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Medicare Aware

Crystal DeCora will teach a free class with information about Medicare and what options are available at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 30, at the Rifle Branch Library. This is purely an educational event, led by a licensed financial adviser, trained and certified with Medicare. For more information visit http://www.gcpld.org.

Toy Trains and Christmas

The Rifle Heritage Center is putting on a special “Toy Trains and Christmas” program at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 8 at the Rifle Branch Library. Pat Thrasher, from the Glenwood Springs Railroad Museum, will have some hands-on trains for the younger set to enjoy … as well as giving a presentation for those of all ages.

The 19th annual P.E.O. Holiday Home Tour

The 19th annual P.E.O. Holiday Home Tour will be held from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, in Battlement Mesa/Parachute. This is the yearly opportunity for P.E.O. Chapter IP to raise funds for scholarships for students graduating from local schools. The four homes on the tour this year are: a newly remodeled home with a variety of antiques on display and an Italian pizza oven; a two-floor home with gray with orange accents with the holiday decor in aqua and silver; a spacious one-level home (the first Christmas as husband and wife) with white lights, poinsettias, garlands and beautiful German glass ornaments; and an elegant two-story home with white lights lining the roof and lots of green and red flood lights. Coffee, punch and cookies will be served at the home. Tickets are $12 and information may be obtained by calling 285-7581 or 285-2318.