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Annual Easter Egg Hunt

Victory Life Church 2066 Hwy 6 & 50 - Fruita
Free admission, Candy Filled Eggs, Bump-N-Jumps, Puppets, Music and MORE! Bring the family & friends

Janice Brusnwick, Children's Pastor
858-4852



3rd Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball and Festival

Collbran Auditorium, Main and High Streets
3rd Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball & Festival Sat., December 21, 2013
1 PM—Tree Decorating at the Service Women’s Memorial
3 PM—Open House at Plateau Valley Historical Society, 209 High Street (Forest Service Building)
4 PM—Tree Dedication at Lilac Park
Parade Starts (from Lilac Park down Main St. to the Auditorium)
5 PM—Lions Club Christmas Dinner in Collbran Auditorium Please bring a side dish or dessert, the Lions Club will provide the meat, drinks and service. Santa Claus arrives at Auditorium
Bonfire in the parking lot. Hot chocolate and cider provided
6 PM—Dennison County Line Concert Starts And continues til’ the party stops!
7 PM—Fireworks Provided by the Town of Collbran
Great view & extra parking is available at Terrell Park (End of Spring St.)
Fireworks will be set off from Gandi Park.
Please be thoughtful of your pets, and the folks around you, and leave your furry friends home for the night!

Please call Sammi @ 487-0108, Sylvia @ 487-3402, Town Hall @ 487-3751, or Kelly Stewart @ 487-0242


Collbran 3rd Annual Cowboy Ball and Festival

Collbran, Colorado, Auditorium on corner of Main and High
http://www.plateauvalleyassociation.com/festivals/3rd_Cowboy_Christmas_Ball_Collbran.pdf

3rd Annual Cowboy Christmas Ball & Festival Sat., December 21, 2013
1 PM—Tree Decorating at the Service Women’s Memorial
3 PM—Open House at Plateau Valley Historical Society, 209 High Street (Forest Service Building)
4 PM—Tree Dedication at Lilac Park
Parade Starts (from Lilac Park down Main St. to the Auditorium)
5 PM—Lions Club Christmas Dinner in Collbran Auditorium Please bring a side dish or dessert, the Lions Club will provide the meat, drinks and service. Santa Claus arrives at Auditorium
Bonfire in the parking lot. Hot chocolate and cider provided
6 PM—Dennison County Line Concert Starts And continues til’ the party stops!
7 PM—Fireworks Provided by the Town of Collbran
Great view & extra parking is available at Terrell Park (End of Spring St.)
Fireworks will be set off from Gandi Park.
Please be thoughtful of your pets, and the folks around you, and leave your furry friends home for the night!

Questions? Please call Sammi @ 487-0108, Sylvia @ 487-3402, Town Hall @ 487-3751, or Kelly Stewart @ 487-0242


Small Business Day

Learning Works, 1938 N 1st street, Corner of 1st and Orchard across form West Middle school, Grand Junction, CO
We have free arts and crafts, baked goods, and warm drinks. Great time to do some Christmas Shopping while the kids are busy.

Elizabeth, Pat or Christy Prickett, 970-242-1355.


Grand Junction Elks Christmas Party

249 South 4th Street, Grand Junction, CO
Grand Junction Elks Lodge public Christmas party and 100th birthday celebration of our Lodge home. Saturday, December 14, 6pm to midnight. Food, live music by “10 till 3”, drawings and prizes. $5 admission includes one draft or well drink. 249 S. 4th St. (4th & Ute). Free parking on west side. 243-0675.

Ed Crilly, Lodge Secretary, 970-243-0675


The Sugar Plum Food & Gift Mart

Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Boulevard, Colorado Springs, CO
The Sugar Plum Food & Gift Mart is being held November 23-24, 2013 at the Colorado Springs Event Center, 3960 Palmer Park Boulevard. This shopping extravaganza covers over 45,000 square feet and features 160+ exhibitors selling home decor, gourmet foods, boutique clothing, handmade crafts, unique jewelry and accessories, holiday gifts and much more.

Begin your holiday shopping early at the Sugar Plum with unique one-of-a-kind gifts!

Come see ABC's The Bachelorette star, Zak Waddell, on Sunday. He will be signing autographs, taking photos, and going on a VIP limo ride/dinner date with a group of lucky ladies at the show—don’t miss it!

Stroll through our Wine Cellar and sample wines from around the region. Purchase a glass of your favorite and a bottle or two to take home for your holiday celebrations!

Christmas Unlimited is hosting a Toy Drive, where you can bring a new, unwrapped toy valued over $5 and receive FREE ADMISSION! You can also bring your children to their booth where they can meet and have their picture taken with Santa & Mrs. Clause!


Show dates, times, and ticket prices are as follows:
Saturday, November 23 - 10:00am to 5:00pm
Sunday, November 24 - 11:00am to 4:00pm
Free Parking!

Adults $5, Children 16 and under are free.
Military Families Free!


For more information, call Show Manager: Kelli Shepard at 1-800.756.4788 x 25.

http://rjpromotions.com/


Dawn Forsberg
619 944 4098



Santa Pet Photos at Mesa Mall

2424 U.S. 6, Grand Junction, CO 81505
Bring your furry friends to Mesa Mall for Pet Photos with Santa on Sunday, December 1st from 7-8:30 pm.

206.973.5568


Santa Visits the Hotchkiss Fire Station - 2013`

Hotchkiss Fire Station, 193 W. Hotchkiss Ave, Hotchkiss, CO 81419
Santa is making his 6th Annual visit to the Hotchkiss Fire Station. Come see him and give him your list in a peaceful, non-commerical enviroment. Tour the station and see the trucks and other equipment while enjoying refreshments. Everyone from all over the Western Slope is welcome to attend as in years past. There will be gifts for the children.

John C. Sell, Jr. Public Information Officer, Hotchkiss Fire District. 970-872-3311 webmaster@hotchkissfire.org


A Cowboy's Christmas Play

Collbran Assembly of God, 57228 Highway 330, Collbran, CO, 81624
A Cowboy’s Christmas
A Play in Two Acts
Written, Directed and Produced By
John R. Akers

All persons in the Plateau Valley are invited to the Performance
at Collbran Assembly of God Thursday, December 19, 2013 7:30 P. M.
57228 Highway 330, Collbran, CO, 81624

A reception following the play will feature homemade treats!

Synopsis:
The play follows three cowboys, Red, Slim and Mack. This is the 24th year in a row Slim and Mack have been on the trail on Christmas Eve. These three cow punchers have no idea what awaits them. It will be a life changing night!

Jerry


Calvary Chapel's 2nd Annual Christmas Bazaar

Grand Junction
Come enjoy a fun and festive holiday shopping experience!
Over 40 vendors.
Coffee Shop, Bake Sale, Soup Bar.
Live Music
Fun for the whole family!
Door prize drawings every 1/2 hour!

Bethany Chambers
(970) 201-6900



Shelledy Elementary's Hometown Holiday Craft Fair

Shelledy Elementary School, 353 N. Mesa St. Fruita, CO 81521
Please join us for Shelledy Elementary School’s annual Hometown Holiday Craft Fair, featuring the finest Arts and Crafts that the Grand Valley has to offer.

Shelledy Elementary PTO


Have a HeArt for the Community Art Show

Clarion Inn, 755 Horizon Drive, Grand Junction, CO 81506
Get a head start on holiday shopping! The Counseling and Education Center is hosting its’ ninth annual “HeArt for the Community” art show on October 11th at the Clarion Inn (755 Horizon Dr.) from 4-9 PM. Enjoy appetizers and cash bar while viewing a wide variety of works for sale by local artisans. Art by local youth will also be on display. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Counseling and Education Center’s low-income counseling program, providing counseling services to individuals and families in need.

Mary Cornforth Cawood, Event Coordinator
Counseling and Education Center
2708 Patterson Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506



Santa's New Helper: puppet show

Dec 11, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Central Library at 1st St. and Gunnison Ave.
Rudolph is sick and Santa needs to find a helper to pull his sleigh. Find out who will help Santa deliver toys.

970-243-4442


Caroling at Grace Point

Dec 9, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 10:45 a.m.

Grace Point Church located at 606 28 3/4 Road in Grand Junction.
Join them each Sunday for Christmas caroling at Grace Point Church and they will show how each song relates to the original Christmas story.

970-241-7026


The Nutcracker

Dec 14, 2012 - Dec 15, 2012 7:30 p.m. on Friday Saturday plus 2:00 p.m. matinee on Saturday

Grand Junction High School Auditorium
Colorado Mesa University and the Grand Junction Symphony Orchestra present The Nutcracker. Prices range anywhere from $5 to $25, depending on where you are sitting.

970-243-6787


CMU Holiday Concert

Dec 9, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Moss Performing Arts Center Robinson Theater at 1231 N. 12th St.
Colorado Mesa University is hosting a holiday concert. The admissions fee is $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $5 for students.

970-248-1604


Railroad Christmas Train Show

Dec 8, 2012 - Dec 30, 2012 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cross Orchard Historic Farm at 3073 F Road
The Cross Orchard Historic Farm is holding a Grand Valley Model Railroad Club Christmas Train Show. The admission fees are $1 for children under 12, $4 for an adult, and $7 for a family.

970-523-5990


Susie McEntire Christmas Concert

Dec 6, 2012 7:00 p.m.

The Avalon Theatre at 745 Main St.
A concert to benefit United Way of Mesa County. Reserved tickets are available at ticketswest.com, any City Markets, or by calling 866-464-2624. Ticket prices are $45 for Premier Floor Seats, $35 for Premier Balcony Seats, and $25 for Reserved Floor and Balcony.




Christmas Craft Fair

Dec 1, 2012 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Two Rivers Convention Center at 159 Main St.
The Lavender Association of Western Colorado is having a Christmas Craft Fair with no cost.

970-255-5700


Santa Visits the Hotchkiss Fire Station - 2011

Dec 16, 2011 - Dec 18, 2011 10:00a.m.-2:00p.m.

195 W. Hotchkiss Ave, Hotchkiss, CO 81419
4th Annual Visit by Santa to the Hotchkiss Fire Station. Gifts for children. Refreshments for all. Tours of the station and equipment. Peaceful and non-commercial environment to visit Santa

John C. Sell, Jr.
970-872-4584