Rifle High School Class of 1965 reunion
The Rifle High School Class of l965 invites all former students who attended RHS from 1962-1968 for a reunion to take place, Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 19-20. At 9 a.m. Saturday meet at the Farm Fresh Cafe at l733 Railroad Ave. for breakfast and pastries. At 6 p.m. Saturday meet at the Rifle Creek Golf Course for complimentary snacks, punch and socializing. At 11 a.m. Sunday meet at Scott and Linda Brynildson’s home at 1464 CR 293 for a pot luck lunch and more socializing.
Food drive for LIFT-UP at Niemann’s Pumpkin Patch
Bring a nonperishable food item for LIFT-UP to Niemann’s Pumpkin Patch Sept. 26-27, Oct. 2-4, Oct. 23-25 and Oct. 30- 31 and receive an extra ticket for the popular PumpKinators. There are more than a dozen fun activities for the entire family including hay rides, straw mountain, straw maze and the new pumpkin shot-put. Pick out a special pumpkin from the pumpkin patch. Local Girl Scouts will be selling refreshments as a fundraiser, and craft vendors will be selling goods on Oct. 24-25. Cost is free for 2 and under; $5 for 3-5; $8 for 6-59; and $7 for seniors (60 and older).
Fundraiser for Judie Pressler Richardson
There will be a spaghetti benefit dinner for Judie Pressler Richardson from 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Silt Community Center. Proceeds will go toward stem cell transplant for Judie using her own cells to fight late stages of COPD. This treatment is not covered by insurance. Donations may be made at Alpine Bank or at http//www.gofund.com/utsjrfug.
AARP Smart Driver Program
Colorado Mountain College and RSVP will be presenting two AARP Smart Driver Program in September.
The first will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 23, at 1402 Blake Ave. in Glenwood Springs. The second class will be from 1-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, at the Grand Valley Recreation Center in Battlement Mesa.
The program is a driver refresher course directed towards driver age 50 and over that covers important driving habits for seniors such as: how overall fitness affects driving, important strategies for staying crash-free, challenges of city vs. rural driving, tips for highway driving and driving with trucks, buses and other large vehicles, understanding a vehicle’s safety features and new vehicle technology, tips for trying other transportation options and warning signs of unsafe driving.
There is a $15 fee for AARP members and $20 fee for nonmembers that covers the cost of the workbook and handouts. Most automobile insurance companies in Colorado offer a discount to those completing the course.
Call RSVP at 384-8747 for information and registration.
PEO Chapter IW’s Fashions for the Valley
PEO Chapter IW’s Fashions for the Valley is a fashion show with three-course lunch and wine pairings featuring local wineries (non-alcoholic beverages also available), and a silent auction starting at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the Grand Valley Recreation Center, 398 Arroyo Drive in Parachute. The “12 Reasons We Love Battlement Mesa/Parachute” 2016 calendar — featuring 12 men representing different businesses/services from the two communities and modeling in the fashion show — will be available for $20. Admission is $25 from any of the PEO sisters in Chapter IW, or by calling Holly at 948-1912.
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