Chocolate Extravaganza returns

Children’s Mini College preschoolers love to help make chocolate haystacks for the Chocolate Extravaganza, the preschool's annual fundraiser, which will be held Feb. 22. From left, Ziquem Trejo, Ada Gordon, Daniel Hartman, Gabriella Chavarria and Zoe Vargas mix up a fresh batch.

Children’s Mini College presents its 17th annual fundraiser

A romantic ‘whodunit’ – with the audience as detective

Colorado Mountain College students James Steindler as Matthew rehearses with Stella von Dedenroth as his wife Lisa, who may or may not be having an affair with a British film director named Adrian, for Sopris Theatre Company’s February production, “Private Eyes,” at CMC Spring Valley Feb. 14-23. Photo Brad Moore

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Sopris Theatre Company’s “Private Eyes”

‘Superstratum’ artists’ reception at CMC Aspen Feb. 5

Detail of “John von Neumann” from “Kings of Hell,” a series by Andrew Roberts-Gray of five layered print paintings on paper depicting scientists central to the evolution of the nuclear bomb and nuclear technology. This piece is one of the works featured in “Superstratum,” the exhibit now on display at Colorado Mountain College Aspen. A free public reception will be held at the campus on Feb. 5.

Four diverse Roaring Fork Valley artists featured

All invited to Feb. 2 open house at new CMC Spring Valley Field House

The new Outdoor Leadership Center & Field House at Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley features an 11,400-square-foot multifunction recreational gym in addition to a climbing wall, weight room, cardio balcony and multipurpose room. The college will host a Grand Open House Feb. 2, welcoming community members to enjoy the facility and discover its amenities at no cost. Photo Ed Kosmicki

Special discount memberships available through Feb. 29

Life in an elevator

From left, Michael Banks and Bostyn Elswick in a scene from “Hope and Gravity.” Sopris Theatre Company at Colorado Mountain College will present an encore performance of the play, which is about the unexpected ways people are affected by a plummeting elevator, on Jan. 30 only at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House. Photo Scot Gerdes

‘Hope and Gravity’ plays out at Aspen’s Wheeler Opera House Jan. 30

Colorado Cup reaches 10-year milestone Jan. 25

The Colorado Cup Snowshoe Races on the Nordic trails surrounding CMC Leadville provide fun for all types and ages of competitors, such as here in 2018. This year’s event on Jan. 25 will serve as a qualifier for the upcoming 2020 Dion Snowshoes USSSA National Snowshoe Championships taking place Feb. 28-March 1, also at the campus.

High school race also open to snowshoers of all ages, abilities at CMC Leadville

Graybeal’s ‘Captivating Colorado’ reception Feb. 14

Pastel artist Doug Graybeal’s “Captivating Colorado” exhibit will be on display at the CMC ArtShare Gallery at Morgridge Commons in Glenwood Springs Jan. 20-March 16. The artist's reception will be held Feb. 14, featuring pastels such as this "Rocks on the Roaring Fork."

All are invited to savor the natural beauty of Colorado at the Feb. 14 reception for pastel artist Doug Graybeal’s “Captivating Colorado” exhibit. The exhibit will be on display Jan. 20 through March 16 at the CMC ArtShare Gallery at Morgridge Commons in Glenwood Springs. “After practicing the ‘hard line art’ of architecture for 40… Continue reading Graybeal’s ‘Captivating Colorado’ reception Feb. 14

TV news special to feature CMC avalanche science program

At right, Fox 31 News anchor Jeremy Hubbard interviews Colorado Mountain College avalanche science student Spencer Herford, left, during a reading at the CMC Leadville weather station during taping of “Colorado Avalanches: The Science Behind the Slides.” Students in avalanche science record temperatures, snow depths and other factors to determine avalanche probabilities. Photo Carrie Click

‘Colorado Avalanches: The Science Behind the Slides’ to air Christmas, New Year’s Day