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Chapter AO, P.E.O.’s, 13th Annual Elegant Auction and Luncheon to raise money for local high school scholarships and the nonprofit “Even Start Literacy Program,” pre-auction viewing begins at 11 a.m., lunch at noon, today. Tickets: $18, available at the Mountain Peddler, today, Hotel Colorado. Information: 945-9301Eighth Annual Holiday Celebration, 5-7 p.m. today, downtown New Castle featuring tree lighting at 5:30 p.m., chat with Santa, free hot dogs and hot chocolate and hay wagon rides, Burning Mountain Park; chili cook-off in Ritter Plaza, $3 for chili and a vote. Ninth Annual Christmas Bazaar, 5-9 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, New Castle Community Center. Information: 963-1680Carbondale’s First Friday in December, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. visit with Santa, bonfire, hot chocolate, cookies, carriage rides by Windwalker, and caroling, downtown. Information: 963-1680Mt. Sopris Montessori School Winter Festival, holiday fun, food and music, 6 p.m. today, Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Colorado Ave. All current Mt. Sopris Montessori families are welcome.Glenwood Springs Community Center social dance classes with Lesly Adams, today. Beginning fox trot and waltz at 7 p.m.; beginning salsa at 8 p.m.; and intermediate west coast swing at 9 p.m. Registration: 384-6301″42nd Street – The Musical,” all kids valley-wide musical production, 7 p.m. today and Saturday, Basalt Middle School. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Limited seating. Tickets: $8, call 319-1879 to reserve tickets in advance. Information: Jayne Gottlieb, director, 309-1269″Dancing into Christmas” Symphony in the Valley show, 7:30 p.m. today, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. The Danse Arts Theatre Company will perform “White Christmas,” “Jingle Bell Rock” and excerpts from “The Nutcracker” featuring Michelangelo Canale, Anchorage Classical Ballet Academy founder and director. Tickets (at the door): adults $10; youth (3-18) $5; family $25; and seniors (70 and older) $8Waldorf School Winterfaire, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, holiday shopping, sweet shoppe, live music, crafts, puppet play, angel store and Café Waldorf. Waldorf School, 16543 Old Highway 82, Carbondale. Information: 963-1960″I Hate Hamlet,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Rifle High School. General admission: $5 at the doorCommunity Contra Dance, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Masonic Lodge, on the corner of Ninth and Colorado Avenue in Glenwood Springs. Includes circles, contras, squares, waltzes and other couples dances. No experience necessary, partners not required. Live music by the Last Minute String Band and friends. Calling by Chad Filipski of Glenwood Springs. Cost: $7. Information: Don, 945-0350Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Holiday Goodies arts and crafts fair, through Dec. 20. Information: 945-2414Mindfulness meditation classes taught by Peter Williams and Ben Heffner, 68 p.m. Mondays, Studio 76, Mid-Valley Design Center, Basalt. Donations accepted, with a minimal fee to cover expenses. Information: or (970) 209-6780Argentine tango lessons, Mondays, Masonic Temple building, 901 Colorado Ave. Basic fundamentals 7 p.m., intermediate lesson 8 p.m. and practica 9-11 p.m. Every second Saturday, dance from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Instructor: Heather Morrow. No registration required. Information: Cheryl, 945-1494

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