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Movies at the Wheeler Opera House


One of the joys of off season is running into friends at a film at the Wheeler Opera House. Two critically acclaimed movies will be shown tonight, May 14, and next Tuesday, May 21. Tonight's film, "Particle Fever," is a terrific documentary look at the inside story of the creation of the Large Hadron Collider. "The Lunchbox," a charming tale of mistaken identity and connection, will be screened next Tuesday. All films begin at 7:30pm. For details, call the box office at (970) 920-5770 or visit

Dandelion Days in Carbondale


A Carbondale springtime tradition, Dandelion Days returns to Sopris Park tomorrow, May 10. Since the Town of Carbondale decided to end its spraying of herbicides on its parks and playgrounds, Carbondale has celebrated this lowly but pretty flower every year with a festival of sustainability. To find out about the day's schedule of events, visit

Frying Pan River Cleanup


If fly fishing is a favorite activity and you treasure our Gold Medal fishing on the Frying Pan River in Basalt, tomorrow you can help out. Beginning at 8:30am in Basalt's Lions Park, you can help out with the 16th annual Frying Pan River Cleanup Day. One of the most-visited stretches of river in the country, the Frying Pan is a treasure, and it needs volunteers of all ages to pitch in. For details on getting involved, visit or call (970) 927-1290.

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