Westside Briefs:
Free trail-work crew leader training

       With increasing local needs for volunteers who are knowledgeable about trail building and maintenance, a free, three-day crew leader training class will be offered Friday to Sunday, April 20-22.
       Westside locations - Glen Eyrie and the Garden of the Gods - will be used for the actual trail work, according to Susan Davies of the Trails and Open Space Coalition.
       In the effort, the Coalition has teamed with Colorado Springs Parks, the Rocky Mountain Field Institute, Friends of Red Rock Canyon and Friends of the Peak.
       For more information, call the Coalition at 633-6884 or City Parks at 385-6542.
       D3 candidate at GHM
       Karen Magistrelli, candidate for District 3 county commissioner, will hold a meet-and-greet at the Gold Hill Mesa community center, 142 S. Raven Mine Drive, Tuesday, April 24 at 7 pm.
       Magistrelli is running against incumbent Sallie Clark in the Republican primary election, which is scheduled June 26.
       Eagle Scout in garden
       As part of an Eagle Scout project, Boy Scouts and supporters from Troop 501 plan to work the next two Saturdays to restore the Kathleen Marriage Garden area at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. in Sondermann Park.
       The dates are April 21 and 28, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. The public is welcome to come by and watch or help.
       The garden is named after Kathleen O'Neil Marriage, who in 1916 founded the Upton Gardens Nursery, located at the present site of the Beidleman Environ-mental Center.
       'Refuse to Be a Victim'
       A crime-prevention seminar entitled “Refuse to Be a Victim” will be offered at the Colorado Springs Police Department's Gold Hill Substation Community Room Saturday, April 28.
       The free program will be from noon to 4 p.m. The substation is at 955 W. Moreno Ave.
       Taught by police officers and crime-prevention volunteers, the seminar will teach “easy-to-understand methods you can use to increase awareness and prevent criminal confrontation,” a press release states. Subjects will include different types of security, self-defense training options and personal safety devices.
       Preregistration is recommended because of limited seating. For more information, call 444-7206.

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