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The Aspen Rotary Club’s 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.

Safeway’s Denver Division itis 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.

Curves of Rifle is offering “Ladies Nite In,” an open house to introduce the LivAid Breast Cancer self-exam kit from 7-9 p.m. Oct. 15. Participants will receive a free kit. Curves is also offering an October special, with a 50 percent off sign-up fees for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Call 625-8032 for more information.

The city of Glenwood Springs is hosting a public workshop to gather feedback on a draft of the proposed Residential Design Standards from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in the council chambers, Glenwood Springs City Hall, 101 W. Eighth Street. The purpose of these standards is to protect existing neighborhoods by ensuring future development is more compatible with surrounding neighborhoods in terms of height, scale, and overall character.

Be involved and help guide development by providing input at the workshop. The draft standards are available on the city’s website http://www.cogs.us for review in advance.

For more information, call A’Lissa at (970) 384-6405.

Aspen Community Theatre’s 32nd fall musical, “Chicago,” performances will be held at the Aspen District Theatre between November 6 and 16.

Tickets are on sale at the Wheeler Box Office. Call 920-5770 or order on-line at http://www.aspenshowtickets.com.


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