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Benchtalk: December 1, 2017

Coffee with a community member

If you are up and reading this early on Thursday, head to the library at 9 a.m for some coffee and information. The Crested Butte Library will host Coffee with the Community with guest Jennifer Kermode, executive director of the Gunnison Valley Regional Housing Authority. Coffee with the Community is a monthly forum that gives the public and local leaders an opportunity to discuss community issues, learn more about local government, and build relationships. So, plan to stop by the Crested Butte Library and have a free cup of coffee with your neighbors, director Kermode, and engage in some community dialogue. For more information contact the Crested Butte Library at (970) 349-6535 or via email

Move the Butte Dance Class: Contemporary

Learn a dance at the Move the Butte contemporary dance class at the Gunnison Arts Center on Thursdays from November 30 to February 15. The fee of $85 per student includes costumes. Instructor Alexandria Rodriguez will choreograph a modern contemporary piece. You’ll also get to perform in the Crested Butte Move the Butte Dance show in February 2018.

Paint Your Own Pottery Holiday Special

Make those last minute holiday gifts or special keepsakes in this month’s Paint Your Own Pottery event at the Gunnison Arts Center on Saturday, December 9 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Choose from a fun selection of holiday inspired pottery and paint away. GAC staff will be here to help with projects and pieces will be available for pick-up before the holidays. No need to register, just stop on in. Prices range from $5 to $45 per pottery piece.

Family Nights at the Trailhead

The Trailhead Children’s Museum is hosting the brand-new Family Nights—Art & Dinner at the Trailhead this December. Families can think, play and create together the following Fridays: December 1, 8 and 15 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A talented art instructor will lead families in jewelry making, photo transfer ornaments and a canvases and cocoa night. It’s the perfect chance to create some one-of-a-kind holiday gifts. Along with the art instruction, dinner will be served. To register, visit, or call the Trailhead at 349-7160.

Bring the family to a film at CB Library Friday

On Friday, December 1 at 6:30 p.m. the Crested Butte Library will show Zathura: A Space Adventure (PG, 1 hour, 41 min.) as part of the library’s First Friday Family Film series. This movie, based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg, is an adventure film of two young boys who, while home alone, find themselves and their home zapped into space via a board game. Will they make it home? Come find out. You’re encouraged to bring pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, or whatever you need to make yourselves comfortable, to watch Zathura upstairs at the library, “sleepover style.” For more information contact the Crested Butte Library at (970) 349-6535 or via email at


November 30- Candy Carson, “Mr. Ben” Poswalk, Heather Dawn

December 1- Trevor Reep, Nancy McCoy, Tom Moore, Adam Gerber, Andris Zobs

December 2- Heather Bradford, Veronica Beck

December 3- Kristen Van Hoesen, Emerson Wohlers, Ben Debnam, Bryan Wickenhauser

December 4- John Cowell, Hallie Weischsel

December 5- Murphy Sloan, Ezra Paden

December 6- Laci Wright, Linda Crouse, Jack Crumpton, Stacee Schultz, Reilly & Logan Walter, Jenny Birnie

GIVING TUESDAY: Oh Be Dogful fundraised on Elk Avenue as part of Giving Tuesday (initiatives to donate to non-profits for the holidays) on Tuesday, November 28. They currently have thirteen dogs up for adoption. photo by Lydia Stern
CONGRATULATIONS: Alex Suckling and Erica Hansen were married at Town Ranch on Saturday, September 16. photo by Lydia Stern / LStern Media
CONGRATULATIONS: On September 23rd, after more than 22 years together, Mo Nevergold and Kathy Parker were married in an epic rainstorm, on a farm in Boulder. A honeymoon in Crested Butte followed! courtesy photo

CameosHow do you make the most of the abundant sunshine
and lack of snow?

Go big, get gout,
and stay inside.
Garrett Weaver
Find shade at
any cost.
Pour concrete.
Joel Wisian
Make a big breakfast, giggle lots, and get lots of exercise.
Jess Forbes
Make lavish meals and talk about skiing…get the 18-pack instead of the 6-pack.
Sean Slattery

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