Eagles annual Thanksgiving DinnerThe Eagles present its annual free Thanksgiving dinner to the public from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Eagles lodge, 312 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs. Call 970-945-5506 for more information.SACC Thanksgiving for Our SeniorsThe Silt Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting the annual Thanksgiving for Our Senior Community from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at the Silt Firehouse. There will be offering a wonderful meal including turkey, potatoes and all the fixin’s. For more information, call 876-5933 or 876-9922.Christmas in the Rockies Art, Craft and Gift showThe Christmas in the Rockies Art, Craft and Gift show marks its 21st year at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. There will be three rooms open from noon to 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22 (Thanksgiving Day) and the full show open 1-9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 23, and 10 a.m. till 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, call 303-513-7610.Thanksgiving at the RamadaThanksgiving dinner and drink specials, featuring everyone’s favorite local chef, Tim Gomez. Traditional turkey dinner and dessert starting at 5 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 22, at the 6th Street Bar and Grill downstairs at the Ramada Inn, in Glenwood Springs. Call 417-299-0487 for more information.Elks Holiday BazaarVisit the Holiday Bazaar at the Elks Lodge in West Glenwood from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 1. A huge variety of home crafted items available for Christmas presents along with baked goods, soup and drink. Get a photo with Santa just in time for your holiday cards. Proceeds from the Elks sales will go to YouthZone.Old Fashion Holiday Celebration and Fund RaiserThe Silt Historical Park will be open from 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, for an Old Fashion Holiday Event and Fund Raiser. Not only will visitors be able to view the historic buildings, they will be able to go on a hay ride, visit with Santa, and enjoy refreshments. Items for the silent auction are still being donated, but there will be a sand painting by renowned Navaho Sand Painter Mitchel Silas, a framed picture by George Cutting, a hand-forged quilt display rack and other hand-forged items including some specific to the holiday season. Decorated Christmas trees will also by featured. Visitors can also take advantage of our gift shop with its inexpensive and unique gift items including many local history books by local authors.Holly Days Christmas Craft ExtravaganzaAs part of the Rifle Holly Days festivities, the Rifle Branch Library will be hosting holiday fun for kids, including Christmas crafts, treats, and horse drawn buggy rides to Centennial Park to help decorate a special tree for the tree lighting ceremony. Join us at the Rifle Branch Library from 3-5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, and get into the Christmas Spirit.Gingerbread Houses & SantaSanta Claus is coming to town on Wednesday, Dec. 5, and will make a stop at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library! Children (toddlers through fifth grade) and their accompanying adults are invited to come to the library to make a gingerbread house at 4 p.m., and Santa Claus will visit us at 4:30 p.m. All materials will be provided, but please bring your own camera. For more information, call the library at 945-5958.Heart to Heart Gift Shop Stocking Stuffer SaleValley View Hospital Heart to Heart Gift Shop’s Annual Stocking Stuffer Sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in Valley View’s second floor lobby. All proceeds benefit the auxiliary and its goals of health education through scholarships and the Connie Delaney Medical Library.River Center Angel TreeRiver Center is gearing up for the River Center Angel Tree, providing a gift for a child at Christmas.The angels will be located at Alpine Bank/City Markets in Rifle, New Castle, Glenwood Springs and Carbondale and atCanyon Cleaners in Silt. The angelsdesignate whether it is for a boy/girl, ages and gift suggestions. Bring the gifts back to the location where you obtain the angel in a gift bag no later than Dec. 7. Call the River Center office at 984-4333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for information.Annual Christmas Boutique seeks vendorsThe Eagles Lodge, 312 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, will host its annual Christmas Boutique on Saturday, Dec. 8. Vendors are needed. Table rental is $15, all proceeds will go to the GSHS Scholarship fund. Contact Amanda Schard at 319-8753 to book a spot.Decorate Christmas CookiesCome to the Silt Branch Library from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, to decorate Christmas Cookies. All materials will be provided.Holiday Home TourP.E.O. Chapter IP hosts a scholarship fundraiser tour of four homes displaying Christmas collections and holiday decor in Canyon View Village, Monument Creek Village, Stoneridge Circle, and Parachute 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8. Cookies and coffee at the Stoneridge Circle home. Cost is $10. For info, call Ann Chance, 285-5627 or B. J. Lindauer, 285-1112.Holiday Card MakingTeens are invited to join us at the New Castle Branch Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, to make their very own holiday cards. Each teen will be able to make at least two personalized cards. Card stock, paints, stencils, stamps, ribbon, glue, and picture cutouts, and a few other odds and ends will be provided to make your own holiday magic. Call Lee at 984-2346 for more information.Hanukkah Party: Celebrate the Festival of LightsCelebrate Hanukkah, the festival of lights, at the Gordon Cooper Branch Library at 4 p.m. Monday, Dec. 10. We will sing Hanukkah songs, light a menorah, play with driedels (spinning tops), and eat latkes (potato pancakes). This year Hanukkah begins the night of December 8 and ends the night of Dec. 15.Mountain Valley Holiday Giving CampaignMake a difference this holiday season. Donate new or barely used books for children receiving support through Mountain Valley’s Early Intervention Program. Unwrapped books for children ages 0-3 can be dropped off at Mountain Valley (700 Mount Sopris Road in Glenwood Springs) on or before Dec. 10. Mountain Valley will wrap and deliver the gifts to the families. Financial donations are always welcome for those who don’t have time to shop. For more information call 970-945-2306.
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