Calendar for Dec. 31
Springs Theater: Dec. 26-Jan. 1: Cheaper by the Dozen (PG) 7 and 9 p.m.; 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 945-4000 to verify show times.Crystal Theater: Dec. 27-Jan. 1: Love Actually (R) 7:30 p.m. (6 p.m. on Dec. 31). 427 Main St., Carbondale. Call 963-0633 to verify show times.Movieland: Dec. 26-Jan. 1: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (PG-13) 12:25, 4:20 and 8:20 p.m.; Cold Mountain (R) 12:15, 3:15, 6:15 and 9:15 p.m.; Peter Pan (PG) 1, 3:45, 7:10 and 9:35 p.m., Cheaper by the Dozen (PG) 12:45, 3, 5:10, 7:20 and 9:30 p.m., Paycheck (PG-13) 12:35, 3:30, 7 and 9:35 p.m.; Mona Lisa Smile (PG-13) 1, 3:45, 6:30 and 9:25 p.m.; Somethings Gotta Give (PG-13) 12:30, 6:45 and 9:20 p.m.; The Last Samurai (R) 3:10 p.m. At the stoplight in El Jebel. Call 920-1300 to verify show times.Mall 3: Dec. 26-31: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (PG-13) 11:45 a.m., 4 and 8:15 p.m.; Mona Lisa Smile (PG) 1:30, 4:15, 7 and 9:45 p.m., Paycheck (PG-13) 1:40, 4:20, 7:10 and 9:50 p.m. At the Glenwood Springs Mall. Call 945-1400 to verify show times.Rifle Creek Theater: Dec. 26-Jan. 1: Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (PG-13) 7 p.m.; closed Dec. 31. Call 625-2323 to verify show times.
The Dags, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Wednesday, part of Glenwood Caverns Adventure Parks New Years Eve Extravaganza. Tickets: 945-4228, ext. 11.Big Daddy Lee and the Kingbees, special New Years Eve show, Wednesday, the Black Nugget, Carbondale.The Longhorn Dance Band with Jesse Lee, New Years Eve show, Wednesday, Dec. 31, Buffalo Valley, Glenwood Springs. New Years Eve party with the Rock Dogs, 9 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. Wednesday, the Canyon Club, New Castle.Halden Woffard and the Hi-Beams, 9 p.m. Wednesday, Sunlight Mountain Inns Country and Western New Years Celebration. Tickets: 945-5225. Reckless Abandon entertains at 9 p.m. Wednesday at OLearys in Rifle. No cover.Rock into the New Year at Rivers Restaurant with Cherylyns Classic Rock & Soul, 9 p.m. Wednesday.
Storytime for 3-5 year olds will resume at the Glenwood Springs Library on Wednesday, December 31, 2003, at 10:30 a.m. The theme will be Holy Cow!, with stories followed by a simple craft. The library is located at 413 Ninth Street. Information: 945-5958.
Ring in the New Year at the Glenwood Springs Hot Springs Pool. The pool will be open until 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, 2004; participants will get noisemakers and a chance to win a seasons pass to the pool. Information: 945-6571.All Garfield County libraries will close at 5 p.m. on Dec. 31, and remain closed for the New Years Day holiday, Jan. 1, 2004. All libraries will reopen Jan. 2, 2004.The Carbondale Clay Centers annual Holiday Show and Sale final day is Wednesday, Dec. 31. The show features handmade pottery and sculpture created by local ceramic artists who teach at the Clay Center.Christmas trees can be dropped off for recycling in Glenwood Springs until Monday, Jan. 12, at the following locations: the southeast corner of the Glenwood Springs Mall parking lot, at True Value and at the Glenwood Springs Roping Arena, west of the airport. Nominations for the Glenwood Chamber Resort Associations Citizen of the Year and philanthropic business of the year will be accepted until Jan. 8. Winners will be announced at the chambers annual ball and auction, Feb. 7, 2004, at the Hotel Colorado; nominations are available at City Hall, the Glenwood Springs library or the chamber offices. Information: 945-6589.Literacy Outrach volunteers are needed to help teach basic literacy skills two hours per week to adults. Information on the program will be offered from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at the following locations: in Parachute, Monday, Jan. 5, at the Garfield County School District Administration Building; in Carbondale on Jan. 6, at the Gordon Cooper Library; in Glenwood Springs on Jan. 7, at the Glenwood Springs Library; and in Rifle on Jan. 8, at the Rifle Branch Library. Information: 945-5282.Aspens Wheeler Opera House has extended the deadline to noon on Friday, Jan. 2, for applications to Gong-Skl, held 8 p.m. Jan. 16. Amateurs with entertainment acts can pick up applications at Alpine Bank in Aspen, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs or online at wheeleroperahouse. com. Information: 920-5783.Reserve a spot on the Sunlight ski bus by calling the Rifle Recreation Department at 625-2151. Bus picks up at Parachute, Rifle, Silt and New Castle. Cost is $5 for a season pass or $1 per ride. Information: http://www.rifleco.org. A memorial fund has been set up for Taylor and Bailey Smith, in remembrance of Donna Hunter, who died in an accident late last month. Donations can be made at any WestStar Bank location.The Friends of the Glenwood Springs Branch Librarys annual membership drive is on throughout the month of December. Become a Friend of the Library for $10 and help share the gift of reading with the community. Info: 945-5958.Illuminati, a collection of works by art faculty at Colorado Mountain College campuses across the state, runs at the CMC Gallery until Jan. 2, 2004. 9th and Grand; open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. Information: 947-8367.The Basalt Regional Heritage Society (BRHS) is offering a collectors series of ornaments depicting Basalts historical properties; this years features Arbaney Barn. Cost is $15 for BRHS members, $20 for nonmembers. Ornaments can be purchased in Basalt at Alpine Bank, Bank of Colorado, All Us Ladies and the town of Basalt. Information: 927-4693.
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