Senior briefs |

Senior briefs

RSVP with the Colorado Mountain College Senior Center, 1402 Blake Ave., will be sponsoring two AARP Driver Safety classes The first class will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, May 27 and 28. The second class will be held Tuesday and Wednesday, June 3 and 4. Both classes will be held from 8:30 to 12:30 at the CMC Center 1402 Blake Ave., Glenwood Springs. There is a small fee, which includes the workbook and handouts. The program is a driver refresher course directed towards driver age 50 and over. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course.

Call the senior center at 945-9117 for information and registration.

Many kids from Carbondale to Parachute grades K-8 waiting for a Pal mentor. Matches are based on similar interests, where the volunteer and child live, and preferences of both. Mentors range from high school age to seniors.

For more information, please call the Glenwood Springs YouthZone office at 945-9300, or the Rifle office at 625-3141.

Sip, Chat and Play has a new time (still free and still at the Glenwood Springs Community Center). The offering for seniors is now from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays.

Sip, Chat and Play is a laid back, coffee, snacks, games and friends program.

Are you interested in a community garden? Rock Bottom Ranch’s community garden is looking for additional members to participate. Garden participants will have new opportunities to come and meet others in the community and learn new gardening skills during our new Come Garden With Us workshops. These garden workshops will focus on a variety of topics, including garden design, seed saving, harvesting the fruits of your labor, and getting your plants growing.

For more information, call 927-6760 or e-mail

Come Garden With Us Workshops will be held from 1-4 p.m. June 28 and Aug. 9.

The Valley View Hospital Cancer Center will be offering a new Coffee Walk and Talk Group at 10 a.m. Thursdays in the VVH upper lobby.

This informal group will meet every Thursday to walk outside, enjoy conversation, and return for lattes, coffee or tea in the lobby. The group is open to survivors of cancer and those presently in treatment. Family members are welcome to walk as well. Wear walking shoes and warm, comfortable clothing. Varied distances for varied abilities. No charge.

Contact Cindy Webb LCSW at 384-7582 or Nancy Reinisch, LCSW at

The Carbondale Wild West Rodeo is seeking volunteers for this summer’s rodeo series. Be a part of the action by working the front gate, in the arena or directing cars in the parking lot. Volunteers are being asked to volunteer for at least four rodeos, which take place from June 5-Aug. 21. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.

Call Veronica at 963-1506 to sign up today.

All work is done at the Gus Darien Riding Arena on County Road 100 in Carbondale between 5-8 p.m.

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