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Families Anonymous, a twelve-Step, self-help support program for parents, grandparents, relatives and friends who are concerned about and affected by the substance abuse or behavioral problems of a loved one, has announced the start of a new group in Glenwood Springs.This new group will meet at 7 p.m. Thursdays beginning Jan. 3 at St. Stephens Catholic School, 414 Hyland Park Drive. Please use the main front school entrance.Families Anonymous meetings are open to the public, however, we do not encourage the person with the problem to attend these meetings, or children younger than fifteen. The program is designed for the concerned family members and friends of someone using mind-altering substances or demonstrating destructive behavior.No dues or fees are required. We use first names only at the meetings to preserve individual anonymity. Advance notice is not necessary to attend a Families Anonymous meeting. Visitors are welcome.For more information, call 970-379-9098.

The Carbondale Clay Centers Board of Directors Show will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4, with exhibition dates from Jan. 4 through Jan. 31.Six-week session classes for children and adults begin Jan. 7. Call 963-2529 to register or for more information.

The Aspen Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure is pleased to announce it has hired MJ Wolfe Faas as its development director, a new position for the local nonprofit organization dedicated to ending breast cancer forever. MJ will help develop event sponsorships and other affiliate underwriting opportunities, and write grants. She joins Komen Aspen with almost ten years of nonprofit development experience.



The Gordon Cooper Library will host a Make an Ornament Party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, at the library in Carbondale.

A Winter Choir Concert will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at Rifle High School. A variety of music from standard choral pieces to holiday carols will be performed. The choir has been working on mixed meter, and most of the pieces being performed will go from simple time to compound time.



The grand opening of Wells Fargos new Battlement Mesa facility will be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 17, at the 71 Sipprelle Drive location, adjacent to City Market. Community Banking President Marcia Kent and Store Manager Nancy Jay are hosting a full day of festivities which are free and open to the public. In addition to tellers and bankers, the new store will have an onsite Wells Fargo Home Mortgage consultant and an upgraded ATM capable of accepting deposits 24/7.For more information, call 285-7848.

Bookcliff, Mount Sopris and South Side conservation districts are offering seedling trees at a minimal cost to landowners who own more than two acres of land.Over fifty species of trees and shrubs for any growing conditions are available. The seedlings are grown in Colorado through the Colorado State Forest Service. Orders are taken throughout the winter, with delivery the last week of April.For more information, or to receive an order form, call 945-5494, ext. 105.

The 2008 Bridal Fair will take place from noon to 5 p.m. Feb. 17th in the Hotel Colorado. Those wishing to participate as vendors may call Virginia M. Cohagen, Hotel Colorado sales manager, Denver Sales Office, at 303-952-4015.

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 with all the good little boys and girls starting 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 while their parents can take advantage of drink specials in the Last Turn Lounge. The Out of Bounds Grill will be open throughout the afternoon.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. Take a couple of test runs and receive a 20 percent off coupon on any ski or board from the Sunlight Ski and Bike shop in downtown Glenwood Springs.


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