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Kick off Oktoberfest on Oct. 8 with a 5K Fun Run, with all proceeds to benefit CRMS Preschool. The event starts with a kids’ race at 9 a.m., with the 5K run at 9:45 a.m. Preregistration is at Carbondale Town Hall, or prior to the race at 8:30 a.m.

The official tapping of authentic German brew kegs are at 11 a.m., under the German Biergaerten Tent. Limited quantities of half-liter pints will be sold for $5 with first bier included, along with $3 refills and German wines. German pretzels, a bratwurst-eating contest, and German and local-variety music round out the fun.

Kids can enjoy root beer on tap, face painting and bounce castle fun. Vendor booths are available all day. For more information, call Woodsie at 704-4116.

Enter your red or green chili or salsa in the 26th Annual Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce Chili Cook-Off, to be held Thursday, Oct. 20, at the Garfield County Fairgrounds.

Entrants may set up their booths at 4 p.m., judging begins at 5 p.m., and doors are open to the public at 6 p.m.

Prizes are awarded for first, second, third places, plus showmanship and People’s Choice.

For an entry form, contact the Rifle Area Chamber of Commerce at 625-2085, ext. 2.

Glenwood Springs High School graduates are reminded to pick up last year’s yearbooks. Please see Sandy Decrow or Tiffany Richardson.

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