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Noticias - Oct. 24, 2012

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• Free afterschool programming will be offered by United World College faculty and students to Las Vegas youth. Aprender Jugando: From 3:30 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesdays at the Old Town Mission. Learn Spanish through games. Open to ages 5 to 12, for any Spanish level. Homework Help: From 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Wednesday at Travelers Café. UWC students can help with homework in any subject for any grade level. Las Vegas Children’s Chorus: From 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays at the Old Town Mission. Ages 6 to 12.
Gay Straight Alliance: From 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesdays at the Old Town Mission. Open to teens who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, questioning, or allies. It will be a safe space for teens who have questions or need support. The Old Town Mission is located at 1413 Chavez St., next door to the lower campus of Rio Gallinas School. For questions or information contact, Sharon Seto at sharon.seto@uwc-usa.org or 454-4206.
•  Al-Anon Meetings for family and friends of alcoholics or problem drinkers take place in Faith Hall, behind St. Paul’s Peace Church, 8th and National, at 5:45 p.m. on Mondays and noon on Fridays for an hour. For information, call 425-6901.
• The Guidance and
Counseling Program of
New Mexico Highlands University is offering counseling services to the community this semester. Call 454-3564. The counseling is confidential, free and supervised by the training professor of the Guidance and Counseling Program. The sessions are offered on Thursdays between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.
• The Las Vegas Total Community Approach Program is available to  help anyone with a drug and alcohol problem get the help and treatment they need. The program provides free drug and alcohol evaluations and help with paying for treatment for anyone who qualifies. To schedule an appointment or for more information, call 454-8151.
• The Children’s Workshop is offering free child development screenings. The schedule an appointment, call 426-1760 or 454-0348.