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The Battlement Mesa Activity Center is sponsoring the newly revised AARP Driver Safety Course. The class will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Jan.15 and 16. The course is directed towards drivers age 50 and over.A nominal fee covers all materials. Call the Battlement Mesa Activity Center at 285-9480 to register. Automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course.

Beginning Saturday, Jan. 19, futsal (indoor soccer) will be offered from 5-6 p.m. Saturdays at the Glenwood Springs Community Center gym. Adults in the west court, youth in the east court. Daily drop-in fee or free to members.For more information, call 384-6301.

The Roaring Fork Family Resource Centers are offering free one-night parenting workshops in Glenwood Springs, Carbondale and Basalt.The workshops will be held from 6-8 p.m. at the following locations: Tuesday, Jan. 15, Glenwood Springs Elementary School; Wednesday, Jan. 16, Crystal River Elementary School; Thursday, Jan. 17, Basalt Elementary School.Please call ahead to register for free child care.For more information, call Kacy Exelbert at 384-5694.



Rocky Mountain PBS KRMA Channel 6 will broadcast the DVD The Last of the Cowboys in the Roaring Fork Valley by Anita Witt at 1 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20. The documentary will be shown at The Pour House in Carbondale at that time.The DVD is available at local bookstores and the UPS Store in El Jebel.

Aspen-based adventurer and researcher Will Roush will be the next presenter in the Wednesday Naturalist Nights speaker series at Dos Gringos Burritos in Carbondale.Roushs free lecture/slide show, Rising Treelines, is based on his masters thesis work using repeat photography and dendrochronology to study treeline changes in Kootenay National Park in the Canadian Rockies. The show will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 16, at Dos Gringos, 588 Highway 133. Roushs presentation is hosted by the Wilderness Workshop. For more information, call the Wilderness Workshop at 963-3977.



A community meeting regarding Antero Resources drilling plans, useful for potentially impacted landowners, will be held from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at the Rifle Senior Center.Call Christy Hamrick at 309-1606 with questions.

The nomination for Bill Tabor as a staff member was received by the deadline of 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 4. He will be recognized and honored at the 19th annual Humanitarian Service Award Dinner at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 28, along with the other humanitarian nominees.

Dances of Universal Peace will be held at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, at A Spiritual Center, 0695 Buggy Circle, (upstairs from Construction Junction) in Carbondale.These are simple circle dances, no experience or partner is necessary. During the dances, sacred phrases or mantras are sung to live music, honoring one of the worlds spiritual traditions. The movements and songs are taught just prior to each individual dance number.Call Terrilyn Richardson at 945-5982 for more information.

The Rifle Branch Library will present acclaimed Celtic guitarist Jerry Barlow for free at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, at Wamsley Elementary School cafeteria, 225 E. 30th St., in Rifle. Barlows expressive arrangements of lively jigs, spirited reels, and hauntingly beautiful airs have been described as music to soothe the soul, warm the heart, and lift the spirit.Admission is free. For information, call 625-3471.

The third annual State of the Community Luncheon will be held at noon Thursday, Feb. 7, at the Columbine Restaurant at the Rifle Creek Golf Course. Seating is limited, so purchase your ticket today at the Rifle Chamber office at 200 Lions Park Circle. Scheduled speakers for this event are Rifle City Manager John Hier; Garfield County Commissioner Larry McCown; Martie Wisdom from Grand River Hospital District; Glenn Ault from Sothebys Realty; and Robert Vincent from Williams Production.

The classical trio Opus 40 will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, in the acoustical excellence of the auditorium of the EnCana Academic Center at CMCs new West Garfield Campus, 3695 Airport Road in Rifle. The event is part of the Jim Calaway Honor Series, presented by Colorado Mountain Colleges Center for Excellence in the Arts and CMCs West Garfield Campus. The trio will also perform at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25, in the New Space Theater at CMCs Roaring Fork Campus-Spring Valley Center. The classical ensembles repertoire features music written for violin, horn and piano, including Johannes Brahms lively horn trio. For advance tickets, call 625-1871 or 947-8367.


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