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The holidays can be especially difficult for families who have lost a child to death. The Roaring Fork Chapter of The Compassionate Friends 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 has come 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, theres 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.

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.

Sonney Conley with CMC will present Enjoying a Stress Free Holiday Season – Relaxation & Taking Care of Yourself from 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 28, at U.S. Bank, adjacent to Safeway in Glenwood Springs. For information, contact Raelyn at 945-6589, ext. 103, or

Thunder River Theatre Company is looking for a couple of male actors to complete the cast for TRTCs upcoming production of Brechts Mother Courage. The necessary age range is between mid-20s to early 30s. Those interested for consideration for these roles, please contact Lon Winston at 963-8200 or e-mail

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 Kurts 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.

Colorado Big Country Resource Conservation and Development, a regional nonprofit organization serving Eagle, Garfield, Grand, Jackson, Mesa, Moffat, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt and Summit counties, is currently accepting grant applications for their Partnership Grant Program. Applications will be accepted from county and municipal governments (and subdivisions thereof); conservation districts; water conservancy districts; school districts; and nongovernmental organizations. Grant applications will be accepted in the areas of community development (including economic development and recreation related proposals); land conservation and land management; and water management (including water quality and water quantity issues). Applications must be postmarked by Dec. 31, 2007. For more grant guidelines and application forms, please send an e-mail to, or contact 945-5494, ext. 3.

Christ Episcopal Church is presenting a free 30-minute recital at noon Wednesday, Nov. 28, at Christ Church, located at the corner of Fifth and North streets in Aspens West End. The recital is part of Christ Churchs Noonday Recital Series, which offers free recitals on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The recital will feature Carl Maria von Webers Grand Duo Concertante with local musicians Nick Siedentop, clarinet, and Andrew Palmer Todd, piano. For more information, call 948-6517. All are welcome.

Local author Michael Chandler will be signing copies of his new book, Cowboys Christmas, from 5:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 13, at Through the Looking Glass bookstore at 816 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. For more information, call 945-5931.

The American Legion Auxiliary #100 will be hosting a chili cook-off at 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2. Chili entries must be at the Auxiliary location, 97 N. Third St. in Carbondale, by 1 p.m. For information, call Kim Smiens at 618-2814.

The 16th annual Day of Infamy Snowshoe Race will be held at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 9, at Sunlight Mountain Resort. This is an 8K race that winds through Babbish Gulch on Sunlights cross-country trails, and proceeds benefit the animal shelters of Garfield County.Participants may snowshoe, walk or run. There will be two age classes in mens and womens divisions.For more information, please contact Sunlight Mountain Resort at 945-7491 or Summit Canyon Mountaineering at 945-6994.

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