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Join us at The Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts for one of our most dynamic and musically inspiring concerts at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov 20.The talented Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore will be debuting their newest album, “Saints and Sinners,” in their debut tour, live in concert at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.Mollie O’Brien is simply one of the best interpreters of American music. She has built a loyal national and international following with both her solo career and her collaborations with brother Tim O’Brien. She has performed and recorded with a virtual who’s who of modern acoustic music including Chris Thile, Jerry Douglas, Todd Phillips, Nina Gerber, Sally Van Meter, Scott Nygaard and many more. Tickets are $18 members and $22 nonmembers. Call (970) 945-2414 to reserve. For more info visit http://www.glenwoodarts.org/events or http://www.mollieobrien.com.

Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Rifle announces that the church’s eagerly anticipated annual Holiday Bazaar will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Come and shop for unique holiday treasures and one-of-a-kind handmade crafts. Don’t forget to visit the bakeshop for a tasty array of homemade delights. The ever popular “Soup-in-a-loaf” lunch will again be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Start your day early with coffee and homemade donuts served from 8 a.m. The church is located at 652 E. Fifth St. in Rifle. The annual bazaar is hosted by the Women of Emmanuel and is a fundraiser for the support of various missions, community outreach, seminary students, and the church’s pre-school and kindergarten.

New Castle’s weekly Senior Luncheon has returned. It will be held every Wednesday at noon at the River Center, 126 N. Fourth St. in New Castle. Please RSVP by calling 984-2334 or 987-3565. Parking for the luncheon is available on Main Street, and in front of the River Center (eight spaces). Voluntary donations of $2.50 per person are welcomed but not required. Joining the River Center in sponsoring this event are Patti’s Main Street Coffeehouse, Elk Creek Mining Co., New Hope Church, Innermountain Distributing,and Alpine Bank. Bring a friend and your appetite, we’ll supply the food and fun. Don’t forget to RSVP.



This weekend, New Castle Pride Soccer is holding soccer try-outs for U16- and U18-aged boys for select teams to play in the state league and in three tournaments (two showcase tournaments) for the early spring through June soccer season. All players are welcome. The try-outs will take place this Saturday, Nov. 20, at 2 p.m. at VIX Ranch Park in New Castle. For directions or other questions, call the New Castle Recreation Department at 984-3352.

Tickets are still available for the annual Holiday Home Tour sponsored by Chapter IP on Saturday, Dec. 4. Four homes will be featured in four areas – Battlement Creek Village, Stone Ridge, Monument Creek Village and Tamarisk Meadows. Collections include beautiful antiques, David Winter cottages, Lenox dolls and more. The tour begins at 1 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10 and may be purchased from any IP P.E.O. member, or by calling 285-5628 or 285-1111.



Thirty-four years ago a Carbondale tradition quietly started when a group of ladies organized the first annual Carbondale Christmas Boutique. This year’s boutique will be held Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Carbondale Fire House. Admission is free, and complimentary coffee and treats will be served. A portion of the proceeds benefits the Carbondale Fire Department.There will be a large variety of hand-made crafts including holiday wreaths, decorations and ornaments, knitted items for adults and children, “upcycled” items for children, quilted bags, jewelry, bath and spice products, wooden frames, photo cards, aprons, jellies, baked goods and more.The 34th annual Carbondale Christmas Boutique is proudly hosted by Deborah Evans, Rebecca Hodgson, Terry Lee, Sue Melus, Tania Odessa, Ellen O’Gorman, Angie Riley, Val Sillivan, Kathy Strickland, Mary Teague and Charlotte Vanderhurst.

It’s the third annual Christmas Fair. Come shop Santa’s Sleigh for many one-of-a-kind gifts on Saturday, Dec. 4, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at New Castle Senior Housing Activity Center, 201 Castle Valley Blvd., New Castle. Just follow the yellow signs. See you there.

A family portraits fundraiser for the Silt Youth Sports Association at Cactus Valley Elementary in Silt will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, by M.J. Thomas Photography Inc. Picture orders must be paid for on picture day. Pick-up for pictures will be Dec. 16 at CVE. For appointment contact, call Jennetta Gambrel at (970) 319-3721.

An original musical production, “Grande Old Dame,” will be presented at the Hotel Colorado on Nov. 27 and 28. A benefit for Childhelp River Bridge, this romantic musical will celebrate the history and legends of the renowned Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs.Roger Perry and Joyce Bulifant, part-time valley residents and stars of stage, screen and television, have created a joyful musical production depicting the rich and fascinating history of the Hotel Colorado. The performances will be held at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs the evenings of Nov. 27 and 28, with a matinee performance on Nov. 28.When first built, the Hotel Colorado was known as “The Grand Old Dame of the Rockies.” Perry and Bulifant expect the show will be the first of many annual productions, with participation of residents throughout the area.”It is our hope that the musical will bring many tourists to Glenwood Springs and raise sorely needed funds for Childhelp River Bridge,” said Bulifant.Performance schedule:Nov. 27: Cocktail reception and live auction at 5:30 p.m.Dinner and show at 7 p.m. Cost: $100Nov. 28: Matinee: luncheon and show at 12:30 p.m. Cost: $35Nov. 28: Dinner and show at 6 p.m. Cost: $55All performances will be held at the Hotel Colorado and are entertainment for the entire family. Childhelp River Bridge, located in Glenwood Springs, first opened its doors in December 2007, to provide hope and healing to neglected and abused children through advocacy, treatment and investigation services.For reservations or for more information, call (970) 945-8948, ext. 115.


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