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Community news & notes

Majid Kahhak will paint live from 6-8 p.m. Feb. 6, (First Friday), at Kahhak Fine Arts & School, 411 Main St., Carbondale. The painting will be inspired by Valentine’s Day. Beverages and hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more information, call 704-0622.

Dooley Performance Horses presents a free Reining Horse Clinic with Randy and Jessica Dooley from 10 a.m. to – 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Cache Ranch, 1900 County Road 103 in Carbondale.Call 970-930-5100 to reserve your spot.

The Garfield County Human Services Commission has an opening for a citizen representative to serve on the commission.The position is open to any individual interested in Human Services in Garfield County. The Human Services Commission reports to the Board of County Commissioners. This is a unique opportunity for a community member at large. Meetings are held between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month, alternating between Rifle and Glenwood Springs. For an application or further information, contact Jane McCollor, or 945-4752. Applications are due Feb. 4.

AARP has launched the latest version of its in-classroom driver safety program, edition 6. To ensure 50+ drivers stay safe behind the wheel, the course’s curriculum has been updated to reflect the most current driving information and safety tips available.Colorado Mountain College Senior Center and RSVP, 1402Blake St, Glenwood Springs, will be sponsoring the classes, given in two half-day session Feb, 23 and 24, and one full-day class March 21. For information on local courses, please call 1-888-227-7669 or visit

Volunteer training for the Hospice of the Valley has been scheduled from 5-9 p.m. all dates: Tuesday, Feb. 10; Thursday, Feb. 12; Tuesday, Feb. 17; and Thursday, Feb. 19 in the basement of the Hot Springs Lodge. All four nights must be attended for the training.Please call Volunteer Coordinator Sean Jeung at 544-1568, space is limited.

The Garfield 16 School District invites the public to see the recently-opened Grand Valley Center for Family Learning during an open house from 4:30-6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 26, at 100 E. Second St. in Parachute. See how the old high school has been transformed into a state-of-the art educational facility serving young children and their families. All are welcome.For more information, call 970-366-0933.

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