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Friday• Chapter AO of P.E.O.’s Elegant Auction, benefits hospice, scholarships, and Girl Scouts, 11 a.m. preview, 11:45 a.m. lunch, followed by auction. Information: 945-6511• Holiday Boutique, drinks, hors d’oeuvres, hand-crafted foods, gift baskets, bath and body products, fine art, jewelry, and pottery, starts at 4:30 p.m., Village Smithy Restaurant, 26 S. Third, Carbondale. Information: 309-8254• Carbondale holiday tree lighting, meet Santa and enjoy free hot chocolate and cookies, 5-7 p.m., Fourth Street Plaza and Main Street, downtown Carbondale. Information: 963-2733• 10th Annual Wyly Wares Holiday Bazaar, 5-8 p.m., 255 Gold Rivers Court #130, Basalt. Information: 927-4123• KDNK Labor of Love Auction, on-air portion, 6-8 p.m. Register to bid: 963-0139 during business hours weekdays• New Castle Chamber annual holiday party and chili cook-off, tree lighting at downtown park; chili cook-off at Ritter Plaza; Santa Claus, hot dogs, hot chocolate and hay rides at the community center, 6-9 p.m. Information: 984 2897• Lighting of the community Christmas tree, Glenwood Springs Chamber Resort Association building, 1102 Grand Ave., 6:30 p.m. Information: 945-6589• “Dancing Into Christmas,” Danse Arts Theatre Company and Symphony in the Valley holiday show, 7-9 p.m., Glenwood Springs High School auditorium. Tickets (at the door): $10/adults; $8/seniors; $5/students 3-18; $25 families; and music students free. Information: 945-2717Saturday• Breakfast with Santa, benefit for Basalt High School soccer club, Santa and Mrs. Claus have breakfast with kids. Tickets, sold at the door, includes framed photo with Santa, 9-11 a.m., BHS. Information: 963-3145• Christmas pictures with Santa, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Marble Community Church. Information: Mike or Darla, 928-0916• 10th Annual Wyly Wares Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 255 Gold Rivers Court #130, Basalt. Information: 927-4123• Merrell Trunk Show, 20 percent off all in-stock Merrells and gift with purchase, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Mountain Soles, El Jebel Plaza. Information: 963-1598• Procrastination Celebration Bazaar, holiday luncheon, bake sale, arts and crafts, and baked goods, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., First United Methodist Church, Ninth Street and Cooper Avenue, Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-6232• Winterfaire, holiday shopping bazaar, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Waldorf School on the Roaring Fork, 16543 Old Highway 82, Carbondale. Information: 963-1960• Santa Paws is coming to town, pictures with Santa for pets, kids, or the whole family, noon to 4 p.m., RJ Paddywacks, Orchard Plaza, El Jebel. Information: 963-1700• KDNK Labor of Love Auction, bargain hour, 6-8 p.m. Register to bid: 963-0139 during business hours weekdays• Community Contra Dance, dances include circles, contras, squares, waltzes and other couples dances. No experience necessary, partners are not required. All dances are taught by a caller and danced to live music, 7:30 p.m., Masonic Lodge, Corner of Ninth and Colorado, Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-0350 Sunday• 10th Annual Wyly Wares Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 255 Gold Rivers Court #130, Basalt. Information: 927-4123• “Dancing Into Christmas,” 2 p.m., GSHS auditorium. Information: 945-2717• “Western Gunfighters and their Girlfriends” by Art Stephens, Redstone Community Association Winter Series program, lady friends of gunfighters are as interesting as their men, 7 p.m., Redstone Inn. Information: 963-1372
Monday• Winter Fiesta, otherwise known as Party de Invierno, casual and fun event for families and teachers to share a festive meal and sing some holiday carols together in English and Spanish, 6:30-8 p.m. Luminarias will light your path to the Dining Den (cafeteria). Information: 384-5451Tuesday• Simply Silver open house, silver creations for purchase, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Glenwood Springs Community Center, Room Sopris B, 100 Wulfsohn Road. Information: 384-6300• Professional Photography Portfolio review, open to the public, 4-7 p.m., Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley campus, Glenwood Springs. Information: 945-7481 • Eight-ball pool tournament, 8 p.m., Full Moon Saloon, Carbondale. Information: 963-1299Wednesday• Christmas Beading classes, learn the legend of the Christmas Spider and make a beaded spider to take home or to the Beaded Icicles class, 3:30 p.m.., Basalt Middle School. Christmas Spider class for ages 8 and older; Beaded Icicles for ages 6 and older. Registration: Basalt Recreation Department, 927-8214 • 6-9:45 p.m., Drop-in art classes, Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St., Carbondale. Information: 704-0622• “Proof,” Glenwood Springs High School drama department’s theater-in-the-round presentation of the Tony and Pulitzer award-winning play, 7-9:30 p.m., GSHS library. Admission: $5. Information: 384-5583 Thursday• “Proof,” Glenwood Springs High School drama department’s theater-in-the-round presentation of the Tony and Pulitzer award-winning play, 7-9:30 p.m., GSHS library. Admission: $5. Information: 384-5583• “Cinderella,” Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn, Carbondale
Dec. 8, 10 and 16• “Candelit Christmas” Mountain Madrigals Singers concerts, First United Methodist Church, Glenwood SpringsDec. 8-9• “Cinderella,” Colorado Rocky Mountain School Barn, Carbondale• “Proof,” Glenwood Springs High School libraryDec. 9• Lunch with Santa, Carbondale Town Hall• Peace Tree Lighting, downtown BasaltDec. 11-12• “The Messiah” Aspen Choral Society holiday performances, Glenwood SpringsDec. 14• Downtown Open House and free reindeer rides, downtown Glenwood Springs
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