“The Nutcracker,” Crystal River Ballet School’s sixth annual production, 7 p.m. today and Saturday, 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.comApple Tree Park’s annual visit from Santa, “Santa Around the Park,” 5 p.m. Saturday, with hayride through Mountain Shadows and Apple Tree (meet at 5 p.m. at the Apple Tree Business Mall)Mountain Madrigal Singer’s 25th Annual Christmas Concert, 7:30 p.m. Saturday, First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. Free admission, donations welcome. Free child care provided.Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park holiday activities, visits with Santa, Christmas carolers, holiday lights and crafts for kids, noon to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, lunch with Santa, kids can make free holiday ornaments, and Mountain Harmony carolers sing holiday favorites. Lunch reservations: 945-4228, ext. 11Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts Holiday Goodies arts and crafts fair through Tuesday. 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, 945-1494Glenwood 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: 384-6301
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