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Breakfast with Santa event set for Bayfield

Bayfield Early Education Program will host “Breakfast with Santa” on Dec. 8 at Bayfield Elementary School gym, 24 Clover Place.

The breakfast buffet will include crafts and activities for the kids, a silent auction and pictures with Santa. Tickets are $10 for adults, and $5 for children ages 3 to 12. All proceeds benefit early education programs.

People will be able to “Adopt a Bell for BEEP” at the event. Bells will be sold for $5. Prizes are $750, $500 and $250 Visa gift cards. The drawing for the bells will take place Dec. 20 at BEEP’s Christmas Program. People do not need not be present to win.

For more information, call Jennifer Gosney at 884-8004 or the BEEP office at 884-7137.

Christmas tree permits are available for sale

Christmas tree permits, which allow people to cut a tree on National Forest and Bureau of Land Management lands, are on sale at these locations:

Bayfield: Columbine Ranger District, 367 Pearl St.

Cortez: City Market, 508 E. Main St.

Dolores: Dolores Public Lands Office, 29211 Colorado Highway 184; and Dolores Food Market, 400 Railroad Ave.

Durango: San Juan Public Lands Center, 15 Burnett Court; and Kroeger’s Ace Hardware, 8 Town Plaza

Mancos: Cox Conoco, 201 E. Railroad Ave.

Pagosa Springs: Pagosa Ranger District, 180 Pagosa St.

A permit, which costs $8, allows people to cut one tree up to 20 feet tall. Permits will expire Dec. 31 and come with a brochure explaining regulations and tips.

Offices in Bayfield, Dolores, Durango and Pagosa Springs will be open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday through the holidays.

For more information, call 247-4874 or visit www.fs.usda.gov/sanjuan.

Thanksgiving service to take place Thursday

The annual Thanksgiving service will take place from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Christian Science Church, 1166 East Third Ave.

The service will include organ music before and after the service, three hymns, reading of the Thanksgiving Proclamation of the President of the United States, readings from the Bible and “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, a vocal solo and expressions of gratitude for blessings by students of Christian Science.

For more information, call 247-5443.

Thanksgiving dinner to take place Thursday

The 26th annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner will take place from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.

There is no charge for this dinner. Tables will be decorated, a band will play, and turkey with all the trimmings will be served by volunteers.

Caroling, tree-lighting to be held Friday

The Boys & Girls Club annual “Singing With Santa” caroling walk and tree-lighting will take place at 5:30 p.m. Friday.

People should meet at College Drive and Main Avenue beginning at 5 p.m. and receive a free glowstick. At 5:30 p.m., Santa and Mrs. Claus will lead the procession to Buckley Park. At the park, people will count down and light the Christmas tree. Complimentary cookies and hot chocolate will be available. Also, children will have a chance to meet Santa in the Bank of Colorado lobby.

For more information, call Megan Farr at 375-0010, ext. 1.

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