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Halloween Happenings

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The Glenwood Springs Branch Library invites children to a special storytime this Wednesday, Oct. 27, at 10:30 a.m. After a story we will make a bag and go trick-or-treating to the Book Grove and Fire Station. Costumes are welcome but optional. For more information, please call 945-5958.

Can’t wait for Halloween? Put on your costumes and come to the Glenwood Springs Branch Library for frightfully fun activities this Thursday, Oct. 28, at 5 p.m. You will find games and goodies as well as spooky stories. This scary event is just for 8- to 14-year-olds. For more information please call 945-5958.

The Rifle High School Drama Club presents Dracula, Oct. 28-30 at the Rifle High School Auditorium. Shows start at 7 p.m.There will be a special final presentation on Halloween, Sunday, Oct. 31 at 2 p.m.Tickets are available for students 18 years and younger, $5, senior citizens, $5, and adults are $10, and can be purchased at Rifle High School.



The American Legion Post #100 at 97 N. 3rd Street in Carbondale is having a Halloween Costume Party on Friday, Oct. 29, from 8:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m.There will be appetizers and prizes for best costumes and the band, Already Gone. Entrance fee is $8 open to the public, must be 21 years of age. For information please call the Legion Post at 963-2381.

Make the Glenwood Spring Community Center part of your trick-or-treating plans and partake in the costume parade, “spooktacular” carnival games, a haunted house, climb for cache, bounce castle, inflatable obstacle course and more. The festivities run from 2-5 p.m. on Oct. 31. Buy a carnival punch pass at the community center front desk this week.If you would like to volunteer, contact Brittany Matti at 384-6312. For more information, go to http://www.glenwoodrec.com.



The 2nd annual Redstone Haunted Hayrides take place during Halloween weekend, beginning Thursday, Oct. 28 through Sunday, Oct. 31.There will be two rides each night. Advance tickets are recommended by calling 948-8606 or 963-1144. Tickets are $20 for adults and $5 for kids, and can also be purchased at locations around town. The rides are sponsored by Avalanche Outfitters and Redstone Stables, the Redstone Inn and the Aspen Carriage and Sleigh Co.

The Frontier Historical Society will hold its 11th annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery in Glenwood Springs on Friday, Saturday and Sunday Oct. 29, 30 and 31. Tours each night will lead you up the hill to the old cemetery where costumed actors portray pioneers from Glenwood Springs’ past, including “Doc” Holliday and Kid Curry.Tours are at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. on Sundays. Tours are limited to 30 people each. Recommended for children school age and up. Tickets are $15 for all ages. Tickets for Frontier Historical Society members are $10. Tickets may be reserved with a credit card by calling the museum at (970) 945-4448. The Ghost Walk is a fundraiser for the Frontier Historical Society and Museum. For more information, call the museum in Glenwood Springs at (970) 945-4448 or e-mail history@rof.net.

Elementary school age children are invited to join us at the Silt Branch Library on Friday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. for a Halloween Party with candy, popcorn, a piata, and plenty of fun. So dress up and come on down to the library for a howling good time. For more information please call 876-5500.

Cottonwood Acoustic, a local quartet featuring contemporary and original bluegrass music, is playing a free pre-Halloween show at the Bluebird Caf this Friday, Oct. 29, from 7-10 p.m.

Mesa State’s Faculty Woodwind Quintet will present a free children’s concert just in time for Halloween. The concert will be held Saturday morning, Oct. 30, at the First United Methodist Church at 522 White Ave. in Downtown Grand Junction. The concert is appropriate for children of all ages and will include recognizable favorites such as “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice,” “The Pink Panther,” and “Harry Potter” with other movie themes. In addition, the quintet will perform works for classical music lovers by Shostakovich, Saint-Saens, as well as Bach’s Toccata and Fugue in D Minor. More information: Laura Bradley, (970) 248-1604.

Burning Mountains Fire Protection District will be hosting its annual Haunted House on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 6-10:30 p.m. at 611 Main St., Silt, CO 81652. Admission is one can of non-perishable food per person. Questions? Call (970) 876-5738.

Thunder River Theatre Company welcomes the community to join in celebrating its free El Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration. The celebration will be held Tuesday, Nov. 2, at 6 p.m. at the theatre, located in downtown Carbondale between 4th and 6th Streets and Main Street and Colorado Avenue, across from the town’s recreation center. The Day of the Dead is a grand celebration of life that will include students from Roaring Fork High School’s Community Liaison Program, overseen by Ivone Munoz and Nadya Williams, as well as Dan Pittz and his Colorado Rocky Mountain School advanced Spanish Class participating in this year’s celebration. Aspen Santa Fe’s Folklorico Dancers will be back. As always, there will be special readings by TRTC actors, along with songs and special decorations. This special event is supported, in part, through the generosity of the Gay & Lesbian Fund for Colorado, the Aspen Community Foundation, and the Colorado Creative Industries (a state agency, and the NEA.) To learn more about all TRTC does, please visit http://www.thunderrivertheatre.com.


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