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Halloween Happenings

Dancing Colours Studio in Carbondale is hosting the third annual Pumpkin Carving Contest on Halloween Day. The event does have entry fees, and there are prizes in all categories. Drop off completed pumpkins at Dancing Colours, 968 Main St. in Carbondale, between 7 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Oct. 31.Judging takes place at 6:30 p.m. Halloween night. Proceeds benefit The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers.For more information, call 384-5689.

Kids or adults can get their candy at Tandys in Carbondale. An open house will be held from 6-8 p.m. at 211 Euclid Ave.

A Halloween party, SCARE for CARE, will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29. The event for the kiddies with a hayride, facepainting, balloon animals, icky-sticky room and lots of treats will be held from 5:30-7:30 p.m.For teens and adults, the event includes a Horror Hill Haunted Walk, bonfire, smores, and hot dogs from 6:30-9 p.m.



Looking for something fun to do for Halloween with your little ones up to age 5? Bounce high, crawl through tunnels, dive into ball pits, catch fish, decorate cookies and more. Please join Sopris MOPS from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Oct. 30, for games and activities at First United Methodist Church, 824 Cooper Ave. For more information, contact Deb Jaouen at 930-0088.

This Halloween, Terra Bistro, Vail Mountain Lodge & Spas signature restaurant, transforms into Terror Bistro and invites guests to dress in their ghoulish best for a night of Frankenstein fare prepared by Executive Chef Kevin Nelson. From 6:3011 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, revelers can bypass the typical brew found in their local witchs cauldron and enjoy exotic cocktails, festive hors doeuvres, music, haunted spaces and prizes for best costumes.For Terror Bistro reservations or to book accommodations, call (866) 476-0700.



Dark Manor, a haunted house with seven rooms filled with horror from the depths of a dark dungeon, will be offered from 8:30 p.m. to midnight Friday, Oct. 31, at Cottonwood Trailer Park #1809. All small children must be accompanied by an adult.For more information, call 355-9122.

Halloweens coming early this year, thanks to Sunlight Mountain Resort. In celebration of the fast approaching deadline for a discounted season pass (Friday, Oct. 31), the small-town ski area is hosting a Halloween bash and everyone is invited.The gala will run from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at Glenwoods Sunlight Ski & Bike Shop, 309 Ninth St. There will be pizza provided by Uncle Pizza, refreshments and live music accompanied by ski and snowboard reps to answer questions on all of this years new skis, snowboards, boots and bindings. Prices on all items will be reduced 20 percent during the party.The costume contest begins at 4 p.m., and prizes and giveaways will be available for all. There will be Powder Passes awarded for the best costumes. Categories include: Best Adult, Scariest Kid under 12, the Best Couple and the Worst of the Worst.For more information, contact Jennie Spillane at 947-5141 or jennie@sunlightmtn.com.

The best Halloween Party in Aspen is from 3:30-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30, at the Aspen Recreation Center Ice Arena. A big on ice costume contest with plenty of prizes, tricks and treats for all. And complimentary food and drinks provided by Aspen Elks #224 will be part of the festivities. Get into the Halloween spirit and come in costume for a ghoulishly good time. Admission to the rink and skate rental is free and open to the public. For complete event details, call 970-544-4117.

Make the Glenwood Springs Community Center part of your trick or treating plans and partake in the costume parade, Spooktacular carnival games, Haunted House, Climb for Cache, inflatables and much more. Designed for all ages.The event will be held from 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Buy your carnival punch pass at the Community Center front desk starting Oct. 17.

Visit local merchants Harlan & Mastro Real Estate, Jilbertitos Mexican Food, Carquest Auto Parts, Sparkling Dry Cleaners, Glenwood Beauty Academy, A Sanctuary Spa & Salon for trick or treats from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.For more information call Annie Olson at 319-1927.

Tweens 9-12 years old are invited to a Halloween Party from 4-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at the Glenwood Springs Branch Library, 413 Ninth St. Tweens can come in costume (or not), play games, go on a scavenger hunt, and watch a PG-rated scary movie with friends. More information is available at 945-5958.

Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1630 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, will be hosting a Halloween/All Saints Day party from 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, for children of all ages. Enjoy games, a ghost walk, costume contest, refreshments and lots of fun. Cost is a donation for Dennis, in Kenya, who is sponsored by the churchs Sunday school. Call 945-6848 for more information.

Rivers annual Halloween Extravaganza will begin at 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, featuring The Resident Powder Hounds, playing electric and obscure rock n roll. No cover.Costume contest with prizes and giveaways.Call 928-8813 for more information.

Burning Mountains Fire Department, in conjunction with Girl Scout Troop 244, will host its second annual Haunted House from 6-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, at Fire Station #1, 611 S. Main St. in Silt.Admission is free, but canned food donations will be accepted. All ages welcome. Fishing booth for younger children.

Rick Rock and the Roosters will be performing at 9 p.m. Oct. 31 at The Bayou, 919 Grand Ave.


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