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Teen Read Week

Teen Read Week is Oct. 18-24 at the Garfield County Libraries. Anyone caught escaping into a book while at the library will be rewarded. Candy bars, book bucks … who knows what the reward may be. Also vote for favorite teen books of 2015 online at For more information on Teen Read Week, visit

Health Alliance Fair

Custom Body Fitness, Mountain Family Health Centers, LiveWell, Backcountry Chiropractic and Gaia Tree Chinese Medicine will present the Health Alliance Fair from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17, at Custom Body Fitness in La Fontana Plaza, 574 Highway 133 in Carbondale. Get an acupuncture session, chiropractic adjustment, body composition, goal setting guidance, eating habits assessment, healthy cooking and shopping classes, blood pressure reading and sugar levels test. These services are worth more than $300 but cost $15 at the fair. Money collected for this event will be donated to the Mountain Family Health Care Access Pool, a fund that can be drawn on when patients are unable to pay for necessary medical supplies or services. Tickets are limited. Go to or call 366-6084 to reserve a spot.

Free Colorado wine and truffle sampling: date change

Grand Avenue Sweets and The Designer’s Vault Design & Wine Room invites local businesses to try out The Colorado Wine & Chocolate Experience in short sampling sessions at no charge. RSVP to Debby at for a 10-minute session between 4 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 22, and indicate the number of people attending and the time you would like to do a tasting. The Designer’s Vault is at 214 Eighth St. below Vectra Bank in Glenwood Springs.

Rifle football raffle

A raffle to benefit the Rifle High School football team is under way. Tickets are $20 or three for $50, with all proceeds going to the football team. The drawing will be held on the day of the last home game on Oct. 30. Two winners will receive one-half beef each, including processing and wrap. Tickets are available at the RHS office, Hy-Way Feed in Silt, NAPA in Rifle and all home games.

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