The 12th Annual Basalt Peace Tree Lighting and Holiday Stroll, visit with Santa, holiday music, the Waldorf Revelers carolers, chili, decorate gingerbread cookies, holiday shopping and Basalt Fire Dept. ladder truck rides, 4-8 p.m. today, Lions Park and throughout downtown Basalt. Information: email@example.com, http://www.basaltchamber.com and 927-4031″The Fumbly Bumbly Angels” Christmas play, 7 p.m. today and 9 a.m. Sunday service, Church at Carbondale. Both performances are free. Information: 963-8773Mountain Madrigal Singer’s 25th Annual Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. today and Sunday, and Saturday, Dec. 17, First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. Free admission, donations welcome. Free child care provided.Glenwood 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: 384-6301Christmas Bazaar and Santa’s Workshop, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Glenwood Springs High School. Children can come “secretly” to buy presents and gifts for their parents while parents shop in another area. Information: 384-5559Fifth Annual Winter Fest Craft Fair, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Burning Mountains Fire Station, Silt. Information: Cristina, 876-2353Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park holiday activities, visits with Santa, Christmas carolers, holiday lights and crafts for kids, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 17. From noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, lunch with Santa, kids can make holiday ornaments, and Christmas carolers sing holiday favorites. Lunch reservations: 945-4228, ext. 11Folklorico Parents Association student dance, Mexican dinner and bake sale fundraising event, 5 p.m. Saturday, Basalt Middle School auditorium. Dinner will be served from 5-8:30 p.m., students will dance at 6 and 7:30 p.m. Information: Francisco Nevarez, 384-5909Crystal River Elementary School choir’s “Kookaburras Christmas Down Under,” 5 p.m. Monday, Roaring Fork High School auditorium. “Kookaburras Christmas Down Under” features CRES students from grades 1 through 5Carbondale Middle School bands’ winter concert, 2:30 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, CMS gym. Public welcome.Crystal River Elementary School East’s “Operation Holiday” Christmas program, 7 p.m. Wednesday, Roaring Fork High School auditorium. Presented by kindergarten and first-graders and directed by Anita Greybar. The kindergarten students come from the planet Koolatron to find out why Earth is so warm. Public welcome.The Roaring Fork High School bands’ winter concert, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Thursday. The concert band will perform selections from “The Nutcracker,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Majestia,” and “English Christmas Portrait.” Small ensemble performances will also be included. Public welcome.”The Nutcracker,” Crystal River Ballet School’s sixth annual production, 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17, Church at Carbondale, 110 Snowmass Dr. Tickets: general admission, at the door. Cost: $15/adults and $10/children ages 12 and younger and seniors over 65. Children 3 and younger are free. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Information: 704-0114 or http://www.crystalriverballet.comVolunteer ushers are needed for Aspen Santa Fe Ballet’s “The Nutcracker” taking place at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 and 2 and 7:30 p.m. Dec. 17-18. Information: Amanda Ramsey, 925-7175, ext. 10Apple Tree Park’s annual visit from Santa, “Santa Around the Park,” 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, with hayride through Mountain Shadows and Apple Tree (meet at 5 p.m. at the Apple Tree Business Mall)Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Holiday Goodies arts and crafts fair, through Dec. 20. Information: 945-2414Mindfulness 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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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