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Visit The Aspen Community Foundation at 801 Grand Ave. from 4-7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, during the Grand Holiday community event in downtown Glenwood Springs. Recent foundation grant recipients have made holiday wishes for the community to fund. Donors may choose to fund a project or give a few hours of volunteer time to a local agency.For more information, contact Program Officer Sonja Linman at the Aspen Community Foundation at 925-9300 or e-mail sonja@aspencommunityfoundation.com. The foundations website is http://www.aspencommunityfoundation.org.

The third annual Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair will be held from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the Village Smithy Restaurant in Carbondale. Locally made handcrafted holiday gifts.For more information, please call 309-8254.

Cynthia Vodopich, of Delice of Aspen, will be signing copies of her book, Delice of Aspen in Glenwood Springs Recipe & Scrapbook, from 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 14, at Through the Looking Glass bookstore, 816 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs.For more information, please call 945-5931.



Eagles Auxiliary 12th annual Christmas Bazaar and Bake Sale, to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, is seeking vendors. Tables are available. Please contact Lori Kass 618-6974 for more information.

Carbondale Clay Centers 11th annual Benefit Cup Auction will be held at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, at the CCC studios, 135 Main St. in Carbondale. The event features cups, mugs, tumblers, and teabowls donated by more than 100 ceramic artists from across the country. All proceeds support CCCs year-round programming. Refreshments and holiday fare will be served. Admissions fee will be put toward any winning bids at evenings end. Bidding ends 7:45 p.m.



Mountain Family Health Center will be having a free health screening to check cholesterol, blood pressure, weight, BMI, and blood sugar levels at the Roaring Fork Family Resource Center in Carbondale from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 pm Friday, Dec. 12, at Bridges Center in Carbondale on the corner of Sopris Avenue and Third Street. To set up a 15-minute appointment, please call the Roaring Fork Family Resource Center at 384-5746.

True Nature Healing Arts is hosting an open house Dec. 6 at 549 Main St. in Carbondale. The event offers free yoga class from 8:30-9:45 a.m., free mini-sessions of various classes between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., and food and drinks from 2-6 p.m.Contact Bettina at 379-5853 for more information.

Join the Frontier Historical Society for the holidays at its museum open house from 4- 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6, at 10th and Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Warm yourself with appetizers, desserts, hot cider and wine while you tour the museum and shop for holiday treasures in the gift shop. The museum has been decorated for the holidays by local businesses, civic groups and volunteers. Participating businesses include The Farmhouse and The Flower Mart, and you cant miss the tree decorated by the Quilters of the Rockies. The open house is free and everyone is invited. For more information, call 945-4448.

Frank Mead Metcalf and Marian Lyeth Davis will be inducted into the Aspen Hall of Fame Saturday, Jan. 31, at Aspen Meadows Doerr-Hosier Center. Tickets, invitations and RSVP cards will be mailed during the last week of December. Reservations, may also be made after Jan. 1 by downloading the RSVP form from http://www.aspenhistorysociety.com/ halloffame.html. The deadline for reservations is Jan. 23.

Carbondale Community Conversation on the Economy will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 10, at Carbondale Town Hall. The panel will discuss what steps we can take locally to reduce the impact on our community.Panelists: Dan Korleski, chief investment officer, American National Bank; Farrah Roberts, senior vice president, Alpine Bank; Ron Speaker, president/CEO, Equus Private Wealth Management.A discussion with local businesses to implement ideas from the community conversation will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at Carbondale Town Hall.For more information, call 963-1890.


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