Feeling FantasticAs part of the community wellness series, the Rocky Mountain Institute for Physical Medicine is hosting a “Higher-powered Health: Making spiritual connections to achieve higher levels of heath” seminar from 9-11 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, and Tuesday, Dec. 28, at 100 Elk Run Drive, River View Plaza, Basalt. The “Create Your Own Aging Reversal Plan: Discover the power to prevent disease and feel fantastic” seminar will also take place from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4, at the same location. Information: Nina Schnipper 948-0179. Booster Club Meeting ChangeThe Glenwood Springs High School Booster Club will host its monthly meeting at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15, at the Brew Pub. Everyone is welcome. The meeting time and location have been changed due to conflicts at the high school. Information: 963-1738.Holidays on the RanchChildren of all ages are invited to celebrate the holidays at Rock Bottom Ranch from 3:30-5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. Join a special visitor in bringing holiday treats to ranch critters. Enjoy storytelling, music and refreshments while creating holiday crafts. Information: 927-6760.Whitewater Park UpdateThe Whitewater Park Task Force will update City Council at its regularly scheduled meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 16. The task force invites all interested parties to attend.Meet Olaf the ElfChildren of all ages are invited to celebrate the holidays at Hallam Lake from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17. Olaf the Elf will make his annual visit and bring holiday treats to the Hallam Lake critters. Enjoy refreshments while creating holiday crafts. Parents will have plenty of time to shop for gifts in The Den, ACES’ book store and gift shop that features books, toys, bird feeders, cards and more. Information: ACES, 925-5756.Break Out Those Dancin’ ShoesThe Women’s Auxiliary will host its annual holiday dinner and dance from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 17, at the American Legion in Carbondale. Dinner will be served from 6-8 p.m. and live music by Rick Rock will follow at 8:30 p.m. Cost: $20 per couple, $12 per person, or $4 cover charge for music only. Information: 963-3262.Seeing RedThe Basalt Fire Department will give Santa a ride on its ladder truck Friday, Dec. 17, in El Jebel, Sopris Village, Willits and Summit Drive; Saturday, Dec. 18, in Blue Lake; and Sunday, Dec. 19, through Elk Run, Southside and Old Town Basalt. The truck will leave the El Jebel station at 6 p.m. Information: 704-0675.Sowing the Seeds of LiteracyVolunteers, corporate sponsors and silent auction items are needed for Spellebration, Literacy Outreach’s adult spelling bee fund-raiser, on March 4 at the historic Hotel Colorado. This year’s theme is “The Garden of Reading: Sowing the Seeds of Literacy.” From last year’s Spellebration proceeds, Literacy Outreach has served more than 120 adults with its all-volunteer tutor workforce teaching adults how to read and write. Information: Literacy Outreach, 945-5282.Toys for TotsBig O Tires has joined forces with the United States Marines in sponsoring the Toys for Tots program. Please bring new, unwrapped toys or a check made payable to Toys for Tots to Big O Tires in Glenwood Springs and Basalt by Tuesday, Dec. 21.Yoga Teacher’s TrainingGlenwood Springs yoga teacher’s training will take place from 6-9 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 1, and Thursday, Feb. 3. Participants must register by Jan. 2. Monday and Wednesday open classes are ending as of Jan. 31. All punch card passes will be honored through that date. Information: 984-0617.Cash for collegeCollegeInvest is accepting entries for its annual “Who Wants to be a College Student” contest for Colorado fourth-grade students. Fifty winners will be selected to win $100 starter account scholarships through CollegeInvest. Entry forms may be downloaded at http://www.collegeinvest.org. Click on the “Savings Plan” link, go to “News and Events,” then select “In the Community.” Forms must be completed and mailed by Feb. 4, 2005. Information: 1-800-COLLEGE or the Web site.The Next NightingaleColorado Nurses Foundation and the Western Colorado Area Health Education Center (WCAHEC) are accepting nominations of candidates for the 20th Annual Nightingale Awards to be presented at the Saturday, May 7, 2005, banquet dinner in Denver. Nominees must be registered nurses practicing or retired from practice in Colorado and may not be a previous recipient. Forms are available at WCAHEC or online at http://www.wcahec.org. All nominations must be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 7, 2005. Information: Jane Fine Foster, RN, MS, (970) 434-5474, ext. 4, or email@example.com.Colorado Nurses Foundation and the Western Colorado Area Health Education Center (WCAHEC) are accepting nominations of candidates for the 20th Annual Nightingale Awards to be presented at the Saturday, May 7, 2005, banquet dinner in Denver. Nominees must be registered nurses practicing or retired from practice in Colorado and may not be a previous recipient. Forms are available at WCAHEC or online at http://www.wcahec.org. All nominations must be postmarked by Friday, Jan. 7, 2005. Information: Jane Fine Foster, RN, MS, (970) 434-5474, ext. 4, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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