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Grand County Community Events Calendar, Dec. 18 -Dec. 24

Wednesday

December 18

Holiday Toy Drive at the following locations; Ski Depot Sports in Winter Park, Shining Stars Foundation in Tabernash, Granby City Market, Geno’s Pizza & Wings in Granby, East Grand Middle School, Bistro 28 at Pole Creek Golf Course, Rocky Mountain Eye Wear in Winter Park and Bank of the West in Fraser. Benefitting children living with cancer or a life threatening illness. For more information visit www.ShiningStarsFoundation.org.

Children’s Story Hour, 10:15-11 a.m., 11:5 a.m. to noon, Kremmling Library; 10:30-11:30 a.m., Granby Library.

Affordable Care Act – Community Information Session, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Juniper Library, Grand Lake. Free information session on Colorado’s new health insurance marketplace. Sponsored by Grand County Rural Health Network in partnership with Connect for Health Colorado.

Rotary Club of Granby, noon, Maverick’s Grille, Granby. Guest speaker David Miller. 970-887-9000 for more information.

S’mores by the Fire, 3-4 p.m., Winter Park Resort. This is a free family activity, but s’mores are on a first come, first serve basis. http://www.winterparkresort.com

Dave Preston plays Heck’s at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 4-6 p.m., Granby.

Christmas Music set to Lights, 5-10 p.m., 2142 CR 4, 5 miles south of Grand Lake off Hwy 34 on to CR 4, just over 2 miles. Free event on the hour, every hour.

MPHS & EGMS Holiday Choir Concert, 6:30-7:30 p.m., MPHS Auditorium, Granby.

Thursday

December 19

Holiday Toy Drive, (see Wednesday)

Fraser Valley Lions Club Meeting, 7:30-8:30 a.m., Carver’s, Winter Park.

Children’s Story Hour, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Granby Library.

Penny Hamilton Book Signing “Around Granby”, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Rocky Mountain General Store, Granby.

Children’s Story Hour, 11 a.m.-noon, Hot Sulphur Springs Library.

Fraser Valley Seniors Potluck Lunch, noon-1:30 p.m., Fraser Historic Church Community Center. Bring a dish to share or pay $5. Call Paul 970-726-5651.

Open House at the Kauffman House, 1-4 p.m., Grand Lake. Beautiful holiday decorations, special exhibits and yummy treats. 970-627-9644 for more information.

Grand Lake Womens Club, 1-3 p.m., Community House, Grand Lake. Annual Christmas Gift exchange. Members and guests are asked to bring holiday refreshments and a $5-$10 gift. Entertainment provided. Call 303-250-6878 for details.

Free Movie Matinee, 3:30-5:15 p.m., Fraser Valley Library. 970-726-5689

Dave Preston plays Heck’s at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 4-6 p.m., Granby.

Thursday Hang Time, 4:15-5:30 p.m., Granby Library. Free drop-in program offering crafts, games, Wii and snacks. All ages welcome. 970-887-2149

Christmas Music set to Lights, 5-10 p.m., 2142 CR 4, 5 miles south of Grand Lake off Hwy 34 on to CR 4, just over 2 miles. Free event on the hour, every hour.

After School Fun Club, 5-6 p.m., Juniper Library, Grand Lake. Enjoy Wii, fun activities, arts and crafts. Registration is required. Please call 970-627-8353 for information.

The Grand County Model Railroad Club Presents the Model Train Display, 6-9 p.m., Granby Soccer Dome Modular.

MPHS & EGMS Holiday Band Concert, 6:30-7:30 p.m., MPHS Auditorium, Granby.

LifeRing Secular Recovery, 7-8 p.m., Church of the Eternal Hills, Tabernash. Group discussing sobriety from alcohol and drugs. Call Dick Sprague at 303-898-3125 for more information.

Friday

December 20

Winter Wonderland, Base Lodge, Granby Ranch. Celebrate the holiday season with snowman village, gingerbread men, old-fashioned wagon rides, and night skiing on select nights. Extend your ski day with s’mores and hot chocolate at the fire pit, followed by evening family activities. Daily family activities will keep everyone entertained and happy all through the holiday season.

Holiday Toy Drive, (see Wednesday)

Funky Friday Trips, Granby Community Center. $30 per child. Call 887-3961 to register.

Penny Hamilton Book Signing “Around Granby”, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., City Market, Granby.

Toddler and Preschool Story Hour, 11 a.m.-12 p.m., Juniper Library, Grand Lake.

High Country Conservatives, noon-1:30 p.m., Maverick’s Restaurant, Granby. Visitors welcome.

Christmas Model Train Display, 1-8 p.m., Granby Soccer Dome Modular. The model train display is back, bigger and better than ever, so bring the family and share in this Grand County tradition.

Wii Game Day, 3-4:30 p.m., Kremmling Library. Play Wii Sports Resort on the big screen and have a pizza party. All ages welcome, call 970-724-9228 with questions.

Christmas Music set to Lights, 5-10 p.m., 2142 CR 4, 5 miles south of Grand Lake off Hwy 34 on to CR 4, just over 2 miles. Free event on the hour, every hour.

Community Dinner, 5:15-7 p.m., Granby Community Center. Free meal to encourage fellowship and community as well as be a help to individuals and households that may be struggling in these financially challenging times. Please call Lord of the Valley Lutheran Church at 970-887-9252 with questions.

Kelly Zinge plays Heck’s at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Granby.

Jeremy Farmer plays Strip & Tail, 6 p.m., Winter Park.

Hippie Sideshow Hootenanny plays Freestyles, 9 p.m., Winter Park.

”The Longest Night”, 7 p.m., Church of the Eternal Hills, Tabernash. www.EternalHills.org

Magic Beans plays Ullr’s, 10-midnight, Winter Park.

Saturday

December 21

Winter Wonderland, (See Friday)

Santa Visits the Village, Winter Park Resort. Santa, dancing Christmas trees and What the Dickens Carolers. Call 303-316-1564 for details.

Ski with Santa, Granby Ranch. Santa will be taking laps with the kids, bring your camera to take advantage of the great photo opportunities. http://www.granbyranch.com

Holiday Toy Drive, (see Wednesday).

Affordable Care Act – Community Information Session, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Middle Park Medical Center, Granby. Free information session on Colorado’s new health insurance marketplace.

Christmas Model Train Display, 1-8 p.m., Granby Soccer Dome Modular.

Free Ski Waxing Clinic, 3-4 p.m., Devil’s Thumb Ranch. There will be multiple stations set up for waxing, so bring your skis and get hands on experience preparing your skis for the upcoming season. Call 970-726-8231 for details.

Free Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides, 4-7 p.m., Cooper Creek Square, Winter Park.

Moonlight Ski/Snowshoe, 5-9 p.m., Pole Creek, Granby. Ski or snowshoe the lighted trail, enjoy the bonfire and hot chocolate. Call 970-887-9797 for more information.

Christmas Music set to Lights, 5-10 p.m., 2142 CR 4, 5 miles south of Grand Lake off Hwy 34 on to CR 4, just over 2 miles. Free event on the hour, every hour.

Kelly Zinge plays Heck’s at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Granby.

AWANA, 6-7:30 p.m., Winter Park Christian Church, Tabernash. For children ages 3 years old through 6th grade. Children study God’s word, play games, and enjoy a snack.

AWANA, 6-7:30 p.m., Kremmling Elementary/Middle School Administration Entrance (east side). For children ages 3 years old through 6th grade. Children study God’s word, play games, and enjoy a snack.

Matty Brown plays Strip & Tail, 6 p.m., Winter Park.

Joan Shaw, pianist, plays Hideaway Bistro in Silverado II, 6-9 p.m., Winter Park.

Christmas Movie Pajama Party, 6:30-8 p.m., Granby Ranch. Bring the family dressed in your pajamas with a blanket for a special Christmas showing of “Elf”. For details call 888-850-4615 or visit http://granbyranch.com

Peggy Mann plays the Sagebrush, 6:30-9 p.m., Grand Lake.

Hippie Sideshow Hootenanny plays Randi’s Irish Grill, 7 p.m., Winter Park.

Magic Beans play Ullr’s, 9-11:55 p.m., Winter Park.

Sunday

December 22

Winter Wonderland, (See Friday).

Santa Visits the Village, Winter Park Resort

Ski with Santa, Granby Ranch.

Holiday Toy Drive (see Wednesday).

Christmas Model Train Display, 1-5 p.m., Granby Soccer Dome Modular.

DaVinci Drawing Group, 1 p.m., Granby Library. Please RSVP by noon Saturday if you plan to attend at bheffron@comcast.net. Call Barbara Heffron with questions, 970-627-3638.

Home for the Holidays, 2p.m., Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater, Grand Lake. RMRT Christmas Christmas Music set to Lights, 5-10 p.m., 2142 CR 4, 5 miles south of Grand Lake off Hwy 34 on to CR 4, just over 2 miles. Free event on the hour, every hour.

Kelly Zinge plays Heck’s at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Granby.

Free Mountain Messiah Concert, 7-9 p.m., Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA, Granby.

Cranford Hollow plays Ullr’s, 9-11 p.m., Winter Park.

Monday

December 23

Winter Wonderland, (See Friday)

Holiday Toy Drive (See Wednesday)

Ski with Santa, Granby Ranch.

Donation Yoga, 9:15-10:30 a.m., Mountain Moon Yoga, Winter Park. Donate $1 minimum, all proceeds to local charities. For more information call 970-726-5786.

Children’s Story Hour, 10-11 a.m., Fraser Library.

Christmas Model Train Display, 1-5 p.m., Granby Soccer Dome Modular.

Affordable Care Act – Community Information Session, 4-7 p.m., Granby Library.

Dave Preston plays Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 4-6 p.m., Tabernash.

Freespirit Bellydancers, 4:15-4:45 p.m., Allington Inn & Suites, Kremmling. This is a volunteer program for elementary students and classes are free. For details call 970-485-1623 or 970-485-1463.

Christmas Music set to Lights, 5-10 p.m., 2142 CR 4, 5 miles south of Grand Lake off Hwy 34 on to CR 4, just over 2 miles. Free event on the hour, every hour.

Cranford Hollow plays Ullr’s, 10 p.m.- midnight, Winter Park.

Tuesday

December 24

Winter Wonderland, (See Friday)

Holiday Toy Drive (See Wednesday)

Santa Visits the Village, Winter Park Resort.

Winter Park / Fraser Valley Rotary Luncheon, noon-1 p.m., 79303 US HWY 40, Winter Park. Visitors welcome. 970-726-5742.

Visit with Santa, 1-4 p.m., Village Gazebo, Winter Park Resort.

Christmas Model Train Display, 1-5 p.m., Granby Soccer Dome Modular. The model train display is back, bigger and better than ever, so bring the family and share in this Grand County tradition.

Pictures with Santa, 1:30-3:45 p.m., Ski Granby Ranch.

Santa Reads ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, 4 p.m., Village Gazebo, Winter Park Resort.

Trinity Church in the Pines Christmas Service, 4 p.m., Grand Lake.

Christmas Eve Service, 4:45-5:45, Ski Granby Ranch. Led by Pastor Patrick Lockhart.

Christmas Music set to Lights, 5-10 p.m., 2142 CR 4, 5 miles south of Grand Lake off Hwy 34 on to CR 4, just over 2 miles. Free event on the hour, every hour.

Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade and Fireworks, 5:30-7 p.m., Base of Winter Park Resort. The event begins with Christmas carols around the bonfire. At 5:30 a procession of torch-bearing skiers and riders begin their way down lower Hughes trail, followed by Santa Claus and his helpers. A fantastic fireworks display will conclude the festivities. For more information call 970-726-1564.

Christmas Eve Service, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Winter Park Christian Church, Tabernash.

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, Community Church across from the County Building, Hot Sulphur Springs.

Non-denominational Service, 6 p.m., Balcony House, Winter Park Resort.

Christmas Eve Service, 6 p.m., Church of the Eternal Hills, Tabernash. Family and Children candlelight service. www.EternalHills.org

Trinity Church in the Pines Christmas Service, 6 p.m., Grand Lake.

Catholic Mass, 6 p.m., West Portal Station, Winter Park Resort.

Community Church of the Rockies Christmas Service, 6:30 p.m., Grand Lake.

Gore Range Baptist Church Christmas Eve Candlelight Service, 6:30 p.m., Kremmling.

St. Anne’s Catholic Church Christmas Service, 7:30 p.m., Grand Lake.

Christmas Eve Service, 7:30-8:30 p.m., Winter Park Christian Church, Tabernash.

Trinity Episcopal Church Christmas Eve Service, 7:45 p.m., Kremmling.

Trinity Church in the Pines Christmas Service, 8 p.m., Grand Lake.

Christmas Eve Service, 8 p.m., Church of the Eternal Hills, Tabernash. A traditional candlelight service. www.EternalHills.org


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