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Grand County Calendar of Events

Singers sought – Volunteers (namely soloists, conductors andaccompanists) are being sought for the annual Mountain Messiah song session event at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at the YMCA chapel. No rehearsals required. Call (970) 726-4626.Food drive – The Sky-Hi Daily News office, 424 E. Agate, in Granby is accepting food donations for local food banks through the winter.Job resources – Cant get through to file unemployment? The Granby Workforce Center can help. Come into the office, at 4th Street and Topaz Avenue, and use the resource computers to get through immediately and you can register for work on Connecting Colorado at the same time. Call (970) 887-1857.Food drive – Bring in three canned or boxed food items to the Bears Den in Grand Lake and not only help the Mountain Family Center food banks but receive a free dessert through December. Call (970) 627-3385.Christmas tree permits – Christmas tree cutting permits are on sale at the Sulphur Ranger District, 9 Ten Mile Dr. in Granby through Jan. 6. Open Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Permits are $10 per tree with a maximum of five trees. Call (970) 887-4100.Thrifts sought – The Last Time ‘Round Thrift Shop in Kremmling is collecting “ugly” Holiday sweaters. Anything with snowmen, reindeer, penguins, Santa Clauses, etc. All proceeds from the store continue to benefit the Grand County Historical Association. Call (970) 724-2912.Winter/spring guide – The Granby Rec. Department’s Winter/Spring Activity Guide is available at the Granby library, Granby area banks and schools, and the Rec. Department Office. Call (970) 887-3961. Open exercise – Continue your outside workout in the Granby Indoor Soccer Dome through April 30 (with the exception of 12/22-1/1; and 4/6-9) with the Granby Recreation Department. The Indoor Soccer Dome will be open 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday as well as 6 to 7 a.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. Drop-in sessions are $3 or a 10-session punch card is $20. Call (970) 887-3961. Nordic skiing – Support Nordic skiing by joining Grand Nordic. Membership is good for discounts on trail fees and merchandise at both Snow Mountain Ranch and Devil’s Thumb Ranch. Grand Nordic is also having free ski lessons for members ($10 for non-members). Visit the Web site at http://www.GrandNordic.org.Battery, cell drop-off – Overhead Door Company of Grand County is now an official drop-off location for used rechargeable batteries and cell phones from the general public, and is listed on the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation Web site: http://www.rbrc.org. Visit 62543 U.S. Highway 40, Unit J in the Granby Business Center 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday or call (970) 887-9345 or (970) 531-2482.Mini grants – Grand County Public Health & Nursing Service has several mini-grants available for 2009-2010. Local organizations or individuals are urged to apply. Contact Tina Strang at (970) 725-3288 or e-mail: tstrang@co.grand.Strength & conditioning – The Granby Rec. Dept. and instructor Michelle Snow are currently offering two different sessions of strength and conditioning classes incorporating interval cardio training and weight lifting. Ongoing four-week sessions are 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and 6:45 to 7:45 a.m. Wednesdays at the Granby Community Building. There is a charge. Call (970) 887-3961 or just show up.After-school program – The Granby Recreation Department announces its after-school program 4:10 to 6 p.m. every day after-school for any child age kindergarten through grade 4 in the Granby Elementary lunchroom. Cost is $3 (if less than 1 hr.) / pre-registered, $5 (more than 1 hr.) per day if pre-registered or $6/day if drop-in. Activities include; arts & crafts, sports, games, homework help, free play, and library story hour. Call (970) 887-3961. Paperwork must be completed prior to drop in.Hatha yoga – The Granby Recreation Dept. and instructor Betsy Cook are offering Hatha yoga classes 12:05 to 12:55 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Granby Community Building. This workout incorporates pranayama (breathing), and asanas (poses), that form an individual yoga practice. Cost is $40 for each ongoing four-week session (eight classes) or $6 drop-in fee. Call (970) 887-3961 or just show up.Calendar listings – The Sky-Hi Daily News will consider publishing your public activities in its calendar and on its Web site for free. As soon as you know about the events, provide the information by e-mailing announcements (with times, dates, locations, and a number to call for more info.) to cmccoy@grandcountynews.com, faxing them to (970) 887-3204, Attn.: Calendar; or bringing written items by 424 E. Agate Ave. in Granby for possible inclusion.Tuesday, Dec. 23Rec. meeting – The Board of Directors of Fraser Valley Metro. Rec. District is hosting a special meeting at 5:15 p.m. Dec. 23 in the FVMRD offices at 216 Eisenhower Dr. in Fraser. Action items include adoption of resolution 12-09-08-04: Set director recall election date. Call (970) 726-8968.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents A Charlie Brown Christmas at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park Dec. 23, 26, 27, 29 and 30. Adults: $20, students and seniors: $15, children 12 and under $12. Patrons who bring in a can of food for the Mountain Family Center receive $3 off one adult ticket. Dessert and cocktail service. (970) 726-5048, http://www.grandtheatreco.com.Trips and camps – The Granby Rec. Department announces several activities for local youth. Each day begins at 8 a.m. with pickup at 5 p.m. at the Granby Community Building. Cost is $30, $27 per child for multi-child families. Upcoming activities include: ice skating, sledding and crafts Dec. 23; climbing wall, Mad Munchies and the YMCA Dec. 29; and bowling, pizza and sleigh ride Dec. 30. Call (970) 887-3961 to register.Model railroad – Residents and guests are invited to come out to see a special model railroad display at the Granby Town Hall. Operating schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 23, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30.Rock climbing – Grand Youth Adventures offers after-school adventures including rock climbing classes for 6 thru 8 grade youth 4:30 to 6 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of each month at the YMCA of the Rockies through the end of April (except 12/23 or 12/30). There is no cost for youth who participate with GYA and there are no classes when public schools are closed. Call Jaymes Woode at (970) 887-2750.Grand Lake Rotary – Grand Lake Rotary meets at 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Bears Den. Visitors welcome. Programs are presented each week on community topics of interest. Call Larry Bacon, (970) 531-5795.Fraser Valley Rotary – The Winter Park-Fraser Valley Rotary Club meets at noon for lunch every Tuesday (7:30 a.m. the first Tuesday of each month) at the Beaver Village Lodge Restaurant in Winter Park. Lunch programs feature presentations on a variety of interesting topics. Call (970) 726-5741 or visit http://www.wpfv-rotary.org.Food bank – The Kremmling Food Bank is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesdays at 304 12 St. in the former superintendent building behind West Grand High School. Mountain Family Center and Kremmling Community Church are still accepting donations of food, paper products, baby needs and personal use items. Call (970) 725-3257 or (970) 724-2912.Story hours – Free storytime programs are available for kids at Grand County Libraries. The schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Fraser Valley Library.Open Mic – Freestyles in Winter Park hosts open mic nights on Tuesdays starting at 9 p.m. No cover. Call (970) 726-4297.Pool tournament – Pool tournaments start at 8 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. Cost is $5 to participate. Prize for winner. Call (970) 726-3026.Trivia Night – Hosted by Hulkstar starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. Each nights top three winners receive a $25 gift certificate. Call (970) 726-9250.Texas Hold Em – Every Thursday night Buckets Saloon in Winter Park is hosting free Texas Hold Em games starting at 8 p.m. Win a trip to Las Vegas. Call (970) 726-3026.Texas Hold Em – The Barking Dog Pub next to the County Seat Grill in Hot Sulphur Springs is hosting a 12-week series of Texas Hold Em games at 8 p.m. No entry fee. $250 grand prize. Call (970) 725-3309.Christmas Eve, Wednesday, Dec. 24Christmas Eve service – Trinity Church in the Pines is hosting two Christmas Eve services, one at 6 p.m. and another at 8 p.m. in Grand Lake. Call (970) 627-3510.Christmas Eve service – Church of the Eternal Hills, 100 Meadows Blvd., Tabernash, invites the public to its Christmas Eve candlelight service at 7 and 9 p.m. Dec. 24. Regular Sunday services are at 8 and 10 a.m. Call (970) 887-3603.Christmas Eve service – Hot Sulphur Springs Community Church is hosting a Christmas Eve candlelight service at 6 p.m. with a reading of the Christmas story and carols. Call (970) 725-0011.Christmas Eve service – Lord of the Valley Lutheran Church in Granby is hosting Christmas Eve candlelight worship services at 5, 7, and 9 p.m. Call (970) 887-9252.Christmas Eve service – A Christmas Eve service is scheduled at 7 p.m. Dec. 24 at Trinity Episcopal Church, 9th and Central, Kremmling. E-mail nabbott3733@netzero.net or call (970) 724-3733.Free skiing – Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies is hosting free skiing for Grand Nordic Club members and Grand County residents. Go into the Nordic center, show an ID to prove Grand County residency or a GNC membership card, and pick up a trail pass. Call (970) 887-2152, ext. 4173 or visit http://www.grandnordic.org.Model railroad – Residents and guests are invited to come out to see a special model railroad display at the Granby Town Hall. Operating schedule is as follows: 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30. The Grand County Model Railroad Club hosts regular meetings. Call Dave Naples at (970) 887-9478, (970) 281-9094, or e-mail him at captaincrunch@rkymtnhi.com.Lunch and learn – Learn how to prevent degenerative diseases with good nutrition at a free, informative Lunch and Learn 1 to 2 p.m. in Kremmling. RSVP to Margie Arbogast to reserve your complimentary lunch. Space is limited. E-mail margiewayne@springsips.com or call (970) 879-4326 or (970) 734-6008.Rotary meeting – The Rotary Club of Granby meets for a luncheon meeting at noon, Wednesday each week in the Inn at SilverCreek in southern Granby. Guests and new members are welcome. Call (970) 887-3131.Story hours – Free storytime programs are available for kids at Grand County Libraries. The schedule is as follows: 10:30 a.m. Moms and Tots includes learning basic sign language Wednesdays at Kremmling Library, and 10 a.m. (preschoolers) Wednesdays at the Granby Library.Pool tournaments – The County Seat Pub in Hot Sulphur Springs is hosting pool tournaments starting at 7 p.m. every Wednesday through Dec. 24. $5 entry. Prize for winner. Call (970) 725-3309.Trivia – Test your knowledge at 6 p.m. at the Lariat Saloon in Grand Lake Wednesdays (except 12/24). No cover. Call (970) 627-9965.Ladies Night & DJs – The first two drinks for the ladies are free starting at 9 p.m. every Wednesday during Ladies Night at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. Ladies get in for free and guys pay $5. Call (970) 726-3026.Texas Hold Em – The Parshall Inn is hosting Texas Hold Em games (now at 7 p.m.) No entry fee. Prizes. Call (970) 725-3215.Christmas Day, Thursday, Dec. 25Free potluck – Grumpy’s Saloon will once again be holding its free Christmas Day potluck 2 p.m. to close in Grand Lake.Christmas service – Lord of the Valley Lutheran Church in Granby is hosting Christmas Day worship at 10 a.m. Call (970) 887-9252.After-school adventures – Grand Youth Adventures announces after-school adventure education meetings 4:30 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through the school year (except 12/25 or 1/1/09). Kayak Rolls Classes for 6 thru 8 grade youth are 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Thursday at the YMCA of the Rockies through the end of April. There is no cost for youth who participate with GYA and there are no classes when public schools are closed. Call Jaymes Woode at (970) 887-2750.Computer class – Learn the basics of the Internet, Word and e-mail in an informal, small-group computer class 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Granby Library (except 12/25). Free. (970) 887-2149.Youth group – Winter Park Christian Church announces L.I.G.H.T. (Living in Gods Holy Truth) youth group for 9th-12th grades 7 to 9 p.m. every Thursday (except 12/25 or 1/1/09) at the YMCA Kiva. Call (970) 887-9784.Senior potluck – The Fraser Valley Seniors host regular potluck luncheons at noon every Thursday at the Fraser Historic Church. Bring a covered dish or a $3 suggested donation. Call Paul at (970) 726-5651.Food bank – The Kremmling Food Bank is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays at 304 12 St. in the former superintendent building behind West Grand High School. Mountain Family Center and Kremmling Community Church are still accepting donations of food, paper products, baby needs and personal use items. Call (970) 725-3257 or (970) 724-2912.Story hours – Free storytime programs are available for kids at Grand County Libraries. The schedule is as follows: 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Hot Sulphur Springs Library, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Kremmling Library (for toddlers), and 10:30 a.m. (infants/toddlers) Thursdays at the Granby Library.Pool tournaments – Mike Baird hosts pool tournaments at Grumpys in Grand Lake. Call (970) 627-0123 to see if that includes 12/25 and 1/1/09.Texas Hold Em – Friendly card game (closed on Christmas). Sign-up at 6:15 p.m. at the Gateway Inn in Grand Lake. Game begins at 6:30 p.m. House prizes. Free. (970) 627-2400.Texas Hold Em – Buckets Saloon in Winter Park is hosting free Texas Hold Em games starting at 8 p.m. (except Christmas). Win a trip to Las Vegas. (970) 726-3026.Friday, Dec. 26Hanukah – Celebrate Hanukah, the festival of lights with the Grand County Jewish Community 6 to 7 p.m. Dec. 26 at the Fraser Historical Building on Eisenhower Parkway. E-mail mentor@me.com or call (970) 726-7979.Christmas melodrama – The Grand Arts Councils traditional melodrama this year is Stop that Villain or Have You No Shame, Rip Roquefort at 8 p.m. Dec. 26-31 in the Historical Grand Lake Community House. $15 for adults, $8 for children. Call (970) 627-3097 or visit http://www.grandlakechamber.com.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents A Charlie Brown Christmas at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park. Adults: $20, students and seniors: $15, children 12 and under $12. Patrons who bring in a can of food for the Mountain Family Center receive $3 off one adult ticket. Dessert and cocktail service. Call (970) 726-5048 or visit http://www.grandtheatreco.com.Face painting – The Winter Park Village at Winter Park ski area is offering free face painting for kids and live music 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 26 and 27. Call (970) 726-6563.Youth knitting – The Kremmling Library announces knitting for school-age children at 4 to 5 p.m. Fridays through May. Call (970) 724-9228.Seniors potluck – Kremmling seniors potlucks take place at noon every Friday at the Extension Hall at the Middle Park Fair and Rodeo grounds. Bring a covered dish or a $2.50 donation. Call Dottie at (970) 531-5957.Chess club – Joy’s Garden at the Stage Coach Inn in Hot Sulphur Springs is hosting a chess club 3 to 5 p.m. every Friday with instructor Jim Hildred. Call (970) 724-3324.Karaoke – 10 p.m. at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park. Free. Call (970) 726-3026.Funky Mix Fridays – Live mixes with NefaRio until 2 a.m. at Freestyles sports bar in Winter Park. Free shuffleboard and darts all night, featuring foosball and the only dome hockey table in town. Call (970) 726-4297.Saturday, Dec. 27Singers sought – Volunteers (namely soloists, conductors andaccompanists) are being sought for the annual Mountain Messiah song session event at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 27 at the YMCA chapel. No rehearsals required. Call (970) 726-4626.Christmas melodrama – The Grand Arts Councils traditional melodrama this year is Stop that Villain or Have You No Shame, Rip Roquefort at 8 p.m. Dec. 26-31 in the Historical Grand Lake Community House. $15 for adults, $8 for children. Call (970) 627-3097 or visit http://www.grandlakechamber.com.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents A Charlie Brown Christmas at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park. Adults: $20, students and seniors: $15, children 12 and under $12. Patrons who bring in a can of food for the Mountain Family Center receive $3 off one adult ticket. Dessert and cocktail service. (970) 726-5048, http://www.grandtheatreco.com.Face painting – The Winter Park Village at Winter Park ski area is offering free face painting for kids and live music 1 to 3 p.m. Dec. 26 and 27. Call (970) 726-6563.Model railroad – Residents and guests are invited to come out to see a special model railroad display at the Granby Town Hall. Operating schedule is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 29 and 30.Food bank – The Kremmling Food Bank is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays at 304 12 St. in the former superintendent building behind West Grand High School. Mountain Family Center and Kremmling Community Church are still accepting donations of food, paper products, baby needs and personal use items. Call (970) 725-3257 or (970) 724-2912.Sunday, Dec. 28Christmas melodrama – The Grand Arts Councils traditional melodrama this year is Stop that Villain or Have You No Shame, Rip Roquefort at 8 p.m. Dec. 26-31 in the Historical Grand Lake Community House. $15 for adults, $8 for children. Call (970) 627-3097 or visit http://www.grandlakechamber.com.Snowshoeing – Rocky Mountain National Park is once again hosting free two-hour snowshoeing treks with a ranger Sundays at 1 p.m. through March 15. Intermediate athletes (including children 8 years or older) meet at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center. Altitude gains of up to 500 feet. Bring your own snowshoes and ski poles with large baskets. Call (970) 627-3471 for reservations.Youth group – Winter Park Christian Church announces S.A.L.T. youth group for 6th-8th grades 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (with dinner) every Sunday. Call (970) 887-9784.Shuffleboard – The Gateway Inn in Grand Lake is hosting an open-invite shuffleboard tournament starting at 4 p.m. $1 per game, plus $1 donation toward the winning pot. Call (970) 627-2400.NFL Sundays – NFL Sunday Ticket through January at Freestyles in Winter Park. Call (970) 726-4297.Broncos parties – Cheer for the Broncos at the Parshall Inn on Sundays. Prizes, contests and Happy Hour prices. Call (970) 725-3215.Fundays – Sundays are fundays at Buckets Saloon in Winter Park with a live DJ starting at 9 p.m. for the 21+ crowd. Call (970) 726-3026.Monday, Dec. 29Movie night – Granby Library presents a free showing of Wall-E (rated G) starting at 6 p.m. Call (970) 887-2149.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Company presents A Charlie Brown Christmas at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park Dec. 29 and 30. Adults: $20, students and seniors: $15, children 12 and under $12. Patrons who bring in a can of food for the Mountain Family Center receive $3 off one adult ticket. Dessert and cocktail service. (970) 726-5048, http://www.grandtheatreco.com.Christmas melodrama – The Grand Arts Councils traditional melodrama this year is Stop that Villain or Have You No Shame, Rip Roquefort at 8 p.m. Dec. 26-31 in the Historical Grand Lake Community House. $15 for adults, $8 for children. Call (970) 627-3097 or visit http://www.grandlakechamber.com.Model railroad – Residents and guests are invited to come out to see a special model railroad display at the Granby Town Hall. Operating schedule is 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 29 and 30.Trips and camps – The Granby Rec. Department announces several activities for local youth. Each day begins at 8 a.m. with pickup at 5 p.m. at the Granby Community Building. Cost is $30, $27 per child for multi-child families. Upcoming activities include: climbing wall, Mad Munchies and the YMCA Dec. 29; and bowling, pizza and sleigh ride Dec. 30. Call (970) 887-3961 to register.GED testing – Colorado Mountain College and Colorado Workforce have joined together to offer GED test preparation classes 4:30 to 8 p.m. Mondays at the Granby Public Library. You may be eligible for a small stipend upon completion of your GED and you may also qualify for expert help in job placement, resume writing, interviewing skills and more. Call (970) 531-1078. Story hours – Free storytime programs are available for kids at Grand County Libraries. The schedule is as follows: 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at the Fraser Valley Library.Kill the Keg – Kill the Keg Nights with a shuffleboard and fooseball tournament at 8 and 10 p.m. at Freestyles in Winter Park. Call (970) 726-4297.Texas Hold Em – Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser hosts Texas Hold Em tournaments starting at 8:15 p.m. The top 40 players from each set of 10 games wins a chance for a trip to Las Vegas. Free. Call (970) 726-9250.

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