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The Glenwood Springs Middle School and the Glenwood Springs High School present “A Holiday Extravaganza.”A whole week full of events, including dinners, dedicated to the performing arts. Tuesday, Dec. 14, is the choir performance to be held in the Jeannie Miller Theatre starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, you will be treated to the Glenwood Springs Middle School Choir and Band Concert including a wonderful dinner at the “Club Cafe.” Thursday, Dec. 16, the Glenwood Springs High School Concert and Jazz Bands, as well as the Drama department will close the week with a “Dinner Show at Club Cafe” and performance at the Jeannie Miller Theatre. For both events Wednesday and Thursday, dinner begins at 5:30 p.m., music at 6 p.m. and performance at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. Kids $4, adults $8, and family $25. All proceeds will go towards the corresponding music departments.

The Snowmass Village Recreation Center is offering an American Red Cross CPR, AED & First Aid – Adult, Child & Infant course on Wednesday, Jan. 26, and Wednesday, Feb. 2, (both classes mandatory) from 12:30-4:30 p.m. for $10. The class will be held at the Snowmass Village Recreation Center. Registration Deadline is Friday, Jan. 14. To register and more information please call 922-2240.

Local watercolor artist Carmel Walden’s work is on display during the month of December at Patti’s Main St. Coffee House in New Castle.There will be an art and appetizers reception from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 15. For this night only, Carmel will be bringing over 100 watercolor pieces to view, including framed and unframed originals, gicle prints, and greeting cards for gifts on any budget.

On Dec. 21, “A Longest Night Service” will be an interfaith worship service with Mennonite, Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopal and Congregational churches offering a candle lighting service making space in the Christmas season for those living in the darkness of grief, loss, or pain – and yet want to express their faith. 7 p.m. at the United Methodist Church.

Christmas Tree Lane, hosted by the United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs, allows nonprofit groups to decorate a tree with their group’s information. The hope is to increase awareness of the services provided by each organization and to encourage willing volunteers to join their cause. This year 16 local nonprofit organizations have decorated trees, and the display is open to the public 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to noon on Friday.

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue has been receiving rave reviews for its new, creative and hilarious holiday show.Having opened Nov. 26, it will continue every Thursday through Sunday until Christmas Eve with added shows Dec. 26, 27, 29, and 30, and two special shows on New Year’s Eve at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. Tickets are $22 for adults and $16 for kids, with new menu items and a full bar. Come see this fantastic Holiday Show. Call (970) 945-9699 for reservations.

Volunteers needed for the Glenwood Springs Walk MS planning committee. Want to give your talent and time to an important cause? Each year hundreds of individuals, families and friends join together to participate in Walk MS & 5K run Glenwood Springs to move toward a world free of multiple sclerosis.Walk MS, hosted by the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter of the National MS Society, is a simple, but incredibly powerful way to raise money to support the multitude of essential programs, services and research funding the Colorado-Wyoming Chapter provides as well as sharing in the hope for the future.Below are areas in which we are seeking volunteers to specialize for the 2011 Glenwood Springs Walk MS & 5K Run Committee.• 5K Run• Marketing/Media• Volunteer Recruiting• Parking/Transportation • Entertainment• Breakfast• Opening CeremonyTime commitment is approximately three hours per week. One meeting per month, plus a Kick Off Party and Volunteer Training and day of event support at the walk on Saturday, May 14. (If you would like more responsibility or be considered to use for credits toward a class, that option is available.) Our first meeting is Monday, Jan. 3, at U.S. Bank, 1901 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs at 5:30 p.m. If you are interested or want more information, contact Tricia Pallatt, community outreach manager, NMSS CO-WY Western Slope at (970) 241-8975, ext. 12, or

WingNutz Bar and Grill in Rifle is now taking orders and donations for its annual Holiday Ham Dinner drive for the Rifle area.The restaurant is currently compiling a list of families that can either pick up dinners or have them delivered between 4 and 6 p.m. on Christmas Eve. The dinner includes ham, green beans, potato casserole, rolls and pie.If you or someone you know could benefit from this dinner or if you would like to make a donation, please contact LIFT-UP at 625-4888 or call WingNutz between 9 a.m. and 11 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 625-9300 to register. Sign-up sheets may also be picked up at WingNutz, 2178 Railroad Ave. in north Rifle. Requests for the dinners are being taken through Monday, Dec. 20. Don’t delay as there is a limited number of dinners available.

Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley is pleased to announce that the “A Brush with Kindness Program” has been extended to the Glenwood area. Applications are now being accepted from low income, elderly residents who own their own home but could use some assistance with home repairs in the Carbondale and Glenwood areas. If you or someone you know is interested in partnering with Habitat for Humanity of the Roaring Fork Valley, please contact Kristen at (970) 309-8179 or visit for an application.

Guided tours of the Historic Redstone Castle continue this winter at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available at Tiffany of Redstone and Redstone General Store. Special Holiday tours on Dec. 24-26. $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children, free for kids under 5. More info on group tours: 963-9656 or

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