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Senior Briefs

For the 18th consecutive year, High Country RSVP will sponsor free VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistance) 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.

All locations will be happy to arrange an appointment with you. Call 384-8740 and leave your name, address, telephone number, and the location where you would like your taxes prepared. Services are offered in Aspen, Carbondale, Glenwood Springs, Spring Valley, Rifle, and Parachute/Battlement Mesa. A volunteer will return your call and schedule an appointment to take care of your tax filing needs.

The Ferdinand Hayden Chapter of Trout Unlimited will host a series of programs to help make you a better fisherperson.

The first of the series is “Fly Tying Instruction with Drew, Will and Kirk,” and will be held at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center.

The Roaring Fork Chapter of the Colorado Archaeology Society will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, at the First Presbyterian Church, 1016 Cooper Avenue in Glenwood Springs. The program will be a video titled “Pompeii ” Buried Alive,” in which viewers are guided back into the days of the Roman Empire. The public is invited to attend.

A board meeting will be held at 6:15 p.m. to discuss plans for field trips.

For information, call Cynthia at 524-7981.

The Glenwood Springs High School Percussion Ensemble premier show will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Glenwood Springs High School new gymnasium.

A special performance by Dr. Daren Kamstra, professor of percussion at Mesa State College will be featured.

The performance is free, but donations are appreciated.

For more information, contact Deb Wilde at 945-9300, ext. 20.

The Roaring Fork Audubon February program will be “Thinking Like a Ute” by Bill Kight, cultural resource manager for the Bureau of Land Management and the U.S. Forest Service. He has dedicated over two decades to successfully complete the Ute Trail Project.

The meeting, which is open to the public, will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Coffee and dessert potluck will follow the program.

Volunteers are needed to help on the gift basket auction committee for the Mother’s Day Mile, to be held Sunday, May 11, to benefit the domestic violence programs of the Advocate Safehouse Project. First meeting will be held in mid-February.

Contact Carol McCurry at 618-0831 or for more information.

Jay McGlade of Edward Jones Investments will host two programs on current market volatility and “Managing Retirement Income, Retiring Old Ideas About Retirement.” The lunch program will be held Feb. 19 and the dinner program will be held Feb. 21.

Call Jay at 928-7145 for information and to make reservation.

The Carbondale Recreation Department will be heading up their annual gambling trip to the Oasis Resort in Mesquite, Nevada, Tuesday-Thursday, April 24-26. Any adult 40 and up can register at Carbondale Town Hall. The registration deadline is Friday, March 14. For more information, call 704-4115.

There will be a meeting for World War II Merchant Marine veterans at 9 a.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 9 a.m. at Goodpastures Restaurant, 733 Horizon Drive in Grand Junction. Retired U.S. Marine Col. Roger Hagerty will conduct interviews of veterans in the U.S. Merchant Marine.

This club meets for breakfast every third Monday at the restaurant.

Call 625-1842 for information.

A three-week nutrition program will be held March 19, 26 and April 2 at the Glenwood Springs Community Center. Topics to be covered include the new food guide pyramid, reading food labels, creating healthy snacks, nutrient information and a cooking demonstration and taste testing.

For more information, contact 970-384-6312 or

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