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What’s happening in Glenwood

Products from last year's International Gift Festival.

International Gift Festival

The 28th Annual International Gift Festival will take place on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8, from noon to 4 p.m.

Ten Thousand Villages hosts this event at the Glenwood Mennonite Church at 2306 Blake Avenue.

For more information, call 970-945-6848.

The Unique Boutique

One of the area’s best holiday fairs – The Unique Boutique – offers gifts by local artisans and a holiday bake sale.

This event takes place at the Glenwood Springs First United Methodist Church in downtown Glenwood Springs this Saturday, Nov. 8. For more information, call 970-963-8773 x104.

Sunlight Ski and Snowboard Expo

Sunlight Ski Resort will host its annual Ski and Snowboard Expo Thursday through Satruday, Nov. 6-8.

Operation Christmas Child

Roaring Fork Valley’s Operation Christmas Child shoe box drive’s annual packing and wrapping party takes place Saturday, Nov. 8 beginning at 6 p.m.

The goal is to collect items and pack 1,000 shoe boxes for children in need around the world. The Orchard in Snowmass will serve as a collection point.

Residents are asked to pack shoe boxes with gifts (including small toys, personal care items such as hair brushes, hair accessories, toothbrushes as well as stickers, school supplies and hard candy) that will be distributed to children in more than 100 countries who are suffering from natural disaster, war, terrorism, disease, famine and poverty.

In 2013, the Roaring Fork Valley contributed more than 850 shoe boxes to the Operation Christmas Child effort. This year organizers have set a goal to collect 1000 shoe boxes from area families, kids, churches, schools and civic organizations. Operation Christmas Child uses tracking technology that allows donors to “follow your box” to the destination country where it will be hand-delivered to a child in need. Since 1993, Operation Christmas Child has provided gifts to more than 86 million children in more than 130 countries.

To register shoe box gifts and find out what country they are delivered to, use the EZ Give donation form found at http://www.SamaritansPurse.org. The Orchard also serves as a Regional Collection Center for other area churches, civic organizations, schools and businesses. For more information, call 970-945-9699.

Ice Breaker

The Third Annual Ice Breaker black tie event benefitting the Glenwood Springs Youth Hockey Association takes place Saturday, Nov. 8 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Vaudeville Theatre.

The cost is $35 for dinner, dessert, drinks and the show. For more information, call 970-945-9699.

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