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The Mule Deer Foundation’s 10th annual banquet will be Oct. 9 at the Battlement Mesa Activity Center. Call Steve or Lisa at (970) 625-1673 for tickets.

We are offering a free seminar addressing “Everything you ever wanted to know about Social Security Retirement Benefits, but didn’t know who to ask” on Sept. 29 at 5:30 p.m. at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. We will have a Social Security Administration representative to answer questions such as: • How is my retirement benefit determined? • Can I claim benefits on my ex-spouses’ record? • Should I take my benefits early or wait until my full retirement age? Hosted by Edward Jones Investments. RSVP to Allison, 928-0585.

The Tippetts will take the stage at the historic Cardiff School in celebration of women’s voices on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 7:30 p.m. Joining them are local favorites: Jennetta M. Howell/Lee Martin/Gwen Hill and GSHS students Lisa Atkinson and Hailey Taylor. Shanti Gruber and Meagan Goodwin will display their lovely harmonies, unique originals, and as always, an energy filled performance. These local home grown ladies display the true essence of the Roaring Fork Valley’s music community and beyond. Tickets are $12. Call 945-6247 for reservations or information. To get to the school drive past Sopris Elementary and turn right onto Sky Ranch Drive. Look for the event parking signs.

The annual Rifle Fire Protection District open house will be on Saturday, Sept. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Station 1, 1850 Railroad Ave. in Rifle.Come meet the members of the Rifle Fire Protection District and shake hands with Sparky the fire dog. There will be lots to see and do, including fire truck rides, car fire demonstration, fire extinguisher training, and a chance to use a fire hose, helicopters, blood pressure checks and more. Also, this year, there will be a chance to learn some first aid by bringing your favorite stuffed animal to our Teddy Bear Clinic. EMTs will give your animal a physical and help fix their boo-boos. This event will also include demonstrations and exhibits from many public safety agencies from both Garfield County and surrounding areas. Free food and refreshments will be served.Rifle Fire Protection District will also be hosting an American Heart Association CPR and AED course following the open house on Sunday, Sept. 19, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. This course will be free of charge, but space is limited. If you are interested, call Maria Nechkash at 625-1243.Parking is available at the Garfield County courthouse, as well as the Rifle Police department, both on 18th Street.

High Country Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Colorado Mountain College will be sponsoring two AARP Driver Safety classes. The first class will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 6 and 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each day. The second class will be held Saturday, Oct. 16, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both classes will be at the CMC Glenwood Center, 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The AARP Driver Refresher Course is directed towards drivers 50 and over. Most Colorado auto insurance companies offer discounts to those who complete the course. There is a $12 fee for AARP members and a $14 fee for non-members, which includes a workbook and handouts. Call 384-8747 and leave your name, phone number, which class you would like to take and any questions. We will call you back and confirm your registration and answer any questions.

The Fall Art Festival in Glenwood Springs features 325 artists from several states, and is the largest nonjuried fine art show in Colorado. The exhibition’s “Bargain Bin” where fine art is priced at $125 or less, opens on Wednesday, Sept. 22, at 8 a.m. and the main galleries open at 3 p.m., after judging. Then the show is open every day from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. until Sunday, Sept. 26, when it concludes at 2:30 p.m. Admission is free and the public is encouraged to browse the galleries and attend free art demonstrations each day. For a schedule and other information, or to become a Purchase Patron go to, or e-mail

In honor of the National Arts in Education Week and the National Education Association, the Glenwood Springs Center for the Arts invites people to sign up for a class with the first class free.From through Sept. 18 visitors will also get $5 off your first months tuition if you register for a class.Classes for all ages and skill levels: Visual Arts, Pottery, Dance, Voice, Piano, Guitar,Theater, Silversmithing and so much more.Call (970) 945- 2414 or view

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