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Senior briefs

Mountain Valley Textiles and Gifts is participating in the Knit for the Cure by offering pre-made kits for donation to the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

Knitters and crocheters can also donate finished products to be sold at the Race for the Cure in this July in Aspen. Drop-offs should be made to Mountain Valley Textiles by June 15.

Other upcoming events include a beginning knitting class held April 8 or April 25 and knitting with beads April 18. The April Fiber Arts night, a social gathering for knitters and crocheters, will be held from 4-7 p.m. April 9.

Mountain Valley Textiles and Gifts is a nonprofit retail store operating under Mountain Valley Development Services.

For more information about the events or to register for a class, please call 928-0774.

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.

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.

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