September Calendar For 2024

Scuttlebutt & Calendar

Main Street detourBeginning April 1, crews will begin replacing water lines for the new Forest Service building in Carbondale. For about three weeks, westbound traffic will be rerouted to Colorado Avenue between Sixth Street and Seventh Street. Eastbound traffic will remain on Main Street but will use the north lane, closer to the Post Office. Post Office customers will have to enter from the west and exit to the east on Main Street. 


Marble electionThe Town of Marble is also hosting a board of trustees election this spring. Mayor Ryan Vinciguerra will defend his seat against Tony Petrocco, a current trustee and former mayor (2008-2012). Petrocco faced a recall attempt when he served as mayor in 2011 for allegedly working with local businessman Vince Savage in a way that appeared deceptive to some members of the public; he maintained his seat with 30 people voting in favor of the recall and 34 against. Vinciguerra is the owner of Slow Groovin’ BBQ and has served as mayor since 2020. Although three additional seats are up, Dustin Wilkey is the only person who returned a nomination petition. Marble residents can vote in-person at the Marble Hub on April 2 from 7am to 7pm.

Hardwick boat rampThe Garfield County Commissioners granted Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) $60,000 from the Conservation Trust Fund for an improvement project for the boat ramp next to the Hardwick Bridge on County Road 154 — about halfway between Carbondale and Glenwood Springs on the Roaring Fork River. The initial project bid is $223,850, which includes improvements to parking and river access. Construction is slated to begin on Aug. 15 and wrap up in September.

Printable September  Calendar
Printable September Calendar

Mountain Fair deadlineThe deadline to submit sketch concepts for the Mountain Fair t-shirt and poster design contest is April 1! This year’s theme is: “This Must Be the Place: Feet on the ground, head in the sky.” Need some inspiration? The entertainment lineup was (mostly) announced last week and can be found at

Sanitation grantThe Basalt Sanitation District was awarded a $900,000 interest-free grant from the Department of Local Affairs for energy efficiency and equipment upgrades. “Basalt Sanitation District discharges treated wastewater into the Gold Medal waters of the Roaring Fork River, making the efficient and responsible management of their operations essential to not only our community in Basalt but also all our surrounding communities and downstream users,” said Roaring Fork Engineering (RFE) project manager Maggie McHugh. “This project represents a major upgrade for critical systems that are close to 25 years old.” RFE helped secure the grant, which will fund about 40% of the project. 

Mother’s DayMother’s Day is rapidly approaching! All local mothers who have welcomed a baby into their lives this past year are invited to have a portrait taken to run in The Sopris Sun’s May 9 edition. Our professional photographer will be setting up at the Third Street Center (520 S. 3rd Street, Carbondale) on April 6 and 13, with additional dates added if necessary. Please email [email protected] or call 970-510-3003 to coordinate. 

White-nose syndromeA “little brown bat” in Boulder County was diagnosed with white-nose syndrome, a disease caused by an invasive fungus that has killed millions of bats in North America. This comes just weeks after a Longmont bat was confirmed to have the same disease, indicating that additional bats have been exposed and may be found in the coming weeks. White-nose syndrome was first discovered in Colorado in March 2023. “We continue to ask those visiting caves to decontaminate their gear to prevent human spread of the fungus and remind the public not to handle bats when encountered but instead report them to CPW,” a press release stated. “Of the 19 bat species native to Colorado, at least 13 may be susceptible to this disease.”

They say it’s your birthday!Folks celebrating another trip around the sun this week include: Hank van Berlo, Madilyn Ebel, John Field, Damon Scher and Pat Wanner (March 28); Stacey Bernot, Lyzzi Borkenhagen, David Hayes, Lucy Perutz, Bob Schultz and Jesse Terrell (March 29); Jorie DeVilbiss and Megan Wussow (March 30); Georgia Ackerman, Colleen Borkovec and Jane Hart (March 31); Walter Gallacher, Jake Hawkins, Dave Ritchie, Francis Stuckens and Ed Troy (April 2); Jeff Busk, Lorena Medina Jones and Terri Ritchie (April 3).

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There’s a new work of art hanging in El Dorado. Local artists Brian Colley and Andrew Chandler unveiled the massive, neon-lit installation on Friday, March 22 after months of laboring away to bring a gold potato-riding, cosmic-cowboy vision to life. See for yourself at 358 Main Street, Carbondale. Photo by Raleigh Burleigh


STORYTIMEThe Carbondale Library hosts storytime for 0-5 year olds at 10:30am. 

MORTALITYAkaljeet Khalsa hosts a conversation about dying with grace at True Nature from 4:30 to 6pm. This community offering is free.

SOUND JOURNEYDanielle Klein performs a Spring Equinox sound journey at True Nature from 6 to 7:15pm. Tickets at

CRYSTAL THEATRE“Ghostbusters: Frozen Empire” shows tonight at 7pm and Saturday at 4:30pm. “One Life” opens tomorrow at 7pm and continues Saturday and April 4 at 7pm, with a 5pm showing this Sunday.


BOOT TAN FESTSunlight Mountain Resort hosts the third annual Boot Tan Fest today and tomorrow. “Designed for women and femme folks,” the weekend includes music, games and more. Tickets at 

SOUND JOURNEYDr. Zachary Cashin hosts a “vibrational sound healing journey” at the Third Street Center from 7 to 8:45pm. To sign up, visit 

STEVE’S GUITARSHaley Harkin and Carly Anne perform at Steve’s Guitars at 8pm. Tickets at


WHERE MY PEEPS AT?The Town of Carbondale hosts an all-ages egg hunt spanning different public parks. “Please limit yourself to one gift per person; if you don’t like the gift, leave the full egg for someone else to find and keep hunting.” Visit for more info. 

PRUNING PRACTICEColorado Edible Forest, UpRoot Colorado, CSU Extension and Pitkin County Open Space host a fruit tree pruning workshop and volunteer day in Emma from noon to 4pm. To sign up, visit Location details received upon registering. 


CLOSING DAY(S)It’s closing day at Buttermilk! April 7 is closing day for Highlands, April 13 for Snowmass and April 21 for Aspen Mountain. 

HAPPY EASTERThe First Presbyterian Church of Glenwood Springs invites the community to celebrate Easter. All are welcome to attend the Easter morning breakfast at 8:30am, followed by a 10am service and culminating in an Easter egg hunt for the kiddos.


MOTHERING 101KLR Baby continues its eight-weekearly motherhood course, meant for pregnant mothers 35+ weeks along or whose newborns are 6 months or younger. Mothers can drop in for a single session or attend the entire series hosted on Mondays at 10:30am at the Basalt Library. Call 847-894-6546 with questions.

IN STITCHESThe In Stitches Knitting Club convenes at the Carbondale Library at 1:30pm. 

DEATH CAFEDeath Cafe offers a safe place to share thoughts and hear others’ on the subject of death and dying at the Basalt Library from 5 to 6:30pm. This is not a bereavement or counseling session but an opportunity to bring comfort in talking about the subject. All are welcome and tea and cake will be provided.

EFFECTIVE REWRITINGColorado Mountain College offers a twice weekly writing class, meeting on Mondays and Fridays in April from 6 to 8pm via Zoom. Presenter Edith Lynn Hornik-Beer has been published by major houses and will help participants whip their manuscripts into shape. For more info, call 970-870-4444.

BRYAN BIELANSKINo joke! Bryan Bielanski returns to Steve’s Guitars at 8pm. Tickets at 


RAISING A READERThe Basalt Library hosts Raising a Reader/ Bolistas Rojas, when 0-5 year olds who are not enrolled in school enjoy storytime, activities and more, every Tuesday at 10:30am. 

SOLAR CEREMONYA partnership between the Town of Basalt and the Roaring Fork School District to construct five solar arrays is nearing completion and will be celebrated with a ribbon-cutting and groundbreaking ceremony at Basalt High School at 4pm. 

SHORTSFESTAspen Film’s 33rd Shortsfest kicks off with a reception at the Public House at 5pm, followed by Program 1 at the Wheeler Opera House at 7pm. Film programs and panels continue through Sunday. Find the full schedule and tickets at 

SACRED BROTHERHOODKyle Leitzke, a certified Ayurvedic counselor and life coach, hosts a “sacred brotherhood circle” for heart-centered men ages 18+ at the Basalt Library at 5:30pm. This week’s topic is “boundaries.” 

THE BIG FIVEThe Big Five, hosted by HeadQuarters in Basalt, helps participants leverage the power of their nervous system to boost mental fitness, emotional well-being and overall health every first and final Tuesday of the month at 6pm. Visit for more info. 

MASTER THE MASTERSLiz Waters teaches about artist Joan Miró by inviting participants to recreate one of his famous lithographs at The Art Base from 6 to 9pm. All levels are welcome, find details at

STEVE’S GUITARSAmericana artist Jeff Crosby performs at Steve’s Guitars, together with friends, at 8pm. Tickets at 


COMMUNITY RADIOKDNK’s spring membership drive kicks off with a live broadcast from the Village Smithy featuring Merle and Pastor Mustard from 8 to 10am. Stop by or tune in!

LIVING DONOR DAYIn honor of National Living Donor Day, the Carbondale Rec Center will host the Vitalant Bloodmobile from 10:30am to 3pm. Sign up at 

TACAW STORYTIMEThe Arts Campus At Willits (TACAW) hosts musical storytime at the Basalt Library Treehouse at 10:30am. 

TEEN DEFENSEGirls, 15-19, learn self-defense techniques based on Krav Maga at 2:30pm at the Basalt Middle School gym on Wednesdays. Call 970-927-4311 x1004 or email [email protected] for more info.

SPANISH CONVERSATIONSThe Spanish Conversation Club meets for social practice at Bodegón in Carbondale from 5 to 7pm. 

SHINING MOUNTAINSThe Aspen Indigenous Foundation brings a selection from the 2023 Shining Mountains Film Festival to TACAW at 5:30pm. Visit for tickets and more info. 


PARKINSON’SSopris Lodge hosts Jodi Brown, CEO of Parkinson Association of the Rockies, for an educational presentation from 2 to 3pm. To RSVP, call 970-678-0057 or visit 

COMMON ROOTSHeadQuarters hosts Common Roots, a men’s peer empowerment group, at 6pm. All adults who identify as he/him are invited. 

REEL ROCK 18The Basalt High School Climbing Club presents films from the Reel Rock 18 Film Tour at the high school at 5:30pm. Visit for tickets and more info. 

APOLOGY ARTJulie Oldham hosts “Mastering the Art of Apology” at True Nature at 6pm. To register, visit 

SWINGING LIGHTSSteve’s Guitars presents The Swinging Lights, an amalgam of many genres, at 8pm. Tickets at


PRODUCED WATERThe Colorado Produced Water Consortium meets virtually from 9am to 1pm. Public comments on the final draft of the Initial Produced Water Regulatory Policy Coordination Recommendation Report are requested. For details contact [email protected] 

NATURE JOURNALINGAdults who wish to explore, observe and creatively document nature are invited to join a group of sketch book writers and artists every first Friday at 1pm at the Carbondale Library. 

FIRST FRIDAY“Spring into Wellness” with healing businesses and practitioners showcasing their offerings at the Rec Center from 5 to 8pm. Carbondale Arts hosts a closing reception for “Interdimensional Threads” at The Launchpad from 5 to 7pm. The Carbondale Clay Center hosts a reception for “Proximal Verdure,” an exhibit by HP Bloomer and Sam Oliver, at 6pm. The exhibit will be on display through April 12. 

PRESCHOOL FUNDRAISERBlue Lake and Little Blue Preschools host a benefit with live music and a silent auction at TACAW from 6 to 10pm. More info at

SPELLEBRATIONLiteracy Outreach’s 30th annual Spellebration event will be hosted at the Hotel Colorado beginning at 6pm. This year’s theme is “Under the LiteraSea.” Learn more at

DOUBLE FEATUREAustin Skalecki performs at Steve’s Guitars at 8pm, followed by June Star at 9:45pm. Tickets at


SEED STARTINGKim Doyle Wille teaches about starting and transplanting seeds at the Carbondale Library at 10am. 

SOUND IMMERSIONIldi Ingraham hosts a sound immersion experience at the Carbondale Library at 4pm.

DANA COOPERSteve’s Guitars hosts Nashville’s Dana Cooper along his national CD release tour at 8pm. Tickets at

CONSENSUAL IMPROVTACAW presents Consensual Improv for a night of comedy beginning at 8pm. Tickets at 


COLOR FESTIVALSunlight Mountain Resort closes out the season with a color festival. Beginning at 3pm, environmentally safe color powder will be launched at participating riders and skiers on Midway. Echo Monday will perform music.

RANDOM CONVOSAnswer thought-provoking questions that allow you to connect with whomever is sitting next to you during “The Lost Art of Random Conversations” at the Carbondale Library at 6pm. 


ECLIPSE WATCHCan’t make it to totality? Garfield County Libraries will have you covered with eclipse viewing parties at all six branches beginning at 11am.