Consensual Improv has had jam-packed audiences rolling in the aisles with games and interaction in the style of TV's Whose Line Is It Anyway? and Chicago's Second City. Buy tickets early - these shows have been selling out every time! Doors and bar open at 7:30 pm, show starts at 8:00 pm. Tickets ($10) at ThunderRiverTheatre.com or call 970.963.8200.
The Mountain Communities Symposium is designed for small businesses to help them create affordable and easy-to-implement workplace wellness programs that generate a return on investment. The morning’s program will include a keynote speaker, a course on simple desk and chair movements to reduce injury, and a panel of local business partners running successful wellness programs. For general inquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roaring Fork Beer Company is celebrating three years in the valley! This ticketed event features two sessions: brunch and evening. Both include food from Slow Groovin' BBQ, doughnuts from Sweet Coloradough, music, raffles, unlimited pours, and more. Info and tickets available at RoaringForkBeerCo.com.
It's closing day at Sunlight Mountain Resort! Registration for the skim opens at noon, and the big event begins at 1 p.m. The winner will receive a 2017-2018 season pass! Don't miss prizes for best costume and live music from Whiskey Stomp, plus blowout deals on gear and apparel. Follow Sunlight on Facebook and Twitter, or visit SunlightMtn.com.
Three alumni of Aspen Summer Words published debut books in 2016 to critical acclaim. Danler’s Sweetbitter became one of the most popular summer reads of 2016. Prentiss’ Tuesday Nights in 1980 was longlisted for The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, while Noyes’ story collection, Goodnight, Beautiful Women, was named a New York Times Editors’ Choice. AspenWords.org
Watch the top students of the Roaring Fork Valley's middle school band programs featured onstage at the third annual All-Valley Middle School Honor Band performance in Aspen. This year the students will be led by conductor Norman Huynh of the Oregon Symphony, and will perform alongside professional musicians in each section. Admission is free. For more information, visit AspenMusicFestival.com.
How do you see yourself playing, relaxing, eating, and connecting at home? Landscaping is a social movement, reclaiming “outdoor living.” This workshop, taught within Denver Water's Xeriscape model, walks homeowners through the creation of their own landscape design. Walk away with a blueprint to your new life! Cost: $45. ColoradoMtn.edu
Come for outrageous circus-themed costumes and community fun at this annual adult spelling bee and silent auction benefiting Literacy Outreach and the Colorado Mountain College Learning Labs! Register your own team of three spellers to compete, or watch for free as a spectator. Call 970-945-5282 or visit LiteracyOutreach.org for more details.
The Glenwood Springs Community Concert Association presents two performances this month: A Band Called Honalee on April 9 and New Odyssey on April 30. Admission is by membership ticket. For more information call 970.945.8722 or 970.945.5384.
The Music at the Library series in Basalt continues in April with Latin Sounds. Featured musicians include guitarist Javier de los Santos, cellist Sarah Beske, and harpsichordist Charlotte McLain.
This exhibit featuring the work of painting duo Noemi and Kristof Kosmowski includes pieces that recreate historic photographs of the Glenwood Springs area. Following the opening reception, the artwork will be on display through April 29. Visit GlenwoodArts.org for event details.
Join Carbondale Recreation for its annual Easter Egg Hunt in Sopris Park, where 6,000 hidden eggs need finding! The hunt begins promptly with a shotgun start at 10 a.m., so be sure to arrive early. Participants must provide their own baskets, and all children will be divided according to age group. Contact Eric Brendlinger at 970-510-1277 for information.
Meet old friends or make new ones at this Third Thursday event hosted by Cassie's Corner Store, Jimbo's Fine Wine & Liquors, and Habitat ReStore. RSVPs are required for this benefit networking event for Basalt Chamber members and guests of event co-hosts. To RSVP, email info@BasaltChamber.com or call 970.927.4031. See BasaltChamber.org.
Carbondale's celebrated 5Point Adventure Film Festival returns for its 10th year with a weekend program of films, panel discussions, music, art demonstrations, book signings, and more. Tickets and information available at 5PointFilm.org.
Help the Roaring Fork Conservancy clean up one of the most beautiful stretches of river in the country! All ages welcome to volunteer. Registration and free breakfast starts at 8:30 a.m. near Lions Park and the Midland Spur side of Basalt Town Hall. Prizes for trash collection will be awarded afterward. More information at: RoaringFork.org.
Glenwood Springs will host this free, family-friendly celebration of sustainability efforts in the Roaring Fork Valley. Come for live entertainment, hands-on activities, exhibits, a community bike ride, and more! Details available at RoaringForkEvents.com.
Join CLEER, Garfield Clean Energy, CORE, and Energy Smart Colorado for the third annual Energy Smart Contractor Expo. Learn about the latest trends in energy efficient products, techniques, and best practices. Registration is $20 and includes morning refreshments and lunch. For information call CLEER at 970.704.9200.
Colorado Mountain College (CMC) continues its 50th anniversary festivities with Uncle Jimmy's Pig Roast and Carnival, a celebration of the Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley, and Carbondale campuses. The free event begins at 10 a.m. with a special program in The New Space Theatre, followed by a luncheon and carnival at 11:30 a.m. RSVP online at CMCBecauseOfYou.org.
Celebrate and support the valley's child advocacy center, River Bridge, at "Imagine 5" the organization's fifth annual fundraiser. The evening features musical entertainment from local Americana band The Leonard Curry Trio, plus a silent auction and food from local restaurant favorites Smoke, Allegria, and CO Ranch House. Tickets are $50. Visit RiverBridgeRC.org or call 970.945.5195 for details.
Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) is once again teaming up with Sweet Coloradough for Dogs 'n Doughnuts! Stop by this SWEET adopt-a-thon to pick up a pup-themed doughnut, and maybe even the dog of your dreams. Adoption fees are only $25; all dogs are spayed/neutered, micro-chipped, vaccinated, and eager to love you! Call the shelter for more information at 970.947.9173.
Mother's Day is near, so stop by the Clay Center and paint a special gift for your mom! Choose to paint a heart-shaped box, a mug for mom's coffee, or a variety of other options. Cost is just $10-$15 each. Event details at CarbondaleClay.org.