Steamboat briefs: Rabbi weekend events for Har Mishpacha start Friday |

Steamboat briefs: Rabbi weekend events for Har Mishpacha start Friday

Rabbi weekend events for Har Mishpacha, Steamboat Springs' Jewish congregation, begin Friday.

On Friday, a potluck Shabbat dinner is at 6 p.m. at the United Methodist Church of Steamboat Springs, 736 Oak St. Attendees should bring a dish to share and their own candles. A Kabbalat Shabbat service is at 7:15 p.m. at the church, during which Rabbi Steven Booth-Nadav will explore siddur "Mishkan Tefillah."

Saturday events begin with the Taste of Shabbat Morning Blessings on the Mountain. The 18-minute service begins at 10 a.m. at the top of the gondola near the Ragnar's sleighs. Attendees can board the gondola for free in the staff line but cannot bring skis, snowboards or snowshoes. A Shabbat Torah study with Rabbi Booth-Nadav is from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. at the Yoga Center of Steamboat, 701 Yampa St., followed by yoga from 5 to 5:50 p.m. and meditation from 6 to 6:40 p.m.

Steamboat Chamber seeks Winter Carnival volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is in need of volunteers for street events during the 100th Winter Carnival. Volunteers are needed in the mornings Feb. 9 and 10. Those who are interested are asked to call Maren McCutchan at 970-875-7005.

Orchestra offers classes for violin, cello and flute

The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra Spring Education Programs for violin, cello and flute are open for enrollment. Classes begin in March, and musicians will perform "Together in Concert" at 7 p.m. April 4. Registration forms are available at or at the Depot Art Center. Scholarship applications are due Feb. 11, and registration forms are due Feb. 14.

Chief Theater in need of volunteers for maintenance

Chief Theater Executive Director Tamara Beland is seeking volunteers to help with maintenance projects, including painting, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday through Sunday to get ready for the theater's first event: "Vagina Monologues" on Feb. 16. Those who are interested in helping are asked to call Beland at 720-425-0522. Bring paint brushes and rollers, if you have them.

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Mainstreet seeks artists for Yampa Street benches

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs — in conjunction with the Downtown Revitalization Partnership and the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's 2012-13 Leadership Steamboat class — is seeking artists to design, fabricate and deliver five artistic benches for Yampa Street, according to a news release. 

The project is part of an effort to revitalize and enhance downtown Steamboat Springs, and its goal is to create aesthetically pleasing, creative and functional seating that reflects Steamboat's local heritage. The project includes an allowance of $15,000 for the fabrication and installation of the benches and is funded by private donations and matching funds from the Yampa Valley Community Foundation, according to the release.

Interested artists should submit their proposals by Feb. 28 to For more information or to learn how to sponsor a bench, call 970-846-1800.

Romantic Tuscan Night cooking class is Saturday

A Romantic Tuscan Night cooking class is from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday at City Cafe. The class is $30 and will help attendees plan a romantic Valentine's Day dinner. Register by calling Nicolette at 970-846-1135.

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