Community News & Notes
All community welcome for a Carbondale singalong, on Thursday, Dec. 17, 6 p.m. Meet at Fourth and Main by the Big Head, and sing as the group strolls through town. For information: Laurel Sheehan at 963-7411.
The Garden School is sponsoring a Mother’s Day Out for Dec. 19 for children ages 4-8 at the preschool facilities, 5131 County Road 335 on the other side of the river from New Castle. The cost is $30 per child and the parent must register by calling the school at 984-0604. This is a time for parents to shop, wrap gifts or relax while their children attend a fun-filled day with crafts, games and a chance to learn about Baby Jesus and Christmas in Bethlehem. Children need to bring a packed lunch and a warm coat, gloves and boots.
The Glenwood Springs Art Guild will hold its monthly meeting for January on Tuesday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m., Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. The demonstration will be given by Carol Rothrock on Color Theory – Start the New Art Year with Color. Refreshments will be served, and a short business meeting will follow at approximately 8 p.m. As always new members are welcome – join the fun, join the Guild!
Sounds of Praise community choir is now practicing songs for Christmas and also looking for places to perform. Practices are 5:30-7 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at the First United Methodist Church in Glenwood Springs located at 824 Cooper Ave. If you love to sing, come and join us. For more info call Laura at 945-0818.
The Western Slope Stompers is now offering jazz and clogging classes! Beginner jazz will be on Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. for ages 6 and up, and advanced jazz will be on Mondays from 6-7 p.m. Beginner clogging classes are for ages 3.5-7 ( Wednesday 5-6 p.m.), ages 7-10 (Tuesday 4-5 p.m.), ages 11 and up (Thursday 4-5 p.m.), and adults (Wednesday 7-7:45 p.m.). Classes are taught at the Apple Tree Community Room. Contact Shonna at email@example.com, 984-2265, or you can visit http://www.westernslopestompers.com.
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 roaringforkyoungprofessionals.com.
WingNuts Bar and Grill, along with Pathways of Rifle, will be providing Christmas ham dinner packages for families in the Rifle area. If you, or someone you know, would benefit from this dinner this holiday season, please contact Pathways at (970) 625-5761.Sign up by Dec. 15, as limited dinners are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Delivery will be available, if needed, in the Rifle area.For more information contact Pathways at (970) 625-5761.
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 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.
Thunder River Theatre Company’s production of “Visiting Mr. Green,” by Jeff Baron, continues Dec. 17, 18 and 19 at the Thunder River Theatre, 67 Promenade, Carbondale.All performances are at 7:30 p.m. “Visiting Mr. Green” is described as “a cannily crafted comedy about family, friendship and forgiveness.” The local production stars TRTC member Richard Lyon as Mr. Green. Lyon was last seen as the irascible Norman in TRTC’s “On Golden Pond.” Ross, the young man, is played by Gerald DeLisser who was last seen on the TRTC stage in “The Fantasticks.” Company member Brad Moore directs, and TRTC Artistic Director Lon Winston has designed the set.Tickets and information are available online at http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com, or by calling (970) 963-8200.
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