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AARP Smart Driver Program

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

The first was on 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 970-384-8747 for information and registration.

Jolley Trail work day

Join Roaring Fork Outdoor Volunteers and its partners in New Castle from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, and help build a new trail starting on the northwest side of the Hogback and crossing up and over to end near the fire station. This will add a new recreational, single-track option for trail users in the New Castle area. Volunteers’ hard work will be rewarded with dinner and icy cold beverages at the end of the day. For more information and to register for this project, email or call 970-927-8241.

Perham Creek Fall Colors Hike

Join Wilderness Workshop for an autumn hike up Perham Creek Trail to a magnificent meadow with stunning views of Mount Sopris at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26. This less traveled trail takes us up onto proposed wilderness on Assignation Ridge, a prominent feature of the Thompson Divide. This is a moderate to steep mid-elevation 8-mile hike. No dogs are allowed. This adult program is appropriate for those 12 years and older who are strong hikers. Minors must be accompanied by a parent. Bring appropriate day hike equipment including water, snacks, and lunch. Registration is required at Call 970-510-0697 with questions.

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