JUST ANNOUNCED: BACKGAMMON TOURNAMENT! SUNDAY, AUGUST 24th | 6:00 Instructional Period, 6:30 Tournament Begins! Come show off your expertise or learn to play backgammon! There will be an instructional period at 6:00pm to brush up on your skills. The tourney will start at 6:30pm SHARP! All you need is a $5 minimum donation buy-in for a chance to win a WC3 Membership and WC3 swag, as well as your name on the Winner’s Board! Prove to us that backgammon is a game of strategy, not luck! There will be food and drinks available from the cafe. RSVP to walk-ins welcome! Hosted by Courtney Schorr & Aspen PLAY. LAST WINNER: SY COLEMAN! CONGRATULATIONS
JUST ANNOUNCED! CONNECT FOR COLORADO HEALTH INFORMATION | Saturday, August 23rd | 10am-12pm Yolanda Thierfelder, Pitkin County’s representative with Connect for Health Colorado will be at WC3 this Saturday to provide information on how to sign up for health insurance through the new policies current with the Affordable Care Act. She will be offering individual guidance and informational pamphlets, and walking through examples of how to take advantage of the federal tax subsidies when buying health insurance!


CRAFTERNOON| Mondays August 18th, & 25th | 3:30pm Come for free arts & crafts! Led by Emily Taylor, who received her Fine Arts degree from Pomona College, and Courtney Schorr, or Aspen P.L.A.Y. Let’s improve our fine motor skills in a fun way! All ages welcome! Children under 5 should be accompanied by a helpful parent! Everyone welcome. Free, $2 suggested donation for non-members! Teens and adults welcome as well! This month we will make our own birdhouses, make and play with balloon animals, do some leaf rubbings! NEXT WEEL: 8/25  BALLOON ANIMALS!


THE CROWLIN’ FERLIES | ONLY TUESDAY, AUGUST 12th THIS MONTH! | 7:00-9:30pm   Each Tuesday night Woody Creek Community Center will feature live music. The Ferlies are a big ol’ Celtic/Old Time/Bluegrass Band. Members include valley locals Trevor Mountjoy, Sandy Munro, Tammie Lane, April Moon, Don Paine, and Steve Johnson. If you are a fan of traditional Irish music, this night is for you! For more info about The Crowlin’ Ferlies - click here

THUNDERCLAW & FRIENDS | TUESDAYS, AUGUST 5th & 19th & 26th (earlier time!) 7:00pm – 10:00pm Every other Tuesday, Travis Blair leads Thunderclaw and friends. They play big country, rockabilly, St. Louis infused blues and hippie jazz.  Before THUNDERCLAW on Tuesday August 19th, at 8:00pm,Trenton Allen, Keith Ball, Lola Herman and Emily Taylor, will performing the Bright Eyes album, “I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning.” Come for this special birthday performance by Trenton Allen! Stay after for THUNDERCLAW!

YOGA WITH RADHA | WEDNESDAYS IN AUGUST | 6:15-7:45pm We are pleased to offer a limited series of classes this summer of Sivananda Hatha Yoga. Everybody is welcome, from beginner to intermediate or advanced student. Jan Knight (Radha), who has previously taught yoga therapy at many different locations in the valley, emphasizes use of the breath and relaxation to build strength, stamina and flexibility, and reduce stress, anxiety and injury. Students experience the 12 key positions (asanas) designed to work, stretch and lengthen all the muscle groups of the body. We will meet at WC3 at 6:15pm promptly, on Wednesdays, August . By donation with a minimum of $12.

Find your inner peace at the WC3 Wednesday evenings. Beginners welcome. We will do a short reading out loud, and then a 20-25 minute silent meditation. We have extra cushions, but feel free to bring your own! Email to be on the special meditation reminder email list! Usually led by Andrew Scott, M. Div., of the Open Mind Project.

AMERICANA MUSIC SERIES WITH HOT EAGLE | Saturday August 9th, 16th, 23rd, and 30th | 12-2pm Come to WC3 for live music on relaxing Saturday afternoons in August! Hot Eagle performs traditional American folk music alongside original songs. A musical supergroup of sorts, Hot Eagle melds ace touring songwriters Sam Moss and Alison May with Aspen’s own Jackson Emmer. Bandleaders Sam Moss and Alison May are both graduates of the Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA. Their masterful compositions and command of American country rhythms keep the music danceable at every turn. From Hank to Howlin’ Wolf, Chet to Chuck Berry, this band consistently delivers.This series is a part of the Americana Music Series by Justice Snows’s. Hot Eagle will also perform as the house band at Justice Snow’s on Wednesdays and Sundays in August. Read more here!

BOOK READING: HANNAH TINTI | Tuesday, August 19th | Time TBD
Come meet Aspen Writer’s Foundation’s August writer-in-residence, Hannah Tinti, at the Woody Creek Community Center, Tuesday, August 19th. AWF will be giving away copies of Hannah’s new book, The Good Thief, as part of their catch-and-release book sharing program. Hannah Tinti is a writer, editor and teacher. Her 2008 short story collection, Animal Crackers, was a runner-up for the PEN/Hemingway award. Her best-selling novel, The Good Thief, published the same year, was a New York Times Notable Book of the Year, recipient of the American Library Association’s Alex Award, winner of the The Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize, and winner of the Quality Paperback Book Club’s New Voices Award. Of The Good Thief, Junot Diaz commented, “Hannah Tinti has written a lightning strike of a novel-beautiful and haunting and ever so bright. She is a twenty-first-century Robert Louis Stevenson.” Hannah plans to use her residency in Woody Creek to continue work on a new novel. AWF’s writer-in-residence program is made possible by the Catto Charitable Foundation. For more about the program and the current writer-in-residence, please visit AWF’s website here.

AUGUST ARTIST: NICOLE DESIMONE | Women of Stone and Other Alluring Images | August 1st – 30th Woody Creek Community Center’s Artist of the Month is painter Nicole DeSimone. Nicole receieved her Bachelors of Fine Arts from the University of Pennsylvania, and has studied at the Atlanta College of Art in Atlanta, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and The Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. She nows lives in Aspen, and has created a body of work that shows her mastery in oils. The show features mostly oils on panel, but also a few surprises of graphite and gesso on corrugated cardboard. The show runs August 1 through August 30th.

OPEN DOCTORS HOURS | Saturday, August 23rd| 9:00-11:00am When is the last time you saw a doctor? Have you been needing a checkup? Are you uninsured, or can’t afford a doctor’s visit? Come to The Neighborhood Clinic for FREE Doctors Hours. A skilled doctor and nurse will be here to offer checkups, screenings, referrals, and more. We are eager to answer all your health-related questions, and give you suggestions for how to improve and manage your health and well-being. This event is accessible to people with disabilities.



KIDS MOVIE NIGHT & POTLUCK: FROZEN | Saturday, August 23rd | 6:00pm Come to WC3 for Kid’s Movie Night and Potluck. WC3 provides the main course (organic pizza!!) as well as popcorn. Please brings sides and desserts! We will set up the back room with couches and pillows, and use the large format projector to screen the movie. MOVIES SELECTED BY POPULAR DEMAND! PLEASE SEND SUGGESTIONS TO EMILY@WOODYC3.ORG


WOODY CREEK CAUCUS MEETING | Thursday, August 28th | 6:30pm The Caucus meets on the final Thursday of each month at the Woody Creek Community Center at 6:30pm. Details on upcoming meetings can be obtained by visitng the new caucus website or emailing