The Paonia Chamber of Commerce presents the 2017 Paonia Holiday Festivities. Come join us for two solid weekends of holiday cheer on Dec. 1-3 and 8-10. There will be kids activities, open houses, tasting events, and local shopping opportunities, gifts and art by an abundance of local artists and downtown Paonia businesses.
Events include wine tastings with Stone Cottage Cellars at Cirque Cyclery, holiday movies at the Paradise Theatre, the 25th annual Holiday Art Fair at the Blue Sage Center for the Arts, Friends of the Paonia Library book sale, the Holiday Open House at First Colorado National Bank, and Refinery's Holiday Shin Diggy featuring ecofashions from Elizabethan. Enjoy live music at Cirque Cyclery and Heart of the Dragon.
Remedy Juice Bar & Café will have their Sunday brunches and holiday soiree along with Cirque Cyclery. North Fork School of Integrated Studies will sell soups at the Art Fair.
New businesses participating this year include Second Story Studios, Nature's Wisdom Apothecary, and Lehman Images. Visit Needlerock Mountain Realty & Land's new downtown Paonia office, and meet the new owners of Paonia Farm & Home and enjoy their traditional Ladies Night.
Heart of the Dragon is having its annual holiday open house in its new location. Creature Collective is having a "Fresh - Fun - Holiday Blow-Out Sale" in preparation for its move to a new location in February.
Children's activities include a visit from Santa at Lehman Images Gallery, hayrides from Lizzy's Market to Paonia Library, holiday puppet shows and crafts at Paonia Library, gingerbread house kits with Paonia Elementary School at Town Hall, and a gift playshop at Indigo Autumn.
For more information and schedule go to paoniachamber.com or call (970) 527-3886.
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, the Delta County Board of Commissioners called a special meeting to consider the board's response to the Bureau of Land Management's preliminary Environmental Assessment (EA) concerning the lease parcels proposed for the December BLM sale.
Several people from the North Fork were present to provide input.