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Halloween Happenings

The Scare for CARE haunted house is from 6-9 p.m. tonight through Sunday at 150 Main St. in downtown Carbondale. The haunted house produced by Snowmass Real Estate Co. broker Greg Didier and several other valley businesses.Parking available at Church of Carbondale, 110 Snowmass Drive. All haunted-house guests will receive a hay ride from the church parking lot to the haunted house. Admission is $7; all proceeds go to the Colorado Animal Rescue.

Basalt Recreation’s Halloween Carnival will be from 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday at the Basalt Elementary School. Games, cakewalks, a haunted house, and a costume contest are included. Admission fee is $1. Purchase game tickets for only 25 cents. For more information, call Basalt Recreation at 927-8214.

Sonlight Foursquare Church will be celebrating a Fall Festival from 4-9 p.m. today with games, candy, prizes, a dinner and hayride. The event happens at 0355 County Road 132 (Mitchell Creek Road). Call 945-9657 for information.



The fourth annual “Harvest Fest” will be from 5-7 p.m. Monday at Christ Community Church in Basalt. This carnival-style event is free and includes fun for all ages. For more information, please call 927-3889.

For a safe and fun place to trick or treat this Halloween, Colorado Mountain College Spring Valley Campus students are hosting a haunted dorm for elementary and middle school children. Bring trick-or-treaters to Spring Valley’s Sopris Residence Hall on County Road 114 from 6-8 p.m. on Monday. For more information and to RSVP, call Assistant Coordinator of Residence Life Kendra Carpenter at 947-8204.



Mt. View Church is presenting a “Hallelujah Night” from 6-8 p.m. Sunday at Mt. View Church in Glenwood Springs. For kids ages 3 through fifth grade. Costumes are encouraged; however, no scary costumes are allowed. 945-8328.

Rocky Mountain Gumbo highlights the Blues and Rock Halloween party Monday at The Black Nugget in Carbondale. Doors open at 8 p.m. The cost is $7 at the door or $5 in advance by calling 319-0108. There will also be a $100 prize for best costume at midnight (must be present to win).

Today from 7-10 p.m. there will be a Very Haunted House at the Lovell Building, 200 W. Fourth Ave. in Rifle. (Corner of Fourth and East avenues) Open to ages 5 and older. The cost is $2 for adults to creep in, and $1 for bite-size kids.

Battlement Mesa Activity Center’s Haunted House will be open for business from 5-8 p.m. Monday. All children 10 years old and younger are invited. Parents must accompany children, and the cost is $1 per person (little people under 2 are free). There will be a costume contest and a decorated pumpkin contest (bring in your jack-o’-lantern). Story time will be from 5-5:45 p.m. Refreshments of cider and donuts will be available.

The Roaring Fork Volvo & Land Rover Roaring Fork’s “Spooktacular” Halloween Carnival will take place from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The event is a communitywide effort sponsored by Roaring Fork Volvo & Land Rover Roaring Fork, produced by the Glenwood Springs Parks & Recreation Department, in conjunction with the EPYCS group, the Future Business Leaders of America and the Latino Club from Glenwood Springs High School.There will be carnival games for big and little kids, costume contests for all ages, the famous “Spook Alley” haunted house and a new “Haunted Lagoon” in the Aquatics Center, a Castle Bounce and inflatable obstacle course, “climb for the cache” contest, fortune tellers, and more. All trick-or-treaters are invited to attend, and a special activity room is set aside for children 4 and younger with “not-so-spooky” stories for the little goblins. All children receive a free goodie bag. Tickets for the carnival games and other events can be purchased at the entrance. All proceeds help to cover event costs and benefit the youth group’s fundraising efforts.

Through Halloween, Glenwood Caverns offers Haunted Cave Tours from 5-7 p.m. Free for annual pass members.

Rifle Library’s Preschool Story Time Costume Parade for children ages 6 and younger takes place Monday at 10:30 a.m. Sign up at the Rifle Library. Information, 625-3471

Burning Mountain Bowl in New Castle will host a Halloween Party from 9 p.m. to closing tonight. Information, 984-2739

The evening before Halloween, at 5 p.m. Sunday, runners and walkers dressed in costumes will race in the spookiest 5K this year at the CMC Spring Valley Campus.The Transylvalley Trot is a 5K fun run/walk that winds around the rolling hills of County Road #114. Rivendell Sod Farm will host a wicked aid station, complete with Gatorade, water, and of course, bobbing for apples. Ghost and goblin volunteers will line the course, and an after-party will include refreshments, a disc jockey and fun events for the whole family.Prizes will be awarded to racers, volunteers, and spectators (especially those in costume). The night will be lit up thanks to US Bank. Other sponsors include Valley View Hospital, Schmueser Gordon Meyer Consulting Engineers and Colorado Mountain College. Free child care will be provided.Proceeds from the race will go toward providing students and community members with a transportation route up and down the Spring Valley hill and eventually between the CMC locations in Carbondale, Spring Valley and Glenwood Springs.Sign up on http://www.active.com (click on “Individual Sports” circle). Or go directly to: http://active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1264244) to be a participant.Contact Kendra Carpenter at 947-8204 to be a volunteer.


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