Springs Theater: Nov. 28-Dec. 4: “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat” (PG) 7 and 8:45 p.m.; 1 and 3 p.m. weekend matinees. 915 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs. Call 945-4000 to verify show times.
Crystal Theater: Nov. 28-Dec 4: “The Human Stain” (R) 7:30 p.m. 427 Main St., Carbondale. Call 963-0633 to verify show times.
Movieland: Nov. 26-Dec. 4: “The Missing” (R) 12:30, 3:20, 6:45 and 9:30 p.m.; “Timeline” (PG-13) 1, 3:30, 7 and 9:25 p.m.; “Haunted Mansion” (PG) 12:20, 2:30, 4:45, 7:15 and 9:35 p.m.; “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat” (PG) 12:45, 3:10, 5:05, 7:05 and 9:05 p.m.; “Gothika” (R) 12:35, 2:45, 4:50, 7 and 9:10 p.m.; “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” (PG-13) 12:30, 3:30, 6:30 and 9:25 p.m.; “Love Actually” (R) 1, 3:45, 6:45 and 9:30 p.m. At the stoplight in El Jebel. Call 920-1300 to verify show times.
Mall 3: Nov. 26-Dec. 4: “Haunted Mansion” (PG) 1, 3:10, 5:20, 7:30 and 9:40 p.m.; “Timeline” (PG-13) 1:05, 3:45, 7 and 9:40 p.m.; “Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World” (PG-13) 3:30 and 9:30 p.m.; “Elf” (PG) 1:10 and 7:10 p.m. At the Glenwood Springs Mall. Call 945-1400 to verify show times.
Rifle Creek Theater: Nov. 27-Dec. 4: “Dr. Seuss’ The Cat in the Hat” (PG) 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 7 and 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 3 and 7 p.m. Sunday. Call 625-2323 to verify show times.
Kids ages 3-5 can make a holiday craft project at a Kinder Kraft Clinic
10-11 a.m. Thursdays at Carbondale Town Hall. Dec. 4 and 11: Fun with Santa’s Elves. Information: 704-4115 or 704-4116.
Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 9th St. The theme will be “Snowmen,” with stories followed by a simple craft. Call 945-5958 for more information.
International recording artist John Adams will perform with his band and the Sopris Elementary Singers in a holiday concert 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Glenwood Springs High School Auditorium. The concert benefits the Windstar Colorado Connection and the Sopris Elementary School Music Department. Tickets are $12 at the door, from Sopris Elementary students and at Robin’s Hallmark Store on Grand Avenue. Information: 945-7225.
Glenwood Springs’ community blood drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Glenwood Springs City Hall’s City Council chambers. Free cholesterol screenings. Information: 244-2555.
The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition presents a free video: “Belonging: The Search for Acceptance,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Glenwood Springs High School Library, and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Room 109 of Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. The video discusses the deep and universal desire to belong.
The Roaring Fork School District Re-1, along with Carbondale Elementary School, invites parents and community members to attend an informational meeting about the Colorado Department of Education’s process for schools on school improvement. Join the community meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Carbondale Elementary School, 600 S. 3rd St. Information: Fred Wall, 384-6001.
Glenwood Springs Elementary School is having a winter clothing drive Dec. 4 and 5. Donations can be brought to the front hall of GSES at 915 School St. Information: 384-5483.
Cub Scout Pack 223 of Rifle is conducting a toy drive through Dec. 5. Donations can be made at boxes at Ben Franklin, Rifle City Market, Wal-Mart, Gofer Foods and Gold Star Realty. Information: 625-5453.
A Christmas art display featuring art by local students will be shown in downtown stores 5-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5. Shoppers are encouraged to visit stores and vote on their favorites; carolers will also be traveling the area, and Santa Claus will be at his workshop in Centennial Park.
The Board of Directors of the Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association, the Chamber Ambassadors and the chamber staff will host December’s Business After Hours Friday, Dec. 5, at the Chamber, 1102 Grand Ave. All chamber members and their guests are invited to stop in from 5-7 p.m. for food and holiday cheer.
The Redstone Art Foundation presents a half-day workshop, “Sculpting Father Christmas,” from 9 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 5, at the Church at Redstone. Total cost is $25 for all supplies, and you will return home with a unique Christmas decoration. Information/registration: Jane Munsell, 704-9539.
The first annual Country Hoedown in the Barn fund-raiser for Sopris Therapy Services will be held 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 7, at the Aspen Equestrian Center, Highway 82 and County Road 100 (behind Catherine Store). Preview Silent Auction items from 3-4 p.m. and enjoy wine and hors d’ouevres. $25 per adult. Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 920-7893.
A special holiday lunch hour for preschoolers will include caroling, presents for the kiddies and a Christmas story read by Santa himself, 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Dec. 9, at Carbondale Town Hall. The cost is $10, with lunch, gifts and activities included. Preregistration required; call Carbondale Recreation at 704-4115.
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