Eagles UpdateThe Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St., Glenwood Springs, hosts Bingo from 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 15. Play for cash and for one complete Christmas dinner. Pull tabs and food available. Open to the public. The Eagles Auxiliary Christmas party will take place Saturday, Dec. 18. Social hour is from 5-6 p.m. and dinner is from 6-7 p.m. A Christmas pageant and gift exchange will follow. The party is in lieu of the Dec. 24 meeting. All Auxiliary members must RSVP by Friday, Dec. 17. Information: 945-5506. Buddhist MeditationTibetan Buddhist compassion meditation (Chenrezig Sadhana) takes place at 6:30 p.m. every Wednesdays at a traditional American kiva in Carbondale. Buddhist meditation and charma talk takes place at 9:30 a.m. Sunday mornings at the same location. Information: Lama Dawa Zangpo, 963-2858.Christmas with MOPSThe Sopris Mothers of preschoolers (MOPS) group meets at 9 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, in the First United Methodist Church at 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. This week is the annual Christmas brunch and silent auction with Katrine Fabian sharing her inspiration on “Keeping the focus of Christmas.” Mothers with children birth through kindergarten are welcome. Childcare is available. There is a one-time registration fee of $25 and a weekly fee of $7. Scholarships are available. Information: Kerri Powell, 384-2334.Ice Climbing 101Join Aspen Expeditions’ AMGA professional mountain guides for two days of climbing frozen waterfalls during the “Locals Introduction to Ice Climbing” course Saturday, Dec. 18 and Sunday, Dec. 19. The course teaches proper techniques for use of ice tools and crampons, movement on ice, belaying, rappelling and anchor theory and is recommended for anyone aspiring to learn basic ice climbing or as a foundation for technical alpine mountaineering skills. All technical ice climbing equipment (harness, boots, helmet, crampons, ice tools, etc.) included. Information: Amy Slabaugh, Aspen Expeditions, 925-ROCK (7625).Legally SmartAlpine Legal Services presents the “Do it Yourself Divorce Class,” The class will take place at 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 16, at the Garfield County Courthouse in Glenwood Springs. Participants will receive all necessary documentation required to complete the divorce process along with information on managing a divorce case start to finish. This clinic is supported by grants from Aspen Valley Community Foundation. Information: 945-8858.Welcome BackCooper Avenue Social Center, an adult day stay center at 824 Cooper Ave. in Glenwood Springs, is re-opening and the Board of Directors invites the community to a Christmas Open House from noon to 5 p.m. Monday, Dec. 20. The Center is also hosting a special welcome to clients, families, friends and caregivers from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 22. Information: Renee Littlefair, 947-1233.Pilates PointersGlenwood Dance Academy offers 10 mat pilates classes each week in its Movement Arts Studio at its new location at 100 Midland Ave., Ste. 230. Private and semi-private “Reformer Pilates” classes are also available. Information: 945-2717.Glenwood Dance Academy offers 10 mat pilates classes each week in its Movement Arts Studio at its new location at 100 Midland Ave., Ste. 230. Private and semi-private “Reformer Pilates” classes are also available. Information: 945-2717.
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