Science Festival is Wednesday
The Aspen Science Center will hold its Holiday Science Festival from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Aspen Middle School.
The event will offer interactive exhibits, experiments and games that have been designed to instruct, entertain and inspire. There will be hands-on activities, crafts to take home, LN2 ice cream and a science demo. Costs are $10 for pre-registration at AspenScienceCenter.org or via email to Jackie Francis atjfrancis@AspenScienceCenter.org, or $12 at the door.
Basalt Realty is collecting jackets for the Salvation Army and dry and canned goods for Lift-Up.
Items can be dropped off at the Basalt Realty’s office, located at 206 Cody Lane. Drop-off hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The drives run through the end of December.
Open Space and Trails Board seeks applicants
Pitkin County is seeking applicants for the District 1 seat on its Open Space and Trails Board of Trustees.
Applicants should be passionate about open space and trails with a willingness to shape the future of the county’s amenities.
Applicants also must be able to attend daytime meetings – typically on two Thursdays per month – and reside in District 1. Those interested can call 970- 920-5200 for more information or go to http://www.aspenpitkin.com and follow the link to apply for a volunteer board.
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