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Salida Chamber Calendar


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

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!

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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.

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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

Online

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!

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

The Grove - Buena Vista

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!

February 8th, Creative Mixer

SteamPlant Paquette Gallery

Join us Thursday for the Creative Mixer! This month's featured artist is Cate Whitmore, with a collection of small watercolors on paper, large-scale digital prints and scrolls, digitally printed sculptures. The theme is "Fluidity".  Music will be provided by Bobby Gulley.. The mixer will be held at The Paquette Gallery at The SteamPlant on Thursday, February 8th, from 5-6:30. Cash bar will be available.

Salida Chamber of Commerce Annual Community Awards

Salida SteamPlant

Come celebrate the people in our community who make a big difference! Awards that will be given out at the Annual Community Awards include: Cornerstone Award, this award is given as recognition of long-term community support and dedication. From the Heart Award, this awards if given as recognition of a citizen’s generosity of spirt and volunteerism. Citizen of the Year Award, this award is given as recognition of an outstanding citizen. Entrepreneur Year Award and Business of the Year Award.  There will be heavy hors d’oeuvres by Michellle Gapp with Kalamata Pit catering , a cash bar, a silent auction & acceptance speeches from the award winners! Brice Turnbull Studios will be making the awards. Tickets are $25. Purchase tickets at the Salida Chamber of Commerce - 406 W Hwy 50. All forms of payment accepted. To purchase online, click the QR code or go tinyurl.com/Together-Moving-Mountains Thank you to our sponsors, Aristata Communications and McDonald's of Salida!

Valentine’s Roller Disco

Chaffee County Fairgrounds

Bring your loved ones, all of them, to the Valentines Roller Disco, Feb 10, 7-9pm. Skatopia rentals onsite!!! Location: Chaffee County Fairgrounds Time: 7-9pm Cost: Donation! Everything supports the Junior Roller Derby

Finance Sense for Entrepreneurs

Salida Scout Hut

The Salida Chamber of Commerce is proud to host this FREE workshop for local business owners who need help understanding the financial side of ruining a small business.  New and mature business owners welcome! Breakfast provided. Please click HERE to register or call the Chamber at 719-539-2068 Description: Dive deep into the strategies and secrets that drive profitability in any business. Uncover the hidden potential in your financial statements, turning them into powerful tools for success. From smart budgeting to financial planning, this workshop empowers you to make informed, profit-boosting decisions. Join us for a hands-on workshop that will revolutionize the way you approach finances. Don't just manage money, multiply it with Finance Sense for Increased Profits! This workshop is possible through the support of the Central Mountain SBDC.

Affordable Housing in Chaffee County: A Status Update from Local Leaders

The February 12th meeting of the League of Women Voters of Chaffee County (LWVCC) will host a panel of the county’s housing decision makers to discuss options and upcoming opportunities in affordable housing. Panel members will include Ashley Kappel, Executive Director, Chaffee Housing Authority; Joel Benson, Buena Vista Town Planning and Zoning Director; and Bill Almquist, Salida Community Development Director. LWVCC members and the public will ask the panel questions pertaining to the status of new developments and future plans for the county and its towns; solutions to the ongoing affordable housing shortages in the county; and how these planners balance housing needs with other priorities such as water supply. Kate Shea, LWVCC Treasurer and the program’s planner, noted “Affordable and attainable housing is one of the biggest challenges Chaffee County faces.  What is this community doing to address this challenge?  What programs offer the most promise to move the needle in a meaningful way?” The program will be held Monday, February 12th from noon to 1 p.m. at the Sangre de Cristo Community Room, 29780 U,S Highway 24 in Buena Vista. The LWVCC monthly meeting and social will precede the presentation at 11:10 a.m. LWVCC members and the public may submit questions in advance to Kate Shea at kmoirshea@msn.com

Marketing Power Hour: Brand Pyramid Part 1 Crafting Your Unique Identity

Online

Delve into the foundational elements of building a strong brand. In Part 1 of our Brand Pyramid series, 'Crafting Your Unique Identity,' we'll explore the critical steps of defining your brand's core values, mission, and unique selling propositions. FREE! Register HERE!

Valentine’s Day Dinner at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort

Mary Murphy Steak House @ Mount Princeton

Treat your special someone to an unforgettable evening at Mount Princeton Hot Springs Resort. Join us at the Mary Murphy Steak House for an exquisite Prefix Dinner crafted with love and care by Chef Evan Anderson.

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Salida Theater Presents Love…really??

A Church

Salida Theater Project presents Love...really?? A Church: Wednesday, February 14 and Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 PM A comedic evening of Reader’s Theater: Unconventional love stories featuring snippets from: Human Events by A. R. Gurney Directed by Greta Hooston Beyond Therapy by Christopher Durang Directed by Devon Kasper How to Transcend a Happy Marriage by Sarah Ruhl Directed by Allen Lane Spike Heels by Theresa Rebeck Directed by Greg West Tickets $18 in advance $20 at the door.  Click HERE to purchase tickets!

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, February 15th, 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!

Family Fun Night at the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center

Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center

5-8pm at the Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center Fun & games in the pool including basketball, floating volleyball, rings, and many more! Drop-in Prices: $10 adults, $5 youth, $2 children. Membership and Access Passes can also be used for admission.

Apogee Art Studio Closing Show/Sale

Salida Scout Hut

Apogee Studio, the artwork studio of Fay Golson, will be closing soon. There will be an artwork sale with drastically reduced prices at the Salida Scout Hut on Friday, Feb 16, from 10am to 5 pm. Many sizes and price variations will be shown. Fay will be moving to Billings, Mt where she has delivered and sold her artwork to The Yellowstone Art Museum on several occasions. “I am saddened to leave Salida and its generous and warm population, my many friends, and the beautiful  surroundings. But time marches on. Please stop by Friday to see the artworks that are available or just to say hello/goodbye.

Chaffee County Commissioner Races Fundraiser

Salida Scout Hut

Thank you for supporting Chaffee County Democrats over the past 4 years.  Commissioners such as Keith Baker and P.T. Wood have driven positive change in Chaffee including a new Land Use code, and the upcoming new Recycling center.  This year we will elect 2 new Commissioners, and we need your help to continue this good work. Please join us at this exclusive event LIMITED TO 100 PEOPLE with the following elected officials to kick-off the 2024 campaigns of our Democratic Commissioner Candidates. This will be among the most important political events in Chaffee history.  And it will be a wonderful opportunity to hear directly from our current and future Local, State, and Federal representatives about their campaigns for 2024, a pivotal year for Democracy for our country.  ACT NOW to reserve your seats for Feb 17!  Book tickets here-  https://secure.actblue.com/donate/cccommissionerfundraiser

Open Mic/PotLuck

A Church

Come out to A Church for Open Mic & Potluck! This is scheduled for Feb 18 this month!

People Ops: Communication + Feedback Styles Part 2

Online

Clear, concise, communication is consistently a top trait employees look for in their management. Whether you want to brush up on your communication techniques or find more effective ways to talk to your supervisors, this workshop will show you how. In this two-part workshop series, Otisa Eads, HR & Systems Strategist Consultant, has created a session for the entire group to learn more about communication styles, and to understand how staff communicates with each other 1:1, as a group, and the variety of ways to give/receive feedback. There will be activities, group discussions, and allocated time for Q&A. Bring your questions and get ready to learn! FREE! Register HERE!

Birds of Play at A Church

A Church

Birds of Play: Wednesday, February 21 Doors at 6:30, show at 7 pm Click here to purchase tickets $15 in advance, $20 at the door Mighty Squirrel Productions is thrilled to present Birds of Play in their first listening room concert in Salida. This fourtet of stellar musicians and songwriters continues to make huge strides after their 2023 release “Birdsongs of the American West” received high praise far and wide, from Americana UK to American Songwriter. As they begin to play much larger venues (Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Swallow Hill, Four Corners Folk Festival) we’re fortunate to experience their rich sound and stage show in the intimacy of A Church. Their exquisite arrangements and lush lyrics wash over an audience like a gentle garden rain, evidenced by songs such as “Breathe”, listen here.