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Salida Chamber Calendar

Calendar subject to cancellations or postponements due to COVID-19.

Biz Plan 101 – Mastering the Art of Lean Business Plans

Colorado Mountain College ~ Leadville 901 S. Hwy 24, Leadville, CO, United States

Discover the power of a lean, one-page business plan. Ideal for those starting a business, or business owners looking to refresh their strategy. Join us and learn from the Central Mountains SBDC's expert speaker, Kayla Doan. Date: January 9, 2024,10am-3pm Location: CMC Leadville, New Discovery Room 201 (In-Person Only) Duration: 6 hours $50.00 Register here: https://clients.coloradosbdc.org/reg.aspx?mode=event&event=400440008


Embracing Aging Chaffee: Yoga for Grown Ups!

Salida Community Center

Come out for Yoga for Grown Ups at the Salida Community Center! What: Yoga for Grown ups! If you can breathe you can practice yoga. Bring a water bottle, yoga mat if you have one, and an open mind. When: Tuesday’s 10:30am-11:30am Where: Salida Community Center, 305 F Street

Trailhead Tuesday (BV): Backcountry Gear Repair

The Trailhead 402 E Main St, Buena Vista, CO, United States

Join The Trailhead gear store on January 9th, 2024, from 6:00-7:30pm for an introduction to gear repair for backcountry skiers, splitboarders, cross-country skiers, and snowshoers. The guides at Buena Vista Mountain Adventures (BVMA) will present essential information to help ensure your gear stays in good working condition year-after-year and that you are prepared to get home safely if you break down during your backcountry tour. BVMA will guide you through equipment inspection, maintenance, and simple repair techniques. You'll leave with the confidence to make a plan to keep your equipment performing in the rugged backcountry. Take advantage of this opportunity to learn how to enhance your outdoor experience and make your gear last longer.

Absolute Bikes- Learn Basic Bike Maintenance with our MTB 101 Course!

Absolute Bikes 330 W. Sackett, Salida, CO, United States

Ever wanted a Master class for bike maintenance?Join the Absolute Bikes service team Wednesday, January 10th from  6:30pm-8:00pm for a basic mountain bike maintenance clinic! Have you always wondered how to refresh your sealant? Plug a tire? We'll be discussing and demonstrating these skills along with many other pre-ride checks!Bring your questions, bring a friend! Best part....it's 100% free! 

Best Practices in Employment Law

CMC Salida Campus Room 202 349 E 9th St, Salida, CO

Join us for an eye-opening workshop hosted by Nathan Lawrence, founder of Principle Law. Discover essential insights for small business owners on hiring, firing, anti-discrimination, and legal workplace best practices. Empower yourself to navigate HR's legal complexities confidently. Date: January 11, 2024 9:00am Virtual No cost Register here!

Creative Mixer: Ben Strawn and Music by Andrea Coen and Bruce Warren

Salida SteamPlant

Join us Thursday for the Creative Mixer! This month's featured artist is Ben Strawn, with a collection of paintings. Music will be provided by Andrea Coen and Bruce Warren. The mixer will be held at The Paquette Gallery at The SteamPlant on Thursday, January 11th, from 5-6:30. Cash bar will be available.

Wine and WOO: A Night of Spirited Psychic Medium Reading & Comedy Fundraising for Salida Montessori Charter School’s Sunshine Organization

A Church

The Salida Montessori Charter School’s Sunshine Committee is excited to invite you to a ‘Girls Night Out- Let’s Wine and Woo’ with Salida’s own Accidental Psychic, the incredible Willow Bradner. We will wine and dine on libations and small bites so please bring your cash! Food and beverage can be purchased by donations only. All proceeds will go to the SMCS Sunshine Committee to use for teacher appreciation funds throughout the year. If you haven’t been a part of these special evenings, you are in for a night you won’t forget. We will gather in community and kindness, no cell phones in hand, and be present for each other. Here is some insight about the event: Are you in search of Clarity, Spiritual Guidance, or Psychic Insights?** Look no further—Willow Bradner, the Accidental Psychic, delivers transformative experiences that offer not only clarity and comfort but also a splash of humor and genuine inspiration from the beyond. Connect with departed loved ones or engage with your spiritual guides and angels in an uplifting environment! 🌟 **What to Expect at Our Wine and Woo Psychic Event:** "Willow is a Psychic Medium with a comedic twist. She addresses all life aspects—love, career, family, and even taboo subjects. Known for her 'Puppies and Rainbows' approach, Willow infuses her psychic readings with humor, love, and an inspirational spin that will leave you feeling empowered and joyous." - Jennifer Smith 🌟 **Who is This For?** - Those interested in Psychic Readings - Spiritual Seekers and Energy Enthusiasts - Anyone seeking clarity and comfort in various aspects of life 🌟 **Event Highlights:** - Psychic Medium Readings - Spiritual Guidance and Comedy - Connection with loved ones who have passed - Optional participation in group readings **Interactive Psychic Lottery:** Everyone who buys a ticket can opt to put their name in for a psychic reading on the night of the event. Participation is voluntary; you're welcome to simply observe if you prefer.WOO HOO, look who is back for a night of Psychic Readings and Laughter it is, Willow Bradner, Accidental Psychic! CLICK HERE to BUY TICKETS

Green Drinks Event

High Side! Bar & Grill 300 W. Sackett Ave., Salida, CO

Come out for a Green Drinks Event at High Side! Bar & Grill on January 11 at 6pm.  The topic is Energy Code Updates.  Hear from local builders about County Energy Code updates for homes and commercial buildings.


Salida SteamPlant

GARNA's favorite volunteer geologist, Bob Hickey, went on an amazing trip to Bryce Canyon and the North Rim of the Grand Canyon this fall! Come join us to relive his adventures through a photo presentation and lecture about the discoveries he made about the Colorado Plateau and the Grand Staircase. Tickets are $10. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

The Work Smart Way! How to Thrive With Less Energy, Time + Effort

CMC Salida Campus Room 202 349 E 9th St, Salida, CO

Join us for an energizing workshop with Jess Bonasso, The Self-Rescue Goddess. Learn to reclaim your time, boost your energy, and supercharge your motivation. Work smarter, not harder in the new year. Don't miss this opportunity to unlock your full potential! Date: January 16, 2024 12:00pm Virtual Session No cost Register here!  

Strategic Surge – Mastering Your Biz SWOT Analysis

CMC Salida Campus Room 202 349 E 9th St, Salida, CO

Join us for a dynamic workshop with Kristine Carey, a branding expert. Learn the art of SWOT Analysis – a powerful tool for strategic planning. Gain insights into your business's strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats. Discover why this technique is essential and how to apply it effectively to your business. Workbook is included! Date: January 17, 2024 12:00pm Virtual No Cost Register here!

Film Club: Silver Lining’s Playbook

The Stardust Event Center 16450 CR 306, Buena Vista, Colorado

Free for older adults in the community looking to socialize! Location: Stardust Event Center 16450 CR 306, Buena Vista

Free Community Meeting: What’s Up Salida?!

Salida Community Center

Join us for What’s Up Salida?!, a free networking event, which is open to the public! This event will take place Thursday, January 18th, from 8:30-9:30am, at the Community Center. Hear what is happening from: Downtown & Uptown businesses Elected Officials Chaffee County and the City of Salida The Heart of the Rockies Chamber, Salida – Chaffee County Q & A time and discussion opportunities. Coffee will be provided. Please bring your reusable mug!

We Are Chaffee Dinner & Movie

Salida SteamPlant

Join We Are Chaffee for a series of video shorts created in the Colorado Mountain College Storytelling Workshop, participate in the Q&A with the storytellers, and enjoy a complimentary dinner! The first (100) registrants will receive dinner served in the SteamPlant Ballroom from 6-6:30 pm. ​Open to the public but registration is required by visiting We Are Chaffee website.    

Rok Skool Snowfest

Salida SteamPlant

Rok Skool’s 12th Annual Winter Showkase will take place at the Salida SteamPlant Theater, featuring five awesome, youth rock bands. This show has always sold out so get your tickets soon! Tickets: $20.00 (Adults); $7.00 (Students). Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Colorado Symphony

Salida SteamPlant

The Colorado Symphony hits the road for a chamber music performance showcasing the exceptional talents of a Colorado Symphony Octet. This promises to be an unforgettable evening of classical music featuring Mendelssohn’s Octet, Dvořák’s 12th String Quartet, nicknamed American, and Jessie Montgomery’s Strum. Tickets are $30. Click HERE to purchase tickets.

Online Store – E-Commerce Best Practices + Emerging Trends

CMC Salida Campus Room 202 349 E 9th St, Salida, CO

Now is your chance to maximize your online store's potential. Learn the secrets of organic SEO, effective product titling, compelling imagery, and enticing descriptions. Jessica Sorden, founder of Envision Web Designers, will share how to turn window shoppers into loyal customers. Date: January 23, 2024 12:00pm Virtual No cost Register here!

Strategic Planning Made Easy and Actionable

Salida Scout Hut

Do you have an exciting business idea that's waiting to be brought to life? Is your existing business becoming stagnant and in need of revitalization? Let us help you achieve your goals and take your business to the next level! Join us on Wednesday, January 24th, 8:30am-12pm at the Salida Scout Hut for a FREE WORKSHOP led by Lois Todd, founder of Alchemy Strategy Group. This workshop will give you: Clarity on how to outperform past milestones by establishing a core strategy A custom guide to creating your business’s vision, by assessing your values and mission An understanding on how to lower cost and increase value A comprehensive visual plan Opportunity to connect with other businesses and future collaborators RSVP AS SPACE IS LIMITED! Sign up here or call the Chamber at (719)539-2068 A catered light breakfast will be offered! This workshop is possible through the support of the Central Mountain SBDC.

Film Club: Black or White

The Stardust Event Center 16450 CR 306, Buena Vista, Colorado

Free for older adults in the community looking to socialize! Location: Stardust Event Center 16450 CR 306, Buena Vista

Conscious Discipline Virtual Parent Night- Building Self-Regulation and Resiliency From the Ground Up

Chaffee County Early Childhood Council is proud to announce this month's Conscious Discipline Virtual Parent Night event on Thursday, January 25th, 2024, from 7PM to 8PM.  The session will cover "Building Self-Regulation and Resiliency From the Ground Up (and what gets in the way): walk through various challenges from start to finish  what to do in the moment what to practice for a different outcome next time how to reinforce the learning so that children can manage emotions and responsibilities on their own (eventually!) REGISTER FOR THIS EVENT HERE: https://forms.gle/5rJV8ZUAiR1LVasu8

Colorado Mountain College Open House

Colorado Mountain College - Salida

This Friday Colorado Mountain College in Salida is hosting an open house from 5-7pm and showing off some fantastic art from local artist Leslie Jorgensen. We'll have appetizers and drinks and if you haven't already seen it, Dr. Simon Waldbaum will be showing off the amazing Anatomage Table.  

FILM: Nothing Compares

Salida SteamPlant

She had something to say and believed in it. Sinead O'Connor's rise and fall and her enduring cultural impact. Click below to purchase tickets. FILM: Nothing Compares Tickets, Sat, Jan 27, 2024 at 6:30 PM | Eventbrite

FILM: All the Beauty and the Bloodshed

Salida SteamPlant

An artist's story told through an activist's lens on pioneering photographic artist Nan Goldin.  Click the link below to purchase tickets. www.eventbrite.com/e/film-all-the-beauty-and-the-bloodshed-tickets-805178148517?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Communication + Feedback Styles Part 1

CMC Salida Campus Room 202 349 E 9th St, Salida, CO

Join us for a two-part workshop series with Otisa Eads, a HR & Systems Strategist. Enhance your communication techniques, whether you're managing teams or communicating with supervisors. Discover the art of effective communication, feedback, and group dynamics. Engage in activities, and Q&A sessions. January 31, 2024 12:00pm Virtual No cost Register here!

Film Club: The Secret- Dare to Dream

The Stardust Event Center 16450 CR 306, Buena Vista, Colorado

Free for older adults in the community looking to socialize! Location: Stardust Event Center 16450 CR 306, Buena Vista

FILM: Backcountry Film Fest

Salida SteamPlant

Join the Colorado Mountain Club (CMC) when they host the 2024 Backcountry Film Festival, a ‘collage of human-powered stories and inspired backcountry experiences. All proceeds support CMC’s Conservation Programs, including our Snow Rangers and snowsports advocacy work. Tickets: $15.00 (CMC Members); $18.00.  Click HERE to buy tickets.

2024 ASCENT Launch Party

Salida SteamPlant

Central Mountain Entrepreneurs presents Driven By Nature: A Celebration of Rural Makers & Doers! This exciting night, presented by Collegiate Peaks Bank, will feature the launch of the Central Mountain Ascent accelerator and Meet & Greet with the Winter 2024 cohort. 4:30-5:30 PM | Welcome Reception 5:30-7 :30PM | Launch Party & Presentations (Steamplant Theater) 7:30-8:30 PM | Closing Reception + Entertainment (Ballroom) Click HERE to purchase tickets!


Ski with a Naturalist with GARNA at Monarch Mountain

Monarch Mountain #1 Powder Place, Monarch, CO, United States

Ski with a Naturalist with GARNA at Monarch Mountain Join GARNA for a free naturalist tour every other Friday at 11am to learn about forest ecology, wildlife in the winter, the history of recreation on Monarch Pass and the partnership of the USFS and Monarch. A guest volunteer interpreter leads the tour, sharing additional information from their area of expertise.  The tour is free, a valid lift ticket/pass is required.  Dates: February 2, 16, March 1, 15 Have you ever wondered… Who owns the land we’re skiing/boarding on? When did Monarch open and what is the oldest run? How can animals thrive in this winter environment? What kinds of trees live up here? What is causing many of the trees to die? How can you tell when avalanches are more likely to occur? What are the names of some of the surrounding peaks? How is Monarch different from other Colorado ski areas? Join a Volunteer Interpreter for a fun, free on-mountain educational tour. Learn about the history of recreation on Monarch Pass, the ski area-USFS partnership, forest ecology, wildlife in the winter, and more. Meet Friday, February 2, 2024 at 11:00 am at the sign near the Cat Skiing Yurt across from the Pioneer lift. Guests of all ages and abilities are welcome. The tour is free, follows all beginner runs and lasts for about an hour. A lift ticket or season pass is required. No need to register in advance, but you can you email CDT Salida Ambassador Justice Wise at jwiseabq@gmail.com if you plan on coming. We look forward to seeing you on the slopes!

Arts Collective Salida First Friday OPEN HOUSE!

Come out for the Arts Collective Salida First Friday OPEN HOUSE! It is on Feb 2 from 5-8pm at 124 F. Street.  20+ local and regional glass fusers, jewelry designers, metal composers, wood makers, painters, photographers and other ardent creatives! Check it out at: facebook.com/ArtsCollectiveSalida

Women’s Safety Awareness Seminars

Salida Gunshop 7345 US-50, Salida

Salida Gunshop is hosting Women's Safety Awareness Seminars at 10am and 1pm on Saturday, February 3rd.  Join Jenna Victoria to learn simple ways to increase situational awareness and enhance personal safety. Please note, this is not a firearms class, the goal is to empower women and help make our community safer. For questions, call 719-207-4285.

The Melt Goes on Forever- The Art & Times of David Hammons

Salida SteamPlant Theater 220 West Sackett Avenue, Salida, United States

FILM: The Melt Goes On Forever: The Art & Times of David Hammons Sunday, February 4, 4:30 pm Tickets: $11.00 The Melt Goes On Forever chronicles the singular career of the elusive African-American art star David Hammons from Watts rebellion era ’60s L.A. to global art world prominence today. Hammons’ category-defying practice – rooted in a deep critique of American society and the elite art world – is in the words of one art critic “an invitation to confront the fissures between races” as the artist seeks to go beyond the dominant culture and his own to a new one for the 21st century. Film is Not Rated.


This Isn’t What I Expected, Caregivers and Parents Weekly Group

Salida Early Childhood Center 516 Teller Street, Salida, CO, United States

A weekly group for parents or caregivers of young children. Offering a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to gather with a professional and other parents. This group will provide empathy, information and resources and practical help to parents as they navigate the challenges of raising small children. FREE CHILDCARE and light snacks will be provided. Please register!

Transforming Ideas into Financial Gold with ProFormas

CMC Salida Campus Room 202 349 E 9th St, Salida, CO

Learn the art of turning innovation into sustainable financial growth with ProFormas. Suitable for startups and established businesses alike, this workshop is designed for those with an interest in scaling and thriving in the competitive market landscape. Candace Bryans, MBA is your trusted guide. Date: February 6, 2024 12:00pm Virtual No cost Register here!

Business Ops Building Blocks: Legal Structure, Liability + Tax


Presented by local attorney and founder of Principle Law, Nathan Lawrence, this workshop is designed to demystify crucial aspects of business operations. Explore key topics such as: - business and entity choice - limited liability - and everyone's favorite, tax basics Fortify the foundation of your business for sustained success with this informative workshop for business owners at any stage. No cost! Register HERE!