EVENT DATE : March 25, 6:00PM
Carbondale Recreation Center

Drying is a creative way to preserve foods. Learn the basic methods of drying fruits, vegetables, herbs, leathers, and jerkies. Tasting and ideas for using dehydrated foods will be included. Instruction by Carla Farrand, County Director, Family and Consumer Science Agent. Kids and families are welcome. Cost: $10. CarbondaleRec.com

EVENT DATE : March 26, 4:00PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

Come and join us at Basalt Regional Library after school for a fun and educational activity! This week, learn how to make collars and cuffs inspired by Ancient Egyptian jewelry! Recommended for children in grades 1st - 4th.

EVENT DATE : March 27, 4:30PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

Do you need help with the job seeking process? Join us at Basalt Regional Library for a series that will walk you through applying and interviewing. This session we will discuss how to prepare for your interview, researching the company you will be interviewing, first impressions and preparing answers.

EVENT DATE : March 28, 4:00PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

This series follows lessons plans provided to educators by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service to prepare students for U.S. citizenship civics exam. Lessons include content on American Government, American History, and Integrated Civics covered in the Civics Handouts with interactive games and student-centered activities. This session: U.S. Wars 1800/ U.S. History since 1900

EVENT DATE : April 5, 6:00PM
135 Main St. Carbondale, CO 81623

Join us on First Friday, April 5th 6-8 pm for the opening reception for “The FIRM”, showcasing recent works by Shane Christensen, Stephen Heywood, Michael Schmidt, & Brian Jensen. The exhibition will be on view at the Carbondale Clay Center gallery April 5th - 28th. Gallery hours are M-F 10am – 5pm. For more info email us info@carbondaleclay.org.

EVENT DATE : April 6, 10:30AM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

Are you longing for a garden of your own but lack the time, resources, or space to have one? The co-operative gardening program at Basalt Regional Library is bringing together community members to plan and maintain a beautiful shared vegetable garden. Many hands not only make light the work, they allow us all to have what we need!

EVENT DATE : April 7, 9:00AM
Sweet Coloradough

Join Colorado Animal Rescue for this fun annual springtime event featuring reduced adoption fees and free donuts! Have a sweet treat, grab a coffee, and maybe even find your new best friend. 9 a.m. to noon. ColoradoAnimalRescue.org

EVENT DATE : April 9, 5:30PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

Accompanied by her accordion, toy piano, and fiery band, singer/songwriter Jessica Fichot draws from her French/Chinese/American heritage to create an intoxicating program of French chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing and international folk.

EVENT DATE : April 10, 5:00PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

The West has positioned itself as the protagonist of development, giving rise to a vast multi-billion dollar poverty industry. Yet the results have been mixed and leaders in the developing world are growing increasingly vocal in calling for change. Drawing from over 200 interviews, "Poverty, Inc." unearths an uncomfortable side of charity we can no longer ignore.

EVENT DATE : April 10, 5:30PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

A book club for the readers and thinkers in our community who are dedicated to exploring the tough and often controversial topics that affect our personal lives and local communities. Some titles will be light and hopeful, others will be heavy and dour, but all promise to be thought provoking. More info: basaltlibrary.org/events-calendar

EVENT DATE : April 10, 6:00PM
Third Street Center

Join Wilderness Workshop from 6-8 p.m. in Carbondale for a free screening and panel discussion of "Wild Hope." The film tells the story of our deep spiritual connection to the natural world, a connection that has the power to change how we think and act in a world needing our care. Please RSVP at WildernessWorkshop.org/Events. 

EVENT DATE : April 11, 4:00PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

Multiple teams, multiple Peeps, ONE GOAL: Destroy the other team’s Peeps before they destroy yours. All materials will be provided. No registration required. Teams will be formed the day of the program. Grades 5+

EVENT DATE : April 11, 4:00PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

Volunteer attorneys will assist you with your legal matters, one-on-one via a computer link. Meetings are a maximum of 15 minutes. Please sign-up at the front desk or call 970-927-4311 before the day of the clinic. If time allows, walk-ins are welcome.

EVENT DATE : April 11, 5:30PM
14 Midland Ave., Basalt CO 81621

A four-part seminar series with Paul Andersen, that will venture into the most current and perhaps most profoundly human description of war trauma – moral injury. Through readings, War Stories will focus on the fundamentals of morality and how morality is formed differently in each of us – whether warrior or civilian.

EVENT DATE : April 12, 5:00PM
14 Midland Ave. Basalt CO 81621

If you can find your way out of Jay Gatsby's study, you might be able to attend one of his parties. Find and solve the clues, open locks, and join the party before it ends in 30 minutes. This escape room is designed for adults 18+. Register at the front desk or by emailing lbaumgarten@basaltlibrary.org.

EVENT DATE : 13 & 27
Carbondale & Glenwood Springs

Valley View Hospital hosts two full health fairs this month at Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale (April 13) and Glenwood Springs High School in Glenwood (April 27) from 7-10 a.m. both dates. The fairs feature $45 basic blood profiles plus FREE screenings for blood pressure, BMI, breast cancer risk assessment, vision, hearing, and more. Full details at VVH.org/HealthFairs. 

EVENT DATE : April 13, 1:00PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

Are you curious where your ancestors came from, or where and when they lived? Learn more about your family history with our genealogy expert. We will help you discover and use the resources available through the library. Dive back in time and learn your personal backstory! Call the library at 970-927-4311 at least one week in advance to register.

EVENT DATE : April 15, 5:15PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

Monthly meeting of Basalt Regional Library's Board of Trustees. This meeting is open to the public.

EVENT DATE : April 16, 5:30PM
14 Midland Ave

The sounds of brass and woodwind instruments will fill the halls of the library when ten instrumentalist from University of Colorado perform quintet repertoire. The concert will provide an opportunity to hear the combined sounds of instruments that are unique with respect to the materials which they are made and the techniques used by performers to produce musical sounds.

EVENT DATE : April 17, 1:30PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

Learn the basics of Google Calendar, including how to create multiple calendars, ad events, set reminders, and more! Participants should know their Google account info. Register by calling 970-927-4311 ext. 1013 or emailing cbaumgarten@basaltlibrary.org

EVENT DATE : April 17, 5:00PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

The 1933 Pre-Hayes code film about a political hack who becomes President during the height of the Depression and undergoes a metamorphosis into an incorruptible statesman after a near-fatal accident. The good news: he reduces unemployment, lifts the country out of the Depression, battles gangsters and Congress, and brings about world peace. The bad news: he's basically Mussolini.

EVENT DATE : April 18, 4:00PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

Repurpose the pages of old books by transforming them into poetic works of art. All materials will be provided. No registration required. Grades 5+.

EVENT DATE : April 18, 5:00PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

Join us for a moderated community discussion facilitated by a panel of local presenters representing agricultural, business, political, medical and cultural realms of our community. Presenters will share readings and explore Visions, Reasons, Examples and Inspiration for declaring, developing, and maintaining a sovereign local economy, as well as facilitate open, constructive discussion with attendees.

EVENT DATE : April 18, 5:30PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

A reception for artist Lindsay Jones! Enjoy refreshments in the lobby while this month's featured artist shares how she explores different ideas of landscapes and environments through playful patterns and abstracted imagery. Our monthly Artists at the Library receptions provide a unique opportunity to meet and get to know our valley's exceptional local artists.

EVENT DATE : April 19, 5:00PM
14 Midland Ave, Basalt CO 81621

A classic twist on Board Game Night. Join us and travel back to the roaring 20's to play card games such as poker, black jack, rummy and more! This event is designed for adults 18+. Register at the front desk or by emailing lbaumgarten@basaltlibrary.org.

EVENT DATE : April 20, 8:30AM
Sopris Park

It’s Carbondale's 4th annual Where My Peeps At Scavenger Hunt! Teams of two to six people run around town and try to find hidden Peeps. $30 per team. Pre-registration is required; visit CarbondaleRec.com for full registration details and information on the two different race categories: "Downtown" and "Farther Afield." Costumes highly encouraged! Don't miss the best event of spring!

EVENT DATE : April 20, 10:00AM
Sopris Park

Come help Carbondale Recreation find 6,000 Easter eggs hidden across the park! The free community hunt begins promptly at 10 a.m. with a shotgun start--it only lasts a few minutes, so be sure to arrive early. Participants aged one to eight years will be divided by age. Kids, bring your own baskets! CarbondaleRec.com

EVENT DATE : April 22, 4:00PM
14 Midland Ave

Kidding Around Yoga is a national program that specializes in teaching yoga to kids through music and movement. This program is for 1st-4th graders but they are welcome to bring a parent or guardian with them!

EVENT DATE : April 24, 5:00PM
14 Midland Ave

The SOLE Lab is designed to inspire curiosity through the exploration of interesting questions; questions you may never have stopped to think about before. Participants enjoy a stress free learning environment, where it's not the answer that matters but the process they've employed to research that does.

EVENT DATE : April 24, 5:00PM
14 Midland Ave

Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage that has been tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. -from Rotten Tomatoes

EVENT DATE : 25-28
Carbondale Recreation Center

Carbondale's beloved 5Point Adventure Film Festival returns in 2019 for its 12th season of compelling short films, panel discussions, community happenings, parties, and more during the four-day event. The festival has become a highlight on the adventure film industry calendar, featuring many world premieres and award-winning films. For festival passes, individual tickets, and information visit 5PointFilm.org. 

EVENT DATE : April 27, 2:00PM
14 Midland Ave

Follow along with Bob Ross during an episode of "The Joy of Painting" and learn how to paint our own happy trees and clouds. All supplies will be provided. All skill levels welcome! Remember, “We don’t make mistakes, we just have happy little accidents.” Registration required. Email hcondon@basaltlibrary.org or call 970-927-4311.

EVENT DATE : April 27, 2:30PM
The Temporary

The Arts Campus at Willits and the Aspen Science Center present this show incorporating magic, science, and physical comedy for children ages 5+. The wildly entertaining 45-minute production is brought to the community by Public Works Theatre Company, makers of Flight of Fancy. Doors at 2:30 p.m., show at 3 p.m. Tickets: $6/members, $7/non-members advance, $9/day-of. TACAW.org

EVENT DATE : April 27, 6:00PM
St. Stephen Parish Hall

Come join St. Stephen Catholic School's annual spring gala event! This year's theme: "Casino Royale" with Las Vegas casino tables, open bar, dinner, music, dancing, and more. Black tie optional, formal wear encouraged. Sponsorship opportunities available by contacting Giovanna O. Kennedy at 970.404.7110. Doors at 6 p.m. Tickets: $100. SCSGlenwood.org

EVENT DATE : April 27, 6:00PM
The Old Thompson Barn at RVR

Imagine a world where kids are free to be kids, where their only worries are about play and learning. Together we can make this a reality. Imagine 7 is a night of fun, gourmet food, drinks, and an amazing silent auction! All proceeds benefit River Bridge Regional Center. 6 p.m. More information at RiverBridgeRC.org.

EVENT DATE : April 28, 2:00PM
135 Main St. Carbondale, CO 81623

Come paint a piece of ceramics for Mom or better yet, with Mom at the Carbondale Clay Center! Open to all ages. Drop by anytime between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday April 28th. All items are priced $10 - $20. You paint it and we will glaze fire it in time for Mother’s Day! For more info email info@carbondaleclay.org.

EVENT DATE : April 30, 5:30PM
Basalt Regional Library

Jarabe Mexicano invites audiences on a joyride through a versatile songbook of Mexican Folk as well as Rock & Roll, Tex-Mex, Latin Rock, and Reggae-Cumbia. Performing on stringed folk instruments accompanied by lively percussion, Jarabe’s dramatic, harmonized vocals in Spanish and English have gained them the admiration of audiences across the country. 5:30 p.m. BasaltLibrary.org

EVENT DATE : April 30, 6:00PM
Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

The Glenwood Springs Arts Council and Jazz Aspen Snowmass present International Jazz Day at 6 p.m. High school jazz bands from Roaring Fork High School and Coal Ridge High School will perform with guest singer Kathy Morrrow and band. Full menu and bar available. Tickets and details: GlenwoodArts.org.