Senior News Briefs

Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Roaring Fork Audubon Christmas Bird Count for the mid-valley area will take place Saturday, Dec. 15, 2007.

The annual count is fun, social, traditional, educational and valuable. Beginners are welcome.

Contact Dave Clark at 963-3479 or Tom McConnell at 379-7356.

The Mountain Madrigal Singers will present “A Perfect Christmas,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7; Sunday, Dec. 9; and Saturday, Dec. 15, at First United Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs. Admission is free, but donations are welcome. Free child care will be provided.

For the 27th holiday season, the Mountain Madrigal Singers will present its concert of vocal music celebrating the sounds and spirit of the holidays.

The program will be a blend of traditional and contemporary songs, some classical and some light. Many in the community consider the Madrigal concerts to be the start of their Christmas season.

“End of an Era” will be the last concert at the Buffalo Valley at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 4. Walt Smith and Kurt Wigger invite you to enjoy Kurt’s fine dining and dancing to Walt Smith and the Valley Jazz All Stars. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or call Connie McCrudden at 963-3136 for advance tickets.

Dinner reservations recommended at 945-5297.

St. Barnabas Episcopal Church presents a visit with Mayor Bruce Christensen on “The Future of Glenwood Springs.” The presentation is free and will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the parish hall of St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, 546 Hyland Park Drive in Glenwood Springs.

For more information, call 945-6423.

The holidays can be especially difficult for families who have lost a child to death. The Roaring Fork Chapter of The Compassionate Friends (TCF) regular monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3, at Christ Community Church, just outside of Basalt, will include a special candle-lighting ceremony in remembrance of our children.

There is no religious affiliation, and there are no membership dues or fees. For more information, call Cindy at (970) 261-4789.

The Carbondale Economic Roadmap Group has met for a full 18 months and came back with specific recommendations relating to a broad range of elements of small town economics and sustainability.

The Town Comprehensive Plan is being reviewed and updated, numerous zoning code changes have taken place with more to come, the Blue Ribbon Committee on Economic Diversity met for many months and presented their findings to the Board of Trustees, there’s a new Energy Plan in place, and the Community Partnership Village at the old elementary school is a collaborative work in progress.

Everyone is invited to an Economic Roadmap Update Community Meeting from 5-7 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Carbondale Town Hall.

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