Benchtalk: June 23, 2017

Food for those in need

Gunnison Country Food Pantry will be offering 15,000 pounds of FREE FOOD to those-in-need at noon on Friday, June 30, at the Pantry on the SW corner of Main and Ohio in Gunnison.  Please bring grocery bags.

Travel with a Cause with the CB Library Thursday

Come take a trip with the Crested Butte Library as we explore Travel with a Cause, a series of events at the Library that presents efforts by people in our community to make the world a better place. Our first guest is Brice Hoskin who will share his work on the Ganesha Cookstove Project, on Thursday, June 22 at 7 p.m. The Ganesha Cookstove Project was grown out of the Gunnison Valley and now deployed throughout the world!

Everyone invited to the Blue Door Studio Tour

You are invited to Carol Connor’s annual summertime studio tour. Come and visit on Sunday, June 25, from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., to see a variety of art in progress, from mandalas to intuitive abstract paintings to equine art and found object assemblages. The location is 173 County Rd. 749 just south of Jack’s Cabin. Need more info? Please call 970-641-3153.

Free yoga at the Library. 

The Crested Butte Library will offer a free yoga class on Friday, June 23 from 8:15 to 9:30 a.m. The guest instructor is Julie Laird, who will lead a Yoga Basics class. This introduction to yoga class focuses on alignment, breathing techniques, and simple poses. This class is a great chance for you to try out a different yoga instructor or a new style of yoga. All levels are welcome. Call 349-6535 or email for more information.

Monthly film: 20th Century Women at the GAC

See 20th Century Women at the Gunnison Arts Center on Friday, June 23 at 7 p.m. This drama/comedy is rated R. A full bar and popcorn will be available. Admission is $10. Summer 1979. At a complete loss as to how to raise her teenage son, Annette Bening enlists the help of her three boarding-house tenants; a quirky punk photographer, a mellow handy-man, and her son’s shrewd best friend to serve as role models in a changing world.  Find more information at 102 S. Main St., or (970) 641-4029.

Shofar Fellowship offers weekly messianic honoring of Shabbat

The Shofar Fellowship and Discovery Time each week is on Shabbat (Sabbath/Saturday) at 9 a.m. at 1825 N. Highway 135 in Gunnison (house in Discount Self Storage complex).  Whether you are Jewish, Christian, seeker, searcher, non-believer, committed or curious, join the fellowship every Shabbat for praise and worship of Adonai and to learn about the rich Hebraic Covenant Heritage of faith in Yeshua HaMashiach (the Messiah). Shabbat Brunch to break bread while people fellowship together is $3 per person. The fellowship knows of no other weekly fellowship like this in the entire Crested Butte/Gunnison area. For more information call 349-1899.


June 22– Mickey Cooper, Sandy Sullivan, Bess Baskfield, Walker Carroll, Tom Cutler

June 23– Cinamon Emde, Brittain Walton

June 24– Penni Ervin, Debbie Herndon, Rocky Kimball, Mo Finney

June 25– Jade Schichtel, Ian Eldridge

June 26- Johnna Bernholtz, Mandy Gillie, Alexandrea McCartney, Heidi DuVal, Mallory Mikeska, Nolee Moscatelli, Sarah Baskfield, Adam Curtis, Jaima Giles

June 27– Bill Dowell, Jim “Beach” Thomas, Paul Barney, Graeme Roberts, Kathryn Bashore, Taylor Reeves, Katie Fries, Melanie Swaine, Trisha Lewis, Doug Hudson, Lydia Stern, Thomas McLean

June 28– Kevin Beltz, Alicia Lypps, Pi DuVal, Braillyn Krill, Matthew Holze, Xavier Fane

CONGRATULATIONS: Jimmy Faust and Sarah McAllister, who were recently married, celebrated with the community on Monday at the Alpenglow event in Crested Butte. photo by Lydia Stern
POETRY FESTIVAL: The Gunnison Headwaters Poetry Festival took place at the Gunnison Arts Center Friday, June 16. Len Germinara was one of three local readers to take the stage. photo by Lydia Stern
FILM FEST: Gothic resident billy barr joined filmmaker Morgan Heim at the screening of the film “End of Snow” Saturday, June 17 at the Center for the Arts. photo by Madison Manning

Cameo Question: What should every bike have?

Cooler for the sissy bar.
Eben, Zoë, and Emily Bouchard
A six-pack holder (cerveza cruiser)!
Cailen Maloney
A good set of brakes.
Jonathan Maloney
Ryan Huning
A soul.
Tom Stenerson

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