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Community Briefs

Author Talk: Evan Zislis

Evan Zislis, local author of the overnight Amazon international bestseller “ClutterFree Revolution: Simplify Your Stuff, Organize Your Life & Save the World,” will share some of his organizational secrets as part of his Hometown Book Tour. A timely tough-love pep talk for American families, this book is the quintessential pocket guide for clearing out, getting organized and thriving with less stuff and more life. Talk is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 3, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

Parents’ Day Out

Parents, drop off your kids for a morning or full day of fun Saturday, Dec. 5, at Two Rivers Community School, 195 Center Drive in Glenwood Springs. Enjoy some time by yourself or do some Christmas shopping, all the while knowing that your child (age 4 through fifth grade) will be cared for in a safe, secure and supervised environment. Crafts, games and outdoor play will be provided. Two snacks will be provided, but children must have their own lunch. Cost for half day (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.) is $20 in advance/$25 at the door; full day (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) is $30/$35; and three or more kids half day is $55/$60 and full day is $80/$85. Proceeds go to eighth-grade Mexico service trip. For information call 970-309-0669 or email Form available at

Comedy Film Festival

The Glenwood Mountain Lions Club Branch is teaming up with the Glenwood Springs Branch Library to present a Comedy Film Festival on Friday, Dec. 4, and Saturday, Dec. 5. The fun begins on Friday at 7 p.m. with “Blazing Saddles” (rated R). On Saturday, “Ghostbusters” (PG) will be shown at 1 p.m., followed by “Airplane!” (PG) at 4 p.m., and “Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!” (PG-13) at 7 p.m. Admission is free and popcorn will be available. For more information, call 970-945-5958.

Elks Lodge Holiday Bazaar

The Elks Lodge Holiday Bazaar takes place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Elks Lodge, 51939 Highway 6 in Glenwood Springs. There will be handmade leather goods, dream catchers, feather earrings, crochet crafts, original artwork, wreaths, jewelry, candles and more. Proceeds from Elks Lodge baked goods and candy go to YouthZone.

Contra barn dance

The monthly contra barn dance will take place from 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road. Contra is a lively community social dance. All dances are taught, and no partner is needed. Live music with the Wooden Nickel Stringband. Cost is $8 at the door.

New Castle craft/trade show and chili cookoff

The New Castle Chamber has teamed up with the town of New Castle for two events on Dec. 5. There will be a craft/trade show at the downtown Community Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. featuring 20 booths, face painting for the kids and a chat with Santa. This event will be followed by the New Castle Chili Cook Off from 4-6 p.m. right down the street at Burning Mountain Park. There will be two local school choirs performing, an appearance by Santa, followed by the annual tree lighting at 6 p.m.

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