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Feed Them With Music and CCAH present A Holiday Feed Fest with Paul “Pablo” Frantzich and special guest John de Kadt. Tickets are $15. Each ticket delivers 15 meals to school children in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The event is Friday, Dec. 10, at the The Third Street Center Round Room, 520 S. Third St., Carbondale. Doors open at 7 p.m. Music starts at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will be sold at the door. For more information, call (970) 963-1680.Paul Frantzich is a songwriter and the founder of Feed Them With Music

Paul Streumpler is joined by his musical buddies in the band A Vision Quest at 8:30 p.m. Friday at Steve’s Guitars in Carbondale. They play some very funky music so expect to hear some cool sax, keyboards, bass and a full drum kit played by local drummer Carter Colia. These guys sound great in the room. And, they should be joined for the evening by some of their musical friends. Maybe even Kelsey Freeman on hammer dulcimer. Expect a heart-warming evening of live music and some surprises. We will even have some nice baked treats made by MM and coffee, too. Just like a real coffeehouse. Join in on the fun!

All ages are welcome to celebrate the season at the New Castle Branch Library as we make ornaments and have a visit from Santa. The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 9, with an ornament workshop. Santa should arrive at 6:30 p.m. to chat with children and listen to gift requests. For more information please call 984-2346. So, bundle up and make your way to the library and visit with Papa Noel himself.

Amy Fetterhoff, Edward Jones financial advisor, will be holding a holiday open house on Friday, Dec. 10, from 4-7 p.m. Come join us for refreshments and good cheer. Located in the Glenwood Commercial Buildings on South Highway 82. Call 928-0585 for directions.

“Think Snow,” a limited engagement, special winter art exhibit will be featured at Gallery 809, 809 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, on Friday, Dec. 10, from 5-8 p.m. This exhibit will include fine art, pottery, jewelry and artful crafts. Entries will be small format and will adhere to the “Think Snow” theme. Refreshments will be served along with a festive holiday spirit. Give a one-of-a-kind gift from Gallery 809 and you will be thoughtfully remembered for years.

Spend part of your holidays playing with a horse at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Event starts on Saturday, Dec. 11, at 9 a.m. and includes horse rides for $5 and a donation of a nonperishable item to LIFT-UP, followed by a jackpot dummy roping, barrel race and team roping.

The New Castle Branch Library will present Paws to Read on Tuesday, Dec. 14, at 6:30 p.m. You can sign up to have a reading session with a wonderful trained dog who loves being read to by children. Paws to Read provides a fun, stress-free environment where children practice reading aloud. Please call the library at 984-2346 to reserve a reading session or receive more information.

CCAH Center For the Arts presents Pastor Mustard and the New National Swing Band on Dec. 17 for an evening of music and dance. Picture a speakeasy in Harlem in the ’20s with jumpin, jiving, boogie-woogie, swing standards and collectible obscura in the mix. Victor and Margaret Ward, Denver dance instructors with The Colorado Swing Dance Club, will be on hand to teach the dancing styles of the era from 7-8 p.m. A ticket to the show includes the lessons. After that it’s swing, swing, swing into the night.Swing dancing is partner dancing. In the old days it was customary to dance with many different partners. This was considered “social dancing” because you had several partners throughout the evening. Bring a friend or partner, or come by yourself and “socialize.” The evening begins at 7 in the Round Room at the Third Street Center in Carbondale. Tickets are $12 for one or $20 for partners. CCAH members will receive a $2 discount. Tickets will be sold at the door the night of the event.Carbondale Council on Arts and Humanities builds community through art. In its new home at the Third Street Center, CCAH has been able to expand the opportunities to bring people together. From classes in all kinds of arts to live music to theater and a fine gallery featuring local artists, CCAH has a full schedule of exciting offerings. For more information go to

On Saturday, Dec. 11, from 8-10 a.m. in the fellowship hall of First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs. Cost is $5 family, $2 adults, $1 children. For the children, there will be a story teller and Santa will visit us as well. All proceeds will benefit local non-profit groups who decorated a tree to bring awareness of their services and how we as a community can support them.

The Mountain Madrigal Singers present their 30th annual Christmas concert, “A Family Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, Sunday, Dec. 12, and Saturday, Dec. 18.The free concerts take place at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs.The Mountain Madrigal Singers are local volunteer singers and instrumentalists who gather each year in Glenwood Springs to offer a free Christmas concert. Through 30 seasons, the Mountain Madrigals have seen more than 100 individual members. Songs range from traditional classics like “Away in a Manger,” and “The First Noel” to multicultural treats in multiple languages, to upbeat swing style songs like “North Pole Rock and Roll.”The concerts are handicapped accessible, and babysitting is provided for small children.

Reading Buddies at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library will break after Dec. 14 for the holidays. For more information call Morgan at 945-5958.

Start your day off right and join us for Breakfast with Santa at the Silt Branch Library. We will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15. Kids will be able to chat with Santa and will be given a candy cane. For more information please call 876-5500.

The Gordon Cooper Branch Library is excited to host a visit from Santa Claus on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Drop by the library to say hello to Santa, enjoy a holiday treat, and make some wrapping paper. Everything will be available for you to enjoy this fun-filled day. For more information call 963-2889.

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