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Frontier Historical Society’s 16th annual Ghost Walk

Ghost Walk tours starting at dusk lead guests up the hill by lantern light to the old Linwood Cemetery at 1200 Bennett Ave., where costumed actors portray pioneers from Glenwood Springs’ past including Doc Holliday and Kid Curry. Tours are limited to 30 people each and are recommended for children school-age and up. Participants need to carry lanterns or flashlights for the moderately strenuous 1/3 mile hike up to the cemetery. Tours are at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15. p.m. Oct. 31. Tickets are $18/person for all ages or $10/Frontier Historical Society members and can be reserved with a Visa or MasterCard by calling 970-945-4448 or e-mailing history@rof.net. For information call 970-945-4448.

Pumpkin Patch Family Carnival



First Baptist and New Hope churches present a free evening of games, prizes, food, a cake walk and more from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at Elk Creek Elementary School in New Castle.

Halloween candy buy back hosted by All Kids Dental



Have fun collecting your Halloween candy and then get paid for it while helping our troops. Bring in your Halloween Candy on Monday, Nov. 2, to All Kids Dental in Glenwood Springs or Rifle between 3:30 and 5:30 p.m. and get $1 for every pound of candy. All collected candy will be shipped to the troops overseas.

Plus you can enter to win an iPod Shuffle if you bring in new items for our troops, including socks (black, brown, green or tan), energy bars, beef jerky, individually packaged razors, hand or foot warmers, beverage powder packets and knit hats and scarves or visit http://www.operationgratitude.com/get-involved/wishlist to see more item options.

Have fun making a card for a solider to be sent with your candy. There will be prizes, free goodie bags and toothbrushes. Free shipping is supplied by FedEx.

All Kids Dental in Glenwood Springs is located upstairs in the ANB Bank Building at 2624 Grand Ave. The Rifle location is 900 Airport Road. All Kids Dental can be reached at 970-928-9500.

Help kids in crisis

Project PACK (Providing A Crisis Kit) is a grassroots group partnering with local child advocates and law enforcement to provide local kids in crisis necessary personal items in times when they cannot return home. Community members can adopt a pack, stuff it and return it to a local drop location. Contact Project PACK at projectpackgarco@gmail.com or on Facebook for more information.

Veterans Day Project with GrassRoots TV

In honor of Veterans Day, the Carbondale Branch Library is partnering with GrassRoots Community Network and its Roaring Fork Veterans History Project to show several interviews with former soldiers from different conflicts, from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 7. Light refreshments served. For more information, call 970-963-2889.


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