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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

This tour offers area residents the opportunity to travel to Denver at the holidays without driving over the passes. A luxury bus will pick up at the Glenwood Springs Community Center at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 15, returning clients to the same location the evening of Sunday, Dec. 16. Ancient Excursions will provide everything from a gourmet breakfast and movie en route to a matinee performance of White Christmas at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts, a plated dinner and accommodations at the Curtis Hotel, a tour of the holiday lights at the Denver Botanic Gardens, and the choice on Sunday to get your holiday shopping done at the Cherry Creek Mall or to visit the Titanic Exhibition.Call 888-906-TOUR now for tickets, there are only a few seats left and Ancient Excursions has recently reduced the cost of the trip.

Renick Stevensons Circle of Friendship: Poetry and Music will be presented free of charge from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 14, at the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts.Bring your poetry (original or favorite classics), music making stuff, and an inspired mind.For more information call 945-2414.

The Glenwood Springs Association of REALTORS has announced it has funds available for qualified Garfield County nonprofit organizations that provide housing services to moderate to low-income persons. Grant applications will be accepted through Jan. 15.CARHOF, a nonprofit foundation established by the Colorado Association of REALTORS, collects interest from earnest money held in home purchases. By law, brokers cannot earn interest on escrow trust accounts. With CARHOF, the interest can be gathered and made available as grants aiding affordable housing programs, crisis shelters and other housing-related projects. To be eligible for funds, organizations must be based in Colorado, have a housing-related mission, and be a nonprofit agency with a 501(c)(3) status or a public agency.For more information on the local grants, call Cat Kullberg-Martin at 625-9999.

Carbondales Business After Hours will be held from 5:30-7 pm. Wednesday, Dec.19 at The Pour House, 351 Main St. Entertainment by Doc Eason Magic; and music provided by KUUR. Call 963-1890 for information.

William and Bobbie Merriwether of Glenwood Springs can use a little help. William, a longtime photography instructor at Colorado Mountain College, will be having a stem cell transplant in January, and has been undergoing chemotherapy as well.The couple is looking for help with travel to Denver, and a fund has been set up for donations at Alpine Bank under the William Merriwether Fund. William needs to make one more trip to Denver for chemotherapy in December in preparation for the stem cell transplant next month. He will be hospitalized for four to six weeks after the transplant.For more information, call Mary Williams at 984-2446.

Defiance Community Players will be holding auditions for a February production of Greater Tuna. Please contact the director, Jacquie Meitler, at 945-2174 for details.

Sunlight Mountain Resort is where youll want to be starting at 10 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 16, for U.S. Banks Winter Carnival featuring a torchlight parade, a visit by Santa Claus, live music and free equipment demos. Celebrate the holidays by donating a non-perishable food item on the mountain that day and receive a $25 lift ticket. Santa will be skiing at 10 a.m. At 2:30 p.m., a parade will follow Santa (all children are welcome) down midway. Kids can meet with and talk to Santa and receive a free gift.The 20th annual Holiday Torchlight Parade is the highlight of the evening, with a possible sighting of Santa skiing or snowboarding. The torchlight parade begins at the top of the mountain at dusk, and winds its way down the darkened slopes to the Day Lodge deck, which is an ideal spot to view the show. If you are still looking for new ski or snowboard gear for the season, stop by the representatives from K2 Snowboards, Dynastar, Salomon, Nordica and Volkl starting at 9 a.m. on the front deck.

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