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The Valley Dynamite All Star Cheerleaders are going to be wrapping presents for donations on Thursday, Dec. 23, from 3-9 p.m.; and Friday, Dec. 24, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Mall. Come out and get some presents wrapped and help the girls earn some money for their uniforms and upcoming competitions starting in January. For more information about the group, visit the website, http://www.valleydynamitecheer.com, or call the director, Michelle, at (970) 779-0860.

The Glenwood Springs High School Cheerleaders will be wrapping Gifts at the Glenwood Springs Mall again this year. Come by and help support your local cheerleaders go to The National Cheer Competition in February by bringing your gift to the Glenwood Springs Mall (in front of Bealls). They will be wrapping gifts until Christmas Eve. They will be wrapping from 10:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 22, through Friday, Dec 24.

Any questions you can contact Andy at 366-2159. The cheerleaders appreciate all the support of the community.



Pitkin County Open Space and Trails has a suggestion for a holiday gift that will last forever: Be a part of history and contribute to the purchase of Droste Mtn. Park between Aspen and Snowmass.

This new public Open Space property preserves critical wildlife habitat and creates recreational opportunities for all. With funding from the Pitkin County Open Space and Trails program, Great Outdoors Colorado, the city of Aspen, town of Snowmass Village and support from the Aspen Valley Land Trust 91 percent of the purchase price has already been raised. We need your help to raise the remaining 9 percent. Contributions of any size are welcome at http://www.avlt.org/droste.



For the month of December all cats and kittens are available for adoption for $5 to $75. Bring a furry friend home in time for the holidays.

Santa Claus is coming to American National Bank. Bring the family to enjoy a cookie and make your wish with Santa when he makes a stop at our Carbondale branch. Enjoy a cookie and receive a free photo with Santa (while supplies last). This fun event is also a fundraiser for the Salvation Army. A donation of a nonperishable food item would be greatly appreciated. Santa will make his appearance at American National Bank Carbondale on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 3-5 p.m., 409 Dolores Way.

Guided tours of the Historic Redstone Castle continue this winter at 1:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are available at Tiffany of Redstone and Redstone General Store. Special Holiday tours on Dec. 24-26. $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children, free for kids under 5. More info on group tours: 963-9656 or http://www.redstonecastle.us.

Local watercolor artist Carmel Walden’s work is on display during the month of December at Patti’s Main St. Coffee House in New Castle.

Carbondale Community United Methodist Church, located at 385 S. Second St., will have two Christmas Eve services on Friday, Dec. 24.

The early service will be at 6:30 p.m., and will include music by the Mertensia Hand Bell Choir, lighting the Christ Candle, a children’s Christmas pageant with carols, a blessing of the children, and a candlelight closing.

A traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service will be at 9 p.m., also including lighting the Christ Candle, Christmas Carols, telling of the Christmas story, holy communion and a candlelight closing.

Carbondale Community United Methodist Church, located at 385 S. Second St., will have two Christmas Eve services on Friday, Dec. 24.

The early service will be at 6:30 p.m., and will include music by the Mertensia Hand Bell Choir, lighting the Christ Candle, a children’s Christmas pageant with carols, a blessing of the children, and a candlelight closing.

A traditional Christmas Eve candlelight service will be at 9 p.m., also including the lighting the Christ Candle, Christmas Carols, telling of the Christmas story, holy communion and a candlelight closing.

The First United Methodist Church of Glenwood Springs, 824 Cooper Ave., will have two candlelight services on Christmas Eve, Friday, Dec. 24.

The youth and family service will be at 6 p.m., and the traditional service will be at 7:30 p.m. For more information call 945-6232.

The Church at Carbondale will have two candlelight services on Christmas Eve, at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m., at the church located at 110 Snowmass Drive, Carbondale.

There will also be a live Nativity at the barn located south of town on Highway 133; follow the star.

Hot chocolate and hot coffee will also be served in the Gathering Center from 4:30-8 p.m.; bring a plate of cookies to share. For more information, call 963-8773.

Mountain View Church will have two candlelight Christmas Eve Services on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Child care is provided up through age 4. Mountain View is located 1.5 miles south of Glenwood Springs on Highway 82 next to Buffalo Valley. This will be an hour of beautiful Christmas music and a message from Pastor Dave Pearson titled “Do You Hear the Shepherd’s Invitation?” Please call 945-8328 for more information.

New Hope Church will have a Christmas Eve service at 6 p.m. at Coal Ridge High School.


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