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Halloween Happenings

First United Methodist Church invites children to a Heroes Unmasked Halloween Party, an all-fun Bible adventure, from 3:30-7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29. Children and their families will encounter costumed Bible hero actors, play more than a dozen carnival games, decorate cookies to take home, and collect Bible Hero Cards to trade and treasure. Kids can also participate in a haunted house.A costume parade will start at 3:30 p.m. down Cooper Avenue, followed by the carnival games and haunted house at 4 p.m. The church is located at 824 Cooper Ave., Glenwood Springs. A concession stand will be open from 4-7 p.m. Please call to let organizers know youre coming. For information and to RSVP, call 945-6232.

RFTA will operate extended evening service to accommodate your Halloween festivities. The Aspen shuttle routes will operate until 2 a.m. The downvalley local and express buses will operate at 12:15 a.m., 1:15 a.m. and 2:15 a.m. Direct service from Aspen to Snowmass will be offered at 12:15 a.m., 1:15 a.m. and 2:15 a.m.

The Rifle Christian Fellowship is hosting a harvest celebration at the Garfield County Fairgrounds building from 4-8 p.m. Oct. 29. Festivities include a cake walk, raffle and games for all ages. Big and little kids are welcome to come in costume. Tacos, enchiladas, and nachos will be served by the IMPACT Youth Group. for more information, call Tanya at 876-5704.



The public is invited to bring their children to Hallelujah Night at Mountain View Church, a free indoor festival with games, treats, etc., from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. Costumes are welcome, but no scary costumes, please. Kids fifth-grade and under must be accompanied by an adult or older sibling. Mountain View Church is located 1.5 miles south of Glenwood Springs next to Buffalo Valley Restaurant. Please call 945-8328 for additional information.

Trick or Treat Street at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, for kids up to the sixth grade with prizes and surprises. Wear your costume, and if you are under 12 years old, an adult chaperone is needed.



Basalt Recreation Department is hosting its annual Halloween Carnival from 4-6:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, at the Basalt Middle School cafeteria. The carnival is a fundraiser for nonprofits that work with children and young adults and also for student school clubs.This years participants include the Basalt Girl and Boy scouts, Basalt High School Choir, Art Club and more. For information, call Basalt Rec at 927-8214.

The Roaring Fork Volvo & Land Rover Roaring Forks Spooktacular Halloween Carnival will be from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, 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. Carnival games for big and little kids, costume contests for all ages, the famous Spook Alley haunted house, a Castle Bounce and inflatable obstacle course, climb for the cache contest, and a whole lot more will create excitement at the Spooktacular Halloween Carnival. All trick-or-treaters are invited to attend, and a special activity room is set aside for children 4 and under with Not-so-spooky stories for the little goblins. All children will 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 groups fundraising efforts.

The Rifle Branch Library is holding a Costume parade at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31.To sign up, please stop by the Rifle Branch Library or call 625-3471.

Phat Thai in Carbondale is hosting a Halloween Party at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31. DJ Daddy Ice will be spinning dance tunes, and there will be a prize of dinner for two at Phat Thai for the best costume. Phat Thai is located at 343 Main St. in Carbondale. Call 963-7001 or http://www.phatthai.com for further information.

The last day of the seventh annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery will be held Oct. 29. Tours are available at 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m., and will lead up the hill to the old cemetery, where costumed actors portray characters from Glenwood Springs past.Tours are limited to 30 participants each. The 7 p.m. tour is recommended as more appropriate for younger children.Participants need to carry lanterns or flashlights for the moderately strenuous 1⁄2 mile hike to the cemetery. Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for possible inclement weather.The Ghost Walk is a fundraiser for the Frontier Historical Society and Museum.


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