Community News & Notes
Jay McGlades Edward Jones office is hosting a Holiday Open House and Toy Drive, collecting new unwrapped toys to donate to less fortunate families in our community.The open house will be held from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 11, at 2700 Gilstrap Court, Suite 170 in Glenwood Springs. Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by calling 928-7145.
Calling all teens! Come enjoy music, gym games, swimming, the climbing wall, and more at the Glenwood Springs Community Center! The facility is all yours for this new program! Parents: Dont worry, supervision will be provided by recreation staff. This is open to sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 12. Fee: $5 for residents and $6 for non-residents (bring your student ID and receive $1 off admission).For more information call 384-6301.
Come meet Heidi Rice and Husband-Head for a book signing of her new book, Skully Says Shut It! a 60-column collection of her Fried Rice columns from 4-6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13, at Wingnutz Bar & Grill, 2178 Railroad Ave. in Rifle. Books will be available for sale or can be purchased at the Glenwood Springs Post Independent, local bookstores or online.
A silent auction will be held for long-time valley resident Lori Leslie-Shafer at Via Viva off of Fourth and Main in Carbondale on Saturday, Dec. 13, from 6-10 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the Lori Leslie-Shafer Fund as she battles breast cancer. Items to be auctioned include African art, home furnishings, Turkish copper, gift certificates for local businesses and more. Bids will be accepted until 8:30 p.m.Donations can be made to the Lori Leslie-Shafer fund at any Alpine Bank.For more information please contact Stacy at 948-9789.
Join the American Legion in celebrating the holiday season at the holiday dinner dance starting at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at the American Legion Hall, 97 N. Third St. in Carbondale.For more information, call JoEllen Maynard at 945-0604.
The Roaring Fork Audubon Aspen Christmas Bird Count will be held Sunday, Dec. 14. Meet at Hallam Lake (Aspen Center for Environmental Studies) at 7 a.m.Contact Lindsy Stinnett at ACES at 925-5756 or Tom McConnell at 379-7356.Downvalley, the count circle includes Glenwood Springs and Carbondale and an interesting mix of habitats. More than 55,000 observers from all 50 states, every Canadian province, parts of Central and South America, Bermuda, the West Indies and Pacific Islands participate in this all-day census of early winter birds. No experience necessary, come along and learn while we count. A potluck dinner will follow to compile the results. Contact Dave Clark at 963-3479.
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