Aspen Square Daily News
Our burst of May snow has abated, just in time for tonight's High Altitude Heron Watching at the Northstar Open Space. From 5:30-7:30pm, birders will be able to view one of the highest known colonies of nesting great blue herons in Colorado. The Roaring Fork Conservancy and Aspen Parks will provide spotting scopes and binoculars during this free event. To register for the event, call 970-927-1290 or go to www.roaringfork.org/events.
Local author Linda Lafferty will be the featured writer at an Author Presentation at the Carbondale Branch Library at 3pm today. Lafferty, formerly a Carbondale school teacher, is now a best-selling author. Her books include "The Bloodletter's Daughter" and most recently, "House of Bathory" which takes place partially in Carbondale. For additional details, call (970) 963-2889.
For lovers of adventure films and the outdoors, you can't find a more interesting film festival than this weekend's 5 Point Film Festival. Beginning tomorrow, April 24 and running until April 27, the film screenings will take place at various venues in Carbondale. Included in the festival is the documentary "Dam-Nation" about the changing attitudes towards large dam projects and their effects on river ecosystems and health. "Dam-Nation" will play at 2pm on Saturday April 26. For the full film schedule and ticket information, visit www.5pointfilm.org.