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GLENWOOD'S COMMUNITY ART CENTER RETURNS

CONNECTED CREATIVITY IN CARBONDALE

DATE NIGHT WITH THE ARTS FOR VALENTINE'S DAY


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LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2019 PUBLISHER

Rick French | RFrench@LifestylePubs.com EDITOR

Caitlin Causey | Caitlin.Causey@LifestylePubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Art and the Irresistible Urge I THINK EINSTEIN WAS ONTO SOMETHING WHEN HE SAID, “TRUE ART IS CHARACTERIZED BY AN IRRESISTIBLE URGE IN THE CREATIVE ARTIST.”

Caitlin Causey, Bridget Grey, Genevieve Joelle Villamizar CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Carbondale Arts, Mountain Family Health Centers, Michael Faas, Kit Mitchell, Estate Photo Video, Robin Waters

As someone who was raised in the rural south without much access to art education at an early age, this speaks to me. We had no art centers in town, but my school district had a lone part-time art teacher who visited classes monthly for 30 minutes. She would roll her cart into the room, play music for us, and deliver a brief tutorial on the color wheel or some other basic lesson. Often she would give us quiet time to paint or draw whatever we wanted, no rules, which felt like luxury. This teacher, saintlike, would then stop to visit each child and personally compliment his or her work. In a place where kids routinely grew up underexposed to the possibilities of their own creativity, our art teacher—30 minutes at a time—did what she could to validate what Einstein called the “irresistible urge” of the artist in each of us. Thank goodness we had her; it’s no wonder we hungered for her visits.

CORPORATE TEAM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER Steven Schowengerdt

Today, this is why I feel incredibly fortunate to live in a place where the arts are so

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richly celebrated and, more importantly, made accessible to all. The valley’s multiple

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER DeLand Shore

art centers are filled with devoted teachers helping the young (and middle-aged, and senior!) explore the “true art” of their own irresistible urges to create. This month, head to your closest art center and sign up for a class or two. Einstein would be proud.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2019

FEATURES 14 Connected Creativity The Carbondale Creative District Empowers and Brings Cohesion to Local Businesses, Organizations, and Initiatives

18 Inspired, Modern, Functional A Contemporary Missouri Heights Home Checks Every Box

25 Art School Community Arts Programming Returns to Glenwood with Spring Classes at the New City-Led Center

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34 A Painted Legacy Catching Up With Artist Nicolette Toussaint

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Giving Back

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Open House

25 Artist’s Palette 30 City Scene 32 Lifestyle Calendar 34 Parting Thoughts


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GOOD TIMES 1.

Sunlight Skier Appreciation Day and United Way Benefit On January 11, Sunlight Mountain Resort hosted its 34th annual Skier Appreciation event. The '80s-themed bash featured games, retro music, a costume contest, and other festivities. About 1,200 skiers and guests attended. All proceeds of some $25,000 from the day of totally rad partying benefited the local United Way Battlement to the Bells. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MICHAEL FAAS AND ROBIN WATERS.

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Mountain Family Basalt Integrated Health Center Debut Mountain Family Health Centers (MFHC) celebrated the grand opening of its new Basalt clinic at 123 Emma Road on January 7. With medical, dental, and behavioral health services under one roof, the center will allow MFHC to significantly increase the number of patients receiving care in the Roaring Fork Valley, from 2,200 to 3,700. PHOTOGRAPHY BY MFHC.

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AROUND TOWN

VALLEY VISUAL ART SHOW CONTINUES IN FEBRUARY The 39th annual Valley Visual Art Show, presented by Carbondale Arts, remains open for public viewing through February 22 at the R2 Gallery inside The Launchpad (76 S. 4th Street). Featuring 50 Roaring Fork Valley artists accepted to the exhibit on a firstcome, first-served basis, the show has become a beloved local tradition over the decades. Members of the public who visit are encouraged to cast votes for the People's Choice Award. The R2 Gallery is open weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visit  CarbondaleArts.com or call 970.963.1680 for information.

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GIVING BACK

Connected Creativity THE CARBONDALE CREATIVE DISTRICT EMPOWERS AND BRINGS COHESION TO LOCAL BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND INITIATIVES

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PULSES WITH PEOPLE AND VITALITY. Triptych murals, fantastic sculptures, colorful gardens, pocket parks, and a pump track speak to this turned-on mountain town. Hollis Sutherland, a key player on one of the town’s many boards, appreciates the many “lovely places to stop. The branded signage is a friendly greeting, helping visitors find their way. If they’re not sure what they are looking for, it’s an invitation to ‘come this way, there are cool things for you to discover here.’” Colorado Creative Industries, a division of the state’s Office of Economic Development & International Trade, states online that it

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formalized the Carbondale Creative District (CCD) in 2016 to “promote, support, and expand the creative industries to drive Colorado’s economy, grow jobs, and enhance our quality of life.”  The CCD is essentially Carbondale Arts (CA) on steroids. CA Executive Director Amy Kimberly planted the original seed for designation in 2012 and has been watering and fertilizing since. The fruits of these actions powerfully expand the capabilities of the already-prolific CA. Technical assistance, advertising and marketing support, access to grants, leadership training, and funding for Creative Districts help towns pursue a multitude of creative and economic objectives— quite successfully, as Town Manager Jay Harrington sees it.“[It’s] been a wonderful community partnership that closely aligns with the goals of our Comprehensive Plan,” he notes.  “It has completed some impressive projects that have enhanced the local economy and supported our community values.”The Rio Grande ARTway is but one of many projects initiated by the District, and its impact is significant. This small mid-valley town—with no internationally recognized hot spring, no lofty ski resort— takes pride in its laboring past, recognizing that ingenuity and possibility arise from process, inclusivity, diversity, and hands-on effort. Harnessing the creative power of hundreds of volunteers, the elements along the ARTway make the past relevant and give direction to the future.As the sap rises this spring, so too will the Mural Express Project, showcasing the artistic soul and entrepreneurial spirit of Carbondale. Murals will connect the ARTway with the heart of downtown and business hubs throughout town.This all goes beyond mere ‘beautification,’ or art for art’s sake. Positive economics are inherent to community vitality and livability. The CCD member logos sprinkled throughout town businesses and studios bring more than just cool optics; they symbolize the community’s desire to unite and move forward collectively, versus competitively. The brewing and distilling industry are case in point. Roaring Fork Beer Company’s Aly Sanguily believes that “Carbondale businesses go deeper than just what’s on the sign outside of their door. Allowing tourists to see we are all part of one artisan conscious group creates a more in-tune understanding of who Carbondale is and striving to be.” Within this understanding, the CCD then becomes a dynamic, two-way relationship. Connie Baker of Marble Distilling Company promotes “the Creative District in all our marketing materials to drive press and visitors not only to us, but Carbondale in general.” The CCD legitimizes locals who support one another. “Brewing and distilling are creative endeavors,” notes Patrice Fuller of Carbondale Beerworks, “but we also feature local musicians, photographers, and artists here to showcase local creativity. I have a mural in one of my bathrooms done by Alex Cruz. [Other murals] have implemented all things Carbondale into them. Tourists can see the talent we have here.”Still, whispers of ‘gentrification’ do not go unheard. Access to the Creative Industries’ Space To Create initiative has enabled the CCD to move the needle on the town’s housing issue. A feasibility study in 2017 and 2018 identified need, priorities, and possible pathways to affordable housing and maker space. While it did not result in an immediate solution, the groundwork has been laid for potential investors, developers, and landowners down the road. “Carbondale has been an extraordinarily creative community for as long as I’ve known it,” says Mayor Dan Richardson. “What the Creative District designation did was to bring clarity to how different sectors relate through creativity, more intentional collaboration between these sectors, and more awareness to the general public about how integral the creatives are to our thriving community.”

Volunteers beautify DeRail Park along the ARTway, a collaboration of the Carbondale Creative District, the Roaring Fork Transit Authority, and Carbondale Arts. February 2019 | Roaring Fork Lifestyle

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Beds 5 | Baths 4 | $875,000 This wonderful home has fantastic natural light, new kitchen appliances and amazing views! You’ll love how the floorplan brings everyone together while the two living areas provide needed space for family or guests. Enjoy the wrap-around deck and endless possibility of this highly-coveted location: easy access to everything the mid-valley has to offer and views that usually come with a much farther commute. Rent the apartment above the garage for added income! Web Id#: RF157287

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Beds 5 | Baths 4.5 | 1.21 Acres | $925,000 Architect designed with careful attention to detail. Meticulously maintained. Perfect move-in condition. Spacious light-filled home with extraordinary views. Unquestionably the best buy in Glenwood for an executive style home. Many extra features have been thoughtfully incorporated. The floor plan includes ample private and public spaces for maximum flexibility. Stylish, two-story entry, main-floor master with spa-like bath, well-appointed kitchen, office, hardwood floors, three-car garage and more. Web Id#: RF155637

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Beds 3 | Baths 3.5 | $686,000 Fantastic, hard to find end unit next to an area bike path! Spacious townhome with soaring ceilings to allow lots of natural light. Main level includes and open floor plan that opens up to outdoor space that’s great for entertaining and summer dining. Plenty of room in the two-car garage for all the toys. Walk to all that’s going on in Willits: theater, restaurants, shopping, Whole Foods, and parks. Web Id#: RF157316

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GLENWOOD SPRINGS 90.66 Acres | $595,000 Essence of Beauty! 90+ acres, with a platted easement and great access off County Road 117, its the ideal location. This incredibly serene property sits elevated above the road allowing nearly noiseless, peaceful existence with 360 degree expansive views. Here you will find one of the few, remaining, larger build-able parcels in the Four Mile Creek area. The property is located about ten minutes south of Glenwood Springs and only three miles to Ski Sunlight Mountain Resort. Web Id#: RF155203

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Beds 3 | Baths 3 | $719,000 Overlooking the Crystal River and bordering National Forest, this three bedroom, three-bath home is just a short walk from the historic village of Redstone. Soaring, south-facing windows bring in an abundance of natural light while the open floor plan includes the kitchen and breakfast bar. Tucked in a natural wooded site, there is a private patio along with an additional BBQ area and campfire site close by. Web Id#: RF157293

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Beds 2 | Baths 2 | $449,900 Fully remodeled, turnkey living in Carbondale. Lovely 1,260 sq. ft. half duplex with fenced back yard and large deck. New kitchen appliances, cabinets and floor. New carpet in bedrooms. Huge sunny master with walk-in closet and private bath. One-car garage with work bench and storage. New roof in 2017. Attic and crawlspace air sealed and insulated. No HOA dues. Web Id#: RF156761

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3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | $354,500- $384,900 New Year, New Home! One unit just completed, two more on the horizon. Fabulous views, top of the line finishes, friendly neighborhood. These townhomes rival up valley at an affordable price. Open concept with 9 ft. alder doors, granite and luxury flooring. Web Id#: RF153618

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To find each property on www.masonmorse.com type in the Web Id# in your property search. Aspen 970.925.7000 | Snowmass Village 970.923.7700 | Basalt 970.927.3000

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RECENTLY SOLD PROPERTIES OVER $600,000 NEIGHBORHOOD

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$4,990,580 $1,420,000 $1,180,000 $1,065,000 $895,000 $890,000 $873,500 $744,000 $704,000

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COMMUNITY ARTS PROGRAMMING RETURNS TO LIFE IN GLENWOOD WITH SPRING CLASSES AT THE NEW CITY-LED CENTER ARTICLE CAITLIN CAUSEY

GLENWOOD ARTISTS, REJOICE. The cityoperated Glenwood Springs Community Art Center, housed at 601 East 6th Street in the same location of the former Center for the Arts, is open and ready for students to once again fill its space with creative energy. This spring, dance and martial arts classes are on offer alongside kids’ art lessons, weekly senior

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art afternoons, a Monday mosaic group, a full lineup of ceramics classes, and more. When the center ceased offering classes in 2017 amid the financial struggles of its operating organization and widely-publicized exit of

its director, local residents were not only shocked but saddened by the sudden loss of the town’s most active arts hub. If it closed for good, they wondered, where would Glenwood’s kids learn to dance? Where would budding young creatives develop their talents, or adults gather to engage with the local arts community? Although the Glenwood Springs Arts Council that had run the center for years vowed to repay its debts and find ways to continue serving the community, they ultimately moved out of the 6th Street space. Without any guiding force of leadership, its fate seemed unclear. The city, recognizing the center’s cherished role in local life, took quick action: In the fall of 2017 it formed a brand new Arts and Culture Board to help advise officials on the future of the arts in Glenwood. By early 2018, safety upgrades to the historic 6th Street building (which was already city-owned) took place and discussions began about how to bring the center back to life. “The city of Glenwood understood that having an arts center in town is valuable to people who live here and visit here,” says Community Recreation CONTINUED >

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Coordinator Tom Schwenk, who oversees programming for the newly re-named Community Art Center. “It is now funded by the Parks and Recreation Department, and we’re working with several teachers and leaders to continue building on the classes we’re hoping to offer this year.” Although the center held a limited number of classes in summer and fall of 2018, the full spring 2019 lineup of programs cements its status as back in the swing of things. All it needs now, Schwenk notes, are the students. “We’re really working to get the word out that the center is open again, and that we’re ready for people to sign up for classes,” he says. Locals can research class topics, schedules, and registration details via the Parks and Recreation website, GlenwoodRec.com. Events are also posted on Facebook, such as the center’s Open House on February 2. From 12-3 p.m., the public is invited to stop by, see the revitalized space, and meet its instructors over refreshments, entertainment, and free mini-lessons. “We hope this will be a great way for the community to learn about what we’re doing,” Schwenk adds. “The arts center is back.”

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Spring 2019 Class Highlights + “Master

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classes for all ages/abilities. Teacher Liz Waters guides students in the techniques of famous artists on second Saturdays through May from 2:30-5:30 p.m. $25 per canvas. + “Youth Tap and Ballet” with ArtillumA Dance Company. Wednesdays through May 15 from 2:45-3:45 p.m. for ages 3-7. $50/month. + “Hand Building and Sculpting” guided studio time for clay students ages 13+. Tuesdays through April 30 from 6-8:30 p.m. $16/class. + “After-School Art Club” for ages 7-18. Mondays from 4-5:30 p.m. $10/class. February 2019 | Roaring Fork Lifestyle

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ARTICLE CAITLIN CAUSEY

My Artsy Valentine TREAT YOUR LOVE TO A NIGHT OUT WITH LOCAL ARTS ORGANIZATIONS THIS MONTH

GOT VALENTINE’S DAY PLANS? Don’t even think about another movie night on the couch! Skip the boring old Netflix and instead follow Cupid’s arrow to one of the plentiful mid-February events featuring the creative talents of Roaring Fork Valley musicians, teaching artists, actors, and more. Because nothings says ‘romance’ like a good, old-fashioned night on the town—and when it involves our local arts community, all the better. Here are our picks, whether you’re looking to splurge or save on date night:

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MUSIC

SPLURGE:

S AV E :

The perfect Valentine’s Day gift this year is a pair of

Glenwood’s Community Concert Association is

tickets to Symphony in the Valley’s 25th anniver-

a hidden downvalley gem, bringing acclaimed

sary Symphony Swing gala. Wine, dine, and dance

musical acts to town  throughout the year. This

the night away to big band music during one of the

month, baritone Leon Williams presents a vari-

most romantic local events of the year.

ety of selections from Broadway to the Great American Songbook.

+ February 23 at 6 p.m., Hotel Colorado, Glenwood.

LAUGHS

$85/single, $150/couple for general admission or

+ February 12 at 7 p.m., Mountain View Church,

$125/single, $225/couple for VIP admission with

Glenwood. Admission by season membership in

special seating, complimentary champagne, and a

the association: $40/adult, $15/student, $90/family. 

special gift. SITV.org

GSConcertAssn.org

The dark nights of winter are made more bearable

Colorado Mountain College’s Sopris Theatre

by the Aspen Laugh Festival, which brings pop-

Company combines the talents of students and

ular comedian Jim Gaffigan to the valley for two

local professionals to greatly entertaining effect.

performances on Valentine’s Day weekend this

Check out the opening weekend of “The Nerd” by

year. (Parents will particularly enjoy his material,

Larry Shue, a comedy about a bumbling oaf of a

which often centers on fatherhood.) If Gaffigan

party guest who outstays his welcome.

sells out, there are plenty of other gut-busting festival offerings to check out in late February. + February 15 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Wheeler Opera

House,

Aspen.

$88/general

admis-

sion. WheelerOperaHouse.com

CREATIVITY

KIDFRIENDLY

+ February 15, 16, 22 & 23 at 7 p.m. and February 17 & 24 at 2 p.m., New Space Theatre at CMC Spring Valley campus. $18/adults, $13/students and seniors. ColoradoMtn.edu

Whether you’re an Instagram-obsessed mille-

Make like Demi Moore and Patrick Swayze in the

nial couple or two baby boomers wanting  to

1990 film “Ghost” (you know the scene!) at the

punch up your tech skills, The Art Base’s iPhone

Carbondale Clay Center’s couples’ night event

Photography course  is a fun way to learn how

on Valentine’s Day weekend. Wine, chocolates,

to take better photos together. Photographer

fruit, cheese, materials, instruction, an hour at the

Summers Moore teaches beginner, intermediate,

wheel, and more are all included while the movie

and advanced lessons.

rolls in the background.

++ February 2, 23, and March 2 from 12:30-4:30

++ February 15 from 6-9 p.m. at the Carbondale

p.m., The Art Base, Basalt. $150/members, $165/

Clay

non-members for the three-class series. Classes

spot

may also be taken individually. TheArtBase.org

Info@CarbondaleClay.org. CarbondaleClay.org

Camp Smashbox’s two “Saturdate Nights” that

Head to Anderson Ranch just before the holi-

sandwich Valentine’s Day week provide  a prime

day for a sweet afternoon of hot cocoa, cook-

opportunity for parents to enjoy a mini-escape

ies, and heart-shaped card-making with the

together. Drop children ages 5-12 off to do cre-

whole fam.

Center. by

calling

$30/person.

Reserve

970.963.2529

or

your

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ative play and snow activities while mom and dad have an evening out sans kiddos. + February 9 & 16 from 3-9 p.m., Snowmass Base

+ February 12 from 3:30-5 p.m., Anderson Ranch Arts Center, Snowmass. Free. AndersonRanch.org

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NATURALIST NIGHTS SPEAKER SERIES

HEALTHY SHOULDERS FITNESS CLINIC

include gaming, dancing, dinner appe-

Carbondale Recreation Center

auction. 6-9 p.m. Tickets: $35/single

The 2019 Naturalist Nights free speaker

Find out what exercises can help your

or $60/couple. Purchase tickets online

series continues in February at 6 p.m.

shoulders feel and perform better. This

at SaloonNight.bpt.me  or call Diana

every Wednesday in Carbondale (Third

clinic is taught by Judy, an NSAM Personal

Elliott at 970.927.4693.

Street Center) and every Thursday  in

Trainer and a Certified Manual Soft

Aspen

FEBRUARY

WED & THURS

'Em, and more during this fundraiser for

Third Street Center & ACES: Hallam Lake

(ACES:

Discussion change,

topics

and girls' basketball teams. Tickets tizers, soft drinks, prizes, and silent

Hallam

Lake).

Tissue and Chain Reaction Trainer. 12 p.m.

include

climate

Classes are free with a valid Carbondale

his-

Recreation and Community Center mem-

tory of the Pueblo people, and more.

bership or day pass. Class size is limited to

Visit

Colorado

the Basalt High School tennis, track,

snowpack,

WildernessWorkshop.org

or

15 so register early. CarbondaleRec.com

AspenNature.org for more details.

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CHOCOLATE EXTRAVAGANZA

ASCENDIGO BLUE ASPEN Hotel Jerome

Presented at the height of ski season

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each year during President's Day

DARING WOMEN AND BUBBLES

fundraiser

of

Ascendigo

Autism

weekend, this event is the signature Carbondale-based Services.

This

Riviera Supper Club

grand evening features music, dinner,

Morgridge Commons

Connect over champagne and make

dancing, luxury prize drawings, and

The Children's Mini College hosts the

new friends at Daring Women and

much more, all benefiting the nonprofit

16th annual Chocolate Extravaganza

Bubbles! This is the perfect excuse to

host organization. Tickets and informa-

silent auction fundraiser in Glenwood

get dressed up for a fun night out with

tion at Ascendigo.org. 

Springs, above the library! 100 percent of

the ladies in downtown Glenwood.

proceeds benefit the preschool. Amazing

Tickets

silent auction selection includes gift cer-

appetizers, tax, tip. This social/network-

tificates for restaurants, health/fitness,

ing event is sponsored by Iron Mountain

lodging, artwork, jewelry, and more.

Hot Springs, so expect awesome raf-

Enjoy savory bites and sweet treats

fle prizes! 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tickets via

while you browse. 5-8 p.m. Tickets: $15

Eventbrite. DaringWomenLLC.com

($55)

include:

champagne,

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(including two glasses of wine). 

2 IRON FLY COMPETITION

14 & 15

strategies for living and parenting more

VALENTINE'S DINNER

equipped to engage positively with your

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Baron's Restaurant at Hotel Colorado

The Tipsy Trout

Enjoy

A night of fun and creative designs:

Valentine's

Roaring

and

Glenwood's most historic and romantic

the Roaring Fork Fly Fishing Club

hotel on February 14 or 15. $52 per person,

present the 4th annual Iron Fly fly-

by reservation only. Call 970.928.3790 or

tying competition from 4-10 p.m.

visit HotelColorado.com for reservations

in Basalt. Youth division (16 and

or to inquire about the additional special

Kidding Around Yoga is a national

under) begins at 4 p.m., adult com-

Valentine's lodging package.

program that specializes in teaching

Fork

Conservancy

a

very Day

special

three-course

dinner

menu

at

admission: $5. Competitors admission: $20. Participants must preregister at  RoaringFork.org/Events. Proceeds benefit the host organizations.

KIDDING AROUND YOGA Basalt Regional Library

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SALOON NIGHT FUNDRAISER

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