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LOvendahl Art exhibit
On Friday, Jan. 30, the Wyly Community Art Center presents WHAT IS HERE? WHAT IS THERE? Exhibition of pieces that reflect on notions of place and time by nationally and internationally established artist Nancy Lovendahl.
The exhibition runs through Feb. 27 and gallery hours are Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
The Wyly Community Art Center is on 99 Midland Spur, downtown. For more information and full schedule visit wylyarts.org or call 970-927-4123.
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LUNAFEST – Traveling film event
On Saturday, Feb. 1, LUNAFEST is scheduled at the Historical Hotel Colorado at 526 Pine Street.
With two showings, one at 5 p.m. and one at 8 p.m. LUNAFEST connects women, their stories and their causes through film. This traveling film festival spotlights the work of a diverse array of talented women filmmakers with intelligent, funny and thought-provoking themes.
Proceeds go to benefit the Advocate Safehouse Project and the Breast Cancer Fund. Tickets can be purchased at The Blend in Carbondale, Treadz in Glenwood Springs, The Midland Art Company in Rifle and Alpine Banks from Parachute to Glenwood Springs.
For more information please contact ASP at 945-2632 x 107 or visit http://www.lunafest.org.
On Monday, Feb. 3, an open jam session at the Hotel Colorado is planned for musicians of all levels looking to improvise over jazz standards in public.
Spectators are welcome and encouraged. Admission is free and the session will take place at the Hotel Colorado beginning at 7 p.m.
Valley View support group
Valley View Hospital hosts a Grief & Loss Support Group twice monthly on the first and third Wednesdays of the month, from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Connie Delaney Medical Library.
These groups were created to assist those who are bereaved. For more information, call 970-384-7582 or 970-618-3043.
The Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center, a short drive from Glenwood Springs, is where you’ll learn about the recent and amazing fossil discoveries near Snowmass Village.
National Geographic and NOVA have featured programs about a fossil find that took place in October 2010, when a Glenwood Springs Contractor (Gould Construction) uncovered the bones of a large animal which turned out to be part of a preserved Ice Age fossil ecosystem. In the next few months, the Denver Museum of Nature & Science uncovered parts of more than 5,000 bones from forty-one different ice-age animals, including mammoths, mastodons, a Jefferson ground sloth, gigantic Ice Age bison and more.
The center includes a half-size wooden mammoth, videos and interactive programming. The Snowmass Ice Age Discovery Center on the Snowmass Village Mall is built for kids with plenty of things for adults to enjoy too. Open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 20. Admission is free.
For more information, call 970-922-2277.