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Food Drive for LIFT-UP at Niemann’s Pumpkin Patch

Bring a nonperishable food item to help LIFT-UP and receive an extra ticket for the Pumpkinator (ticket is good for two launches) Oct. 24-26 and 31 and Nov. 1 at Niemann’s Pumpkin Patch, 6501 County Road 214 in New Castle. Then, enjoy more than a dozen fun activities for the entire family including hay rides, straw maze and the new lava pit. Local Girl Scout Troop 224 will be selling snacks as a fundraiser Oct. 24-26. Cost: 2 and under, free; ages 3-5, $5; ages 6-59, $8; seniors (60 and over), $7.

Fall Shred-a-Thon

Boy Scout Troop 225 hosts the Fall Shred-a-Thon from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, at the ANB Bank parking lot, 2624 Grand Ave. in Glenwood Springs. For $10 per standard file storage box, dispose of any unwanted documents that have personal information, in the Paper Wise shred truck. Staples and paperclips need not be removed. Check or cash only, receipts available. Proceeds go to Troop 225.

Garfield County Winter Job Fair

The Glenwood Springs Workforce Center is hosting a winter hiring event from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Oct. 31 at the Glenwood Springs Library, 815 Cooper Ave. Representatives from more than 20 businesses will attend with full- and part-time positions to be filled. There will be hundreds of seasonal jobs with ski resorts and hotels across the state, and job seekers can also find out about year-round positions as well. Having an account with the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment’s job bank, Connecting Colorado (www.connectingcolorado.com), is helpful but not required. For more information contact the workforce center at 51027 Highway 6&24 Suite 173; 945-8638; or CDLE_glenwood_springs_wfc@state.co.us.

Fifth annual Diabetes Health Fair

The fifth annual Diabetes Health Fair runs from 7-10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Rifle, and includes educational booths and demonstrations that focus on the AADE7 Self Care Behaviors framework. Additional activities and screenings include: low-cost blood work, free foot exams, dilated eye exams, sharps take-back, health cooking demonstration and more There is a fee for certain tests: Comprehensive Metabolic Blood Chemistry ($36); A1c ($10); and Urine Micro-Albumin ($5). Remember to fast 8-12 hours prior to blood work. For information, call Grand River Health Changing Lifestyles at (970) 625-6200.

Walk for ovarian cancer awareness

At 8:45 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, at 444 River Valley Ranch Road in Carbondale, walk as a “sleepwalker” in conjunction with the Run for Her in Los Angeles. Learn about the symptoms of ovarian cancer, have a snack beforehand, and enjoy a “community walk” honoring those in the battle and those who have lost their battle with this cancer. Join Dorene’s Darlings and register as a sleepwalker at http://www.runforher.com. Contact Diane at 818-800-1092 with any questions.


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