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Blood Drive

What: St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center donation mobile will visit Eagle

When: Thursday, Dec. 11



Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Eagle County Building

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Details: Blood from St. Mary’s Regional Blood Center helps people across western Colorado and eastern Utah. In addition to serving St. Mary’s trauma, surgical, and cancer patients, the center provides the blood needed at most of the region’s smaller hospitals. One blood donation can help as many as four people.

Explorers Club



What: Hands on science club for elementary age kids

When: Thursday, Dec. 11

Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Eagle Public Library

Details: Open to all students in kindergarten through fifth grade. For more information call 970-328-8800.

Open House at Sylvan Lake State Park

What: The staff at Sylvan Lake State Park will host a special holiday event.

When: Saturday, Dec. 13

Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Where: Sylvan Lake State Park Visitor Center at 10200 Brush Creek Road

Details: The event will include holiday arts and crafts, a skins and skulls program, treats and cocoa for all ages. As a holiday gift, the center will offer 15 percent off everything in the book store.

Home for the Holidays

What: Holiday celebration in Gypsum

When: Saturday, Dec. 13

Time: 5 p.m.

Where: Town Hall Park

Details: The event will include the community tree lighting, a visit from Santa and his live reindeer, carolers and more. The winners of the holiday lighting contest will be announced and the Gypsum Fire Auxiliary will be serving chili. Additionally, there will be free admission at the Gypsum Recreation Center from 3 to 5 p.m. For more information visit http://www.townofgypsum.com.

Winter Skate Extravaganza

What: A fun-filled afternoon of ice skating in a holiday atmosphere with special furry visitors and exciting figure skating performances by Skate Club Vail

When: Sunday, Dec. 14

Time:1 to 4 p.m.

Where: Eagle Ice Rink, 1700 Bull Pasture Road

Details: The $5 entry cost includes skate rental. Bring the family over for some free hot chocolate and decorate a sweet treat. Don’t forget your cameras – Santa will be on site for visits.

Movie screening

What: Free showing of “Julie and Julia” followed by discussion

When: Monday, Dec. 15

Time: 6 p.m.

Where: Gypsum Public Library

Art in the Afternoon

What: Free arts and crafts for elementary age students

When: Wednesday, Dec. 17

Time: 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Where: Eagle Public Library

Book Bunch

What: Interactive book club for kids in fourth through sixth grades

When: Wednesday, Dec. 17

Time: 4 p.m.

Where: Gypsum Public Library

Details: The featured book is “Cracker: the best dog in Vietnam” by Cynthia Kadohata.

Stories with Santa

What: Enjoy classic holiday stories and a visit from Santa

When: Sunday, Dec. 21

Time: 1 p.m.

Where: Eagle Public Library

Art Display

What: Soliciting local artists interested in displaying their work.

Where: Gypsum Public Library


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