Join naturalist Rebecca Weiss and discover the diverse bird life in Basalt! Birders of all experience levels welcome. Event begins with a brief orientation followed by birding in the field. Every outing offers rich opportunities to learn about bird behavior, identification, migration, and local habitats. 8-11 a.m. $15/members, $25/non-members. Register at AspenNature.org.
Lizzy Plotkin and Natalie Spears revel in the raw rhythms and endless groove of Appalachian fiddle/banjo duets, funky blues bass lines, and soulful harmony singing. Their original compositions and reverent interpretations of old-time and bluegrass standards draw from a rich history of listening and learning from great American music of the past. BasaltLibrary.org
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers host a project to install stone steps, sand and stain benches, clear water bars, and restore the impacted habitat at this popular tourist destination. Volunteers may work any time between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. No experience necessary; dinner and drinks provided. Sign up at RFOV.org.
CCC is excited to announce its 2019 fall fundraiser, Tacos on Plates! Join us from 5-8 p.m. for gorgeous handmade plates, delicious tacos, silent auction, local libations, dance performances, and music. Tickets are $65, which includes one handmade plate and taco dinner. For details and to purchase tickets, visit CarbondaleClay.org or call 970.963.2529.
The last Music on the Mountain of the season! Featuring The Missing Link Band. Ride the gondola, bus, or Adventure Vehicle FREE with a canned food item for Lift-Up. Free “gondola for a can” starts at 4 p.m. and music plays from 6-10 p.m. Sponsor: Glenwoood Insurance. GlenwoodCaverns.com
Julie Lang, an early literacy specialist, gives a presentation on how to help struggling readers succeed. For more information, contact Caroline Cares at email@example.com or call 970.927.4311 ext. 1021. BasaltLibrary.org
Come support the Early Childhood Network with an exciting evening of professional gaming tables, silent auction, food, drinks, and raffle prizes. 6-10 p.m. $20/general admission includes food and $10 gaming chips, $40/VIP admission includes food, $20 gaming chips, and open bar. Purchase tickets at Eventbrite.com.
Directed by Corey Simpson, "A Walk in the Woods" tells the story of a Soviet diplomat and an American negotiator who develop a friendship while navigating the intricacies of nuclear arms reduction as they stroll through the forests of Geneva, Switzerland. All performances at 7:30 p.m. except the October 6 matinee at 2 p.m. Ticket info at ThunderRiverTheatre.com.
Join the City of Glenwood Springs and Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in a dedication of the 7th Street under-bridge area as it is formally recognized as Bethel Plaza, in memory of former DDA director, Leslie Bethel. Come celebrate this space with a ceremony followed by a community lunch in Leslie's honor from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Carbondale's 110th annual Potato Day celebration begins promptly at 10:30 a.m. with the parade along Main Street. This year's theme: "Ghosts of Potatoes Past." Then head to Sopris Park for food, kids' activities, and more. Find the event on Facebook or CarbondaleRec.com.
The Arts Campus at Willits (TACAW) presents this free city-wide music event that puts world-class jazz performances in unexpected places. 10 bands, 10 venues. Presented with support from the Town of Basalt and the Basalt Public Arts Commission. 5-9 p.m. For the full lineup and location details, visit TACAW.org.
Come to Carbondale to celebrate the Irish on Friday from 5-9 p.m. by enjoying authentic beers and wines, Celtic dancing, and music. Then switch gears the next day from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. for Octoberfest with German food and spirits, root beer, music, children’s activities, friends, and fun! Sponsored by the Carbondale Recreation Department. CarbondaleRec.com
From 12-4 p.m., enjoy the oompah band Alpine Echo. There will also be a beer garden set up in The Fort with grilled brats and delicious beer options. Enjoy popcorn, roasted nuts, sauerkraut, and pretzels. Watch a stein-holding contest and keg bowling! From noon to 6 p.m.: tractor-driven hayrides, pumpkin decorating, face painting for kids, and fall-themed games. GlenwoodCaverns.com
Join ACES to celebrate fall at Rock Bottom Ranch in Basalt! This family-friendly party features lunch, pumpkin carving, apple cider pressing, vegetable harvest, hay rides, face painting, ranch games, arts & crafts, photobooth, live music & dancing, pie baking contest, and more. 12-4 p.m. This is a car-free event. More information and tickets at AspenNature.org.
Lenore Raphael, jazz pianist and Steinway artist, has long been an admirer of Oscar Peterson and his duos with Clark Terry. Not only has she admired Terry, she has performed with him as well. She will pay tribute to the renowned duo, Oscar and Clark, in concert with trumpet great Tim Fox and Tim Emmons on bass. 5:30 p.m. BasaltLibrary.org
Celebrate Halloween with the family. 4-6 p.m. enjoy the haunted house and games. 6-8 p.m. is the free costume skate night. Pumpkin decorating, candy goodie bags, a special Halloween movie, hay rides, and more! GlenwoodRec.com
Bonus Halloween drive-in movie! Basalt Library, in partnership with the Basalt Chamber, welcomes you to join the fun in front of the library for a showing of this beloved 1993 Halloween film starring Bette Midler. 6:30 p.m. BasaltLibrary.org