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The Glenwood Springs Chamber’s Business Women’s Network Holiday Luncheon takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14 at the Aspen Glen Clubhouse, 0545 Bald Eagle Way. Enjoy networking and a holiday sing-along with Brad from the Glenwood Vaudeville Revue. Cost is $25 per person, all-inclusive for the holiday buffet. Register online at or contact Joni Bates at 945-1514 or

Piano students of Annig Agemian Raley will perform Christmas music and holiday classics in the Hotel Colorado lobby from 4-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec.16. Call 945-6511 for more information.

The Colorado River District is accepting grant applications for projects that protect, enhance or develop water resources within its 15-county region, which includes all watersheds of the Colorado River within western Colorado, except those that drain to the San Juan River or to the Dolores River upstream of the Mesa County line. Successful grantees can receive up to $150,000 (or approximately 25% of the total project cost; in the case of smaller projects, this percentage may be slightly higher) for their project. Application deadline is Jan. 31.For application, guidelines and policies, visit For more information, contact Dave Kanzer, P.E., or Alesha Frederick; Colorado River District, P.O. Box 1120, Glenwood Springs, CO 80601; 945-8522; or

Got a new tech toy for Christmas and not quite sure what to do with it? Starting on Dec. 26, book a librarian or tech specialist) to assist with one-on-one with setting up and utilizing new devices. Appointments will be held at the Rifle Branch Library on Dec. 27, 29, and Jan. 3 in half-hour sessions during the library’s regular business hours. Stop by the front desk of the library to sign-up. Slots are limited.Call 625-3471 for more information.

New Castle Family Fitness is hosting a farewell party for Dave and Jo Lee, 32-year residents of New Castle. The couple is moving to Chicago to be near their children. Everyone is welcome to stop by and wish them farewell from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at New Castle Family Fitness, 201 Castle Valley Blvd.

Author Jonathan Waterman will present “The Colorado River: Flowing Through Conflict,” a presentation based on his book of the same title. The free program will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 14 the Glenwood Springs Branch Library and is open to the public. Waterman’s prose is augmented by Peter McBride’s photography as they follow the river’s 1,450-mile journey from its headwaters high in the Colorado Rockies to its dried-up delta touching the Sea of Cortez. Waterman’s presentation is made possible by a grant from Xcel Energy Foundation and is presented in partnership with Colorado Humanities & Center for the Book, Water 2012 and the Glenwood Springs Branch Library.

Vic’s Route 6 is hosting the Marr Family Team Dinner and Benefit from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12. The silent auction includes artwork, restaurant and store gift certificates, wine, and more. The benefit also features a drawing for Denver Broncos tickets. Prices are $20 for adults and $10 for children for lunch or dinner. Proceeds benefit the Marr family.Call Bonnie Fergen at 404-7149 for more information.

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