The next session of the Cincinnati Police Department's Citizens Police Academy is Jan. 16 through March 5, 2008.Designed to provide better understanding between citizens and police, the meetings are 6-9 p.m. Wednesdays. Topics include laws of arrest, use of force, criminal investigation, the mental health response team, domestic violence and personal safety. To apply, contact Monica Ervin at 513-357-7554 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The application is Jan. 4.
Comment on the County Budget
The public can read and comment on the 2008 Hamilton County Administrator's Recommended Budget at www.hamilton-co.org.
Cause and Effect
Venerable Kyabje Yongyal Rinpoche, a revered Buddhist teacher, speaks this weekend at Gaden Samdrupling Monastery in Colerain Township.
At 7 p.m. Nov. 30 he teaches on the topic, "Dependent Origination." For directions and more details of the Rinpoche's public teachings, visit www.gadenusa.org. Admission is free.
Stand for Peace
The Women in Black have been demonstrating against the war in Iraq since it started in 2003. Participants gather with signs in the traffic island at Vine Street and Central Parkways from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Mondays. All peacemakers are welcome, including men and people not dressed in black. Peace workers in Northside hold a vigil from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Fridays in front of Hoffner Park, at the corner of Hamilton Avenue and Blue Rock Road.