Mountain Madrigal Singers
The Mountain Madrigal Singers present a holiday concert, "Believe." Performances are at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, Sunday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 15, all at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. The concert is free, donations are accepted. Child care is provided.
Whimsical Women of the West annual holiday show
The Whimsical Women of the West annual holiday show will take place Friday, Dec. 7 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Third Street Center, 520 S. 3rd St. in Carbondale. The show features the sale of fiber art, holiday decor, jewelry, clothing, vintage collectibles, fine art, folk art, photography, pottery and food goodies. A percentage of the proceeds will benefit the Thompson Divide Coalition.
The April Clark Show
Back by popular demand, The April Clark Show returns to the PAC3 for a holiday celebration the likes of Carbondale has ever seen. Ring in the season with a reason with all-female house band The G-strings, emcee Mark "Santa Baby" Thomas, the talented Miss Fortune, and the entire naughty and nice cast of The April Clark Show. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and show starts at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7 at the PAC3, 520 S. Third St. Tickets are $10, available at www.pac3carbondale.com, the PAC3 box office, Thunder River Market, Dos Gringos and 925-1663.
River Center Angel Tree
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 Banks and 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 Friday, Dec. 7.
Call the River Center office at 984-4333 or email email@example.com for information.
Light up Carbondale
on First Friday
First Friday, Dec. 7, in Carbondale will be a holiday to remember as kids can visit with Santa from 3-4:30 p.m. (children up to age 5) and 6:15-8 p.m. (older than 5) in the Third Street Center Round Room. Sol Theatre Company cast members will sing carols. Santa will light up the large tree on Main Street and Weant at 5:15 p.m. CRES Elementary School Choir Carolers will ride Santa's sleigh and sing carols. At 5:30 p.m., the biking community will lead Santa's sleigh with the Parade of Bike Lights to the Fourth Street plaza for cookies, hot chocolate, marshmallow roasting at the bonfire and sing-along caroling. Santa's Sleigh will make free shuttle loops from Third Street to the Fourth Street Plaza all evening.
For more information, call 510-1292 or visit www.carbondalerec.com
Shop local with the Eagles
The Eagles Lodge, 312 7th St., will host its annual Christmas boutique with local vendors from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Peruse homemade and namebrand items. There will also be a bake sale table where all proceeds support local scholarship awards in 2013.
Open house and holiday sale
TylerWARE, Osmia Organics, Up Ski, Board by Design, AnnB. Jewelry Design and Fold Community Kitchen are hosting a holiday open house from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 at the Carbondale Business Park, 1909 Dolores Way. Fold Community Kitchen, to open in January, will provide holiday snacks and appetizers. A percentage of sales will be donated to the Carbondale Community School, Spring Gulch Nordic Council and Planned Parenthood. For more Information, call 963-1163
Decorate Christmas cookies
Come to the Silt Branch Library from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, to decorate Christmas Cookies. All materials will be provided.
Santa's library visit
Santa will be visiting the Gordon Cooper Branch Library in Carbondale early this year, so stop by from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 to give Santa your holiday wish list. Santa's elves will be available to take your picture with Santa and help make a holiday ornament to decorate your tree. Cookies and candy canes for everyone.
Holiday home tour
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 from 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.
Holiday card making
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 the Festival of Lights
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 Dec. 8 and ends the night of Dec. 15.
Mountain Valley holiday
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.