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Today’s calendar of events for Grand County

TodayAngel tree – Guardian angels are needed to adopt deserving children this holiday season to ensure something appears under their tree. Cards are available for the choosing off the Angel Tree at Cooper Creek Square now. Call (970) 726-8891, ext. 21.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: noon to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11, noon to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22-23, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30.Christmas with Claddagh – Tickets are on sale now for Christmas with Claddagh, Grand County’s finest Irish band. The group is hosting a two-night Christmas extravaganza Dec. 12 and 13 at the Fraser Historic Church. Ticket prices ($15 per person or $25 for two people) include appetizers and dessert; cash bar available. E-mail knaples@rkymtnhi.com or call (970) 887-3066.Benefit swap – Mo Henrys Trout Shop, 76837 U.S. Highway 40 in Fraser, is hosting a clothing, toys and book swap and food drive now through Dec. 19. Swap out for new(er) clothing, toys, ski and snowboard equipment, and books or pick something out and leave a cash donation to benefit the Shining Stars Foundation. The business is also donating 10 percent of store sales during that time to the cause. Call (970) 726-9754 or visit http://www.mohenrys.com.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 – 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.Library vacancy – The Grand County Library District Board of Trustees immediately seeks interested candidates for one volunteer trustee position (open to any Grand County resident age 18 or older). Those candidates living in District 3 will be given preference. District 3 is defined as the west end of the county, including the towns of Hot Sulphur Springs, Parshall and Kremmling. Send an application, resume and letter of interest to GCLD, Attn: Bill Tetlow, President, Board of Trustees, P.O. Box 1050, Granby, CO 80446-1050. Visit http://www.gcld.org or contact Mary Anne Hanson-Wilcox, mawilcox@gcld.org, or (970) 887-9411, x101. Avalanche awareness – Friends of Berthoud Pass announce a free avalanche awareness presentation starting promptly at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Winter Park Pub. Bob Bobski Tomsky, formerly the Berthoud Pass Ski Patrol avalanche training director will provide backcountry travelers with an overview of avalanche awareness, avoidance, rescue and forecasting methods and skills. Donations encouraged. Call (970) 726-4929 or visit http://www.berthoudpass.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: noon to 5:30 p.m. Dec. 11, noon to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22-23, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30. Music on the Mall – The Middle Park High School will perform for Cooper Creek Squares Music on the Mall series at 4:30 p.m. Dec. 11. Also, as a thank you to its customers, the square invites everyone out for live music by Jim Peterson and the CatDogs playing jazz, drink specials and more for a customers appreciation party starting at 8 p.m. at Smokin Moes. No cover. Call (970) 726-8891, ext. 21.Chamber mixer – The 2nd Annual Taste of Grand County Granby Chamber Holiday Mixer is scheduled 5 to 7 p.m. at six businesses Dec. 11 at the Granby Centennial Building, 70 E. Agate Ave. RSVP to (970) 887-3044 or (970) 887-2311.Basketball league – The Grand County Youth Basketball League is taking registrations for the league (which begins with practices Jan. 5) through Dec. 11. The league is open to children in 3rd through 6th grade, with practices during the week and six Saturdays of games. Call (970) 887-3961, (970) 726-8968, (970) 531-2362, or (970) 724-3318. After-school adventures – Grand Youth Adventures announces after-school adventure education meetings 4:30 to 6 p.m. every Thursday through the school year. 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.Book group – The Brown Bag Book Group will discuss The New Years Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini starting at 12:30 p.m. at the Juniper Library in Grand Lake. The event includes a special holiday lunch (sign-up required) and book exchange. Call (970) 627-8353.Singers sought – Rehearsal is at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 (at St. Annes) for the annual Christmas Music Festival (Dec. 13). Featured artists include the Grand Chorale, Rocky Mountain Brass and the Festival Chorus. All who would like to sing are welcome. Call (970) 627-3750 or (970) 223-4053.Caregiver group – A confidential caregiver support group is available for help, hope, and support. Participants meet 2-3 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Granby Community Center. Transportation available. Call Betty at (970) 627-2484.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. Free. (970) 887-2149.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. The event is brought to you by the most researched neutraceutical in the world. 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.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 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 – Grumpys is hosting Mike Bairds pool tournament (call pocket eight ball, double elimination). Sign up 7 to 7:30 p.m. day of each tournament, play starts at 8 p.m. $5 entry with winnings. Call (970) 627-0123.Texas Hold Em – Friendly card game. Sign-up at 6:15 p.m. at the Gateway Inn in Grand Lake. Game begins at 6:30 p.m. House prizes. Free. Call (970) 627-2400.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.Friday, Dec. 12Christmas with Claddagh – Claddagh, Grand County’s finest Irish band is hosting a two-night Christmas extravaganza 6 to 10 p.m. Dec. 12 at 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Fraser Historic Church. Ticket prices ($15 per person or $25 for two people) include appetizers and dessert; cash bar available. E-mail knaples@rkymtnhi.com or call (970) 887-3066.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Co. presents sketch comedy HA-HA Holidays starting at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park. Rated PG, some material not suitable for children. Tickets are still available to reserve for shows Dec. 12 and 13. $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $12 for children 12 and under. Bring a can of food (for the Mountain Family Center) to the show and get $3 off one adult ticket. (970) 726-5048, http://www.grandtheatreco.com.Full Moon Ski – The Grand Lake Touring Center is hosting a Full Moon Ski with hot chocolate 5 to 9 p.m. $5 trail pass, $10 rentals. Call (970) 627-8008.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: holiday shopping and Pizza Hut Dec. 12, skiing and pizza party at SolVista Dec. 19, Fraser Tubing Hill and a movie Dec. 22, 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.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. 13Christmas with Claddagh – Claddagh, Grand County’s finest Irish band is hosting a Christmas extravaganza 6 to 9 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Fraser Historic Church. Ticket prices ($15 per person or $25 for two people) include appetizers and dessert; cash bar available. E-mail knaples@rkymtnhi.com or call (970) 887-3066.Music festival – The annual music festival starts at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at St. Annes Catholic Church in Grand Lake, with caroling across town and refreshments and hot drinks at Trinity Church in the Pines. Call (970) 627-3510.Caroling – Area groups are invited to carol through Country Ace Hardware while Santa visits Dec. 13. Change buckets will collect donations for the group(s). Call (970) 887-3395 if interested in participating.Book sale – The Friends of the Fraser Library are holding a one-day sale of new andnearly new books 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Fraser Valley Library Community Room. Profits help the library purchase additional books. Call (970) 726-5689.Santa visit – Santa will be visiting the General Store at Cooper Creek Square 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 13. Call (970) 8891, ext. 21.Breakfast w/Santa – The Bears Den in Grand Lake hosts Breakfast with Santa Dec. 13. Call (970) 627-3385 for information/registration.Rides w/Santa – The Grand Lake Fire Protection District is once again providing fire truck rides with Santa at 11 a.m. starting at the town park. Call (970) 627-8428.Gift wrapping – Area groups are invited to come down and provide the manpower and wrapping ability while Country Ace Hardware provides the wrapping paper, tape and ribbon 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 13. Customers will be asked to make a donation to the wrapping group. If interested call (970) 887-3395.Snowshoeing – Rocky Mountain National Park is once again hosting free two-hour snowshoeing treks with a ranger Saturdays at 9 a.m. Dec. 13, 20, Feb. 7 and March 21; and at 1 p.m. Dec. 13 through March 21. Beginners (including children 8 years or older) meet at the Kawuneeche Visitor Center. Bring your own snowshoes and ski poles with large baskets. Call (970) 627-3471 for reservations.Ski clinic – The Grand Nordic club announces a free ski clinic 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 13 at Devils Thumb Ranch. Free ski lessons for classic and skate technique by some of the best skiers in the valley and the Denver University ski team members. Equipment demos with Swix, Salomon, and others. E-mail carterphoto@comcast.net or call (970) 726-8231.Live theater – The Grand Theatre Co. presents its final performance of sketch comedy HA-HA Holidays starting at 7:30 p.m. in Winter Park. Rated PG, some material not suitable for children. Tickets are still available for the show Dec. 13. $20 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $12 for children 12 and under. Bring a can of food (for the Mountain Family Center) to the show and get $3 off one adult ticket. (970) 726-5048, http://www.grandtheatreco.com.Live theater – Many residents present Christmas Tapestry, a play about small miracles from disaster starting at 6 p.m. at Fraser Valley Baptist Church, 100 Doc Susie Ave. Free. Call (970) 726-8020.Book sale – The Kremmling Library is hosting a book sale 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec.13. The library has many gently used books for children and adults that would make great presents. Call (970) 724-9228.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. 14Grand Chorale – The Grand Chorale, a local 20 man barbershop chorale group, is presenting its Annual Christmas Show at 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at the Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA Chapel. Joining the Grand Chorale will be three local quartets Fortune, PHIL and Four on the Floor. Admission is free, with donations appreciated. Visit http://www.grandchorale.org or call (970) 726-4626 or (970) 887-3802.Christmas pageant – A Christmas pageant (including performances by Peggy Mann, Brad Pregeant, J.R. Faivre, the Elliott Family, Joe Rooyakers, Grace Little, Wanda Kitterman, Robert Cannon, Stillwater Chapel Praise Team, and the Middle Park High School Swing Choir) is scheduled at 6 p.m. at the Grand Lake Community House Dec. 14, followed by the popular live nativity, also indoors. Free. Live nativity performers still sought. Call (970) 627-3001.Santa visit – Santa will be visiting Cascades Cabin at Cooper Creek Square 2 to 5 p.m. Dec. 14. Call (970) 8891, ext. 21.Play and benefit – The Mountain Valley Christian Academy presents a school benefit 5 to 8 p.m. in the West Grand High School auditorium, including silent auction (with a rare hunt opportunity), bake sale, food drive and raffle, Christmas carols, and play Bows of Holly. Admission is free and there is a chili supper for $5 per person or $15 for families of three or more. Call (970) 724-9604 or (970) 509-0215.Gift wrapping – Area groups are invited to come down and provide the manpower and wrapping ability while Country Ace Hardware provides the wrapping paper, tape and ribbon 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 14. Customers will be asked to make a donation to the wrapping group. If interested call (970) 887-3395.Locals Day – The Grand Lake Touring Center is hosting a free day of cross-country skiing for locals 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Trail pass free, as well as equipment rental and chili while supplies last. Call (970) 627-8008.Snowshoeing – Rocky Mountain National Park is once again hosting free two-hour snowshoeing treks with a ranger Sundays at 1 p.m. Dec. 14 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.Telemark clinic – A telemark clinic is scheduled at Winter Park Resort with certified instructors. Sessions are $75 for 3-5-hour sessions. Call (970) 726-1564.Blood drive – Fraser Valley Baptist Church is hosting a Community Blood Drive 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 14 at 100 Doc Susie Ave. in Fraser. To schedule an appointment call (970) 726-5388.Christmas program – A Children’s Christmas Celebration/Parents Day Out is scheduled 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Dec. 14 at Fraser Valley Baptist Church. Sing, dance, play and craft as the church re-tells the Christmas story in kid-friendly ways. Call (970) 726-8020 x 206.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. 15Holiday concert – Granby Library is hosting a Christmas Concert at 6 p.m. Dec. 15. Entertainers include professional pianist Brad Pregeant, the Middle Park High School jazz band, the East Grand Middle School Swing Choir and Kenya Marte on bagpipes. Call (970) 887-2149.Santa visit – Santa will be visiting Christys Sports at Cooper Creek Square 4:30 to 6 p.m. Dec. 15. Call (970) 8891, ext. 21.Music on the Mall – The Fraser Valley Elementary School will perform for Cooper Creek Squares Music on the Mall series at 4 p.m. Dec. 15. Call (970) 726-8891, ext. 21.Back program – Dr. Craig Kozak and Dr. Susan Ha of Arapaho Chiropractic Center present “Navigating Low Back Pain” at 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at the Fraser Valley Library. Call (970) 726-8150.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: noon to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 15-16, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22-23, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30.Writing club – The Rough-Writers INK Writers Group meets in Granby at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month (at Granby Library). Membership is free and open to everyone. Call (970) 531-1907.Open exercise – Work out in the Granby Indoor Soccer Dome with the Granby Recreation Department. Five sessions are available 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 6 to 7 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday: Dec. 1-18, Jan. 5-29 (no 1/19), Feb. 2-26 (no 2/16), March 2-31, and April 1- 30 (no 4/6-4/9). Drop-in sessions cost $3 or a 10 session punch card is $20. Call (970) 887-3961.Camp, flings – The Granby Recreation Department regularly hosts several fun youth trips. Unless otherwise stated, trips are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and meet at the Granby Community Building. Cost is $30 per person, or $27 for multi-child families. Pre-registration is required for each day. Call (970) 887-3961.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.Tuesday, Dec. 16Model 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: noon to 4:30 p.m. Dec. 16, 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22-23, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30.MOMS Club – The MOMS Club of Granby is now meeting at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Granby Library. MOMS Club is a non-profit organization designed to help support stay-at-home moms, moms who work part-time, and moms with home-based businesses. Call (970) 887-0168 or (970) 887-0184.Kayak rolling – Grand Youth Adventures offers after-school adventures including Kayak Rolls Classes for 6 thru 8 grade youth 7 to 8:30 p.m. every Tuesday 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.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 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.Wednesday, Dec. 17Free skiing – Snow Mountain Ranch/YMCA of the Rockies is hosting free skiing for Grand Nordic Club members. Present your membership card and receive a free trail pass. Call (970) 887-2152, ext. 4173.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: 4:30 to 7 p.m. Dec. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 22-23, 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 24, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 26, 29 and 30.Model railroad club – The Grand County Model Railroad Club announces 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.Book club – The Brown Bag Book Clubs selection this month is The Christmas Box by Richard Paul Evans. The book club will meet at the Kremmling Library at 11:30 a.m. Call (970) 724-9228.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. 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 at 8 p.m. No entry fee. Prizes. Call (970) 725-3215.PULLEDCribbage play – Cribbage players of all abilities (including beginners) in Granby are meeting at 7 p.m. Thursdays at Remingtons to learn the game and play. Bring a board if you have one. For more information call Woody at (970) 531-8885 or e-mail him at mrwcribbage@msn.com.THURSDAYSSenior potluck – The Fraser Valley Seniors host regular potluck luncheons at noon at the Fraser Historic Church every Thursday. For more info. call (970) 726-5651.MULTIPLE-DAY CLASS/CLUB ACTIVITIESStory 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, 10:30 a.m. Moms and Tots includes learning basic sign language Wednesdays at Kremmling Library, 10:30 a.m. Thursdays at the Hot Sulphur Springs Library, 10:30 a.m. (preschoolers) Wednesdays and 11 a.m. (infants/toddlers) Thursdays at the Granby Library, and 11 a.m. Fridays at the Juniper Library in Grand Lake.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. To register your child call the Rec. Dept. at (970) 887-3961. Paperwork must be completed prior to drop in.FIRST WEDNESDAY OF EVERY MONTHGED Testing – The East Grand District Office in Granby hosts GED testing at 8 a.m. the first Wednesday of each month. Cost is $65 for five tests (reading, math, science, social studies, writing). Participants need an ID and Social Security number with them and can take anywhere from one test to all five in a day. Register at Middle Park High School at least two days prior to the test day, (970) 887-2104.Book club – The Kremmling Library presents Back to Basics (about going green) at 4 p.m. the first Wednesday of each month, year-round. Members discuss ways of going green and can bring their favorite book, article, or news item to share.FIRST THURSDAYLions Club – The Fraser River Valley Lions Club meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at The Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. For more information about membership in this local community service organization or to attend a meeting as a guest contact Bob Johannes at (970) 726-4698.FIRST SUNDAYSSociety of Song and Story – The Society of Song and Story brings music, poetry and storytelling to several winter the first Sunday of the month Jan.-April. Amateur to professional writers, poets and musicians are invited to participate – and those who enjoy great entertainment in a coffee shop atmosphere are invited to attend. The events are 1:30 to 4 p.m. at the Grand County Fairgrounds Extension Hall in Kremmling. Stay longer for an all-musician open jam session. Admission is $2 for adults, kids free, with proceeds going to the Mountain Valley Christian Academy. Call (970) 531-2809, (970) 531-7099, or (970) 531-1907.SECOND MONDAYSBook group – Join others for an in-depth exploration of world literature. The Fireside Chat group meets at 6:30 p.m. the second Monday of each month by the fireplace in the Granby Library. Pick up the materials in advance. Contact Circulation Librarian Bryan Funk at (970) 887-2149 for details.Book group – The Hot Sulphur Springs Library sponsors a Monday night book discussion group at 7 p.m. at the library. The HSS Book Discussion Group meets the second Monday of every month. Contact Branch Librarian Lynn Shirley at (970) 725-3942 for details or to request a copy.SECOND TUESDAYSQuilters meeting – Grand County Quilters meet 1 to 3 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month at members homes. Participants share quilting ideas and create charitable quilting projects for the community. All levels and ages of quilters are welcome. Contact Marcia Walker (887-0333) or Kay Rhoads (726-4111) for monthly location.Ladies bunco club – A local ladies bunco club meets the second Tuesday of each month (with variations around holidays) at various members homes for socializing and friendly games of the dice game bunco. Membership is $5 per month. To be included on a substitution list or for more information call (970) 887-0168.SECOND WEDNESDAYSHospital auxiliary – The Kremmling Memorial Hospital District Auxiliary meets at 1 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month in the hospital conference room. The Auxiliary is dedicated to supporting the needs of the hospital and patients through fundraising activities. Call (970) 724-3442 for more information.Caring corner – Heart of the Mountains Hospice invites community members who have experienced the loss of a loved one to join the hospice in sharing lifes lessons, joys and sorrows over a beverage 11 a.m. to noon the second Wednesday of every month at Mavericks Grille in Granby (Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10). Hospice personnel will be present. For more information call (970) 887-9074. SECOND THURSDAYSCaregiver group – A confidential caregiver support group is available for help, hope, and support. Participants meet 2-3 p.m. the 2nd Thursday of every month at the Granby Community Center. Transportation available. Call Betty at (970) 627-2484.THIRD MONDAYSWriting club – The Rough-Writers INK Writers Group meets in Granby at 6:30 p.m. the third Monday of the month (at Granby Library). Membership is free and open to everyone. Call (970) 531-1907. THIRD TUESDAYSMOMS Club – The MOMS Club of Granby is now meeting at 10:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of the month at the Granby Library. MOMS Club is a non-profit organization designed to help support stay-at-home moms, moms who work part-time, and moms with home-based businesses. The group has monthly business meetings, playgroups, monthly outings, a babysitting co-op, monthly MOMS Night Out, and other activity groups of interest. Call (970) 887-0168 or (970) 887-0184 for more information.THIRD WEDNESDAYSLunch 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. The event is brought to you by the most researched neutraceutical in the world. 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.Model railroad club – The Grand County Model Railroad Club announces regular meetings. For more information call Dave Naples at (970) 887-9478, (970) 281-9094, or e-mail him at captaincrunch@rkymtnhi.com.Book club – The Kremmling Library hosts the Brown Bag Book Bunch at 11:30 a.m. the third Wednesday of each month, year-round.THIRD THURSDAYIndependent Sports Club – The Independent Sports Club’s (ISC) meets every third Thursday of the month with a mission to provide the youth of Grand County with opportunities to promote, support, and sponsor their education, athletic, and social experiences. Call (703) 307-0610 (Verizon).Lions club – The Fraser River Valley Lions Club meets for breakfast at 7:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursday of each month at The Crooked Creek Saloon in Fraser. For more information about membership in this local community service organization or to attend a meeting as a guest contact Bob Johannes at (970) 726-4698.Lunch and learn – Learn how to prevent degenerative diseases with good nutrition at a free, informative Lunch and Learn 1 to 2 p.m. Sept. 18 in Kremmling. The event is brought to you by the most researched neutraceutical in the world. 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.LAST MONDAYSFOURTH TUESDAYS Film presentations – Kremmling Library runs film presentations at 6 p.m. every fourth Tuesday. Children welcome with adult supervision. Check flyers posted in the Kremmling Library and the Kremmling Post Office. Call (970) 724-9228 for more info.FOURTH WEDNESDAYSFOURTH THURSDAYSDiscussion group – Socrates Cafe, a laid-back philosophical discussion group, meets at 7 p.m. the last Thursday of each month at the Fraser Valley Library. The group, facilitated by Jon Wulff, explores a different question each time. The meeting is open and free, with light snacks. Call (970) 726-5689 for info.

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