DEC. 9th to 15th - ROARING FUN - Plan your week of FUN in the Roaring Fork Valley

Every week we feature events taking place in the Roaring fork Valley. 

Plan your week and enjoy the ROARING FUN our community has to offer!



DECEMBER 9th to 15th




Monday Dec. 9th:

Call for Carbondale Board of Trustee Nominations

1 pm to 2 pm - Town of Carbondale / 511 Colorado Ave. Carbondale

Repeats daily, December 02, 2019 to January 27, 2020

"The Town of Carbondale will be holding a regular municipal election on April 7, 2020. Three trustee seats are up for election. Those wishing to run for trustee may pick up Nomination Petitions beginning January 7, 2020 from the town clerk, 511 Colorado Avenue. Please visit carbondalegov.org for more information or contact Cathy Derby 510-1206"

Dungeons and Dragons

4:30 pm to 7 pm - Basalt Regional Library - FREE 

"Come play this iconic game. Some experience with D&D is necessary. Grades 5+."


Tuesday Dec. 10th:

Playful Poetry Writing Workshop

4 pm to 5 pm - Basalt Regional Library - FREE 

"If a cat pounced off the page of a book, would it look this way or that or meow to chat? Join author and literacy teacher, Jessica Barnum, for a playful poetry writing workshop. For inspiration, we will browse various children’s books to see how authors use rhyme and alliteration, and then we will write our own poems. Bring your imagination and a list of your 10 favorite words! Recommended for grades 1st-4th."


Wednesday Dec. 11th:

Documentary Night: "Meru"

5 pm to 7 pm - Basalt Regional Library - FREE 

"Climb every mountain with three of the world's elite climbers as they struggle to find their way through obsession and loss in an attempt to climb Mount Meru, one of the most difficult mountains in all of the Himalayas."

Yoga and Hot Springs

6 pm to 9 pm - Avalanche Ranch - Redstone - $25 CASH ONLY (Repeats weekly, October 02, 2019 to April 29, 2020)

"Join Whitney Roginski at Avalanche Ranch Wednesday evenings for an all levels gentle yoga practice from 6-7pm followed by a nourishing soak in the hot springs till 9pm. MEET: in the yoga barn (over the bridge, across from the top pool) 10mins before class BRING: yoga mat and any props you wish to use, swim wear, towel, water and snacks  Reservations encouraged call 970-963-2846"

Live Music with Bradman

9 pm to 12 am - The Black Nugget - Carbondale - FREE

"Bradman uses a loop pedal to assemble acoustic guitar, bass, mandolin, & percussion into an eclectic catalogue of Americana, folk rock, bluegrass, classic rock, & original music."


Thursday Dec. 12th

Colorado Rocky Mountain School Preview Day

9 am to 11 am - Colorado Rocky Mountain School 500 Holden Way, Carbondale

"CRMS is a boarding + day school serving students in grades 9 - 12. Prospective families are invited to tour the campus, meet Head of School, Jeff Leahy, hear from current students and parents, and learn about the admission process."

Winter Wonderland

6 pm to 8 pm - Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs - FREE

"The Hotel Colorado invites you and your family to join us for our new Winter Wonderland series! These free events will take place the first 3 Thursdays in December – 5th, 12th and 19th. They start with Caroling in the Lobby by local school choirs who will perform two sets - one at 6:00 p.m. and another at 6:20 p.m. Participating schools include; Two Rivers Community School on December 5, Glenwood Springs Middle and High School on December 12 and Rifle High School on December 19. Caroling is followed up with Classic Christmas movies in the Roosevelt Room starting at 6:45 p.m. December 5 features Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer, December 12 is The Grinch Who Stole Christmas, and December 19 is The Polar Express. Various Christmas crafts will also be available in the Roosevelt Room. A concession stand will be selling hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn, candy, drinks and more for both the kids and adults to enjoy! If you are able to, we incite you to also participate in our Toy Drive in partnership with Salvation Army. Bring a toy and drop it at our front desk to give back to our community and help a family in need."



Friday Dec. 13th


Merry on Midland

4 pm to 6 pm - Lions Park, Basalt - FREE

"Join tree lighting festivities in downtown Basalt including Santa & Mrs Claus, S'mores, Horse drawn wagon rides, Carolers, Chili/cookies/cider/hot chocolate from Basalt Lions Club and Ornament making hosted by The Art Base."

Visit Santa at Glenwood Caverns

4 pm to 7pm - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - $14-$19

"Visit Santa at America’s only mountain-top theme park. Get your photo taken with ol’ St. Nick and enjoy the dazzling display of more than a half million lights and a giant musical Christmas tree. Roast s’mores around the fire pit, warm up in the North Pole hut and be dazzled by the winter scenery!"


Friday Afternoon Club: Gerry Goodman

5 pm to 8:30 pm - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - Free with the Friday coupon in the Post Independent for up to four people starting at 4 p.m.

"Join us for live music at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park's Friday Afternoon Club featuring Gerry Goodman. Kick back and enjoy one of the most popular entertainers we have for our Friday Afternoon Club. Gerry Goodman plays classic rock including lots of Stevie Ray Vaughn, oldies and newies and everything in between. FREE with the Friday coupon from the Glenwood Springs Post Independent for up to four people after 4 p.m. Enjoy the holiday lights, winter scenery and great food and drink specials at The Lookout Grille. See you at Winter on the Mountain!"

TRTC presents The Doyle and Debbie Show

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm - Thunder River Theatre Company , Carbondale - $15-$30

Repeats weekly, December 07, 2019 to December 21, 2019

"Lowbrow inspiration becomes hilarious high entertainment in this 3-actor country music satire. Like Spinal Tap with a twang, it features numbers like “Blue Stretchpants,” “Barefoot and Pregnant,” and a few song titles unfit for a church sanctuary. Various showtimes between Dec. 5 - 21, 2019"


Saturday Dec. 14th

Christmas in Marble

9:30 pm to 7 pm - Marble - FREE

"A whole day of family friendly activities at four locations through town! 9am-4pm Gift Basket Drawing and Bake Sale! @ Marble Church Stock up with treats for the holidays. Then, buy a ticket for a chance to win one of over 20 holiday gift baskets. Just enter your ticket for the basket (or baskets) you want. Only $1 per ticket!! Proceeds support the Marble Community Church. 9am-4pm Craft Bazaar! @ Marble Charter School Do your Christmas Shopping and support local artists and authors. Book signings, artist demonstrations, kid's crafts. 9am-5pm Gift Shopping @ Abstract Marble Gary will be open for some Christmas Shopping at this unique marble store. 9:30am - 12pm Pancake Breakfast @ Marble Charter School. All proceeds go to fund the 7/8th grade year end trip. 11:30am - 4pm Apple Cider and Chili Lunch @ Marble Church 12pm-4pm Pictures with Santa. Come tell Santa your wish list and get some cute holiday memories. Bring your own camera. Pets are welcome too! 12pm-4pm Natural Ornament Making and Decorating @ The Hub Come make ornaments and bird feeders using dried fruit and other natural material for our community tree - or take them home for your own outdoor tree!. Free! 12pm - 4pm 'Gingerbread' House Decorating. A fun and free craft for kids. Linda pre-makes graham cracker houses and provides all the fixing for the kids to create their own mini houses to take home. 5pm - 7pm Community Tree Lighting, Caroling and Bonfire! Come roast Marshmallows and hot dogs. Sing fun holiday songs and stay warm by the fire. Sunday - Bake sale and basket drawing at the church 9am - 1pm"


TRTC presents The Doyle and Debbie Show

7:30 pm to 9:30 pm - Thunder River Theatre Company , Carbondale - $15-$30

Repeats weekly, December 07, 2019 to December 21, 2019

"Lowbrow inspiration becomes hilarious high entertainment in this 3-actor country music satire. Like Spinal Tap with a twang, it features numbers like “Blue Stretchpants,” “Barefoot and Pregnant,” and a few song titles unfit for a church sanctuary. Various showtimes between Dec. 5 - 21, 2019"


OPEN JAILHOUSE HOLIDAY ART SALE

10 am to 4 pm - Jail and Cabin History Park, Corner of Hwy 133 and Weant Blvd. Carbondale - FREE

"Come visit the historic Carbondale Jailhouse, art studio of local artist and advocate Sarah Uhl. Enjoy baked goods, honey tastings, and hot cider beside the fire while shopping for holiday gifts from local makers. In addition to Sarah’s artwork you can buy pottery from Adam Ting, chocolate from Pollinator Chocolate, woven goods from Megan Vanzandt, and canned goods from The Farm Collaborative."

Visit Santa at Glenwood Caverns

4 pm to 7pm - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - $14-$19

"Visit Santa at America’s only mountain-top theme park. Get your photo taken with ol’ St. Nick and enjoy the dazzling display of more than a half million lights and a giant musical Christmas tree. Roast s’mores around the fire pit, warm up in the North Pole hut and be dazzled by the winter scenery!"

Sunday Nov. 15th


Breakfast With Santa

9 am to 12 pm - Hotel Colorado, Glenwood Springs - $15.95 (adults), $5.95 (kids 12 & under)

"The holiday season is upon us! Join us at the Hotel Colorado for a Breakfast with Santa on Sunday, December 15, from 10:00 a.m. to Noon. The breakfast buffet will be family-style seating; cost is $15.95 for adults and $5.95 for kids 12 and under. The meet and greet with Santa includes a free printed and emailed photo to take home from AIRi Photo Booth. Reservations are highly encouraged - please call 970-928-3785. If you are able to, we incite you to also participate in our Toy Drive in partnership with Salvation Army. Bring a toy and drop it at our front desk to give back to our community and help a family in need."

Visit Santa at Glenwood Caverns

1 pm to 4 pm - Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park - $14-$19

"Visit Santa at America’s only mountain-top theme park. Get your photo taken with ol’ St. Nick and enjoy the dazzling display of more than a half million lights and a giant musical Christmas tree. Roast s’mores around the fire pit, warm up in the North Pole hut and be dazzled by the winter scenery!"




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