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Veterans Day is Wednesday

Veterans Day ceremonies in Aspen will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Roaring Fork Veterans Memorial located on the east side of the Pitkin County Courthouse at 506 E. Main St.

The event is open to the public; veterans are encouraged to wear items of military memorabilia.

Following the ceremony, Aspen Elks Lodge No. 224 will host its annual Veterans Day Luncheon.

For more information, contact Dan Glidden at 970-927-4183 or Dick Merritt at 970-927-5178.

Police building open house is Tuesday

An open-house meeting will be held from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Aspen Police Department to learn more about the progress of the department’s building project. The meeting will update the public on the project’s schematic-design progress, including project details and size, architectural building character, sustainability goals and character of exterior public spaces.

The project team will present schematic-design sketches, floor plans and building elevations to help explain the design for the new police building and exterior spaces.

Children’s program aims to build character

Character Building for Kids meets every Tuesday from Dec. 1 through March 22. The 15-week program allows children to explore the lives of five people who have lived strong, powerful and contributing lives and discover what can be learned from their stories. The five subjects are Mattie Stepanek, the Dalai Lama, Malala Yousafzai, Anne Frank and Sacagawea.

Each class will look at the subjects’ backgrounds, beliefs, lifestyles and characters in an attempt to allow the children to discover for themselves what traits are important to them. It will be a voyage of discovery about what makes a life worthwhile.

Activities include stories, movement, creative activities, discussion, self reflection and opportunities for community service.

The program is open to children from kindergarten to eighth grade. For more information or to register, contact Aspen Chapel Youth Program Director Elaine Bonds at 970-925-7185 or email her at

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