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Nordic council slates work day

John Hoffmann climbed up a tall ladder and installed the 50-pound Third Street Center logo last week. Hoffmann fabricated the logo with several pieces of steel at his Roaring Forge shop and painted it with Clark & Keninston highgloss yellow enamel. He said the logo was designed by Erin Rigney at Rainy Day Design. Photo by Lynn Burton

The Mount Sopris Nordic Council hosts its annual trails workday at Spring Gulch at 1 p.m. on Sept. 21. “Join in with fellow cross-country ski enthusiasts to help get the trails ready for another great season,” said a spokeswoman. The Nordic council’s annual picnic and board meeting follows in Sopris Park at 5:30 p.m. Bring a side dish to share; burgers will be provided. For details, go to

Explore terra cotta with Kenney Diane Kenney teaches the class “Exploring Form and Surface in Terra Cotta” at the Carbondale Clay Center Wednesday mornings from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Sept. 18 through Oct. 23. The tuition is $200 plus clay. Also, Matt Eames teaches “Hand Building and Pottery” Monday evenings from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on Sept. 16 through Oct. 21. The cost is $200 plus clay. For details, call 963-2529.

Fat Farmers offers gardening workshop Fat City Farmers offers a free workshop for teachers and adults working with children in garden and food-based activities that meet Colorado learning standards at Roaring Fork High School from 4 to 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 19. For details, call at Illène Pevec, 274-1622.

Parenting class continues The Nurturing Parenting Program class for parents and children started Sept. 10 in Basalt but spaces are still available. The next class takes place on Sept. 17. For details, call Janet Earley at 384-5692.

Learn tadelakt plastering Sept. 18-22 GreenWeaver of Carbondale hosts a workshop in tadelakt, an ancient waterproof lime plaster technique, Sept. 18-22. Participants will learn the history, formulation and process of tade-

lakt, while helping to finish the three outdoor earthen couches in the new True Terana Peace Park behind True Nature Healing Arts at the corner of Third Street and Colorado Avenue. The workshop will be led by Ryan Chivers of Boulder, widely recognized as one of the leading practitioners of tadelakt in the U.S., along with Liz Johndrow of Earthen Endeavors. Evening slideshows and tours of local tadelakt applications and other plaster examples will complement the workshop. To register or for more information, visit and click on Upcoming Events or contact, 970-379-6779.

WW tackles maroon Creek Wilderness Workshop is looking for volunteers to help re-

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store West Maroon Creek on Sept. 21. The perks? Free barbecue and an up-cycled shirt for all volunteers, according to a press release.The project entails re-vegetating old campsites. The Colorado Mountain Club and U.S. Forest Service are partnering on the project. For details, call 963-3977.

Lift-Up needs holiday volunteers Due to a shortage of volunteers, Lift-Up in Carbondale is looking for folks to coordinate its Holiday Food Distribution this year. Tasks are relatively simple and are spread over several weeks, according to a press release. There are two sessions: Thanksgiving and Christmas. Both distribution dates are scheduled about 10 days before the holiday. For details, call Debi Boyle at 618-0631.

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