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Zombie land, haunted hay rides and smoking hot blues

Don’t be too spooked Friday night if there seems to be a lot of dead men, and women, walking the streets of Carbondale.

It’s all part of the Halloween fun.

Following a Full Moon Cruiser Ride launching from Sopris Park and spinning through town, zombies 21 and older will continue the costume party with a pub crawl through downtown Carbondale watering hole haunts such as the Pour House, the Black Nugget, and Mi Casita.



The first-time event is the brainchild of Danielle Elizabeth and Shannon Lee, two homegirls dear to my heart who are continuing my tradition of living and loving the Carbondale social life.

I certainly love a costume party, especially one involving dressing up like a zombie. A few years back I went as a pageant queen zombie to several parties. When it came to my make-up job, I didn’t exactly go for the natural look.



More like “Walking Dead” glamour.

That will fit quite nicely in Carbondale tonight.

Friday and Saturday

I’ve always considered Redstone a magical place, a spot out of a storybook tucked in the mountains with tall trees and a rushing river. This weekend, the magic continues in Redstone, this time for the Halloween season with a haunted hay ride. Starting at the Redstone Stables and the Redstone Inn, take a 40-minute ride through the Haunted Forest, starting with 6 p.m. for the kids who might be spooked, followed by adult rides until 10 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children 10 and younger.

Children younger than 5 ride free with parents. Call 963-2526 or e-mail sandy@aspencarriage.com for ticket reservations. Boo!

Saturday

For those who have never tried yoga, here’s the chance to find out what the buzz is all about in Glenwood Springs.

I like yoga because it’s a great way to relax and meditate. And it feels great to stretch it out.

To celebrate the fall season and channel that inner-yogi the Yoga Space is hosting a harvest party with free demonstrations for beginners and new students. Starting at 5 p.m., the Yoga Space turns into a party place with healthy food and live music by Noemi Kosmowski and The Painters Stage.

Her art will also be featured and available for pre-holiday shopping. Best yet, the event is free and open to the public. Visit http://www.theyogaspaceglenwood.com for more information.

Saturday

Put on those boogie shoes for a fun night of blues and rock ’n roll in New Castle. The Silver Club Saloon is hosting a night of blues with Smokin’ Ed Hubble and Green River Blues join us from the Salt Lake area.

The dance party starts at 9 p.m. at New Castle’s place to party. Smokin’ Ed played with Muddy Waters, and has opened for big-name musicians such as Otis Redding, Carlos Santana, the Neville Brothers, Johnny Winters, David Allen Coe, and Tanya Tucker.

You don’t have to call me darlin’, Smokin’ Ed. Check out his tunes at http://www.reverbnation.com/smokined.


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