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Mountain Madrigals’ ‘Christmas Memories’

Mountain Madrigals present “Christmas Memories” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 11, 13 and 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. The concert is free, donations are accepted. Babysitting is provided. For more information go to

CARE (Colorado Animal Rescue) Holiday Open House

Colorado Animal Rescue will be holding a holiday open house from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12. Refreshments and appetizers will be served. Adoption fees waived for animals 6 months and older. The Colorado Animal Rescue shelter is at 2801 County Road 114 in Glenwood Springs across from CMC Spring Valley.

‘A Christmas Carol’

The Rifle Heritage Center presents a 1941 production of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” played on a vintage Victrola at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, upstairs at the Rifle Branch Library. Spend the afternoon relaxing to the 78 RPM recording. There will be popcorn and spiced cider for refreshments. Free, but donations accepted.

Author Talk: Jonathan Waterman

Jonathan Waterman shares his career as a journalist, filmmaker and explorer while providing details of thrilling adventures, spectacular images and bear-encounter-mosquito-attack video footage. The talk topic at the Silt and Parachute libraries is “Journey Down the Colorado River” and the topic at the Carbondale and New Castle libraries is “An Adventurer’s Lessons in Conservation.” These presentations will take place at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Silt Branch Library; at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the Carbondale Branch Library; at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Parachute Branch Library; and at 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18, at the New Castle Branch Library. Signed books available for purchase. For more information, visit

Health Insurance Enrollment Fair

The Carbondale Chamber is hosting a special Health Insurance Enrollment Fair to provide the answers you need to pick the right health plan for 2016. At the fair, there will be several local licensed health agents. All the agents hold a certification with Connect for Health Colorado to assist in determining eligibility for tax credits. Mountain Family can assist anyone that may qualify for Medicaid. People will be seen on a first come, first served basis. The event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Third Street Center, 520 S. Third St. in Carbondale.

KDNK annual meeting

The KDNK board of directors invites all KDNK members to the annual meeting at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16, at the offices of KDNK, 76 S. Second St. in Carbondale. Refreshments will be served. There will be an annual report and election of new members to the board of directors. Members may file their ballots until 5 p.m. before the meeting. The meeting is open to the public. Information at or call KDNK at 970-963-0139.

CPAC call for entries for Art aRound Town

Carbondale Public Arts Commission (CPAC) is seeking 14 new sculptures for its Art aRound Town exhibition. Submissions for entry are available through the CaFÉ (Call for Entry) website at The deadline for entries is Feb. 7.

Art aRound Town is a year-long street exhibition showcasing outdoor sculptures in highly visible places around the town of Carbondale.

Selected artists will be paid a $500 honorarium to defray travel costs and are offered home hospitality for the reception within the community. Participating artists will have the opportunity to sell their work during the exhibition period and are eligible for a $1,000 award for “Best in Show.” Participants are also invited to an artist appreciation reception and a public art walk to speak about their work.

The show opens June 3, and install will take place the last week of May by the town’s experienced crew. Sculptures will be on display for one year.

Please read the call description on the website carefully as there are specific requirements.

Libraries closing for Christmas Holiday

All six branches of the Garfield County Libraries will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24, and Friday, Dec. 25, in celebration of Christmas. Normal library hours will resume on Saturday, Dec. 26, with all six libraries opening at 10 a.m.

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