Noel Nite in Telluride, Wednesday, 12/1

Noel Nite in Telluride, Wednesday, 12/1

 "Bag It," TAB fashion show tix, green gifts, llamas, Daiva's birthday, great discounts (Yoga Center too), lotsa fun

IMG_8172 One down. Two to go. Just about everywhere, the parade of cooking, shopping and wrapping continues. The holiday season that began last week with Thanksgiving picks up a head of speed this week with the Christmas chapter, starting Wednesday, December 1, Noel Nite in Telluride.

Christmas may be time for  a nostalgic wallow in our tinsel-strewn past. The usual suspects on that list include Salvation Army Santas, mistletoe kisses, eggnog toasts, chestnuts roasting, "White Christmas," and twinkling trees. It's also about shop 'til you drop.

Here's an overview of what to expect around town.

From the Telluride Foundation:

"Local artisans, One Telluride, and U.S. Bank are collaborating on a holiday event on Noel Nite, Wednesday, December 1st.  U.S. Bank is generously sponsoring the event. There will be the traditional free picture with Santa along with free chili, cookies and drinks. Some “south of the border” finger food will also be served and Latino music will accompany the event.
"Local artisans have generously agreed to donate a percentage of their profits to One Telluride, a local non-profit dedicated to the mission of immigrant integration in the Telluride area. They will be selling jewelry, silver, silk scarves, painted wine glasses, bags & more! A silent auction will accompany the event. A silent auction was set up at U.S. Bank from Wednesday, Nov 24th through Noel Nite, with plenty of time to place bids on locally donated items."

For Noel Night 006 From The New Community Coalition:

"In the archway between Overland and the Llama The New Community Coalition and student clubs will be offering the following:

"TNCC will offer  ToGoWare, reusable  lunch pails and bamboo utensils in a convenient package.  These make excellent gifts and stocking stuffers. We also have Kleen Kanteens and insulated stainless drink containers as well as energy saving CFL light bulbs. Make a donation to the Green Gondola campaign or Green Fund.

"The Telluride High School YES (Youth Empowering Sustainability) Club will be selling Holiday LED lights of many shapes and sizes! Be festive AND save energy with lights that use 1/10 the energy of normal bulbs. Colors are outstanding and icicles, snowflakes and stars are available in addition to the standard styles.

"The high school's Interact Club will be selling Christmas Grams in order to raise money for the Tibetan Children's Village in India.  Each gram (choice of Organic Candy Canes, Homemade Sugar Cookies and or Homemade Pies) includes a personal note and will be delivered on December 17th! For more info, contact or Charlotte at 970-708-9690."

From the Telluride Historical Museum: (Note: Only open during during normal business hours, 10 a.m.– 5 p.m.):

December is Noel Month at the Telluride Historical Museum. Visit the Museum
store, play Savings Roulette and get 10-50% off historical images,
stocking stuffers, books, mugs and more. Noel Month begins on the day of Noel Nite.

DVD1 "Bag It" at Cashmere Red:

The DVD of the award-winning documentary "Bag It" is available for sale for the first time on Noel Nite exclusively at CashmereRED. Caci Grinspan, owner of CashmereRED has been a supporter of the film from the get-go, working with the crew and ingesting the message of the small steps anyone can make. For example, she offers reusable bags at her store. Director Suzan Beraza and Everyman star Jeb Berrier will both be on hand to sign your copy of "Bag It."

To underscore the point about just how good and how important "Bag It" is, read this note send by local Joey Hunt to President Obama:

Joey Hunt's letter to the Presdient
Stocking Stuffers And next door to CashmereREd, stocking stuffers @ Jagged Edge:

In addition to the major items Telluride Inside…and Out featured Sunday, November 28, Jagged Edge has great stocking stuffers for the man, woman or child in your life at great prices. Here are some highlights, chosen by Erik Dalton and his staff.
The Edge of Telluride DVD- $25.00
Follow local Telluride athletes as they push the sport of ski mountaineering right in our own backyard.  Filmed in Telluride during our record breaking snow fall season a few years ago, this film is sure to entertain anyone passionate about the sport. 

Telluride Off-Piste Maps, Palmyra and Bear Creek– $12.50
Ever wondered what Bear Creek looked like from above?  Or how about that ski line down Palmyra Peak, wouldn’t it be great to look at a photo or two before dropping in?  Local photographer Bret Schreckengost has solved the problem with his new Off Piste photo maps, which brilliantly reveal the intricacies of both Bear Creek and Palmyra Peak through awesome aerial black and white photos. 

Lightcap 200– $25.00
This neat little device is essentially a solar powered flashlight built into the cap of a waterbottle, designed to fit on the popular wide mouth nalgene bottles.  When charged up and screwed on top of a full water bottle, the light creates a great little lantern that is perfect for the car or tent.  A definite hit with kids for those backyard camping nights.

BikeLit– $10.00
What Tellurider doesn’t hop on her bike at night every once in a while and wish she had some sort of light to find her way home?  The BikeLit LED is a very simple but bright light that clips to the brake or shifter cables of your bike, can glow or flash, is water resistant and has lo
ng life replaceable batteries that are included.

Petzl Tikkina– $20.00
For those looking for a light that is a little more versatile, the Tikkina from Petzl is just that, a great 2- LED headlamp that features an adjustable headband strap, 190 hours of run time, all in a package that can fit in your pocket.  Great to keep in the glove box of your car but equally at home on your night stand table. 

Grab Bag: What else is happening where around town

Don't miss the chance to buy your tickets to the Telluride AIDS Benefit's always sold out Gala Fashion Show on March 5, 2011. The Tickets go on sale Noel Nite @ 232 West Colorado to help celebrate World AIDS Day.

BIG DEAL for KIDS (of all ages): Needle Rock, our local knitting store @320 West Colorado (just west of the Elks Building) is driving their point home about having lots of organic and exotic wools by featuring alpacas – and we mean live ones, on display in Needle Rock's front yard after about 3:30 p.m.

The Telluride Council for Arts & Humanities is selling its Close to Home Calendar @ The Steaming Bean. The desktop, easel-style calendar is a miniature art collection featuring landscape paintings of the Telluride region.  A great gift – that gives all year! $12 each or $10 (for 10 or more).

At the Telluride Yoga Center, (above the Nugget Theatre), 5 – 8 p.m., purchase 10 class packages for only $110, a savings of $20. The studio is also features jewelry by Christopher Beaver and Sue Hill, pottery, apparel and more.

Between the Covers has loads of Telluride Calendars, books by local/regional authors and eggnog lattes. Noel Nite is also Daiva's birthday. HAPPY BIRTHDAY DAIVA.

Telluride Gallery of Fine Art, Lustre, Dolce, Two Skirts, and other favorite galleries/retail outlets, find grab bags offering discounts ranging from 10-40%.



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