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Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado

The Glenwood Springs Wal-Mart will be hosting “Glenwood Gives” from 11a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, in the south parking lot of the store.

Food will be collected for area food banks and feed My Sheep. Clean, gently used cold weather clothing and camping gear will also be collected for those in our community who are less fortunate.

There will be music, games, a raffle and a hot dog lunch with all proceeds going to support this community need.

For information call Kim Gonzales (970) 216-1840 or (970) 945-5336 or Ginny McDonald (970) 618-6132 or (970) 945-5336.

Girl Scout Troop 10253 of Rifle is hosting the second annual Harvest Hay Maze throughout the month of October. There is a 1,000-bale hay maze that is family oriented during the day, and haunted at night. There is also a family festival that includes children’s games, face painting, arts and crafts, pumpkins, family photos, concessions and more. The maze and events will open on Saturday, Oct. 6, and run weekends through Sunday, Oct. 28. Hours of operation are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays and noon to 5 p.m. Sundays for Family Days, and Saturday nights from 6-10 p.m. for the haunted maze. The price is $5 for the maze and $5 for the children’s activities. Concessions, photos and pumpkins are additional. The maze and festival are located at 497 County Road 233 in Rifle. Head east on 16th Street, left on County Road 233, and it’s the third driveway on the left past Graham Mesa Elementary School.

The Colors of Colorado Quilt Show sponsored by Roaring Fork Quilt Guild will be held from from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6; and from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 7, at the Ramada Inn in Glenwood Springs. Featured quilter is Patt Jones. There will be a silent auction and vendors. Auction proceeds will be donated to Search and Rescue. Admission is $3.

The Silt Branch Library is celebrating its grand opening at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6. Special guest speakers will start the day, followed by the ribbon cutting. There will be refreshments, giveaways and live music with the Smuggler Mountain Boys to celebrate this momentous day. Come check out the new library, which is more than three times as big than the old library and features a large meeting room, two study rooms, unique children’s and teen spaces, a designated computer area, a cozy reading area with a fireplace, a plaza for outdoor reading and events, and almost 4,000 new library items.

The city of Glenwood Springs is now accepting leaves at the former rodeo grounds site on Airport Road. The site is open during daylight hours until late November. Leaves are collected to keep them out of the storm drain system. Loads are hauled to the South Canyon Landfill to be combined with other compost material. Branches and other tree trimmings should be taken directly to the landfill. Call 384-6366 for further information.

Rally the Valley, a communitywide fundraising event presented by Valley View Hospital, will take to the streets, trails and parks on Saturday, Oct. 13, beginning at 8:30 a.m. at Sayre Park, 1798 Grand Ave. There are many volunteer opportunities at the Rally the Valley including registering participants, working the apple cider press, watching bounce houses, course marshaling on the Rally Ride or Rally Walk routes, or setting up and breaking down the event.

Anyone volunteering will receive complimentary entry into the park and lunch. Shifts are short (2-3 hours) and fun. Contact Erika Leavitt at 970-274-0805 or to sign up.

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