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Suicide prevention classes

The Aspen Hope Center is offering one more suicide prevention class at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, March 11. The one-hour class will be taught in Spanish at Carbondale’s St. Mary’s Church. It is part of the national QPR Suicide Prevention program designed to be easy to teach and learn. QPR stands for question, persuade and refer — three steps that can prevent a suicide, according to the QPR website. The free class will teach students how to recognize the warning signs of a suicide crisis and how to question the person, then persuade them to seek help and refer them to professionals. For more information or to register, call 925-5858.

Roller Dolls offer donations to nonprofits

The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls offer an opportunity for charitable organization to receive event funds from the May 17 roller derby bout “Melee in the Mountains.” The 10th Mountain Roller Dolls is a 501 C 3 recreational roller derby league. Consideration is given to nonprofits (501 C 3 status required) located in or serving the communities of Summit, Eagle and Garfield counties and those that are willing to lend support to the 10th MRD in preparation and/or production of the event. Preference for charitable contributions is given to organizations with a focus on the group’s priority areas: education, the environment and community. Organizations can view a complete list of funding criteria and get an application at and reply to or by mail to PO Box 1717 Gypsum, CO 81637 to receive funds by March 21. Completed applications will be forwarded internally to the 10th Mountain Roller Dolls board of directors, events committee and league members.

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