Holiday Happenings |

Holiday Happenings

A local gas station and coffee shop, Sherry’s Cafe, will open its door to those in need with a hot turkey and ham meal from 9 a.m. until noon Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov. 22. The meal will be free and all are welcome.

Slow-roasted turkey, honey ham, traditional mashed potatoes and gravy, stuffing, fruit salad and Sherry’s Cafe’s famous green chili will be on the menu.

Sherry’s also has computer access with Internet, so guests can write home and have a warm and delicious Thanksgiving.

For more information, call Simon DeHerrera, Sherry’s Cafe owner, at 947-0113. The cafe is located at 2902 S. Glen Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

The Roaring Fork High School Student Council would like to offer an open invitation to a free Community Thanksgiving Dinner from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 21, in the new Roaring Fork High School auditeria. Bring family, friends or just yourself.

For more information, contact Laura French at 384-5789.

During the week of Thanksgiving, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21, 23, 24 and 25, including the Iron Mountain Tramway, 70-minute guided Cave Tours, the Canyon Flyer, the Lookout Grille, and Gift Shop. The park will be closed Thanksgiving Day so our employees can spend the holiday with their families.

Please call 945-4228, ext. 117, for more information about group discounts, to book a holiday party and special events.

Hotel Colorado General Manager Larry MacDonald and his team are gearing up for the winter holidays.

The highlight of the season will be the annual Pageant of Lights from 7-9 p.m. Nov. 23. More than 200,000 lights on the building and common areas, and themed decorations honoring the birth of Jesus, children, the message of The Polar Express story, Colorado winter, and Santa will have his first public appearance of the season at the Hotel Colorado lighting ceremony. The ceremony will also feature seasonal music, with national recording artist and sax player Brian Savage; local duet Michelle and Kelli, the Gabossi Sisters; and vocalist Jon Chandler.

The hotel’s chef has developed a fall menu taking full advantage of fall harvest produce. On Thanksgiving Day, holidaymakers can partake of a menu featuring ham, turkey, or beef with a cornucopia of accompanying appetizers and side dishes.

The Basalt Chamber is offering sponsorship opportunities for the 2007 Peace Tree Lighting ceremony to be held from 4-6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

In exchange for sponsorship, your name will be listed in all advertising for the event and your banner displayed in the park the night of the event.

Call 927-4031 or e-mail for more information.

Symphony in the Valley, the community orchestra for the Roaring Fork Valley, will presents its annual Holiday Concerts Dec. 1 and 2.

– 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, Snowmass Chapel, 5307 Owl Creek Road in Snowmass Village.

– 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 2, First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs.

The program includes orchestrated holiday favorites, including Carol of the Bells, Coventry Carol and Joy to the World, followed by the opera, “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” with a cast of 16 singers.

Tickets at the door.

Saturday, Dec. 22, Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Bring the kids and the camera for visit with St. Nick.

New year’s Eve, Monday, Dec. 31. Great food, live music and a champagne toast at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.

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