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The Eagles present its annual free Thanksgiving dinner to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Eagles lodge, 312 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs. Call 970-945-5506 for more information.

The Silt Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Thanksgiving for Our Senior Community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Silt Firehouse. There will be offering a wonderful meal including turkey, potatoes and all the fixin's. For more information, call 876-5933 or 876-9922.

The Christmas in the Rockies Art, Craft and Gift show marks its 21st year at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. There will be three rooms open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) and the full show open 1-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, and 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 303-513-7610.

Thanksgiving dinner and drink specials, featuring everyone's favorite local chef, Tim Gomez. Traditional turkey dinner and dessert starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at the 6th Street Bar and Grill downstairs at the Ramada Inn, in Glenwood Springs. Call 417-299-0487 for more information.

Visit the Holiday Bazaar at the Elks Lodge in West Glenwood from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1. A huge variety of home crafted items available for Christmas presents along with baked goods, soup and drink. Get a photo with Santa just in time for your holiday cards. Proceeds from the Elks sales will go to YouthZone.

As part of the Rifle Holly Days festivities, the Rifle Branch Library will be hosting holiday fun for kids, including Christmas crafts, treats, and horse drawn buggy rides to Centennial Park to help decorate a special tree for the tree lighting ceremony. Join us at the Rifle Branch Library from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and get into the Christmas Spirit.

Santa Claus is coming to town on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and will make a stop at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library! Children (toddlers through fifth grade) and their accompanying adults are invited to come to the library to make a gingerbread house at 4 p.m., and Santa Claus will visit us at 4:30 p.m. All materials will be provided, but please bring your own camera. For more information, call the library at 945-5958.

Valley View Hospital Heart to Heart Gift Shop's Annual Stocking Stuffer Sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in Valley View's second floor lobby. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary and its goals of health education through scholarships and the Connie Delaney Medical Library.

River Center is gearing up for the River Center Angel Tree, providing a gift for a child at Christmas. The angels will be located at Alpine Bank/City Markets in Rifle, New Castle, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale and at Canyon Cleaners in Silt. The angels designate whether it is for a boy/girl, ages and gift suggestions. Bring the gifts back to the location where you obtain the angel in a gift bag no later than Dec. 7. Call the River Center office at 984-4333 or email rivercenternc@gmail.com for information.

The Eagles Lodge, 312 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, will host its annual Christmas Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 8. Vendors are needed. Table rental is $15, all proceeds will go to the GSHS Scholarship fund. Contact Amanda Schard at 319-8753 to book a spot.Decorate Christmas CookiesCome to the Silt Branch Library from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, to decorate Christmas Cookies. All materials will be provided.

P.E.O. Chapter IP hosts a scholarship fundraiser tour of four homes displaying Christmas collections and holiday decor in Canyon View Village, Monument Creek Village, Stoneridge Circle, and Parachute 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Cookies and coffee at the Stoneridge Circle home. Cost is $10. For info, call Ann Chance, 285-5627 or B. J. Lindauer, 285-1112.

Teens are invited to join us at the New Castle Branch Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, to make their very own holiday cards. Each teen will be able to make at least two personalized cards. Card stock, paints, stencils, stamps, ribbon, glue, and picture cutouts, and a few other odds and ends will be provided to make your own holiday magic. Call Lee at 984-2346 for more information.

Celebrate Hanukkah, the festival of lights, at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. We will sing Hanukkah songs, light a menorah, play with driedels (spinning tops), and eat latkes (potato pancakes). This year Hanukkah begins the night of December 8 and ends the night of Dec. 15.

Make a difference this holiday season. Donate new or barely used books for children receiving support through Mountain Valley's Early Intervention Program. Unwrapped books for children ages 0-3 can be dropped off at Mountain Valley (700 Mount Sopris Road in Glenwood Springs) on or before Dec. 10. Mountain Valley will wrap and deliver the gifts to the families. Financial donations are always welcome for those who don't have time to shop. For more information call 970-945-2306.


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