Early Bird VotingFriday, Oct. 29, is the last day to vote early in this year’s general election. Times and locations for early voting are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Courthouse, 109 Eight St., Room 305, and 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the Garfield County Fairgrounds, 1001 Railroad Ave., Rifle.Gear up for winterCheck your health by attending the Midvalley Health Day from 8:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 30, at the Midvalley Medical Center in Basalt. Free blood pressure checks, knee and shoulder exams, height and weight information, and colorectal cancer kits will be available. Great Holiday Gift IdeasA holiday boutique will take place from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30, in the Gallery Room at the Hotel Colorado in Glenwood Springs. Candles, scrapbooking and stamping supplies, cosmetics, cookware, Tupperware, toys, jewelry, crystal and more will be available for purchase. Information: Heidi Hitch-Young, 384-5543 (work) or 947-0098 (home) .Celebrate good timesThe third annual Celebrate Fall Craft Fair will be hosted 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 30, at the New Castle Community Center on Main Street. Two Rivers Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) will serve breakfast, lunch and baked goods for a nominal fee. Information: Julie, 984-2646 or Mickey, 984-3530.Get involved with GyminikidsGyminkids, 180 Fiou Lane No. 105, in Basalt is holding its annual Halloween party from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Admission is free, and Halloween photos will be taken. Gyminikids is also offering an infant and child CPR class from 12:30-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. Cost is $45 per person or $80 per couple. Information: 927-1000.The ride of your lifeRide the tram to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glenwood Springs and High Country Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Ride to the Stars auction and banquet at Exclamation Point on Saturday, Oct. 30. Tickets are $25, and costumes are encouraged. The silent auction and cash bar begins at 5 p.m., the banquet starts at 6 p.m., and the live auction commences at 7 p.m. Information: (866) 843-8425 or ridetothestars.com.Ride the tram to the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Glenwood Springs and High Country Unitarian Universalist Fellowship’s Ride to the Stars auction and banquet at Exclamation Point on Saturday, Oct. 30. Tickets are $25, and costumes are encouraged. The silent auction and cash bar begins at 5 p.m., the banquet starts at 6 p.m., and the live auction commences at 7 p.m. Information: (866) 843-8425 or ridetothestars.com.
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