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The Aspen Rotary Clubs annual Senior Fall Colors Jeep Tour begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, at the Pitkin County Senior Center with coffee and doughnuts. The tour will take participants up the front of Aspen Mountain and down the back side to the Lindley Hut, where seniors will enjoy a barbecue lunch and sing-a-long with Dave Ratcliff. The tour is open to all seniors in the Valley.For more information or to volunteer, contact Maya Dancy at 970-948-8878.

Volunteers are needed to help a Glenwood Springs Senior citizens more easily be able to stay in their home and remain independent. If you can help with basic maintenance, home repair, or yard work, please call 947-8462 or 947-8461 for information about the new program, Helping Hands for Seniors.Volunteers will be asked to provide their own tools, and a background check is required for every volunteer.

U-Pick Pumpkins, located at 6072 County Road 214 in Peach Valley west of New Castle, is offering u-pick pumpkins, Indian corn, corn stalks, eight types of gourds, and fresh sunflowers.The farm also has a 1928 hayride wagon for an extra-special outing for groups. Today is the first day the farm is open, beginning at regular weekend hours of 8 a.m., all day to whenever.For more information, please call 984-9090.



Safeways Denver Division is offering flu vaccines in all Colorado, Wyoming, Nebraska, South Dakota and New Mexico stores. Now through Feb. 2009, or while supplies last, flu vaccines will be administered at stores with pharmacies. Most stores will give vaccines on a walk-in basis at in-store pharmacies, while a few will conduct scheduled flu vaccine clinics.

The Grand Valley Quilt Show is planned from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, and from noon – 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 28 at the historic Battlement Mesa School House located at 7235 Road 300. This years event is again sponsored by the Grand Valley Historical Society and the Battlement Mesa Sew & Sew Quilters.This event offers the combination of a quilt show and a tour of the historic school house.A featured quilt in the show will be the Centennial Memory Quilt, commemorating the 100-year anniversary of the town of Parachute. The quilt pictures historical buildings and sites of the town printed on fabric along with an appliqud parachute, and is being made by Judi Hayward, a Parachute Town Council Trustee, and a member of the local quilt group.This years show will also feature the work of local quilter Irene Staats, whose specialty is hand appliqu using the English paper method.


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