Cowboy UpDos Gringos Burritos, 588 Highway 133, La Fontana Plaza, is hosting a Carbondale rodeo party at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Stop by for a burrito and a beer while watching the national finals rodeo on the big screen. Information: 704-0788.Weaving We Will GoThe monthly meeting of the Western Rivers Weavers Guild will take place at 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at Mountain Valley Textiles, 209 Eighth St., Glenwood Springs. The meeting will teach participants how to do split ply braiding. Please bring Christmas snacks. All levels of fiber enthusiasts are invited. Information: Diana, 920-0039 (work) or 947-9842 (home).Sounds of the SeasonThe Glenwood Springs Middle School holiday concert will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, in the school’s auditorium and will include the seventh- and eighth-grade choirs under the direction of Brad Vierheller and the sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade bands under the direction of Tim Watt. The concert will feature popular songs along with “Sounds of the Season,” which represent Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa and winter. The free concert is the music department’s gift to the community for continued support of the arts.Stressed spelled backwardsAttend the After 5 dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in the Glenwood Ramada where homemade desserts and gift ideas from Bath and Body Works are on the menu. Concert pianist Kathy Pearson will present a Christmas medley and Sharr Casas, winner of the 2004 Colorado Country Music Association award for female vocalist and songwriter, will share how she keeps singing through chronic pain. Cost: $13.50. Information: Jean at firstname.lastname@example.org or 945-6602.Come One, Come AllAlpine Bank New Castle branch’s annual holiday open house is from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14. Bank employees would like to extend a cordial invitation to everyone to join them that evening to celebrate the season and their community.Carbondale Holiday Celebration Celebrate the holidays in Carbondale as many of the town’s businesses will be open until 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, on Main Street and Highway 133. Also, join members of the Carbondale Chamber for “Business After Hours” from 5:30-7 p.m. Dec. 15, at the Carbondale Clay Center, 135 Main St. Enjoy fun, food and prizes with this month’s co-host, Names & Numbers. Information: 963-1890.Improving livestock biosecurityLivestock producers are encouraged to attend the Colorado Animal Identification Pilot Project town hall meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds in Rifle. Information: Patrick McCarty, 625-3969.Drama KidsThunder River Theatre Company presents a holiday drama camp at the Carbondale Town Hall on Colorado Avenue for kids during the week between Christmas and New Year’s. Classes include theatre games, improvisation and dramatization of stories and will focus on drawing out and enhancing each student’s creative abilities. There will be two sessions per day: the morning session runs from 9-11:30 a.m. for 6- to 10-year olds, and from 12:30-3 p.m. for 11- to 14-year olds. Cost: $75 per child or $125 for two siblings. Information/registration: Marisa Post at 925-5364 or ris56@yahoo. com.Play Me A TuneThe piano students of Annig Agemian Raley will perform Christmas pieces and other selections from 7-8:30 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20, in the lobby of the Hotel Colorado. Information: 945-2920.IT’S A WONDERFUL LIFE in AspenOn Tuesday, Dec. 21, Aspen Theatre in the Park debuts its first holiday production of “It’s A Wonderful Life” at the Wheeler Opera House, beginning with a pre-theatre gala hosted in a private home. Following the 7:30 p.m. performance, patrons may enjoy a VIP dessert reception. In addition, Aspen Theatre in the Park has partnered with Toys for Tots to collect new, unwrapped toys at American National Bank and Alpine Bank, as well as the Wheeler from Dec. 21-23. Information on all events: 925-9313. Tickets: 920-5770.Crafty FunHave a jolly good time making Christmas crafts at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22. Cost: $3/child. Information: 384-6302.Have a jolly good time making Christmas crafts at the Glenwood Springs Community Center from 5-6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22. Cost: $3/child. Information: 384-6302.
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