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Grand County community events calendar, Dec. 11-Dec. 17

Wednesday

December 11

Holiday Toy Drive at the following locations through Dec. 15; 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.

Ski Granby Ranch Opening Day, 9 a.m. Open for the 2013-14 winter season.

Children’s Story Hour, 10:15-11 a.m., Kremmling Library.

Children’s Story Hour, 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.

Children’s Story Hour, 11:15 a.m.-noon, Kremmling Library.

Celebrate Granby’s 108th Birthday, noon-3:30, US Bank, Granby. Candle lighting at 12:15 p.m.

Laura Ruggles plays Heck’s at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 4-6 p.m., Tabernash.

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.

Travelogue and Book Talk: Outlander, 5:30-6:30 p.m., Juniper Library, Grand Lake. Join a tour of Scotland as experienced by Kremmling’s Bonnie Koblitz, featuring sites from the book Outlander, by Diana Gabaldon.

Cloud Seeding: To Seed or not to Seed, That is the Question, 6-7:30 p.m., Cozens Ranch Museum, Fraser. Learn about the history of cloud seeding and its modern uses in the Winter Park area and throughout the west. Free program open to the public. 970-726-5488 for details.

Learn How to Design and Knit a Hat, 6-8 p.m., 946 CR 60, Granby. Free instruction to design and knit your hat for the holidays. All skill levels welcome for the class available at Lonesome Stone Yarn Shop. Call to reserve your spot. 970-531-8554.

Thursday

December 12

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

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.

Caregiver Support Group, 2-3:30 p.m., Granby Senior Center Building, 125 N. 3rd St. If you are caring for someone who is elderly, ill, disabled or experiencing dementia, plan to visit a support group this month. There is no cost or commitment. For information call Betty at 970-627-2484 or Marsha at 970-887-0255.

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

Laura Ruggles plays Heck’s at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 4-6 p.m., Tabernash.

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

4th Annual Granby Chamber Holiday Mixer, 4:30-7 p.m., Granby Centennial Building, 70 E Agate. Celebrate the Holiday Season, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments available, all are welcome. For information call the Chamber at 970-887-2311.

Holden’s Hard Drive & Wealth Management Services Holiday Party, 5-7 p.m., Alco Shopping Center, Fraser. Drinks and refreshments will be provided as well as prizes and giveaways.

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.

After Hours Chamber Mixer Hosted by ReMax Red, 5:30-7 p.m., Kremmling Chamber of Commerce.

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

Learn How to Design and Knit a Hat, 6-8 p.m., 946 CR 60, Granby. Free instruction to design and knit your hat for the holidays. All skill levels welcome for the class available at Lonesome Stone Yarn Shop. Call to reserve your spot. 970-531-8554.

Friday

December 13

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

Secret Santa Shop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grand Lake Community Center. Grand Kids (those kids signed up for one of the three county Christmas projects get to pick out a free gift for their mom, dad and a pet. Call 303-335-6173 with questions.

Caring Corner Meeting, 10-11 a.m., Heart of the Mountains Hospice, 613 1st St., Hot Sulphur Springs. If you have experienced the loss of a loved one, you, your family and friends are invited to join for support, healing and friendship. GCCA van is available for transportation by contacting Sharon at 970-887-3222.

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

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

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

Friday Night Dinner, 4:45-7 p.m., Cranmer Chapel, Winter Park. Share food and fellowship over this free Friday dinner. Everyone is welcome to help or just enjoy a meal. Call 970-726-5423 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.

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

Holiday Family Night at RMRT, 6-9 p.m., Rocky Mountain Repertory Theatre. Free movie night featuring “Scrooge”. Doors open at 6 p.m., refreshments will be served.

Grand County Blues Society presents Kara Grainger at Smokin’ Moe’s, 9-11:55 p.m. Tickets are $10, ladies get in free until 9 p.m.

Schism Tool Tribute Band plays Ullrs, 10-midnight, Winter Park. $5 cover charge.

Saturday

December 14

12th Annual Christmas Bird Count. Join tens of thousands of bird lovers and volunteers across the Americas in a century old holiday tradition. To participate, contribute or for more information contact Brock McCormick at 970-887-4108. To learn about the Christmas Bird Count visit http://birds.audubon.org/christmas-bird-count.

Ski Granby Ranch Food Drive. Bring a bag of non-perishable food items and get a free lift ticket. All ages included.

Tommelfest, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash. Fun for all ages, this season kick off celebration includes free lessons, team sprints, grog & beer garden, keg toss, BBQ, retail specials and prizes. Call 970-726-8231 for details.

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

Fire Truck Rides with Santa, Town Park, Grand Lake. Call 970-627-8428 for details.

Holiday Gift Market, Devil’s Thumb Ranch, Tabernash. Find everything from jewelry to ski gear to local artisan crafts. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Call 970-726-1054 for details.

Christmas Angels: God’s Messengers Christmas Brunch, 10 a.m.-noon, Stillwater Community Chapel, Grand Lake. Please RSVP at 970-627-3937. Childcare will be available.

Book Release and Signing “Around Granby,” 10 a.m.-noon, Ace Hardware, Granby. “Around Granby” by Penny Rafferty Hamilton.

Secret Santa Shop, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Grand Kids (those kids signed up for one of the three county Christmas projects get to pick out a free gift for their mom, dad and a pet. Call 303-335-6173 with questions.

Ace Kids Club, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Ace Hardware, Granby. Bethany Buege, from East Grand Schools will be making reindeer. Bring your kids for this free, fun holiday activity.

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. Sponsored by Grand County Rural Health Network in partnership with Connect for Health Colorado.

VFW Ladies Auxiliary Membership Drive, 1-4 p.m., Granby Library. For more information contact Micah Benson at 970-509-0021.

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

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 Tree Lighting and Visit from Santa, 5-8 p.m., Town Square, Kremmling. Free hot chocolate, cookies and toy from Mrs. Santa and Elves, wagon rides around the square, songs from Dickens Carolers followed by the tree lighting. For details call 970-724-3261.

Bingo!, doors open at 5:30 p.m., first game is at 7 p.m., Carvers, Winter Park. Wine, beer and cocktails (Shirley Temples for the kids) and light snacks will be available. All ages welcome. Proceeds to go to local charities.

Acme Band plays El Pacifico, 7-9 p.m., Grand Lake.

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.

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

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

Children’s Christmas Program, 6-7 p.m., Winter Park Christian Church, Tabernash. All are invited to enjoy the portrayal of the Christmas story “For the Glory of the King”, and the children’s Christmas choir.

Grand Chorale Christmas Concert, 7-8 p.m., Snow Mountain Ranch, Granby YMCA.

Home for the Holidays, 7:30-10 p.m., Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater, Grand Lake. RMRT Christmas show, tickets are $15, available by calling the box office at 970-627-3421.

James and the Devil play Ullrs, 9-11:55 p.m., Winter Park. $5 cover.

Sunday

December 15

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

Home for the Holidays, 2 p.m., Rocky Mountain Repertory Theater, Grand Lake. RMRT Christmas show, tickets are $15, available by calling the box office at 970-627-3421.

Rob Drabkin plays Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 4-6 p.m., Tabernash.

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.

Yarn plays Ullrs, 10 p.m., Winter Park. Free Show.

Monday

December 16

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.

Affordable Care Act – Community Information Session, 4-7 p.m., Granby Library. Free information session on Colorado’s new health insurance marketplace. Sponsored by Grand County Rural Health Network in partnership with Connect for Health Colorado.

Rob Drabkin 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.

Tuesday

December 17

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

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

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

Rob Drabkin plays Heck’s at Devil’s Thumb Ranch, 4-6 p.m., Tabernash.

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.


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