Briefs for April 3

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'Puzzles' fund-raiser

held for autism month

The Yampa Valley Autism Program is sponsoring a "Puzzles" fund-raiser through the end of April, as it is National Autism Awareness Month. With the purchase of each puzzle piece comes a chance to win prizes at an April 30 drawing.

Proceeds benefit the Yampa Valley Autism Program, which was formed to raise funds for family support services, vital training to qualified personnel, updated educational programs and public awareness of the autism epidemic.

The puzzle piece has become a national symbol for autism because of the complicated variety of symptoms each individual experiences, said president Janna Marxuach-Steur.

Puzzle pieces cost $5 each and can be bought until April 29 at Horizons and Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.

'Using the Web' seminar held Wednesday at CMC

A seminar titled, "Using the Web to Grow Your Business" will be offered from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday at Colorado Mountain College.

The seminar is in Bogue Hall, Room 300. There is a $10 fee, which covers a continental breakfast. The seminar will include an interactive discussion on the subject of design and cost. Call 870-4549 to sign up.

Middle school hosting book fair this week

Steamboat Springs Middle School will host a book fair Wednesday through Friday in the school's media center. The fair is open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 871-3590.

Volunteer of the Year

ceremony set for Thursday

The 11's Club at Soroco High School will hold its third annual Volunteer of the Year Awards Ceremony at 7 p.m. Thursday in the high school auditorium. Refreshments will be served after the ceremony. All community members are encouraged to attend and support the outstanding volunteers of South Routt.

First open gym basketball session set for Tuesday

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation hosts the final adult open gym basketball session of the season Tuesday. Basketball is from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the high school gymnasium. The cost is $4 per person.

Trappers Lake Group offering scholarship

The Trappers Lake Group is offering its second annual Environmental Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship will sponsor a participant in the Sierra Student Coalition's Environmental Leadership Training. SSC is an independent branch of the Sierra Club (www.ssc.org).

SSC's Environmental Leadership Training enhances skills for aspiring activists. Topics include basic activist essentials, communication skills, campaign organizing and environmental issues. E-mail Rich Levy at rich.levy@rmc.sierraclub.org.

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