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AARP Smart Driver Program

Colorado Mountain College and RSVP will be presenting two AARP Smart Driver Program in September.

The 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.

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).

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