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A member of the Grand Junction Vet Center (Department of Veterans Affairs) will be in the Glenwood Springs area April 9 and 10. Those interested in discovering the Vet Center services and benefits, please call the Vet Center at 970-245-4156, and a time to visit will be scheduled.

Helping Hands for Seniors may be able to help Glenwood Springs area senior citizens (or disabled) who need assistance with basic yard and household maintenance.This new service program sponsored by High Country RSVP can help with basic yard work, basic maintenance, and basic home repair.Please call 384-8746. Someone will call you back and try to match you up with skilled volunteers and other community resources and get your job done.Also call if you want to volunteer to help in this program.

Due to large demand, Colorado Mountain College and High Country RSVP are offering an additional AARP driver session from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 25 and 26 at the CMC Glenwood Springs Center, 1402 Blake Avenue. This AARP driver refresher course is designed for drivers 50 and over. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course.For more information or to enroll, call 384-8747. Leave name, phone number and the preferred class. A volunteer will call back and confirm.

The Garfield County Public Library District is sponsoring a Black & White Gala at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, March 21 at the Hotel Colorado. The event features New York Times bestselling author C.J. Box and jazz music with the Walt Smith Trio. Tickets can be purchased at any Garfield County Library or at the door, with discounts available for Friends of the Library members. All proceeds benefit the Garfield County Public Library Foundation. For more information, please contact 625-4270.

For the 19th consecutive year, High Country RSVP will sponsor free Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) consultations for basic federal and state tax returns. This service is provided at no charge for low- to moderate-income clients, seniors, and disabled individuals from Aspen to Parachute/Battlement Mesa. Appointments will be arranged from Feb. 6 to April 6.All locations will be happy to arrange an appointment. Call 384-8740 and leave name, address, telephone number, and the preferred location. Services are offered in Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley, Rifle, and Parachute/Battlement Mesa. A volunteer will return the call and schedule an appointment.

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