Compass hosts weekend party |

Compass hosts weekend party

Aspen Times Staff Report

The Compass educational complex in Woody Creek will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the Aspen Community School with a variety of events this weekend.

The fun will begin Friday with a 6 p.m. slide show by Mark Harvey at the Woody Creek campus, followed by a 7 p.m. barbecue and square dance featuring the Flying Dog Bluegrass Band. Tickets for the barbecue are $15 for adults and $8 for children age 12 and younger. They will be sold at the door.

Also on Friday, an alumni art exhibition and silent auction will take place from 4 to 6 p.m. The exhibition will continue through Nov. 18.

On Saturday, the opening reception for “Re:Vision,” a photographic retrospective by community school co-founder George Stranahan, will open in the Wheeler Opera House lobby. The show will continue through Oct. 30.

A community picnic will take place Sunday at noon at the Carbondale Community School, 1505 Dolores Way. A barbecue, fun and games and live music featuring Steve Skinner with Dead Bob and the Love Machine are planned. In the event of rain, the picnic will be held indoors.

Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children age 12 and younger. A family ticket is available for $30.

Compass operates the Aspen Community School and the Carbondale Community School, along with various other facilities and programs. Also falling under the Compass umbrella are the Early Childhood Center, Roaring Fork Teacher Education Project, Sustainable Settings, The Wood Shop, Woody Creek Ceramics Studio and Wyly Community Art Center, all at the Woody Creek campus, and the Stepstone Center in Carbondale.

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