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Acoustic Mayhem will play bluegrass and rock from 9 p.m. to midnight Friday, Feb. 4, at Rivers restaurant. No cover charge.

First Friday, Feb. 4Celebration of our first anniversary. Drink and shot specials all night.Sector 7G goes on at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5 Tracorum10 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 6Steelers vs. PackersDoors open at 4 p.m.

Come learn how to make your own high-end lotions, soaps, and scrubs – all with chocolate – from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, at Grand River Hospital and Medical Center Cafe. Take home the products you make during this interactive class, just in time for Valentine’s Day. This class is part of Grand River’s Hearth to Homes series and is free to attend. Space is limited so reserve your spot today by calling 625-6415.

The new LIFT-UP office in Basalt will be open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. We are in the Basalt Community United Methodist Church at 0167 Holland Hills Road. We can be reached at (970) 279-1492 or

Tickets are now on sale for Symphony Swing, the Symphony in the Valley’s gala dance and social event to benefit your community orchestra.The gala events feature the Symphony in the Valley Jazz Orchestra playing the top tunes from the Big Band era, with vocalists Jeannie Walla, Lorraine Curry, Krista Espelien, Steve Cole and Kelly Thompson, and solo instrumentalists John Bokram, Steve Cole, Kelly Thompson and Ross Kribbs.Symphony Swing will be presented at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 4, at the Grand River Hospital Ballroom in Rifle, and at 6 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at the Aspen Glen Club in Carbondale.The Rifle event features hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar and dancing. The Aspen Glen event is a swanky dinner dance with a live auction. Tickets for both events available only in advance.Tickets are now on sale for both Symphony Swing events. Visit to reserve your seats today.

The Third Annual Moab Women’s Workout Weekend will be Friday through Sunday, March 4-6. The weekend will include road cycling, hiking in the desert, daily yoga, nutritious meals, dinner at a local Moab restaurant, and life in balance activities. Lodging is provided in three bedroom townhomes with roommates assigned or your own choice. Staff includes coaches of the Roaring Fork Women’s Triathlon Team, Coyote Shuttle, and Seattle based yoga instructor Terry Brass. Cancer survivors may apply for scholarship assistance. Functional fitness necessary. For more information see “Retreats” or contact Nancy Reinisch at or 945-6102.

Meet yourself right where you are and grow from there. Kimberlie Chenoweth will facilitate this weekend retreat intensive to help you break through the old barriers and embody your unique, authentic self. You’ll activate your indigenous wisdom, in service of your own healing and that of the planet, as well. Each person will receive high quality personal attention, while the group energy will help to create a strong container in which everyone learns, grows and steps into their own becoming. The retreat setting is a very special home in Marble and takes place 5 p.m. Feb. 11 through 2 p.m. Feb. 13. The spirit of Mount Sopris, of light, and of earth, will hold and guide you as you engage in this powerful work. $425 per person includes meals and lodging. For more information, contact Kimberlie at (970) 945-8598, or go to

The free Naturalist Nights winter speaker series continues Wednesday and Thursday with “Roadless: One Man’s Search for America’s Least Known Public Lands.” Austin, Texas-based outdoor photographer Nelson Guda will present the show on Wednesday, Feb. 2, at Carbondale’s Third Street Center, starting at 5:30 p.m. Audience members will be able to mingle with Guda afterward over food and tea at the Third Street Center Caf.Guda will repeat the presentation on Thursday, Feb. 3, at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies (ACES), starting at 7:30 p.m. Tea and cookies will be available beforehand.Since 2006, Nelson Guda has been bringing public attention to the preservation of Forest Service lands protected by the Roadless Area Conservation Rule, and his slide show will take the audience on a tour of these lands throughout the West.Co-hosted by ACES and the Wilderness Workshop, the Naturalist Nights series is presented in both Carbondale and Aspen through the end of March. Shows are held every Thursday evening at ACES, and every other Wednesday at the Third Street Center.For more information, contact the Wilderness Workshop at 963-3977.

Outdoor photographer Nelson Guda will be the featured guest at the First Friday joint opening of “Roadless” – a collection of his images of imperiled federal public lands in Colorado – and “Watercolors,” a sale of Dottie Fox’s paintings to benefit the Wilderness Workshop. The opening will be held in the Calaway Room of Carbondale’s Third Street Center on Friday, Feb. 4, from 5-8 p.m. The show will hang through March 30.Dottie Fox (1920-2006) was a co-founder of the Wilderness Workshop, a passionate champion of wild places, and a beloved artist and teacher. The exhibit of more than 40 of her watercolors has been compiled by her daughter, Carbondale-based Cici Fox, and all paintings will be for sale and economically priced.In association with the First Friday reception, WW will have an open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new office in the Third Street Center.

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