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Food drive with pumpkins

Boot Camp folks at Fitness For Living are gearing up for their 2nd Annual Halloween Fitness Food Drive to benefit the Emergency Family Assistance Association (EFAA). A fun twist to this Halloween morning happening is that the entire workout uses a pumpkin in its exercises. The Food Drive Fitness event will take place at Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 8:45 to 10 a.m.

“A pumpkin is a perfect substitute for a weighted medicine ball,” says camp trainer Terri Garden.

Participants are encouraged to wear a costume, and prizes will be awarded for best costume and spirit.

The PUMP-kin Workout is designed for both athletic beginners and seasoned athletes. Women are encouraged to bring a 5-10 pound pumpkin and men in the 8-14 pound range.

There is no charge to attend, but registration is require. Participants are asked to bring four non-perishable food items or a $15 donation.

To register or for more information, visit www.fitliv.com, or call 303-550- 3491.

Beers of the year

Wynkoop Brewing Company will host its second annual liquid recap of the year, Beers of the Year, on Saturday, Nov. 6, from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

At the event, Wynkoop staff will crack a reserved keg of every type beer created by head brewer Andy Brown and his team in 2010, a total of nearly 35 beers. Tickets for a tasting of all the beers are available for $20. For more information, call 303- 297-2700, or visit www.wynkoop. com.

Brass and brew

A Taste of Great Brass & Great Brew, Denver Brass 5’s most popular event, will also take place at the Wynkoop brewery.

On Nov. 6 at 5:30 p.m., guests can participate in a lively discussion of the aroma, color, consistency and flavor of specially chosen Colorado brews and listen to the vibrant sounds of the Denver Brass 5.

Tickets for beer tasting, hors d’oeuvres and concert are $39 per person, and tickets for the under-21 crowd are $29 per person. For more information, call 303-832-4676, or visit www.denverbrass.org.