Halloween candy buyback
Have fun collecting your Halloween candy and then get paid for it while helping our troops. Bring in your Halloween candy on Friday, Nov. 1, to All Kids Dental in Glenwood Springs or Rifle from 3:30-5:30 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 soldier 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 928-9500.
Christmas toy run
The Aspen Valley Harley Owners Group chapter is staging a Christmas toy run on Saturday to benefit Garfield County families.
Motorcycle riders will gather at Aspen Valley Harley Davidson in West Glenwood to sign up beginning at 11 a.m. The ride is set to start at 12:30 p.m. and will conclude at Jay’s Steakhouse in Rifle.
All makes of motorcycles are welcome, and the event will take place rain or shine.
“In the event of inclement weather, we will ride in cages,” says a flier promoting the event.
Registration is free, but riders must bring a new, unwrapped toy to participate.
For more information, call Kirby, 970-928-7493.
Back in Black adoption event
Colorado Animal Rescue in Glenwood Springs is teaming up with Best Friends Animal Society to help find homes for homeless black dogs and cats. It’s part of the third annual Back in Black adoption event, which starts on Nov. 1. During this adoption special all black animals at Colorado Animal Rescue will be available for adoption for $45. All animals are spayed or neutered, vaccinated and micro-chipped and will have received a medical and behavioral assessment. There will be an adoption event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2, at Petco.
Rifle Animal Shelter’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair and benefit bake sale
Rifle Animal Shelter’s Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair and benefit bake sale takes place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 2, at Rifle Middle School, 753 Railroad Ave. The show features 30 of the valley’s talented artists and crafters presenting a wide variety of unique, handmade goods and a big bake sale. Purchase an ornament for a chance to win one of 40 items donated by the artists. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the bake sale, lunch sales, ornament raffle and booth fees and more goes directly to the shelter. Contact: Rifle Animal Shelter, 625-8808, or Joyce Webb, 876-0768.
Adult Scrabble Club
The New Castle Branch Library adult Scrabble Club meets from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13. Beginners and experts, and anyone who loves words, games and having fun are encouraged to join this club to make new friends and learn new Scrabble strategies. Scrabble boards, scoring materials and dictionaries are provided. For more information, call 984-2346.
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