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The Aspen Choral Society presents one of the Roaring Fork Valley’s longest-running holiday season traditions, with its performances of Handel’s Messiah, at 7:30 p.m. tonight and Wednesday at the Glenwood Springs United Methodist Church, and Friday and Saturday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Aspen.This is the concert’s 32nd year under the direction of Ray Vincent Adams. The performance combines choir members from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley totaling more than 75 singers, and accompanied by the Choral Society Orchestra.Numerous soloists from the valley and from New York will perform the vocal arias within the piece.A $10 donation is requested at the door. For more information, call Ray Adams at 925-3685.

The Bridges High School Student Council will host a community dinner and open house, at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 9, at the school on Sopris Avenue in Carbondale.Classrooms will be open for people to tour, and spaghetti and lasagna with caesar salad and desserts will be served. Next year’s freshmen and their parents are especially invited to see what Bridges is all about.The cost is $5 for students, $7 for adults, and $20 for families of four or more.

Carbondale author Anita Witt holds a book signing for her new book “Lady Godiva’s Book of Horsemanship” at Novel-Tea book store in Carbondale from 6-8 p.m. on Dec. 16. The book includes photos by Florida photographer Robert Royem and tips from horsewhisperers Franklin Levinson, Dave Kluge, Mark Mulligan, Heidi Alles and Susan Gibbs. For more information, call Witt at (940) 458-0177 or the Novel-Tea at 963-2617. The store is located at 449 Main St.



The piano students of Annig Agemian Raley will perform in their annual Christmas recital in the lobby of the Hotel Colorado on Dec. 20. There will be three performances based on experience. The first is at 3:30 and the following are at half hour intervals. The students have been preparing Christmas songs and they will also play what pieces they have learned. Duets are always a favorite feature.


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