Glenwood's Club Rotario hosts its 15th annual Festival Las Americas, a cultural celebration and scholarship fundraiser for local CMC students. Family-friendly activities include kids' games, delicious foods, and live entertainment from featured musical guests. Free general admission. Visit FestivalAmericas.net.
Stage of Life Theatre Co. presents Godspell, a musical for the entire family! The story follows a series of parables, interspersed with modern music set primarily to lyrics from traditional hymns. Directed by Jennifer Johnson. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for kids ages 12 and under. Visit SOLTheatreCompany.org for tickets and sponsorship information.
Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers will host this family-friendly project at the Roaring Fork river put-in near the Highway 133 bridge in Carbondale. Kids welcome! Volunteers will help improve the boat ramp, add a separate kayak put-in, build a new river overlook, and trim nearby vegetation. Snacks and dinner provided. See RFOV.org for the full list of public 2017 events.
Join the students and teachers of Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork for their quintessential springtime celebration: Mayfaire! The event is free and open to the public, with food and activities priced separately. Make flower crowns, watch a marionette play, enjoy Maypole dancing, and more. Find Mayfaire 2017 on Facebook or visit WaldorfSchoolRF.com for more information.
The Roaring Fork Charity Classic Golf Tournament, benefiting the Basalt High School Athletic Department and Project Graduation, is scheduled for May 9. Cost is $200 per golfer. For information about sponsoring call Diana Elliott at 970.927.4693 or visit LonghornsTennis.org to register.
The Music at the Library series in Basalt continues May 12 at 5:30 p.m. with Strings Attached. Featured musicians include jazz pianist Lenore Raphael and guitarist Wayne Wilkinson.
Join the Glenwood-based Early Childhood Network for their sixth annual fundraiser! This fun casino night features dinner, raffle prizes, and a cash bar plus games like roulette, craps, blackjack, and Texas hold 'em. Regular admission is $20, VIP tickets are $40. Call 970.972.7111 or visit EventBrite.com to reserve.
Thunder River Theatre Company's hilarious and clever comedy improv posse is back for another night of new games, giggles, and good times! Doors and bar open at 7:30 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Ready for belly laughs? These performances always sell out, so reserve tickets now ($10) at ThunderRiverTheatre.com or 970.963.8200.
The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts celebrates 25 years of Dancers Dancing at Glenwood Springs High School's Jeannie Miller Theater on May 12 at 7 p.m. and May 13 at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. Tickets are available at the door ($16 adults, $10 students) or online at GlenwoodArts.org.
Carbondale's annual Dandelion Day celebrates sustainability, community, and springtime! Festivities begin with a parade on Main Street and continue to Sopris Park, where participants can enjoy educational talks, activities, a children's dance performance, songwriters' showcase, food, and artisans selling sustainable goods. Find the festival page on Facebook for updates.
Sustainable Settings hosts Session I of "Bee Guardians with Corwin Bell" on May 13. Intended for those just getting started, the class will cover bee ecology and the basics of creating a hive. Cost is $75, and lunch is potluck so bring a dish to share. For information call 970.963.6107 or email Rose@SustainableSettings.org.
Dance Initiative welcomes New York dance artist Melissa Toogood for a workshop and informal studio presentation in Carbondale. The workshop cost is $15 and will begin at 3 p.m., followed by a free informal studio presentation of Toogood's past works at 5 p.m. Visit DanceInitiative.org for details.
Thunder River Theatre Company's new kids program continues this month with four matinee performances of Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse, presented at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. on both dates listed above. Directed by Wendy Moore and featuring six talented local actors, the show is perfect for the young and young at heart! Tickets: ThunderRiverTheatre.com or 970.963.8200.
Treat Mom to a special 4 p.m. afternoon performance by Symphony in the Valley on Mother's Day in Glenwood Springs. Musicians are all locals from Garfield County and surrounding communities. Visit sitv.org for more information.
Come enjoy one of the premier golf courses in the Roaring Fork Valley, all for the benefit of the Basalt Lions Club and their many charity projects. The fundraiser includes great prizes for participants and the chance to win a new car. Register before May 9 by purchasing tickets for the event at EventBrite.com.
Join Roaring Fork Conservancy and Mark Fuller from Ruedi Water and Power Authority to tour and learn more about Ruedi Reservoir and its significance in the Roaring Fork watershed. Event is free for members, $10 for non-members. Registration is required and can be completed online at RoaringFork.org.
Glenwood Springs Subaru is teaming up with Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) and other local shelters for their annual adopt-a-thon extravaganza in West Glenwood! From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., all adoption fees for dogs present at the event will be waived. Come adopt a new best friend and enjoy complimentary lunch, free pet ID tags, raffle prizes, and more.
Got talent? Jugglers, singers, dancers, musicians, comedians, and other talented individuals of all ages and abilities are welcome to compete in this judged community talent show! Admission is free, but guests are encouraged to arrive hungry and thirsty to take advantage of the menu and full bar. Call John at the theatre at 970.945.9699 for talent registration details.