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The Rifle Branch Library will host a children’s Christmas crafts and holiday ornaments day, beginning at 1 p.m., Saturday.Children of all ages are welcome to participate. There will also be treats, hot cocoa and holiday music. For more information, call 625-3471.

We had to cancel this tree decorating due to inclement weather last Sunday, but are going to do it again this Sunday, Dec. 20, 1:30 p.m. We are remembering our loved ones that we have all lost. Anyone is welcome. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served. Please come and share the memories of our loved ones. We have ornaments and multicolored sharpies to decorate them with or you can bring any ornaments of your own that you would like to hang on the tree. This tree will remain lighted until the second week of January. For information please contact Bonnie Strong at (970) 379-9151.

The First Baptist Church of New Castle will present “The Journey of Christmas” at 6 p.m, Sunday, Dec. 20, at the church located at 172 N. Seventh St. The Cantata takes a look at a number of journeys that led to the birth of Christ and concludes with the journey of Christ to the cross. The community is invited to come and enjoy the Cantata, and stay for coffee and cookies afterward. For more information please call Pastor Wes at 984-2306.

It’s not to late to submit your application for “Thrillz 2010.” All media accepted in this exciting exhibit at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts. “Thrillz” runs from Jan. 8 though Feb. 7. Artwork is to be based around personal thrills in this nonjuried show – we want to know what thrills you. Accepting artist applications until Dec. 18. Call 945- 2414 for information, or go to to download an application. Call with questions, it’s time to share your artistic talent with Glenwood Springs!

Drop the kids off at the Glenwood Springs Community Center for organized games and activities, for a little adult holiday shopping time, from 6-9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 18.Games in the gym, swimming, rock climbing and more will be provided for a fee of $10 for community center members and $12 for nonmembers. Preregistration is required.Call the Community Center at 384-6301 for more information, or visit

Rifle Animal Shelter has teamed up with to participate in the national “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” pet fostering program. Across the country, more than 13,000 pet rescue organizations are trying to empty their kennels for Christmas, encouraging members of the public to invite a pet home for the holidays. If you are interested in making this Christmas a happy holiday for a pet in need or want more information please contact Heather at 625-8808. Rifle Animal Shelter will provide all needed supplies. The goal for the “Foster a Lonely Pet for the Holidays” program is to have each of these pets into a home by noon on Dec. 21.

If you haven’t seen this book, “Lady Godiva’s Book of Horsemanship,” you should take a look at it. As you probably know, Anita is quite a character and the book is proof of that. The book is a tastefully done, with beautiful pictures of cowgirls, cowboys and horses – along with horse wisdom. Anita will have a book signing at the Book Train in downtown Glenwood Springs on Friday, Dec. 18, from 4-6 p.m.

The 2009 Annual Limited Edition Holiday Greeting Card is now available through the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association. This print of a painting by Cynthia Thomas was the winner of the 2008 Holiday Greeting Card contest at the 46th Annual Fall Art Festival. Thomas’ painting, entitled “Whitewater Cowboy,” is the title of the 2009 greeting and note card. The cost of this exclusive card is $15 per package of 12. Imprinting and bulk rates are available, and some older edition cards are available at a discount. To purchase your cards with an optional personalized message and logo, contact the chamber at 945-6589. Proceeds from the sale of greeting and note cards fund the chamber’s patronage of the Annual Fall Art Festival.

Thunder River Theatre Company’s production of “Visiting Mr. Green,” by Jeff Baron, continues Dec. 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, or by calling (970) 963-8200.

The Roaring Fork High School World Travelers Club will be selling Raffle Tickets to win a basket filled with community goods, three baskets will be raffled off. Tickets are on sale now. The drawing for the baskets will be held Dec. 18 and winners will be notified.Upcoming events include the school’s Gift Wrapping Dec. 19, at RFHS 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call RFHS for more information, 384-5754.

Local children may write a letter or draw a picture and address it to Santa at the North Pole. Drop off for Santa’s mailbox is at the Carbondale Recreation and Community Center through Dec. 18.Make sure to sign your name and address, so Santa can write back. For more information, call the CRCC at (970) 704-4190.

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