Join the Redstone Castle and Colorado Preservation Inc. for the Historic Places Traveling Tour. This screening of the film "Centennial Statehouse: Colorado's Greatest Treasure" takes place on 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Redstone Castle, 58 Redstone Blvd. Ticket proceeds support the Colorado's Most Endangered Places Program, and additional donations will help in the Share in the Care campaign to restore the capitol dome. For ticket information call 970-963-9656.
The public is invited to attend the Garfield County Energy Advisory Board meeting from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Ave. The Energy Advisory Board is a monthly forum for the public, oil and gas industry, landowners and local government to engage in positive and proactive communication and actions that encourage responsible and balanced development of energy resources. Each month there is an educational presentation related to oil and gas industry topics. This month's educational presentation is "Fact versus Fiction of Technical Aspects of Hydraulic Fracturing." Our speaker is Dr. Jennifer Miskimins, associate professor and director of the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology Consortium at the Colorado School of Mines.Beginning at 5:30 p.m., a light meal and social time is provided for meeting attendees. The meeting will begin promptly at 6 p.m. For meal-planning purposes, RSVPs to Denice Brown, Garfield County Oil and Gas assistant at 970-625-5915, are encouraged.
Bring your family to Filoha Meadows near Redstone and explore beaver ponds, learn about the local bat population, and go on a scavenger hunt to discover the uniqueness of this special place. There are two trips, from 9-11:30 a.m. Saturdays, Aug. 4 and Sept. 8. Also learn about the other larger hooved animals that call Filoha home. Appropriate for families with children of all ages and their parents. Please dress appropriately; the tour will happen rain or shine. This free event is underwritten by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails. Registration is required at. www.roaringfork. org/events. Call 970-927-1290 with questions.
Colorado Parks and Wildlife will celebrate Colorado Day, Monday, Aug. 6, by offering free entrance at all 42 state parks. Colorado Day was created by the state Legislature to mark the anniversary of statehood, granted in 1876 by President Ulysses S. Grant. Free entrance at the state parks is an annual Colorado Day tradition. Entrance fees are waived for the day but all other fees, including camping and reservations will remain in effect on Aug. 6.