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Community News & Notes

The Glenwood Springs High School Cheerleader baby-sitting day has been cancelled. The previously announced baby-sitting fundraiser scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 17, from noon to 5 p.m. at the high school, will not be occurring.

CMCs Literacy Outreach presents A Loss of Words, a 45-minute literacy video, at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. today at the Glenwood Springs Public Library. This program follows four adults as they struggle through eight months of reading instruction. After the presentation, Literacy Outreachs executive director Martha Fredendall will lead a discussion on the effects of illiteracy on these students and students in our own communities. Anyone interested in learning more about volunteer literacy tutoring is encouraged to attend one of these presentations. Refreshments will be served. For more information, contact CMCs Literacy Outreach at 945-5282.

Anvil Points Quilt Guild is bringing Cindy Brick, well-known quilt author, lecturer, teacher and appraiser to Rifle from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 7 for a quilting workshop called Fabric, Color and Embellishments for Crazies. Reservations are necessary; call 876-5160 by Dec. 23. Quilt appraisals also done by appointment.

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers to ring bells during the Kettle Drive. Please call 945-6976 to volunteer at any kettle location from Aspen to Parachute from now until Christmas. A couple of hours can make a big difference!

The newly opened Glenwood Centre for Well-Being is hosting Lighten Your Spirit Day on Thursday, Dec. 22. The center is offering a respite from the stresses of the holidays with healing energy practices such as meditation, chakra balancing and aura cleansing.During Lighten Your Spirit Day, the Centre (located at 809 Grand Ave.) hosts the following activities: open prayer and meditation times between 10 a.m. to noon, and 2-5 p.m. Chakra Balancing and Aura Cleansing free of charge all day. Call 928-0445 for more information.

Crystal River Ballet School, under the direction of Jeni Ptacek, announces that the sixth annual production of The Nutcracker will take place at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. 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.

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