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Drop-In Crafts

Drop-in for a fun craft Saturdays from 10:30 AM-Noon at Basalt Regional Library
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DARK NIGHT with author Craig Childs

Craig Childs’ riveting spoken word and audiovisual extravaganza, DARK NIGHT, returns to Paonia’s Paradise Theatre, DEC 19 & 20th. Featuring new works, the two-act includes supporting video, choreography, acting & music from several accomplished performers from the North Fork Valley and beyond. Tickets are available online at Brown Paper Tickets. There are also VIP tickets available... more info can be found at the Paradise Theatre web site.
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Santa Rides the Neighborhood

HO HO HO SANTA IS COMING TO YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD Basalt Fire Department will be giving Santa a ride on the ladder truck through neighborhoods in Basalt & El Jebel this weekend. When you hear the Christmas music playing, come out and give Santa a wave or you can follow along and join the fun! The tour will visit neighborhoods in downtown Basalt on Friday, December 19th at 5:30pm and El Jebel on Saturday the 20th also at 5:30pm. Go to www.basaltfire.org or call 704-0675 for details.
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COOKIE SWAP AT CCAH'S HOLIDAY SHOW

CCAH is opening its the doors of the Deck The Walls Holiday Show for Saturday Shoppers from from 10a.m. to 5p.m. with a special Cookie Swap event! Want an impressive selection of holiday cookies for your holiday party? Stop by the gallery on Saturday, Dec. 20 with a dozen of your favorite kind of cookie and leave with a lovely variety for your holiday dessert spread! Cookie Swap begins at 4p.m. For more information visit www.carbondalearts.com or call (970) 963-1680.
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Shine a light- 108 sun salutations

On December 21, our community will come together to make a difference. We will gather on the longest, darkest night of the year, practice yoga by candlelight, hold vigil, embrace healing and Shine a Light for the millions of children, teens and adults living in the dark shadows of sex trafficking and the commercial sex industry. Nine inspiring local yoga teachers will guide the participants through 108 sun salutations.
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Community Winter Solstice Celebration 2014 on Sat., Dec. 20 at 6 pm Third Street Center, Carbondale

INDOOR CEREMONY, MUSIC, BONFIRE, Dancing, Cookies, Cider, Hot Chocolate Join us in celebrating the return of the light and pay homage to the power of the sun. ADMISSION: Bring an non-perishable food or pet itme for donation to Lift-Up. Sponsored by Two Rivers Unitarian Universalists; supported by Davi Nikent, Center for Human Flourishing.
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Soul Dance Sundays at The Launchpad

Core Healing Arts is bringing Soul Dance Sundays to the Launchpad at 76 S. 4th in Carbondale every Sunday from 4 to 5:30pm. No dance experience is necessary! Only a willingness to move and open your heart. Soul Dance Sundays is inspired by the five rhythms and uses movement to connect with ourselves, with each other, and deepen our connection with the Divine to guide our path. Contact Robyn Hubbard at Core Healing Arts at robyn@corehealingarts.net or (970)319-6854.
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Literature Out Loud

Sunday, December 21 at 3pm at Pitkin County Library Literature Out Loud, the story hour for grownups, brings us "Christmas Treasures" with Eileen Seeley reading "One Christmas" by Truman Capote and Franz Alderfer reading "Sleep" from "Lime Creek" by Joe Henry.
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Get Your Uke On at the Library!

Get Your Uke On! class on at the Carbondale Branch Library the first and third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. Beginners and experts of all ages are welcome. Each session starts with a sing along, followed by a short lesson, and ends with a Uke Jam. Non-Ukers are welcome to sit in. More information by calling the library, 970-963-2889.
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Mother Goose on the Loose

Storytime at Basalt Regional Library for Infants and Babies. We’ll share rhymes, songs, stories and music designed to develop early literacy. Mondays 10:30-11:00 AM
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Toddler Tales

Storytime at Basalt Regional Library This storytime focuses on simple books, action rhymes, and songs that help develop early literacy. Other ages are welcome but the focus will be on children ages 24 months to 36 months. Tuesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
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Somatic Yoga Classes at The Launchpad

Aspen Dance Connection is bringing a Somatic Yoga class to The Launchpad at 76 S. 4th Street in Carbondale on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:15-9:30am. Somatic Yoga synthesizes Alexander & Feldenkrais techniques, kinetic awareness, Iyengar yoga and more to gently realign the body, strengthen the core, & increase range of motion. Contact Fran Page (970)927-0641 or aspendance@sopris.net. For a full listing of classes at The Launchpad visit carbondalearts.com/the-launchpad.
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Preschool Tales

Storytime at Basalt Regional Library Stories and activities are selected for 3 to 5 year olds but children of other ages are welcome . Wednesdays 10:30-11:00 AM
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Petco Adoptathon

Colorado Animal Rescue host a holiday adoptathon at Petco on Tuesday, December 23rd from 12:00-4:00 for those last minute Christmas adoptions. We will be featuring a variety of beautiful and super sweet adult cats, small breed dogs and baby hamsters! All adoptions are only $25, except for the hamsters, they are only$10.
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Wood Burning Best Practices

If you use a wood stove or fireplace, learn before you burn. To have a safer and healthier home remember these three tips: First: Burn only dry, seasoned wood. Second: Have a certified professional inspect and service your wood stove or fireplace annually. And Third: Upgrade to an efficient, EPA-approved wood stove or fireplace insert. This public service announcement was brought to you by US Environmental Protection Agency and the Carbondale Environmental Board.

Roaring Fork Songwriters Group at the Library!

The Roaring Fork Songwriters Group meets at the Carbondale Branch Library the fourth Monday of the month, and is open to songwriters of all levels. Writers are encouraged to share a lyric or a melody, or something they’ve finished and want to test out on a responsive audience, in a supportive, helpful atmosphere. Facilitated by different guest musician each month. The grand piano is available for use. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889
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Teen Wii Gaming at the Library!

Teens are invited to play Wii games at the Carbondale Branch Library on the last Thursday of the month at 4 p.m. Snacks provided. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889.
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Storytime at the Library

The Carbondale Branch Library offers a weekly storytime for all ages every Monday at 4:00 p.m. This family storytime is full of fun songs and great stories. Other storytimes are Wednesday (bilingual), Thursday (infants and toddlers) at 10:30 a.m., and first Saturday (sensory). Children must be accompanied by an adult at all times. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889.
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Legos at the Library!

Kids in grades K-2 are invited to the Carbondale Branch Library at 2 p.m. every Wednesdays to imagine, build, and play with Legos. More information by calling the library: 963-2889.
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Middle School Makerspace at the Library!

Teens are invited to the Carbondale Branch Library every Wednesday from 2:30-4 p.m. to use the tools and supplies in our mobile makerspace to design, create, tinker, and play with art and technology. Teens will be able to draw with 3D Pens, film stop-motion animation movies, print with fabric and stencils, design their own video games, and more. Snacks are provided. More information by calling the library: 963-2889.
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Tuesdays After School at the Library!

The Carbondale Branch Library welcomes elementary school students every Tuesday at 4 p.m. for different afterschool programs including: Story Art with the Aspen Art Museum (first Monday), Paws to Read (second Monday), Legos at the Library (third Monday) and Movie Day (fourth Wednesday). Snacks provided. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889.
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Loteria Night at the Library!

The Carbondale Branch Library hosts Loteria Night the last Monday of every month at 6 p.m. Loteria is the quintecential Mexican game for all ages, cultures, languages and family members. Beverages and appetizers are provided. More information by calling the library: 970-963-2889.
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Tablab for Kids & Teens at the Library!

Kids and teens are invited to use the iPad TabLab at the Carbondale Branch Library every Thursday (except the last one) from 4 - 5 p.m. to try new apps, browse the internet, play games, and do schoolwork. Snacks provided. More information by calling the library, 970-963-2889.
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Nordic Luminary Night Ski, New Year's Eve, 6pm

Join the Mount Sopris Nordic Council and the Aspen Valley Ski Club (AVSC) at the Spring Gulch Nordic Trails for an evening ski lit by luminaries and starlight. After the ski, enjoy hot beverages by the fire compliments of Bonfire Coffee. This is a FREE community event - ALL are welcome! More info at www.springgulch.org.
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Senior Matters Book Club at the Library!

Senior Matters hosts a monthly book club sponsored by the Carbondale Branch Library every 4th Wednesday of the month, 4pm at the library. More information at 970-963-2889.
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Subaru Share the Love Chooses Mountain Valley as Local Charity

The seventh annual Subaru “Share the Love” event will take place at Glenwood Springs Subaru from November 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015. For every new Subaru vehicle sold or leased, Subaru will donate $250 to the customer’s choice of participating charities – including the local charity, Mountain Valley Developmental Services.
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23rd Annual Aspen Film Academy Screenings, Dec 21 - Jan 2

Join us for the 23rd annual Aspen Film Academy Screenings, Sunday, December 21st through Friday, January 2nd. Screenings at the Wheeler Opera House in Aspen. Features and documentaries, including previews of brand new releases, for all movie tastes. Tickets at the Wheeler Box Office or aspenshowtix.com. More at aspenfilm.org.
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Call to Artists: Selfie Revolution Exhibit

Send us Your Fav. Selfie! The Glewnood Springs Center for The Arts will project a slideshow on one of our Gallery walls of all the selfies we receive on or before January 8, 2015, by 5:00pm. These beautiful faces will be showcased January 9 - February 6, 2015. Please Email your high res. (family appropriate) file to brie@glenwoodarts.org and include your first and last name. Check us out of Facebook for more info!
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CALL TO ARTISTS FOR THE 35TH ANNUAL VALLEY VISUAL ART SHOW

CCAH is seeking artists to participate in the 35th Annual Valley Visual Art Show! VVAS features 40 local artists working in all mediums. The exhibition is open to artists who are current members of CCAH and reside in an 816xx zip code. Each artists may submit 2 pieces of work and one will be selected. Applications can be found at carbondalearts.com or can stop by to pick one up! Submissions are due Jan. 9, VVAS Opens Jan. 23.
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CALL TO DESIGNERS FOR THE GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK FASHION EXTRAVAGANZA

CCAH is calling all designers interested in creating a sustainable fashion line to participate in the 2015 Green is the New Black Fashion Extravaganza! This year’s theme is Underground and is sure to be an excellent artistic opportunity! Designers can find more information, requirements, & applications carbondalearts.com or at the CCAH office. Early submissions are due Dec. 15. Regular submissions are due Jan. 12.
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5Point Film Festival 2015 Call for Entries

5Point Film Festival is open for film submissions for the 2015 Festival scheduled for April 23-26, 2015 in Carbondale. Information about how to submit, types of film, and formatting can be found at 5pointfilm.org/submit. Deadline for submissions is February 3, 2015.
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Carbondale Clay Center Cup Auction is back!

Join us at the corner of 2nd and Main on First Friday, December 5th from 6-8:00pm for the annual Carbondale Clay Center Cup Auction. With over 200 cups donated by local and national artists, there is sure to be a cup just perfect for you. Bidding ends at 8pm, so be sure to stop by early to check out all the amazing cups, or to shop our holiday sale at the Clay Center gallery. Friday is definitely going to be a night at the Clay Center that you don't want to miss!
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Girl Scouts need YOU

Girl Scouts enables you to spend time and create memories with your daughter or granddaughter. Plus, it gives her a head start on a fantastic future. We build girls of courage, confidence, and character who make the world a better place. Girls and adults make friends, fun memories, and gain skills that last a lifetime. Join today. www.girlscoutsofcolorado.org/join or call 970-628-8007.
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