MOPS Meeting NoticeThe Rifle Bookcliff MOPS will not meet the third Tuesday of December. Instead the group will meet from 9-11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Rocky Mountain Baptist Church, West Rifle exit for a Christmas brunch. Information: Jeanette, 625-4931.After the Whistle BlowsFinders Keepers and Isberian Rug Co. will host the Glenwood Springs Chamber’s Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 9, at 824 Grand Ave. The evening will include networking, door prizes, appetizers and the wine of the month. Information: 945-6589.Shopper’s DelightThe Eagles Auxiliary’s annual Christmas Boutique will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, at the Eagles Lodge, 312 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs. The boutique will feature Christmas cookies, fudge and other baked goods, Avon and Tupperware items, tamales, scarves, modern wear items, and more for purchase. For lunch, chili will be served from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Information: 945-8295.The Aroma of GingerbreadMt. Sopris Montessori School is holding its annual scholarship bake sale on at both El Jebel and Carbondale’s City Market locations from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. The sale will feature a large selection of baked goods – gingerbread cookies are the specialty! All proceeds go to tuition assistance for Montessori education. Here Comes Santa ClausGyminikids, 180 Fiou Lane No. 105, Basalt, will host its annual Christmas party from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Santa will pose for photos with the kids, and open play will be available at $5 per family. Information: 927-1000.Ornamental Celebration Rifle will host its annual tree-decorating celebration at 2:30 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 11, at Heinze Park across Railroad Ave. from Rifle Middle School. The celebration is in honor of all loved ones who have passed on. Ornaments and decorations provided; bring a bulb or decoration in memory of loved ones if you’d like. Refreshments served. Information: Peggy McCune, 625-0703.Holiday Stories for KidsTown Center Booksellers, 211 Midland Ave.,, Basalt (under the clock tower), presents a special holiday event for children at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Join Jane Jenkins for a magical hour of story telling and music for children ages 4 to 7. Information: 927-BOOK (2665).Another Saturday NightAs part of Rifle’s 12-step meetings, an open Alcoholics Anonymous and AL-ANON speakers’ meeting featuring a potluck dinner will take pace at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11, in Parish Hall of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 761 Birch, Rifle.Have a Happy Happy HanukkahThe Jewish Community of Glenwood invites families to participate in an evening of games, songs, stories and lights during the first annual Hanukkah carnival from 3-5 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 12, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Guests are asked to bring their own menorah and candles. Information: Ginny Saliman, 984-2972.Fa La La La LaSopris Elementary School will host a holiday concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13. in the gym. Admission is free. Information: Lorie Beattie Courier, 384-5418.Movie TimeThe Roaring Fork Peace Coalition presents the video “Orwell Rolls in His Grave,” which explores what the media doesn’t like to talk about: itself at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 13, at Yampah Mountain High School, 695 Red Mountain Dr., Glenwood Springs, and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at the Carbondale Community School, 1505 Satank Road. Information: 945-1030.Music to Fill the HallsThe Glenwood Springs High School winter concert will feature the high school choirs and band at 7 p.m. Wednesday Dec. 15, in the GSHS Auditorium. Jeannie Miller directs the choirs, and Tim Watt directs the band. Information: GSHS at 384-5555.
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