Briefs (Memorial Day ceremony set for Aspen; Aspen Hope Center to have forum on Wednesday)
Aspen observance will be held at noon Monday
Aspen Memorial Day ceremonies will be held at noon Monday at the Roaring Fork Veterans Memorial, located at 506. E. Main St. between the county courthouse and the main county building.
The public is invited to attend, and veterans are encouraged to wear items of military memorabilia. Following the ceremony, Aspen Elks Lodge No. 224 will host a community picnic at Connor Park next to Aspen City Hall.
For more information, contact Dan Glidden at 970-927-4183 or Dick Merritt at 970-927-5178.
Aspen Hope Center forum is Wednesday
The Aspen Hope Center will host its second Community Forum on Mental Health at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Roaring Fork High School auditorium in Carbondale. The free event hopes to draw in community members who want to know more about the issue of suicide, mental health and its effect on the community.
The Wednesday forum will include information on what to do and say if you encounter someone you think might be considering suicide. The evening also will include personal stories of courage, a panel discussion that includes experts on substance abuse, the disabled community, teens and adolescents, and the gay and lesbian community.
For more information on the forum, contact the Aspen Hope Center at 970-925-5858.
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