EVENT DATE : August 18-20
Capitol Creek Trail

Join Wilderness Workshop in repairing this popular and scenic trail near Old Snowmass. Volunteers may camp Friday and Saturday nights for the full project, or come out to help on a single weekend day. Meals are provided, and registration is required. See WildernessWorkshop.org for more information.

EVENT DATE : August 19, 7:00AM - August 19, 2:00PM
Frying Pan Road

The 41st annual Basalt Half Marathon will begin at Ruedi Reservoir and conclude in downtown Basalt, with runners descending approximately 1,000 feet in elevation along beautiful Frying Pan Road. For registration information, course details, and event times, visit BasaltHalfMarathon.com.

EVENT DATE : August 19, 8:00AM - August 19, 11:00AM
Two Rivers Park, Glenwood Springs

Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) hosts their fifth annual Dog Day 5K run/walk fundraiser for the shelter's homeless pets! Locals of all ages and leashed furry friends are invited to participate. Pre-register for $20 or sign up at the event at 8 a.m. for $22. Race begins at 9 a.m. First 100 racers get a cool t-shirt! Call CARE at 970.947.9173.

EVENT DATE : August 19, 5:30PM - August 19, 9:30PM

The Art Base in Basalt hosts its annual gala with dinner, drinks, live music, and a themed silent auction featuring 10 x 10 unsigned works whose creators remain a secret until after bidding has ended. The evening will also feature a Dedication to the Arts Award honoring sculptors Charmaine Locke and James Surls. See TheArtBase.org for information.

EVENT DATE : August 20, 4:00PM - August 20, 8:00PM
4th Street & Main, Carbondale

Sit down together at one table and enjoy the company of our friends and neighbors, in the heart of Old Town Carbondale. Check-in and setup begins at 4 p.m., and dinner begins promptly at 6 p.m. Enjoy delicious food, quiet dinner music, interesting conversation, and the beauty of community. Find "Our Town, One Table" on Facebook or visit OurTown1Table.weebly.com. 

EVENT DATE : August 21, 10:00AM - August 21, 5:00PM

The first 200 attendees receive solar viewing glasses! Come watch this spectacular natural phenomenon with the family. Arrive early—the eclipse begins at 10:20 a.m. and ends at 1:10 p.m. See BasaltLibraryEvents.org. 

EVENT DATE : August 25 & 26

Dance Initiative presents Letter to Congress: A WILD Sanity, an outdoor dance performance choreographed and performed by Deborah Colley with dancers of CoMotion: A Conscious Movement Project. Live musical accompaniment will be provided by local indie folk band Raccoon Fight. Tickets are $15; performances begin at 7 p.m. both nights and change locations, so walking shoes are recommended. Visit DanceInitiative.org.

EVENT DATE : Weekends through October

Orchard Creek Ranch opens for U-Pick apple season. Organic apples sold by the pound. Fresh pressed cider, apple chips, apple cider vinegar, and Colorado Wildflower hemp and lavender infused honey.  Weekends Fri.-Sat.-Sun. 10 am to 5 pm through October. Great family fun! I-70 Exit 109, County Road 137. Information: 970.945.2224. 

EVENT DATE : September 7, 11:00PM - September 8, 2:00AM

Grab your dancing shoes and head to Rock Bottom Ranch for a community event celebrating the harvest season with music and dancing! Guests will learn line dancing steps and enjoy a live performance from the Wooden Nickel String Band. Tickets include one beer and are $20 (or $15 for ACES members). Visit AspenNature.org for full event details.

EVENT DATE : September 9, 11:00PM - September 10, 2:00AM

Join Carbondale Clay Center dinner for 200 as 20 ceramic artists show off plates specifically for this 20th anniversary gala. Enjoy live music by Pearl & Wood and appetizers and dinner prepared by chef Mark Fields of Field2Fork. A silent auction of ceramic art and a visual history complete the event. Tickets are $100 per person. See CarbondaleClay.org for info.

EVENT DATE : September 9 & 10
Launchpd & Wheeler Opera House

Andrea Clearfield performs piano in collaboration with performance artist Alya Howe. Bittersweet Highway performs Borderland Americana; vocalist/guitarist Averill Lovely shares hobo musical reflections; pianist Tania Stavreva plays original compositions and Bulgarian composers. Harp by Janet Harriman, poetry from three generations, stand-up comedy from AJ Finney. September 9 at Carbondale's Launchpad; September 10 at the Wheeler. Tickets $25; email alyahowe@me.com.

EVENT DATE : September 9 & 10

Dance Initiative hosts Terry Goetz of Seattle's Creative Dance Center for teacher training in Brain Compatible Dance Education. BCDE can develop social-emotional intelligence, connect to curriculum, warm-up body and mind, prepare for tests, reduce stress, increase energy.  September 9 - 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 10: 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pre-register by September 1; $45. See DanceInitiative.org.

EVENT DATE : September 9, 10, 16 & 23

Enjoy a free tram ride to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park and a mountain-top concert with the donation of at least one can of food for Lift-Up. September 9th: Already Gone, country crossover and rock. September 10th: Orchard Christian Music. September 16th: Poser rock dance band. September 23rd: Emotional Rescue plays the Rolling Stones. Concert starts at 6 p.m. Details at GlenwoodCaverns.com.

EVENT DATE : September 9, 11:00PM - September 10, 3:00AM

Glenwood Caverns Adventure park's live, mountain-top concert this week features Already Gone. You can ride up the tram after 4 p.m. for free with the donation of one can for Lift-Up. Already Gone has become a highly in-demand party band with selections that weave through originals, classic rock, R&B, funk, blues, country crossover and rock and roll. Details at GlenwoodCaverns.com.

EVENT DATE : September 10, 9:00PM - September 11, 1:00AM

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park offers Christian music by the Orchard, local musicians who worship together through a variety of musical styles, from keyboard driven rock to finger-picking folk. Enjoy a free tram or adventure vehicle ride up the mountain after 2 p.m. with the donation of at least one can of food for Lift-Up. Details at GlenwoodCaverns.com.

EVENT DATE : September 15, 8:30PM - September 16, 9:00PM

Students 12-18 are invited to audition for the Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 at SOL Theatre on September 15 (3:30-6 p.m.) and September 16 (10 a.m-1 p.m). Callbacks on September 16 from 2 - 4 p.m.) Rehearsals begin September 18 and run Monday-Friday, 4-6 p.m. Performances will be October 26-28. To sign up, see SolTheatreCompany.org or email SolTheatreCompany@gmail.com.

EVENT DATE : September 16, 10:00PM - September 17, 3:00AM

Join Colorado Animal Rescue (CARE) for the animal shelter's fabulous and fashionable annual fundraising gala! Enjoy live music, heavy appetizers, a silent auction, mingling with adoptable pets, and entertainment from the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue. Doors open at 5 p.m. For details, visit ColoradoAnimalRescue.org or call 970.947.9173.

EVENT DATE : September 16, 11:00PM - September 17, 3:00AM

Music on the Mountain for a live, mountain-top concert under the stars. This week’s concert features Poser. Ride up for free after 4 p.m. with the donation of at least one can for Lift-Up. Poser is a six-piece cover band that faithfully performs the hits of the Beatles, Joe Cocker, Santana, and many more rock-and-roll legends. Details at GlenwoodCaverns.com.

EVENT DATE : September 16, 7:30PM - September 16, 9:30PM
Surls/Locke Residence

Alya Howe performs a new multi-media work commissioned by Wilderness Workshop entitled "Nature in Translation”. Performed at the homes of sculptors James Surls and Charmaine Locke, it's an invitation to look at how we relate to nature. What do Locke's and Surls sculptures say to you? Cost is $10 in advance, $15 at the site. Contact alyahowe@me.com for details.

EVENT DATE : September 20, 4:30PM - September 20, 11:00PM

The Carbondale Chamber hosts "The Art of Business & The Business of Art," a conference and expo celebrating the Carbondale Creative District. Keynote speaker and violinist/entrepreneur Udeshi Hargett will offer insight. Cost per person is $75, but jumps to $125 after September 9, so early registration at Carbondale.com is encouraged. Call 970.963.1890 for more information.

EVENT DATE : September 22, 5:00AM - September 22, 10:00PM

Play a round of golf to support Mountain Family Health Centers' capital campaign for a new integrated medical, dental and behavioral health facility in Basalt. Teams of four will enjoy this spectacular course;. Tee-off at noon; 18 holes for $100. Prizes and a short presentation to follow. For more information, contact Garry Schalla at gschalla@mountainfamily.org or 970.318.8018.

EVENT DATE : September 23, 11:00PM - September 24, 3:00AM

Join Music on the Mountain for a live, mountain-top concert under the stars. This week’s concert features Emotional Rescue. You can ride up the mountain for free after 4 p.m. with the donation of at least one can for Lift-Up. Emotional Rescue plays the Rolling Stones tunes in an authentic, high-energy way that wows audiences. Details at GlenwoodCaverns.com.

EVENT DATE : Sept. 29 - Oct. 1

Dance Initiative’s 6th annual Spectrum Dance Festival features the acclaimed dance film, “Mr. Gaga”, a performance by Dance Initiative Artist-in-Residence Staycee Pearl Dance Project. Two days' adult and youth master classes include House and Contemporary movement by SPdp company members, Modern Floor Technique with Patrick Mueller, Aerial Silks, African Modern Dance Fusion with Mecca Madyun. Passes and registration at DanceInitiative.org.