Armenian holiday partyThe annual Isberian holiday party will take place from 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 2, at Isberian Rug Company, 300 E. Cody Lane, Basalt. This year the Isberians have a few surprises in addition to the rug giveaway and Armenian food. There will be door prizes and Christmas cheer. Bring business cards for drawings and surprises. RSVP: 927-8541. Rockin’ toy driveThe third annual toy, coat and food drive sponsored by KSPN will be held from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in the south entrance parking lot of Wal-Mart in Glenwood. Donations of new and nearly new toys, new and gently worn coats and nonperishable food will benefit local nonprofit LIFT-UP. Information: Sara Guttman, 925-5776, ext. 221, firstname.lastname@example.org, or http://www.kspnradio.com.Will Donate for a BlizzardDonations for LIFT-UP are now being collected at DQ Restaurant at Exit 114 off of I-70 in West Glenwood. For every two nonperishable items donated, customers receive $1 off a Blizzard.Home Sweet homeAspen Art Museum is offering Gingerbread House Workshops for children ages 3-11 on Fridays, Dec. 3 at the Red Brick, Dec. 10 at Aspen Country Day School, and Dec. 13 at Aspen Elementary School. Information: http://www.aspenartmuseum.org, 925-8050 or 920-2623.Shrek comes to springsSprings Theatre is offering a free Saturday morning showing of “Shrek 2” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 4. Santa and his helpers will be at Centennial Park at noon to meet and greet kids of all ages following the free show. Information: 945-4000.Acting outBlue Acacia Theatre Company is seeking nine women able to play ages 17-27 for its production of “Uncommon Women and Others” by Wendy Wasserstein. Auditions will take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 5, at the Blue Acacia Theatre, 901 Colorado Ave., Glenwood Springs (across from the post office). Performance dates are Feb. 4, 6, 12, and 13. Information: 618-6211.Neighborhood talkResidents and property owners in the Emma/Sopris Creek area interested in establishing a neighborhood caucus under the home rule charter of Pitkin County are invited to attend a meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 6, at the Emma Schoolhouse. Information: Liz Newman, 927-3462, or Marguerite Dykann, 927-8080. Lessons in LoveA Spiritual Center, located above Construction Junction in Carbondale, is offering two evening workshops providing useful techniques and understanding in all relationships. The courses, “Energetics of Relationships” and “Love is Eternal,” will be from 6:45-9 p.m. Tuesdays, Dec. 7 and 14. Cost: $70 for both nights. Preregistration is required for personal channeled information. Registration: Golden, 963-5516.The public is invited to the new Roaring Fork branch of the Sierra Clubs meeting on Roan Plateau facts and issues from 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, in the Sopris Room of the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Clare Bastable of the Colorado Mountain Club will present a slide show on the plateau. Information: 947-9613.
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