mice and Men” Continues at TRTC

This month, Carbondale’s Thunder River Theatre Company (TRTC) continues its run of John Steinbeck’s classic Depression-era drama adapted for the stage, “Of Mice and Men.” Two migrant farmhands share a dream to settle down on their own slice of land. Quick-witted George is caretaker and best friend of Lennie, whose mental disability, brute strength, and a dangerous fascination for petting soft creatures leads to a darker conclusion.

Performances: March 1, 2, 7, 8, and 9 at 7:30 p.m. and March 3 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $30/adult, $20/ages 20-39, and $15/full-time student with ID. The production is directed by TRTC founder Lon Winston and stars many well-known valley actors. ThunderRiverTheatre.com

2019 Artist Fellowship Program Grants Available

Carbondale Arts is currently accepting applications through April 6 for three funding categories: the Alleghany Meadows Fellowship, the Ro Mead Community Arts Grant, and the Carbondale Arts Fellowship.

The Alleghany Meadows Fellowship has no restrictions on use. It can help an artist develop a vision, buy supplies or rehearsal space, or help with a residency or workshop. The uses are limitless. This fellowship honors local Alleghany Meadows, who has contributed much to furthering the arts in Carbondale. 

The Ro Mead Community Arts Grant supports projects that involve and cultivate community. Ro Mead, the former executive director of Carbondale Arts, was passionate about art education and community. She helped start First Fridays and The Carbondale Public Art Commission. 

The Carbondale Arts Fellowship is wide open, but must further an artist’s career in some way. This could be through continuing education or developing a website, to touring or installing an exhibit. The Carbondale Arts mission is “building community through art” with a focus on providing support and opportunity for local artists.

Applications are available at CarbondaleArts.com.