Holiday Happenings |

Holiday Happenings

WingNutz will be providing Christmas Ham Dinner packages again this year for families in the Rifle area on Christmas Eve. If you or someone you know would benefit from this dinner this holiday season, please contact WingNutz Bar and Grill at 970-625-9300. Sign up by Dec. 19 as dinners are limited and available on a first-call, first-serve basis. Delivery will be available, if needed, in the Rifle area.

Roaring Fork Rotary Club/Club Rotario and Mr. Christmas are sponsoring a Christmas Tree lot in the Rite Aid Parking Lot (1412 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs), through Dec. 24. It will be open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Locally hand-made wreaths and trees up to 13 feet tall are available. Proceeds raised will fund Club Rotario scholarships to CMC for the Roaring Fork Valley’s high school Class of 2013. Call Michael at 309-1543 for info.

Valley Dynamite All Star Cheer, a local youth nonprofit, is hosting its third annual gift-wrapping fundraiser. Miller Real Estate Investments has donated a space between Target and Pier One for the athletes to raise money for their upcoming trip to Nationals in Anaheim in April. Valley Dynamite is also partnering with Glenwood Springs High School Band to help them raise money for their upcoming college tour. Come out weekends in December from noon to 7 p.m. to have holiday gifts wrapped for a donation. For information, call Michelle at 970-779-0860.

Teens are invited to make creative Christmas gifts using duct tape and their imaginations at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Silt Branch Library, 680 Home Ave. This is a free event. Call 876-5500 and visit for more information.

Glenwood Springs High School Advanced Drama students present A Seussified Christmas Carol, an enchanting comedic one-act play that combines the charm of the Christmas spirit with the warmth and humor of Dr. Seuss starting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Jeanne Miller Theatre at the high school. $5 suggested donation.

Preschoolers, ages 3 to 5, and their accompanying adults are invited to the Glenwood Springs Branch Library for a special holiday storytime at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19. We will go caroling in the library and then around the block, including the fire station. Info: 945-5958.

Make holiday ornaments for the library tree at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 19, then visit with Santa around 6:30 p.m. at the New Castle Branch Library, 402 W. Main. Call 984-2346 or visit for more information.

Santa Claus will be at the Rifle Branch Library at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22. Enjoy a special storytime as Santa reads “Twas the Night Before Christmas.” After, kids will have a chance to tell Santa their Christmas wishes and create a Santa craft.

Home for the holidays? Teens are invited to join the New Castle Branch Library at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, for a matinee viewing of “The Santa Clause” while decorating, and eating, holiday cookies. Call 984-2346 or visit for more information.

The Orchard, 110 Snowmass Drive in Carbondale, hosts Christmas celebrations in December. Workshop gathering takes place at 9 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 23, and Christmas Eve service is at 5:15 and 7 p.m. and a live nativity at 6:15 p.m. For more information, visit http://www.theorchardlife. com.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1620 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs, is holding two services on Christmas Eve, Monday, Dec. 24, at 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.

New Creation Church of Glenwood Springs, 44761 Highway 6 & 24, will host a night of music and celebration on Christmas Eve. There will be candlelight and communion services at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 24.

There will be a traditional turkey or ham Christmas dinner special with all the fixins and choice of pumpkin or pecan pie for dessert at Rivers restaurant, 2525 S. Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, from 2 – 8 p.m. Christmas Day, Tuesday, Dec. 25. Price is $19.75 for adults and $11.75 for children. For reservations call 970-928-8813.

LIFT-UP’s Extended Table serves a free Christmas meal for those in need from 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 25, at the First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs, and at the United Methodist-Presbyterian Church, 200 E. Fourth St. in Rifle. For info call 625-4496.

Partake in the last supper of 2012 with sake and pigtails at Phat Thai in Carbondale on New Year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31. Regain your misspent youth and mispend it all over again with DJ Maniac Magee.

The Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs presents a swanky New Year’s Eve party with dinner, party favors, champagne toast and a full night of dancing from 9:30 p.m. to midnight. Tickets: $30 per person for dancing; $150 per couple for dinner and dancing. Reservations: 945-6511 ext. 115 or 117.

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