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Toys for Tots

Modular Housing in Rifle will hold an open house 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, with a special appearance by Santa. The company is collecting unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots through Dec. 18. Toys can be dropped off from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. East of the new Super Wal-Mart on Airport Road. Information: 625-5223.

‘Snowmen’ Story Time

Story Time for 3- to 5-year-olds will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 3, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 9th St. The theme will be “Snowmen,” with stories followed by a simple craft. Call 945-5958 for more information.

School Improvement meeting

The Roaring Fork School District Re-1, along with Carbondale Elementary School, invites parents and community members to attend an informational meeting about the Colorado Department of Education’s process for schools on school improvement. Join the community meeting 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, at Carbondale Elementary School, 600 S. 3rd St. Information: Fred Wall, 384-6001.

Light up the Gazebo

Everyone is invited to light up the Gazebo and welcome Santa Claus to Carbondale Thursday, Dec 4. Parade and carols will be led by the Carbondale Elementary School Choir, beginning at 5 p.m. at the Village Smithy, and will conclude at Sopris Park, where free hot chocolate and cookies will be provided.

Fun with Santa’s Elves

Moms, dads, grandmas and grandpas, come join your 3- to 5-year-old artists for a special time of inspiration. The Carbondale Recreation Department will be offering craft projects associated with the upcoming holidays. Classes will be held on Thursdays from 10-11 at Carbondale Town Hall. Cost is $8. You need to sign up the week in advance or the programs will not run. The classes kick off Dec. 4 and 11 with “Fun With Santa’s Elves.”

Peace coalition video

The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition presents a free video: “Belonging: The Search for Acceptance,” at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Glenwood Springs High School Library, and at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2, in Room 109 of Roaring Fork High School in Carbondale. The video discusses the deep and universal desire to belong. It incorporates stories of real lives, from the executive to the refugee, and is enriched by comments from leading thinkers and activists in sociology, psychology, education, and interreligious relations. It celebrates the dignity and diversity of humanity and identifies that which unites us ” our aloneness and our longing to belong.

Relationship Seminar

A Path of Relationship Seminar will be offered on Monday evenings, beginning Dec. 1 at the Mid-Valley Counseling Center in El Jebel. This program is for individuals and couples at any stage of a relationship who want to bring clarity, understanding and support to relationships. It covers codependency, power struggles, boundaries, self-esteem and more, and teaches how to learn to make loving choices about relationships. Meetings are from 6:45-9 p.m. for 10 weeks, at $35 per week. Preregistration is recommended. Information: Carol Warner, marriage and family therapist, 920-7683.

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