GSMS fall concert
The bands and choirs at Glenwood Springs Middle School will present their fall concert on Wednesday, Nov. 19. The concert will begin with the sixth-grade band at 5:30 p.m. followed by the seventh- and eighth-grade bands and choirs at 6:30-7:45 p.m. in the cafetorium. The choir will present patriotic music. GSMS is located at 120 Soccer Field Road in West Glenwood. Information: 384-5500.
Soothe those worries away with a free back, neck and shoulder massage from massage therapist Nina Schnipper on Wednesday morning, Nov. 19, at Floyd’s of Mayberry barber shop in Carbondale. Free massage for everyone getting a haircut, beginning at 9 a.m.
KAJX goes quiet Thursday
KAJX public radio in Aspen is upgrading the shed on Smuggler Mountain that houses the station’s main 400-watt transmitter. KAJX will be off the air from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday.
A Holiday Craft sale will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Spiritual Center in Carbondale (above Construction Junction). Inexpensive holiday gifts, handmade pottery and delicious baked goods.
Children’s Book Week
Through the Looking Glass bookstore will celebrate National Children’s Book Week on Saturday, Nov. 22. The store will feature a wish book tree filled with ornaments depicting children’s that can be purchased and donated to the Glenwood Springs Library. All children’s books will also be discounted 20 percent on the same day.
Glenwood Springs’ community blood drive will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Dec. 2 in Glenwood City Hall’s city council chambers. Free cholesterol screenings. Information: 244-2555.
The Sound of Music
The Carbondale Recreation Department is organizing a trip to see the Grand Junction Dinner Theater’s production of “The Sound of Music,” on Sunday, Dec. 7. Lunch is served at noon and the show begins at 1:30 p.m. The recreation van will depart Carbondale Town Hall at 10 a.m.; limited sign-up available. $35. Information: 704-4115.
Donordirect seeks sponsors
Instead of adding to your mail this season, DONORDIRECT is fund-raising through its Website, http://www.DonorDirectSupport.com. DONORDIRECT is a small-scale, no-frills public nonprofit whose founders underwrite all their operating expenses, so that 100 percent of donations go directly to the need. Their “Tide Me Over” Emergency Lending Fund has made 14 onetime crisis loans in the Roaring Fork Valley. Potential recipients submit a one-page application; and, if they qualify, DONORDIRECT pays directly to the provider of food, clothing, shelter, medical care and/or transportation up to $1,000. The beneficiary signs a zero-interest promissory note to repay the loan within 24 months. As these notes are paid, the money is “recycled” to make other emergency loans. Information: http://www.DonorDirectSupport.com or Bartlett at 948-2104.
Winter clothing drive
Glenwood Springs Elementary School is having a winter clothing drive on Dec. 4 and 5. The school is collecting new and used winter clothing, including coats, boots, hats, mittens, through November. Donations can be brought to the collection area in the front hall of GSES at 915 School St. Information: 384-5483.
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