Glenwood Springs, CO Colorado
Colorado Mountain College and RSVP, 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs will be sponsoring AARP Driver Safety Programs Wednesday, Aug. 8, and Saturday, Aug. 11. The class is one four-hour session. The class sessions are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The program is a driver refresher course directed towards drivers age 50 and over. The course 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 $12 fee for AARP members and $14 fee for nonmembers. The fee 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.
Student registration forms for electrical apprenticeship classes are available at http://www.wciec.org. Western Colorado Independent Electrical Contractors Association classes begin the week of Aug. 14. Registration deadline is Aug. 10.
First year class starts Thursday, Aug. 16, second year class starts Tuesday, Aug. 14, third year class starts Wednesday, Aug. 15, and fourth year class starts Tuesday, Aug. 14. All classes run from 6-10 p.m. The classroom is located at 240. W. Main St. #1E, New Castle. Contact Western Colorado Independent Electrical Association at 970-984-3280 or email email@example.com or visit the website for more info.
In conjunction with the “Discover Earth: A Century of Change” exhibit, two renowned climate scientists from the University of Colorado Boulder will lead climate science-focused presentations at the Rifle Branch Library, 207 East Avenue, on Thursday, Aug. 9, and Thursday, Aug. 16.
Mark Williams, CU-Boulder professor of geography, will present “Save Our Snow: Climate Change, Fracking, Ski Areas, and Water Security in Colorado and the West” at 7 p.m. on Aug. 9. James White, director of the Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INSTAAR) at CU-Boulder, will present “Climate Change: Where We Are Now and Where We Are Going” at 7 p.m. on Aug. 16.
Both programs are free and open to the public and will complement “Discover Earth,” a museum-quality, traveling exhibit on display at the Rifle Branch Library through Aug. 17. Part of a series called CU at the Library, these programs are jointly sponsored by Garfield County Libraries, INSTAAR, the CU-Boulder Office for University Outreach, and LearnMoreAboutClimate.colorado.edu. The Learn More About Climate initiative localizes climate change for Coloradans by offering public web resources, current research, educational videos, educator tools, and more.
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