Buy Your Own BookSupport the Basalt Library by joining the BYOB Affair at Town Center Booksellers. Buy your own book from the librarians’ wish list, receive a 10 percent discount, and donate it to the Basalt Library. Information: Town Center Booksellers, under the clocktower that chimes, 211 Midland Avenue, 927-BOOK (2665).Santa on IceSanta Claus will make a stop at the Lewis Ice Arena at the Aspen Recreation Center, 861 Maroon Creek Road, between 10:45-11:45 a.m. during the adult and tot skating session Monday, Dec. 20. Santa will bring his pack loaded with goodies for all good girls and boys. Cookies and hot chocolate will also be served. Information: 544-4116.Mountain View by CandlelightA Christmas Eve candlelight service with music and a devotional by Senior Pastor Dave Pearson will take place at Mountain View Church, beginning at 6:30 p.m. and lasting approximately one hour. The church is located 1.5 miles south of Glenwood Springs just off Highway 82, next door to Buffalo Valley Restaurant. Information: 945-8328.Dive into the new yearBring in the New Year with a splash with the Hot Springs Pool and Athletic Club. The annual New Year’s Eve Celebration will take place on Friday, Dec. 31. The alcohol-free party includes complimentary noisemakers for the big countdown to midnight and a drawing for an annual pool pass. The pool will be open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Christmas Eve; noon to 10 p.m. Christmas Day; 9 a.m. New Year’s Eve to 1 a.m. New Year’s Day; and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. New Year’s Day. Information: (800) 537-SWIM (7946) or 947-2954.Family New Year’s Festivities Art of Defense Taekwondo and the News Castle Recreation Department present an alcohol-free family New Year’s bash from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at the New Castle Community Center. The night will include dancing, games for all ages and contests. Cost: $2 donation. Information: Sabrina Carmichael, 984 2109 (home) or New Castle Community Center, 984-3352.Art of Defense Taekwondo and the News Castle Recreation Department present an alcohol-free family New Year’s bash from 8 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 31, at the New Castle Community Center. The night will include dancing, games for all ages and contests. Cost: $2 donation. Information: Sabrina Carmichael, 984 2109 (home) or New Castle Community Center, 984-3352.
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