Community News & Notes

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Carbondale Community United Methodist Church, 385 S. Second St., will have two services on Christmas Eve this Thursday.The first will be a family service at 6:30 p.m. and will include a children’s pageant (all children present may join), with carols and candlelight service.The second will be a quiet candlelight and communion service at 9 p.m., also closing with the traditional candlelight service.

Join your friends on Tuesday, Dec. 29, at 1 p.m. for a Movie Day at the New Castle Branch Library. This month’s movie features Disney’s Buddies, those adorable talking puppies, who venture way up north to a snowy wonderland. The Buddies must all pull together to succeed and help out their new friends. Stop in, hang out, and enjoy a free movie featuring the loveable puppies. For more information call 984-2346.

The town of Carbondale will once again sponsor a Christmas Tree recycling program. Starting Dec. 26, Carbondale residents may bring their once-live Christmas trees to the parking lot on the northeast corner of Fourth Street and Colorado Avenue (across from Town Hall). Please place them in the designated area. No artificial trees, flocked trees, sprayed trees, wreaths, garland, ornaments, tinsel, plastic bags, wire, rope or lights are accepted – bare trees only.

Christmas Eve service at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs, will be at 7 p.m. Thursday.The service will include a children’s play, “Christmas Around the World,” and a story by the pastor, plus hymns, communion and a service of candles.

Holiday vacation stop/starts for Glenwood Springs Post Independent home deliveries must be called in by Wednesday, Dec. 23, by calling 945-8515, ext. 16139, or e-mail

There will be a “Pay it Forward” Santa visit on Wednesday, Dec. 23, at Russo’s Pizza in Glenwood Meadows from 3-6 p.m. Kids will talk to santa and give him their wish list , and they will get a free slice of pizza and small soda. In return they will be asked to bring a gift for kids in need or kids who are in the hospital and the Advocacy House, and Santa will distribute them the next day. This is a great opportunity to teach kids the blessing of giving as well as receiving.

Ongoing throughout the winter are guided tours of the historic Redstone Castle, Saturdays and Sundays at 1:30 p.m. Special holiday tours: Dec. 25 & 28 and Jan. 1. Tickets are available at Tiffany of Redstone and the Redstone General Store. $15 for adults and $10 for seniors/children over 5 years. More info: 963-9656 or

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