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Glenwood Springs fourth annual Oktoberfest will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, in Centennial Park, Ninth and Grand Avenue. The festival will include live music, dance performances, beer, food and vendors.Beginning at noon, local rock band the Missing Links will perform. Entertainment turns to traditional Oktoberfest venue, including traditional German polka tunes, with Alpine Echo at 3 p.m. DMiesbacher Oimtaler, a Bavarian club dedicated to the preservation of the Bavarian culture and customs through dances, music and traditional clothing, will perform during breaks, with audience participation encouraged.

The 46th annual Glenwood Springs Fall Art Festival will be held from 6:30-10 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 23 (purchase patron reception) to Sunday, Sept. 28th. Galleries will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; and open from 3-10 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24; and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28th. The bargain bin will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28.Artist demonstrations will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; from 5-7 p.m. Friday; and from 1-3 p.m. Saturday.Purchase patron checkout will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Bring the whole family to the free seventh annual Rifle Touch A Truck event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Deerfield Complex parking lot.Come share a hands-on experience with equipment ranging from a helicopter to emergency vehicles, semis, cranes and the unveiling of Garfield County Sheriffs armored rescue vehicle, The Bearcat. Try your skills on the mobile climbing wall and football toss provided by the Colorado Army National Guard.

For more information about the WIN Health Institute calendar of events, including free group therapy, Pathfinders Cancer Caregivers support group, acupuncture sessions, free Feng Shui classes You Gong yoga and sound healing sessions, please call 384-8484.The institute is located at 1460 E. Valley Road in Basalt.

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