COLORADO’S 14ersThe Redstone winter lecture series will host a free slide show of Colorado’s 14,000-foot peaks at 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 9, at the Church of Redstone. In addition to slides of the most remote and spectacular 14ers, local climbers Chuck and Doris Downey will talk about the geology of these peaks and the history of their exploration. The presentation will include facts and figures, along with some ideas on how to get to the top. Information: 963-1389. Learn to fallThe Aspen Ice Garden and the Lewis Ice Arena are offering 30-minute Learn to Skate lessons on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays from January through Feb. 20. Skaters must register by 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 17, in order to start classes on the first day. Basic skating skills and hockey skating skills classes are available for children and adults. Information: 544-4116.Ice Garden HoursThe Aspen Ice Garden closes at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31, and will remain closed on New Year’s Day. A public holiday skate is scheduled from 8:30-10 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 2.playful gliding at the Lewis Ice ArenaHours are 11:45 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. and 3-4:30 p.m. on Dec. 31; 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on Jan. 1; and 1:30-3 p.m. on Jan. 2. The Lewis Ice Arena is in Aspen.Aspen New Year’s Family Party Activities including swimming, ice skating, climbing, games, food, party favors and more. Drop off kids 5 and older, or bring the entire family from 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 31 through 1 a.m. on New Year’s Day at the Aspen Recreation Center. Reservations: 544-4100. Roan Plateau alternativesThe city of Rifle will hold a meeting to discuss the Bureau of Land Management’s Roan Plateau alternatives. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 12, at Rifle City Hall, 202 Railroad Ave. City officials will take citizens’ comments, provide information and answer questions. Information: (970) 625-6235.Story Time Cradlesongs Preschool Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds will be at the Glenwood Springs Library at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 5. The theme will be “Lullaby,” with stories followed by a simple craft. Information: 945-5958, firstname.lastname@example.org. Get HealthyThe Rocky Mountain Institute for Physical Medicine is hosting “Turn Back Time” Week from Jan. 3-8. The week starts with a free seminar, “Create Your Own Aging Reversal Plan: Discover the Power to Prevent Disease and Feel Fantastic!” from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 4. The rest of the week includes free massages, free lunchtime yoga sessions, and free nutrition profiles at the River View Plaza in Basalt. Information: Nina at 948-0179. Free YogaThe Rocky Mountain Institute for Physical Medicine is now offering free private yoga sessions on Thursday mornings in the Basalt office. The session is limited to the first two participants who sign up. Each one-hour session includes Anusara yoga principals and postures, hip-specific stretches, and educational handouts. Each month will feature a different area of the body. January’s focus will be improving hip mobility and function. To participate: Nina at 948-0179. Meet fun peopleat the Wheeler Opera HouseA volunteer usher training session has been scheduled for 5-6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 3, at the Wheeler Opera House. Ushering is a great way to meet new people, see fabulous entertainment and give back to the community. Information: (970) 920-5787.Shoveling for Letter CarriersFierce winter storms can make mail delivery difficult. Support your letter carrier by quickly clearing a safe path to your mailbox following snowstorms and bad weather conditions.apply for college aid ASAPThe Free application for Federal Student Aid window opens at the start of the calendar year. Although FAFSA forms can be submitted later, some available funds are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, and waiting can translate to fewer aid dollars awarded. In the most recent study by the U.S. Department of Education, FAFSA filers who apply before March are nearly twice as likely to receive state and institutional aid as those who apply in June. Information:www.collegeinvest.org/FAFSA.Admire the stitchingThe Roaring Fork Valley Quilters’ show runs through Jan. 9 at the Aspen Chapel. Glenwood Springs artists participating include: Sandy Boyd, Elizabeth Greene, Kathleen Molitor and Kathy Schattleitner. Information: 925-7184. toast at the topGlenwood Caverns Adventure Park holiday hours are: New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31: second annual “Toast at the Top” celebration at Exclamation Point Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy an elegant prime rib buffet, a midnight champagne toast, music by the Dags, and a free tram ride. Cost: $75 per person, $65 for annual pass-holders. Information: 945-4228 ext. 17, or (800) 530-1635.Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park holiday hours are: New Year’s Eve, Friday, Dec. 31: second annual “Toast at the Top” celebration at Exclamation Point Restaurant & Bar. Enjoy an elegant prime rib buffet, a midnight champagne toast, music by the Dags, and a free tram ride. Cost: $75 per person, $65 for annual pass-holders. Information: 945-4228 ext. 17, or (800) 530-1635.
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