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Funder's round table from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23

The Nonprofit Excellence Project is hosting a free funder's round table from noon to 1:30 p.m. Feb. 23 in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. Participants will hear from local funding agencies about their grant and loan-funding programs, and they will have the opportunity to discuss potential loan- or grant-funded projects or programs. To RSVP or for more information, call Winnie Delliquadri at 871-8257 or e-mail wdelliquadri@steamboatsprings.net.

Suicide support group offered each month

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, or REPS, is offering a monthly support group for those who have lost a loved one to or who have been affected by suicide. "Heartbeat of Routt County" will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Visiting Nurse Association office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Hosts include Ronna Autrey and Laurie Marano, who are local community members who have lost loved ones to suicide. For more information, call Ronna at 871-0682.

Community foundation announces grant changes

The Yampa Valley Com-munity Foundation is changing its grant cycles from four times a year to two times a year. Grant application deadlines for 2006 are March 15 and Sept. 15. By reducing the number of grant cycles, the Community Foundation hopes to award larger grants and target specific community needs. Organizations can receive funding once a calendar year. Grant applications can be downloaded at www.yvcf.org or picked up at the Community Foundation office. The Community Foundation develops funds to support organizations and innovative programs that preserve traditions and maintain the character of the Yampa Valley. For more information, call 879-8632.

Soutt Routt Elementary School offers music classes

South Routt Elementary School is offering free beginning violin and cello classes for all school-aged children and adults. Call 638-4558, ext. 5020.

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