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Halloween Happenings

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.

The Restless Inn, a haunted Old West Hotel, will be offered from 7-10 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Oct. 28, at the corner of Fourth Street and East Avenue in Rifle. The event is appropriate for ages 5 adult (but it is scary).Sponsored by the Rifle United Methodist Presbyterian Church Youth Group.

Phat Thai in Carbondale is hosting a Halloween Party at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31st. 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 Street in Carbondale. Call 963-7001 or http://www.phatthai.com for further info.



The Roaring Fork Volvo & Land Rover Roaring Forks Spooktacular Halloween Carnival will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 31, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. The event is a community-wide 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 the 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 seventh annual Historic Ghost Walk through Linwood (Pioneer) Cemetery will be held Oct. 27, 28, and 29. Tours are available at 7, 7:45, 8:30 and 9:15 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, and 7, 7:45 and 8:30 p.m. on Sundays, 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 half mile hike to the cemetery. Please wear appropriate footwear and be prepared for possible inclement weather.Advance ticket purchase is highly recommended, and are available at Through the Looking Glass bookstore, and at the Frontier Historical Museum. Tickets may be reserved with a credit card by calling the museum at 945-4448.The Ghost Walk is a fundraiser for the Frontier Historical Society and Museum.



The Glenwood Springs Mall is hosting the fifth annual Mall Mash from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28. The Halloween costume parade will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. All kids are welcome to trick or treat, even without costumes. From noon to 3:30 p.m., kids can participate in a costume contest. Categories are animal, cartoon/movie character, superhero/action figure, and miscellaneous. Register at the Mall Center Court this week or from 10-11:30 a.m. before the event. First, second and third prizes in all categories and age divisions.

Russets restaurant in Carbondale is hosting a pumpkin pie contest at the Halloween Fun Fest, taking place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, at Solara in El Jebel. Submit baked pumpkin pie and recipes by 12:30 p.m. Oct. 28. Contest judging takes place at 1 p.m. For more information, call the Halloween Fun Fest hotline at 925-5776, ext. 209.

Thunder River Theatre Company, in conjunction with the Colorado Rocky Mountain School, presents El Dia de los Muertos Celebration (Day of the Dead) on Thursday, Nov. 2. This event is free to the public and everyone is invited. Participants will gather at 5:30 p.m. at Thunder River Theatre Company, 67 Promenade, in downtown Carbondale. The parade begins at 6 p.m. down the Red Brick Walkway, onto Main Street to Second Street and back to the theatre. Costumes are encouraged. Please bring flashlights. At 6:45 p.m., the celebration at the theatre begins, featuring readings from TRTC, a short play by CRMS students, and performances by the Aspen Santa Fe Folklorico. The evening culminates with an informal reception for the community. The Day of the Dead (Da de los Muertos, Da de los Difuntos or Da de Muertos in Spanish) is an ancient Aztec celebration of the memory of deceased ancestors that is traditionally celebrated on Nov. 1 (All Saints’ Day) and Nov. 2 (All Souls Day).

The Roaring Fork Peace Coalition will be showing showing the newly released film, Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, at 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 30, at Yampah Mountain High School, 695 Red Mountain Dr., Glenwood Springs. The film explores the connections between private corporations making unprecedented profits in Iraq and the decision makers behind the war. The first ten people to arrive will receive a free copy of the film. Discussion to follow. Free popcorn and drinks.


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