50 Volunteers neededThe Glenwood Springs Chamber is looking for volunteers to deliver the organization’s 2005 calendars as part of Member Appreciation Day. Participants will meet for breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 1, and divide up deliveries. Information: Raelyn, 945-6589.Out of AfricaThe Redstone Winter Program Series presents Dr. Barbara Shor, DVM, who will describe her adventures in working in East Africa as a wildlife veterinarian and field researcher at 7 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Church of Redstone on Redstone Boulevard. The slide show, titled “African Wildlife from the Inside Out,” is free and open to the public. Information: 963-1389.Rifle lighting contestColorado Heritage Real Estate’s Rifle office, along with KMTS and the Citizen Telegram, are sponsoring a residential lighting contest for the 81650 zip code. Registration must be received by Monday, Dec. 6, with lights active by Wednesday, Dec. 8. Judging will take place Thursday, Dec. 9, with winners announced at Holly Days following the Parade of Lights on Saturday, Dec. 11 at the Garfield County Fairgrounds. Shop Rifle gift certificates will be awarded for first, second and third place winners. Information: Danette, Karen or Chris at Colorado Heritage Real Estate, 625-8910.Deck the hallsCelebrate Holly Days with old-time charm in Rifle Saturday, Dec. 11. The 12 original Holly Days merchants will offer double Holly Days tickets throughout the day. In addition, other Rifle businesses will be participating in Holly Days Around the Town and offering deals and hosting open houses. See the unveiling of the first Art on the Town sculpture at noon across from the Rifle Theater at the entrance to the Rifle Museum parking lot. The Eighth Annual Holly Days Parade of Lights through downtown Rifle begins at 6:30 p.m. The celebration culminates at the Garfield County Fairgrounds with Holly Days prize giveaways, visits with Santa and more. Information: 625-3245.Win by conserving waterThe Colorado River Water Conservation District has opened its 2005 Grant Program to applications for grant funding of worthy water projects. A total of $150,000 in grant funds will be available, with individual grants capped at $15,000 each. Applications must be submitted by January 31, 2005. Application forms are available at http://www.crwcd.gov/grantprogram.html or by contacting David Merritt at email@example.com or 945-8522, ext. 232.Just in time for the holidaysColorado State Parks 2005 annual pass are available online at http://www.parks.state.co.us. The pass allows for admission into 41 state parks throughout Colorado. They can also be purchased at all Colorado State Parks, and City Market, Safeway and Gart Brothers. The 2005 annual pass is $55 and is valid from the date of purchase until Dec. 31, 2005. Information: (303) 866-3437.Help to lighten the loadThe Roaring Fork Leadership Class of 2005 is looking to support a community need and is seeking project ideas. Previous class projects have included an affordable housing guide for the Roaring Fork Valley, a study of youth leadership programs in the valley, and a study of indigent healthcare in the valley. Information: Roaring Fork Leadership Executive Director Virginia Newton, firstname.lastname@example.org, http://www.rfleadership.org or 922-6035.Comfort Dental Toy DriveComfort Dental Group Inc., the largest dental group in Colorado, has started its second annual toy drive. The public may drop off unwrapped toys from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the new Comfort Dental, 1512 Grand Ave., Ste. 102, Glenwood Springs, until Christmas Eve day. Information: 947-1273.Comfort Dental Group Inc., the largest dental group in Colorado, has started its second annual toy drive. The public may drop off unwrapped toys from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturdays at the new Comfort Dental, 1512 Grand Ave., Ste. 102, Glenwood Springs, until Christmas Eve day. Information: 947-1273.
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