18 Fleeting Christmases

Good Morning!

This week marks a year since I had my first kid. How long ago and recent it seems. The passage of time is always such a shock to us, even though of course it shouldn’t be. I’ve tried hard to grasp on to those tiny fleeting moments with my now-not-so-babyish baby this year, but it’s so hard to truly remember them well in the crush of every wonderful moment that moves past us too quickly.

What will Lead be like when Everett’s 10? What will it be like when he’s 20? There’s so much happening in our great town right now, and even better things right around the corner – it’s thrilling to see!

______ Here’s what’s happening around town this week

TONIGHT! Thursday 12/17 – 5-7pm, Our Shop Local wrap-up party will be at Jailhouse Taps! In addition to snacks, they’ll also have a food vendor selling brats and chili. We’ll do the drawing for prizes and gifts at 6pm but if you can’t make it in person, no fear – you can still win! We’ll be calling all winners tomorrow. (You have until 5pm to drop off cards at our offices.)

Friday 12/18 – 12noon, Have you checked out Explore Fitness and Adventures new class line up? This is the time slot for their Mountain Life Fitness Class offers “Full-body cardio workout alternating between bursts of activity and rest. Builds muscular strength and endurance using strength training, plyometrics, and body weight exercises.” And just think – all this cardio exercise at elevation for an extra layer of work!


Saturday 12/19

9:30-3:30, Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center will be hosting a Makers Market! Come see what 8+ vendors are selling from jewelry to vintage items to bakery treats from our own Rustic Nook Bakery!

Christmas Market @ Sled Haus has been canceled – ya we’re bummed too.

2pm – Flower & Flame perform a melody drama version of A Christmas Carol at the Historic Homestake Opera House. See their website for info and tickets.

Sunday 12/20 – 6:30pm, Assembly of God will have their Christmas Candlelight Service.


Monday 12/21

5pm, City Commission Meeting at City Hall

5:30pm, Trinity United Methodist’s Blue Christmas candlelight service will be on the Ray Davis Patio next to the Visitor Center. “This Christmas looks different for many of us. Join us for a prayer vigil on the longest night as we commemorate our true light and hope.”

Tuesday 12/22 – 7pm, Poker for Fun continues at the Hangar 7 Lounge inside Blackstone Lodge & Suites.

Wednesday 12/23 – 6pm, Trivia at Jailhouse Taps

Thursday 12/24 – Christmas Eve

Trinity United Methodist: 4-5pm – Drive-through Nativity @ Christian Ministry Center (start at the North entrance) followed by online service at 7pm (also on KDSJ)

Shepherd of the Hills: Candlelight Services, 5 & 7pm (reservations 722-1206)

Connections Church: 5:30 dinner 6:30 service

St. Patrick’s: 6pm Mass & 10am Christmas Day Mass


_____ News & Notes

Terry Peak opened the green and yellow chair runs – we’re hoping for a significant amount of snow in the next few weeks because we need more skiing and trails! But in the meantime enjoy discounted lift tickets at the tallest peaks west of the Alps!

12/20 will be the last day to participate with Blackstone Lodge in their Boxes of Hope project! For more info give them a call 584-2000


If you haven’t had a chance to drive around and look at all the great light decorating be sure to check it out! www.LeadMeThere.org/lightuplead for entrants, good streets and a driving map!


I hope you have an extra cozy week as we lead up to Christmas!

With Love from Lead,
Sierra Ward

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