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The 2009 Naturalist Nights speaker series kicks off with Colorados Red Rock Canyon Country at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at Dos Gringos Burritos in Carbondale. Dinner and drinks can be purchased before the free slide show, hosted by the Wilderness Workshop.The show will also be presented at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, at the Aspen Center for Environmental Studies.Presenter Kate Graham of the Colorado Environmental Coalition will lead a photographic journey into the beautiful sights, rich history and current efforts to protect the red rock of Colorados Dominguez Canyons and Dolores River Basin. For more information, contact 963-3977.

Join staff from Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails from 5:30-7 p.m. Jan. 7 to explore open space by moonlight on snowshoes. Meet at the Emma Schoolhouse parking lot. Or join Roaring Fork Conservancy and Pitkin County Open Space and Trails from 10 a.m. to noon Jan. 8 to explore James H. Smith Northstar Open Space on snowshoes. Bring your own snowshoes or use a provided pair. These events are part of Roaring Fork Conservancys 2009 Watershed Explorations and are sponsored by Pitkin County Open Space & Trails, the Roaring Fork Club and Roaring Fork Conservancy. Space is limited. Please register online at http://www.roaringfork.org/events.

Roaring Fork Valley Quilters quilt show will open with a reception for the artists from 5-7 pm. Wednesday, Jan. 7, at the Aspen Chapel Gallery. This exhibition is the 12th consecutive show since the gallery opened in June 1985. It will run through Feb. 15. Participating artists include Cynthia DeFrancia, Susan Dodington, Aspen; Adele Plantec, Snowmass Village; Joanne Winter, Carbondale; and Sandy Boyd, Linda Cheney, B. Anne Greene and Kathleen Molitor, Glenwood Springs. The show was curated by Sandy Boyd.To get to the Aspen Chapel, use the Castle Creek Road exit from the roundabout to Meadowood Drive. For more information, please call Gallery Directors Tom Ward at 925-8367 or Carol Loewenstern at 925-1919, or The Aspen Chapel at 925-7184.


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