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Friday, Oct. 29, is the last day to vote early in this years general election. Times and locations for early voting are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Courthouse, 109 Eight St., Room 305, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle.Friday, Oct. 29, is the last day to request an absentee ballot in person. To receive a ballot by mail, submit your request in writing or by fax to (970) 947-1078 to the Garfield County Clerk & Recorder, 109 Eighth St., Suite 200, Glenwood Springs, CO 81601. Please include you name, birth date, residence address, and address where the ballot should be mailed. Be sure to sign the request.

Volunteers are needed to assist with informing hunters about big game regulations, boundaries and access, and local information from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 29 at the Rifle Chamber of Commerce Hunters Tent. Commitment is a one-day minimum. Volunteers should have a general understanding of big game regulations and enjoy talking to the public. Training provided. Information: Linda Edwards at Linda.edwards@state.co.us or (970) 255-6145.The Silt Historical Societys needlework group meets 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fridays at the Silt Historical Park. Information: 876-5801.The Basalt Emergency Management Committee meets at 9 a.m. the first Friday of every month at Basalt Town Hall, and all meetings are open to the public. Information: Dick Merritt, 927-5178. The Alpine Singles group will meet at 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, for a Halloween party. Information: Barney, 945-9128, or Cindy, 618-8077.The Eagles Club, 312 Seventh St. in Glenwood Springs, will hold an indoor yard sale from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Information: 945-8295 or 928-0940.Check your health by attending the Midvalley Health Day from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Midvalley Medical Center in Basalt. Free blood pressure checks, knee and shoulder exams, height and weight information, and colorectal cancer kits will be available. A holiday boutique will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in the Gallery Room at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Candles, scrapbooking and stamping supplies, cosmetics, cookware, Tupperware, toys, jewelry, crystal and more will be available for purchase. Information: Heidi Hitch-Young, 384-5543 (work) or 947-0098 (home) .The third annual Celebrate Fall Craft Fair will be hosted 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at the New Castle Community Center on Main Street. Get a jump on the holiday season and shop for items ranging from crocheted blankets and Native American crafts to cat toys and Avon products. Two Rivers Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will serve breakfast, lunch and baked goods for a nominal fee. Information: Julie, 984-2646 or Mickey, 984-3530.Gyminkids, 180 Fiou Lane No. 105, in Basalt is holding its annual Halloween party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Admission is free, and Halloween photos will be taken. Gyminikids is also offering an infant and child CPR class from 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Cost is $45 per person or $80 per couple. Information: 927-1000.Ride the tram to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glenwood Springs and High Country Unitarian Universalist Fellowships Ride to the Stars auction and banquet at Exclamation Point on Saturday, Oct. 30. Tickets are $25, and costumes are encouraged. The silent auction and cash bar begins at 5 p.m., the banquet starts at 6 p.m., and the live auction commences at 7 p.m. Information: (866) 843-8425 orridetothestars.com.The Body Barn in La Fontana Plaza in Carbondale will offer beginning yoga classes at 5:15 p.m. Sundays and traditional Hatha yoga classes at 7:15 p.m. Wednesdays. Information: 945-7742 or 948-6752.The deadline for your chance to name Carbondales slogan is Monday, Nov. 1. Find a phrase that sums up Carbondales strengths, including year-round outdoor recreation, views, restaurants, arts community and atmosphere. The winner will receive $250. E-mail Chamber@carbondale.com or send to Carbondale Chamber, Slogan Contest, P.O. Box 1645, Carbondale, CO 81623 The new Glenwood Dance Academys Anusara yoga classes, noon to 1:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Masonic Lodge, 100 Midland Ave. in Glenwood Springs, will continue through October. Information: Nova, 945-9515.The Advocate Safehouse Project offers support groups for women in a current or past abusive relationship from 7-8:30 p.m. on Mondays in Rifle and from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Glenwood Springs. There is no fee and free childcare is available. Information: 945-2632.KDNK weekly Bingo will be at 7 p.m. Mondays at Dos Gringos in La Fontana Plaza in Carbondale. Bingo will continue every Monday night and raises money for the community radio station. Information: Amy, 963-0139.Wake Up reads names of soldiers killed in Iraq, 8 a.m. Mondays at the flagpole at Carbondale Town Hall.Advocate Safehouse Project offers support groups for women in current or past abusive relationships from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mondays in Rifle and from 7-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays in Glenwood. Free. Child care available. Information: 945-2632.The Glenwood Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Development Authority and the Small Business Development Center will offer a retailing class, Designing a Complete Sales Team on Nov. 3. The class is $20 for DDA and Chamber members, $25 for nonmembers. RSVP: 945-6589.The United Methodist Women in Rifle are seeking crafters for the sixth annual Gingerbread Crafthouse sale, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Lovell Building. Information: Pat Peterson, 876-5160.Carbondale will once again collect leaves and small branches for recycling through Friday, Nov. 19. Drop-off site is 511 Colorado Ave. in the west side of the Town Hall parking lot. Residents are asked to separate leaves from branches, remove from bags, and deposit in appropriate containers. Leaf Days is sponsored by the town of Carbondale, Waste Management, and CaCaLoCo. Information: Public Works, 963-1307. Willits offers a farmers market on Saturday mornings across from the new Willits General Store and Gas StationThe Glenwood Springs Community/Contra Dance series continues on the first Saturdays of the month. Information: Don, 945-0350


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