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There’s a time correction for Betsy Blackard’s colorful pastels show in New Castle. The show will be at Patti’s Main Street Coffee House, and people will have the chance to meet the artist from 4-5:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 12.

The Glenwood Springs High School Key Club will have a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, Dec. 11, from 5-8 p.m. Cost is $4 for students and $7 for adults.

The Mountain Madrigal Singers present their holiday concerts, “All Voices Sing Hallelu,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11, Sunday, Dec. 13, and Saturday, Dec. 19, at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs.

Land Title of Pitkin-Garfield counties has begun its food drive to benefit the Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies. The goal of the two-month-long food drive is to help families in need. “As part of our commitment to our ‘Buy Local-Give Back’ initiative, Land Title’s Food Drive continues through Dec. 11. The Aspen and Glenwood Springs offices will collect for and encourage our clients, customers and business partners to donate to Western Slope Food Bank of the Rockies,” said David Harris, vice president-branch manager Land Title/Aspen-Glenwood Springs.Food drop boxes are at Land Title offices and locations are found at or by calling (970) 925-1678 or (970) 945-4784.

Realtors, appraisers and others interested in green building and Energy Star homes are invited to attend a free half-day training, “Selling Energy Star, Selling Confidence,” hosted by the Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative. The class is schedule for 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Dec. 11, at the Garfield County Administration Building, 108 Eighth St., in Glenwood Springs.

There will be a Tom’s Door benefit event on Friday, Dec. 11, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Real Deals Home Decor on Highway 82 south of Glenwood Springs. Tom’s Door provides relief to families in crisis, and 20 percent of gross sales on this date will be donated to the cause.

This holiday season, area residents are invited to honor the memory of a loved one who has passed by purchasing a handmade ornament to be placed on the tree at the 22nd annual Memory Tree Celebration, to be held on Dec. 20 at 3:30 p.m. at the E. Dene Moore Care Center in Rifle.Ornaments are $8 each and the loved one’s name will be put on the ornament. In addition, an acknowledgement card will be sent to a recipient of the purchaser’s choosing.At the Memory Tree event, there will be refreshments, song, fellowship and a celebration of memories.All proceeds for this event will benefit the 57-bed E. Dene Moore Care Center, 701 E. Fifth St., Rifle.Purchase forms are available at or by calling 625-6439.

It’s time to register for classes in the arts, music and dance at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.Our winter catalogue is available online at The Winter Session begins Jan. 11. Drop into your first class for free.Affordable classes for all ages and skill levels. Nurture your inner artist, and support the Arts by registering for an art, pottery, silversmithing, piano, guitar or dance class. (970) 945- 2414 or Gift certificates available.

Join the Roaring Fork Young Professionals for their monthly meeting on Monday, Dec. 14, from 6-7 p.m., in the Vanderhoof Community Room at U.S. Bank, 1901 Grand Ave. County Manager Ed Green will be giving a Garfield County update. A short business meeting will follow. The Roaring Fork young Professionals is a committee of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, dedicated to the enrichment of professional and community development. For more information, call (970) 945-6589 or visit

The choirs of Glenwood Springs Middle School present an evening of holiday music, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 16. The concert will take place in the Jeannie Miller Theatre at Glenwood Springs High School.Selections will range from traditional Christmas carols, songs celebrating winter and Hanukkah, rockin’ Santa tunes and children’s delights.Basalt holiday cookie contestThe Basalt Chamber will host a Holiday Cookie Contest during the Yule Night at Willits on Saturday, Dec. 12, at the Kitchen Collage of the Roaring Fork Valley.Nonprofessional bakers from up and down the valley are invited to enter, by delivering a dozen cookies to the Kitchen Collage store, 840 E. Valley Road, between 4-5 p.m. Saturday.Judging will take place at 5:15 p.m., and winners announced that night.For more information, call 927-4031, e-mail, or visit

Willits at Basalt hosts Yule Night from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12.Toast marshmallows and warm up at the fire pits, visit Santa at Montecito Loft & Home from 4-5:30 p.m., enter the cookie contest, enjoy goodies at Corky Woods, and tour the Willits Winter Market.Businesses throughout Basalt will be decked out in their finest as the holiday scavenger hunt and best decorated business and best holiday drink contests continue (drink contest ends this weekend).For more information, call 927-4031, e-mail, or visit the calendar of events at

This holiday, support the Friends of the Gordon Cooper Library’s Book Giving Tree in Carbondale. Your donation will be recognized with a name plate in every book you purchase. Choose a book from the tree during library hours, or call 963-2889 for more information.

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