News in Brief
ASPEN – The Western Colorado chapter of the American Red Cross, in conjunction with the St. Regis Resort in Aspen, will hold a “Tea For Haiti” fundraiser from 3-6 p.m. Thursday in the hotel’s Aspen Room.
Drop by monetary donations or reserve your “Tea for Haiti” tea time by calling the St. Regis Hotel at 920-3300.
All proceeds will benefit the Red Cross Haiti Relief Operations.
For more info call (970) 401-3423.
CARBONDALE – The Children’s Rocky Mountain School will hold a seminar on preventing child sexual abuse from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Carbondale Town Hall, 511 Carbondale Ave.
Presented by child sexual abuse prevention expert Feather Berkower, the seminar is intended for parents of both girls and boys. Attendees will learn how sex offenders select children and families. They will also be given information on actions to take to keep their children safe.
For more information or to register, visit http://www.parentingsafechildren.com or call 963-4983.
The cost is $50 per person (financial aid available). Tickets will also be available at the door.
ASPEN – Area residents who are jobless or underemployed can take advantage of free job counseling, offered several days each month in Pitkin County.
Colorado Workforce, under the auspices of the Colorado Department of Labor, holds office hours in two different locations. On the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month, Colorado Workforce staffers are available at the Pitkin County Health and Human Services building, next to Aspen Valley Hospital. On the second and fourth Thursdays of the month, they are available at the Aspen campus of Colorado Mountain College from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Colorado Workforce offers hands-on, employment-related services. Individuals are served on a first-come, first-served basis; provided services include help in navigating Internet job-search sites, preparing a resume, honing one’s interview skills and signing up for job-retraining classes through Colorado Mountain College.
For more information call 945-8638
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