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Community Briefs

Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse

Meghan Hurley, LCSW, will present Ten Tips Every Parent Should Know to Protect Your Child From Sexual Abuse from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, at River Bridge Regional Center, 520 21st St., Glenwood Springs. The event is sponsored by River Bridge Regional Center and the Garfield County Dept. of Human Services. More information at 970-945-5195 or RSVP at

CASA training session

Court Appointed Special Advocates of the 9th Judicial District will be holding a volunteer training beginning Sept. 28. Anyone interested in advocating for the needs of abused and neglected children in court should call 970-987-4332 to find out more information. Volunteers must be 18, have decent computer and writing skills and be interested in making a difference for the most vulnerable members of our communities. For more information or go to for a volunteer application.

“The Great Divide”

Millions of people from California to the Mississippi River depend on rivers born in the mountains of Colorado. Join Roaring Fork Conservancy at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Crystal Theatre in Carbondale for a free screening of “The Great Divide,” a feature-length documentary exploring the historic influence of water in connecting and dividing an arid state and region.

AARP Smart Driver Program

Colorado Mountain College and RSVP will be presenting two AARP Smart Driver Program in September.

The first will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The second class will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the Grand Valley Recreation Center in Battlement Mesa.

The program is a driver refresher course directed towards driver age 50 and over that covers important driving habits for seniors such as: how overall fitness affects driving, important strategies for staying crash-free, challenges of city vs. rural driving, tips for highway driving and driving with trucks, buses and other large vehicles, understanding a vehicle’s safety features and new vehicle technology, tips for trying other transportation options and warning signs of unsafe driving.

There is a $15 fee for AARP members and $20 fee for nonmembers that covers the cost of the workbook and handouts. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course.

Call RSVP at 384-8747 for information and registration.

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