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AARP spring driver safety classes

High Country RSVP presents an AARP spring driver safety class from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, April 1, at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave.

The AARP Driver Safety Class is directed towards drivers 50 and over and covers the following driving topics: how to compensate for changes in vision, hearing and reaction time; how to handle problem situations such as left turns, right of way, freeway traffic, trucks and blind spots while driving; what to do if confronted by an aggressive driver; how medications may affect driving; how to properly use anti-lock brakes, air bags and safety belts; and how to assess your own and others’ driving abilities with a Personal Driving Capability Index. There is a $15 fee for AARP members and a $20 fee for nonmembers for the workbook and handouts payable to the instructor. Classes are taught by RSVP volunteers. Register by calling 970-945-7486 or online at http://www.coloradomtn.edu/register and click on the Continuing Education Registration link. The syn numbers for these classes are 04073 and 04074, respectively.

‘Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice’

Two Rivers Unitarian Universalist and Davi Nikent are sponsoring a special screening of the new film “Never Give Up! Minoru Yasui and the Fight for Justice” with filmmaker Holly Yasui at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 6, at the Carbondale Library ($5 donation). The film tells the story of Minoru Yasui, son of Japanese immigrant parents, born in 1916 and raised in the farming community of Hood River, Oregon. He was the first Japanese American attorney in Oregon, and during World War II, he initiated the first legal test challenging the forced removal from the West Coast and subsequent incarceration of over 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry in U.S. concentration camps. The film documents his and his family’s experiences during the war and his nine months in solitary confinement awaiting his appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. Yasui raised his family in Denver, where he practiced law until his death in 1986. On Nov. 24, 2015, President Barak Obama awarded Yasui a posthumous Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the nation.

Judges applications now available for Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship competition

Judges application packets are now available for the 2017 Miss Strawberry Days Scholarship Competition. Judges selected need have no special skills, and the chamber will select the best possible representatives of Glenwood Springs.

The applications, including the schedule of events, for the scholarship competition are currently available at the Glenwood Springs Chamber Visitor Center, 802 Grand Ave. or by contacting Joni Bates at joni@glenwoodchamber.com or 970-945-1514.

Applications must be submitted no later than Saturday, April 8.


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