October – December 2011
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Please join us Wednesday, November 30 7:15 – 9 a.m. US BANK 1901 Grand Avenue (next to Safeway) ……………………………………………………………. “Identity Theft, The Aftermath and Lives Changed Forever” presented by: Donni Cochran Donni Cochran Insurance Services, LLC Learn about identity theft and what you can do to protect yourself. Enjoy a great program, continental breakfast, networking opportunities and fantastic giveaways. Please join us!
New This Year!!!! Thursday December 1st Member & Donor Preview 5-7pm Enjoy placing the first bid or getting your favorite with a guaranteed bid! Become a member at the door to enjoy this preview!! Individual memberships start at $50. Open to the public…. 14th Annual Cup Auction First Friday Dec 2nd 6-9pm
To kick-off the holidays, the Defiance Thrift Store will have a grand opening celebration Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, Dec. 1-3rd at its new location at 2412 So. Glen Ave, Glenwood Springs, next to Domino’s Pizza. On Thursday at 10am, the Glenwood Chamber Ambassadors will officiate the ribbon-cutting ceremony. There will be free refreshments and special prices on jeans and shoes from Boogies in Aspen. Plus, Defiance will be filled with holiday decorations and gift ideas for the cost-conscious customer. The Defiance Thrift Store is open Tuesday – Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm or call 945-0234. Defiance is nonprofit and proceeds from Defiance support Lift-Up and Family Visitor Programs. All donations are tax-deductible. Find “The Defiance Thrift Store” on Face book, too.
The Auxiliary of Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs is hosting its Annual Stocking Stuffer Sale on Thursday, December 1st, from 9:00 am til 4:00 pm in the hospital lobby. FREE valet parking will make it easier to get everything you’ve been looking for at great prices from the Heart to Heart Gift Shop. The drawing of the winning raffle tickets for this year’s handmade quilt, cash prize, and savings bonds will also take place at noon. If you haven’t purchased the winning ticket yet, ask any Auxiliary volunteer or get yours at the sale before the drawing. All proceeds from the Heart-to-Heart Gift Shop go toward Health Scholarships offered every year by the Hospital Auxiliary. Your purchase will not only add to your Holiday cheer but also go toward a needed and meaningful cause. For more information, please call Pam Szédelyi at (970) 945-1398 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colorado Mountain College presents Paul Rudnick’s comedy about a TV actor who tackles Shakespeare’s “Hamlet” with a little help from the ghost of John Barrymore. “I Hate Hamlet” features Nick Garay, Cassidy Willey and Gary Ketzenbarger, among other college and community actors. Performances are at 7 p.m., Dec. 2nd and 3rd and Dec. 8th, 9th and 10th, with 2 p.m. matinees Dec. 4th and Dec. 11th at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley. More at 947-8177.
Photography students at Colorado Mountain College are participating in the worldwide Help-Portrait movement. Local photographers, helped by students, will give free portraits to families in need Friday, Dec. 2, 3-7 p.m., at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. 948-8228.
Local biking community invited to participate in Parade of Bike Lights! CARBONDALE, Colo. – The popular First Fridays, Carbondale’s celebration of the arts, shopping, dining and music, celebrates Light Up Carbondale! on December 2nd with Santa, holiday tree lighting, the CRES Elementary School Choir Carolers, a bonfire, hot chocolate, cookies, marshmallows, and an illuminating Parade of Bike Lights. As always, First FridayS festivities include complimentary sponsor maps, free bus shuttle, expanded public parking, and after-hours merchant specials. For more information, contact the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce, 970-963-1890. The First Fridays Coalition, the Town of Carbondale Recreation Department, the Carbondale Council on Arts & Humanities, and the Carbondale Chamber of Commerce invite children and adults of all ages to help “Light up Carbondale!” with their singing voices and smiles, and to welcome Santa Claus to town. Santa will be at the Third Street Center’s Round Room at two different times to hear holiday wishes, check his list twice, and decide who’s naughty or nice: 3pm to 4:30pm for children up to age 5, and 6:15pm until 8:00pm for the older kids. CCAH will have its December gallery exhibit, Hand to Heart, opening from 6-8pm in the R2 Gallery at the Third Street Center. The new Parade of Bike Lights will lead Santa’s sleigh to the big tree at Main Street & Weant Boulevard about 5:15pm (near the Forest Service building). CRES Elementary School Choir Carolers will be on hand, and Santa will magically light the tree. The Parade of Bike Lights will feature bikes decorated in LED lights and balloons, and everyone from Carbondale’s active and enthusiastic biking community is invited to participate by gathering at the Recreation Center on Colorado Boulevard no later than 4:30pm. After lighting the big tree on Main & Weant, the parade will continue, and Santa will be joined by the CRES carolers on his sleigh, as they all head to the Third Street Center at 5:30pm, and back to the 4th Street Plaza. When Santa reaches the 4th Street Plaza, he will again magically illuminate all the lights along Main Street. The public is then invited to join Santa on the plaza for cookies, hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting at the bonfire and sing-a-long caroling. At 6:00pm the Parade of Bike Lights continues back to the Third Street Center where First Friday particpants are invited to walk along or catch
Lil’ Tikes Early Learning Center is sponsering our first annual Santa’s Workshop at the Silt Community Center this Saturday, December 3rd. Your children will get to enjoy: cookie decorating, ornament making, gingerbread house creating, caroling, games, hot cocoa and a special storytime with Santa!!! This fun event will be for preschool age through 5th grade. There are two sessions, the first is from 8am – noon and the second is 1pm to 5pm. The cost is $20 per child. Spaces are limited, so please call and pre-resgister to Nicole @ 948-4766 or Melissa @ 274-2146.
Saturday • December 3 • 1 to 3 p.m. Rifle Branch Library, 207 East 2nd Free • www.gcpld.org Middle schoolers it’s your chance to test your skills by solving math puzzles to earn points in the Math Wiz game. Challenge your friends, neighbors, and classmates for supreme domination of all things math. For more information call 625-3471. Do you have what it takes to be a Math Wiz?