Healthy Holiday GourmetThe New School of Natural Cooking & Catering is offering the “Cooking in the Holiday Mood” class at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Valley Pines in Basalt and 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at the Cooking School of Aspen. Students will learn preparation of delicious, healthful holiday foods with organic and vegetarian ingredients such as lemon chicken, tofu-stuffed cabbage, brown/wild rice, steamed vegetable salad, and Turkish pumpkin dessert. Cost: $85. Information: Ricki McKenna, C.N., 927-1373, and Helen Sandler, natural foods chef, 963-8194.Back to BusinessThe newly formed Roaring Fork Business Women’s Association will hold its next meeting at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Buffalo Valley, 3637 Highway 82, Glenwood Springs. The association is for women in all occupations who enjoy networking, friendship, and education. Information: Debra Drew, 984-2655, Ronnie Gonzales Smith, 945-1482, Donni Cochran, 928-9212, or Connie Turner, 384-2460. Democratic ProcessThe Garfield County Democratic party will host its weekly “Every Wednesday Meeting” at noon Wednesday, Dec. 8, at Sacred Grounds in Glenwood Springs. Information: Don Kaufman at 945-2396, Theresa Voda at 309-2886, or Dana Barker at 285-9826.Jolly Ol’ GalleriaStock up on local handmade gifts at the Carbondale Council on the Arts & Humanities’ Second Annual Holiday Galleria taking place Dec. 9-12, at the CCAH Arts Annex, 580 La Fontana Plaza, Highway 133, Carbondale. Times are 4-8 p.m. Thursday and Friday, and noon to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Information: 963-1680.Art and DesignAn opening reception of Alicia Matesanz de las Heras’ paintings and sculptures will take place from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 10, at the Carbondale Council on the Arts & Humanities’ Council Gallery, 645 Main St., Carbondale. The show runs through Jan. 7.Art the Wyly WayThe Wyly Community Art Center, 1199 Woody Creek Road (a mile and a half from the Woody Creek Tavern), presents its eighth annual Wyly Wares, a festival of handmade gifts created by local artists from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. The art fair and fund-raising event features jewelry, stationery, blooming narcissus in hand-painted pots, evergreen wreaths, birdseed ornaments, homemade bath products, cookies and biscotti, fabric bags, tutus and fairy wings, knitted scarves and hats, and handmade journals. Alleghany Meadows will be present with his airstream trailer, bringing his own and Sam Harvey’s ceramics. The Community School Youth Chorus will perform at 1 p.m., and refreshments will be served. Information: email@example.com or 923-1252.On the Big ScreenThe Springs Theatre is hosting a free showing of “Elf” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Alpine Bank presents Santa in Centennial Park from 11:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The Mollman Dickens Choir, Glenwood Springs Middle School, Glenwood Springs Elementary, and Sopris Elementary choirs will entertain in the park and while strolling Grand Avenue.Winter Fest Craft Fair West Care Ambulance Service will host the fourth annual Winter Fest Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Burning Mountain Fire Station, 611 Main St., Silt. Valley crafters will offer leather goods, candles, hand-forged iron works, crocheted blankets, oil paintings, bath oils, Avon, and more. West Care Ambulance will serve lunch and sell baked goods and cookie tins filled with goodies at a nominal fee. Information: Susan Taylor, 989-0014.West Care Ambulance Service will host the fourth annual Winter Fest Craft Fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at Burning Mountain Fire Station, 611 Main St., Silt. Valley crafters will offer leather goods, candles, hand-forged iron works, crocheted blankets, oil paintings, bath oils, Avon, and more. West Care Ambulance will serve lunch and sell baked goods and cookie tins filled with goodies at a nominal fee. Information: Susan Taylor, 989-0014.
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