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Two men and one female age 22 to 36 are needed for a locally produced short film. Experience is not as critical as a desire to act. Its a one-day shoot with low pay/no pay, credits, lunch and a copy of the reel. The film will be submitted to short-film festivals around the country. Shooting will take place in the next two weeks. Characters are clean cut government officials, and theres high drama at the end. Must be able to fire a gun (blanks only). Phone (970) 274-2513, or e-mail More projects in the future!

The Glenwood Springs Chamber loves all its members, and on Wednesday, November 30, they are going to prove it! Chamber Ambassadors and volunteers will perform Operation Thank You by going out and personally thanking all members for belonging to the Chamber. Volunteers will be delivering special gifts. The Chamber is the voice of business in the valley.

The official lighting of the Community Christmas Tree will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, in front of the Glenwood Springs Chamber building. The entire community is invited to Santas official arrival in Glenwood Springs! Following traditional carols, Santa will lead the parade of spectators to the magical lighting of Centennial Park and the Hotel Colorados lighting extravaganza and fireworks. For more information, contact the chamber at 945-6589.

A local high school athletic director wrote a grant request to Aspen Valley Medical Foundation for a life saving automated external defibrillator (AED). AVMF liked the grant request so much that they approved the grant and then offered the same funding to four other local high schools. These five defibrillators will be available at athletic and other events held at all our local high schools from Glenwood Springs to Aspen.

Garfield County VOAD members (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) is hosting a potluck dinner for victims of Hurricane Katrina who have moved to this valley. The dinner will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Rifle to allow hurricane families to meet and mingle with each other.For more information, contact Leslie Robinson at United Way at 625-8189 or Jill Ziemann at Catholic Charities at 385-2060.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park has special holiday activities planned, including visits with Santa, Christmas carolers, holiday lights and crafts for kids. From noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, Sunday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec. 17, ride the tram to see Santa. Kids can make their own holiday ornaments and warm up with a cup of spiced cider or hot chocolate.From noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 18, have lunch with Santa (reservations 945-4228, ext. 11), kids can make holiday ornaments, and Christmas carolers sing holiday favorites.Enjoy holiday lights in the plaza and lunch or dinner at Exclamation Point Restaurant and Bar from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 24.

Crystal River Ballet School, under the direction of Jeni Ptacek, announces the sixth annual production of The Nutcracker will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 16, and Saturday, Dec. 17. More than 85 students will perform the holiday classic at the Church at Carbondale. Tickets will be available at the door only and are general admission. A portion of the proceeds will benefit St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital.

The 11th annual Arts and Crafts show at the Hotel Colorado continues from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Nov. 25, during the lighting of the courtyard; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26.More than 60 talented artists and homemade crafts will be featured, along with fireworks, caroling, Santas arrival and cash door prizes.

The Glenwood Springs High School Cheerleaders will be providing day care from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, and from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, at Glenwood Springs High School.Fees are $8/hour or $35/afternoon for ages 4 years or older. Fee includes snack, activities, games and crafts.For reservations, call 384-5558 or 379-9234. Drops-ins may be taken on space-available basis.

Champagne and a festive atmosphere await Elegant Auction goers at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, at the Hotel Colorado. Great food, party favors, door prizes. Proceeds to CMC Even Start, local womens scholarships, and the Girl Scouts Girls are Great program. Advance tickets at the Mountain Peddler, 821 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs.945-9301

Afternoon Tea with sandwiches, scones and desserts will be served from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 4, at the Historic Primavera Restaurant in Basalt. Music by the Walt Smith Trio.Take a break from holiday shopping and enjoy tea in a festive holiday atmosphere. $20 per person. On sale at Basalt Town Hall or by calling 927-4693.

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