“Christmas in the Rockies” 11th annual Arts and Crafts show, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. today during the lighting of the courtyard (7 p.m.); and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Hotel Colorado. Information: 945-6511Glenwood 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: 384-6301Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Holiday Goodies arts and crafts fair, through Dec. 21. Information: 945-2414Redstone Community Association’s Grand Illumination Celebration, 4-8 p.m. today. Information: 704-1843Crystal River Elementary School Writer’s Cafe, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Village Smithy, Carbondale. Students from CRES will share their writing and listen to the writing of others. Parents and other students are welcome to share their writing or attend. Snacks provided. Information: Wendy Mancini, 384-5667The Wilderness Workshop’s “Wild for Good” free screening, a locally produced film featuring conservationists Connie Harvey, Joy Caudill and Dottie Fox, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Eagle County Community Center, El Jebel. Information: 963-3977″42nd Street – The Musical,” all kids valley-wide musical production, 7 p.m. Dec. 1-3, 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, 309-1269Chapter 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, 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, Hotel Colorado. Information: Mountain Peddler, 945-9301″Dancing into Christmas” Symphony in the Valley show, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, and 4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Tickets (sold at the door): adults $10; youth (3-18) $5; family $25; and seniors (70 and older) $8.Community Contra Dance, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Masonic Lodge, on the corner of Ninth and Colorado Avenue. 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, 945-0350The Artists’ Mercantile art classes through Saturday, Dec. 3. All adult classes are for ages 16 years and older. Information: 947-0947″I Hate Hamlet,” 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, Rifle High School. General admission: $5 at the door.Mindfulness 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: email@example.com 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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