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The Wheeler Opera House today announced three events that it will produce as its contribution to Aspen’s annual Winterskl festivities for Jan. 13-15, 2011. All events are free and open to the public. On Thursday, Jan. 13, at 7 p.m., the Wheeler will screen the classic concert film, “Ladies and Gentlemen, The Rolling Stones.” Ahead of the film screening, the Wheeler will host a “Get Your Rock Off” rock costume competition. Fans of all ages are invited to show up in their finest extreme-rock-star gear and compete for one of three great prizes. On Friday, Jan. 14, at 8 p.m., Nathan McEuen and friends will return to the Wheeler. And on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 9 p.m., A Benefit for Feed Them With Music will play at the Wheeler.Also, the Wheeler lobby will be open early for Saturday night patrons so that they can enjoy the Winterskl fireworks from the best vantage point in town. Come enjoy the celebration, starting with the torchlight descent at 8:15 p.m. and fireworks immediately thereafter.For more information, please call Wheeler Opera House Executive Director Gram Slaton at 920-5790, or e-mail at grams@ci.aspen.co.us.

Carbondale Community United Methodist Church, located at 385 S. Second St., will have two Christmas Eve services on Friday, Dec. 24.The early service will be at 6:30 p.m., and will include music by the Mertensia Hand Bell Choir, lighting the Christ Candle, a children’s Christmas pageant with carols, a blessing of the children, and a candlelight closing.A traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service will be at 9 p.m., also including the lighting the Christ Candle, Christmas Carols, telling of the Christmas story, holy communion and a candlelight closing.

Mountain View Church will have two candlelight Christmas Eve Services on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Child care is provided up through age 4. Mountain View is located 1.5 miles south of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82 next to Buffalo Valley. This will be an hour of beautiful Christmas music and a message from Pastor Dave Pearson titled “Do You Hear the Shepherd’s Invitation?” Please call 945-8328 for more information.



Six area glass artists will have their creative talents on display in “Glass Art Menagerie,” an exhibit that runs through Jan. 25 at the Colorado Mountain College Gallery, 831 Grand Ave. The exhibit features local glass artists Spencer Crouch, Mary Matchel, Shannon Muse, Charlie Pace, David Powers and Kathy Steckel. The Colorado Mountain College Gallery, operated by the college’s ArtShare program, is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 947-8367 or go to http://www.cmcartshare.com.

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.


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