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Naturalist Nights 2015

Naturalist Nights, a free speaker series presented by Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), Wilderness Workshop, and Roaring Fork Audubon, brings experts to our region to explore environmental issues through slide shows and conversation. The free series, which includes 20 presentations through March 12, runs at 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. Presentations will be filmed and aired on GrassRoots TV as well as archived for free viewing on ACES’, Wilderness Workshop’s and GrassRoots’ websites. Presentation topics this year include: bears in Alaska, Greenland’s glaciers, local wilderness issues, film screenings of “DamNation” and “Ordinary Extraordinary Junco,” and more.

Design Your Website

Need help creating your own website? Websites are a great way to get your business, club, or organization more publicity. You can also share your opinions and experiences through a blog. No matter what you want to publish, this class will get you on your way! We will cover many topics including host sites, website names, and designs. You will also get hands-on help getting your website off the ground for free. We recommend you bring your own computer, but there will be some available for use. This class will be held at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library in two parts, at 6 p.m. Thursday, March 12. The second part will focus on design.

‘Battle of the Walls’

The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts will present artwork from area high school students in the second annual “Battle of the Walls.” The exhibit opens to the public at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, March 13, and showcases students from Glenwood Springs, Rifle, Bridges, Yampah Mountain, Roaring Fork and Coal Ridge high schools.

Each school has submitted 12 self-selected pieces that were judged by area artists, resulting in a number of awards given to both individuals and school teams. This exhibit also provided the opportunity for high school seniors to submit work, which was judged separately, for a chance to win a scholarship provided by the Glenwood Springs Art Guild.

The exhibit will be up through March 31.

Chocolate Extravaganza

Children’s Mini College’s 12th annual Chocolate Extravaganza will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 14, at CMC Glenwood Center. In addition to chocolate treats there will be a silent auction. Admission is free. Support the valley’s longest-running EARLY Childhood Program. All proceeds go directly into operating expenses and tuition assistance for families in need.

Book signings at Silt Historical


The Silt Historical Park will host two book signings starting at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 15, at the park, 707 Orchard Ave. Meet LaVerne “Bubbles” Starbuck as she presents her book “From the End of the Road” about the old country schools in western Garfield County, including memories from former students. Larry Rynearson will present his book “Colorado’s Historic Mountain Passes,” which will introduce you, through photographs and stories, to who built these passes and how they were used. Join us as we explore a past lifestyle as well as our high country passes with this interesting duo. Donations appreciated. For information, 970-618-4182 or

St. Patrick’s Day Parade and


The American Legion Post 100 in Carbondale again hosts this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Dinner on Tuesday, March 17. The parade starts at 4 p.m. at the corner of Seventh and Main in Carbondale, continues east on Main Street, turns left at Third and ends at the American Legion. There is no fee to be in the parade. A traditional corned beef and cabbage dinner follows the parade starting at 5 p.m. for $8 per person. You do not need to be a member of the American Legion to attend. Call 970-963-2381 for more information.

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