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'Tuna' wraps up this weekend

Greater Tuna, a play by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard, presents its final two performances at 8 p.m. April 6 and 7 at the Depot. Doors will open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available for $12 at All That Jazz and the Depot. Greater Tuna recently was canceled due to complications with the dinner theater. Brian Harvey, Doug Lockwood and diretor Nancy Preston have performed the show more than 60 times for Steamboat audiences.

CMC art show opens at Depot

An opening reception for an art exhibit by Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus is from 5 to 7 p.m. tonight at the Depot. Faculty, staff and students' artwork will be on display at the Depot until May 4. Entertainment at the reception will be presented by Dave Markle.

An exhibit by Routt County youth, ages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, also will be on display until May 4. Sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, Off the Beaten Path and Hands On! Children's Museum. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday; noon to 4 p.m. Saturday through Sunday.

Event honors resort workers

The annual Hospitality Banquet and Awards Ceremony at the Sheraton Steamboat Grand Ballroom is from 6 to 11 p.m. April 9. There are only 10 top tables left to purchase because one-half of the tickets are already sold. Chamber ambassadors will sell raffle tickets throughout the night to raise money for the Youth Education Scholarship distributed to Routt County seniors. Appetizers and desserts and prizes will be donated by local restaurants and businesses. Routt County businesses have the opportunity to nominate "star" employees for this event. Call Colleen Miller at 879-0882 for more information and to reserve a table.

Creating magic with duct tape

Registration is from 9 to 11:30 a.m. April 7 at the Information Center for the 2001 Cardboard Classic. Participant limit is 100 crafts. Judging is from noon to 1 p.m. and the race starts at 1:30 p.m. at Headwall on Mount Werner. There is no entry fee and only six people are allowed per craft. No children under 5 years are allowed in crafts, and children between 6 and 10 must be accompanied by an adult. Cardboard is available by calling 871-5336.

Only the following materials are allowed: glue, string, cardboard, water-based paint, duct tape and masking tape.

For the 'shear' fun of it

The Agriculture Alliance and Routt County Woolens present a sheep shearing open house from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday at Greg Brown's Ranch. A free shearing and spinning demonstration will be presented for kids and families. Take Routt County Road 129 (Elk River Road) 12 miles from the 7-11. Turn left at Routt County Road 56 four miles to Greg Brown's Ranch on left. Make sure to clock the mileage, there is no sign.

Pool party at the Grand

The Steamboat Grand holds an apres ski pool party from 3:30 p.m. until dusk every Thursday at poolside. Make it a Thong Thursday with prizes for the most creative slippers and flip-flops. The reggae, rock and funk band Frikus will perform for no cover charge. Gates open at 3 p.m. for poolside food and drink specials. Bring your suit and towel because whether it's rain, snow or shine, the whirlpools will be bubbling and the grill will be hot. Call 871-5500 for more information.

Cooking class with 'Strings'

Strings in the Mountains presents a Pacific Rim Cuisine Cooking Class and Dinner at the Cottonwood Grill April 10. The cooking class is from 2 to 4:30 p.m. followed by dinner and wine at 5:30 p.m. The cuisine blends Asian and American flavors shared by chefs Michael Fragola and Peter Lautner.

Class attendees, along with a spouse, friend or date, are invited to sample the four- course meal which the attendee has prepared. A maximum of 25 participants can attend the class and 50 can attend the dinner. Tickets are $115 per person for the class and dinner and $60 per person for the dinner only.

Tickets can be purchased no later than today at the Strings in the Mountains office in Torian Plum Plaza or by calling 879-5056 ext. 103.

Art helps raise funds for land

Artist R.C. Dieckhoff exhibits his paintings of The Emerald Mountain Series through April 14 at The Small Works Gallery. A proceed from sales of the print "Emerald Mountain on River Walk" goes to the support of The Emerald Mountain Partnership in its effort to raise $17.5 million for the conservation purchase of the 6, 345-acre parcel.

Emerald Mountain forms the southwest backdrop of Steamboat Springs. The Colorado State Land Board currently owns the land and has pledged to obtain the highest financial return in order to help fund public education in Colorado. Emerald Mountain Partnership wants to maintain the agricultural and wildlife heritage of the parcel while allowing compatible recreational activity.

Museum seeks art entries

The Foothills Art Center is accepting entries to the 28th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition. Slide entries are due by May 11. Over $17,000 will be awarded to winners. Exhibition dates are Aug. 18 to Oct. 21. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Send a No. 10 SASE to Foothills Art Center 809 15th Street, Golden, CO 80401 for an entry form, or e-mail a request to fac@foothillsartcenter.org. For more information call 303-279-3922.

Watercolor sale benefits festival

John Fawcett's watercolor "Steamboatin" can be viewed at Two Rivers Gallery and can receive bids in the silent auction that will benefit Strings in the Mountains. Every year an artist donates a piece to be auctioned to Strings, which also appears on programs and posters.

The silent auction ends at 8 p.m. Aug. 11 and bids begin at $5,000. To view or bid on the watercolor, Two Rivers Gallery is located at 56 Ninth Street or call Strings at 879-5056. Two Rivers Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

PBS airs shows about Colorado

The evergreen beauty of the lush Colorado woodlands is profiled in "The Forest," airing at 7:30 p.m. April 7 on the Rocky Mountain PBS. The challenges of navigating awe-inspiring gorges are examined in "Canyon Country," airing at 7:30 p.m. April 14 on the Rocky Mountain PBS.

"The Forest" takes you to Steamboat Springs, home of the country's best tree skiing, to see how to construct a timber-frame house the old-fashioned way. "Canyon Country" will take you on a ride with various modes of transportation through Colorado's landscape.

Denver museum hosts film series

Spring 2001 Denver Art Museum Film Series is at 7 p.m. April 10, 17, 24 and May 1 at the Acoma Center, 1080 Acoma Street. For museum members, seniors and students with an ID, tickets are $6; $7 for general public.

April 10: "The Circus" (black and white 1928 film, starring Charlie Chaplin)

April 17: "The Freshman" (black and white 1925 silent film, starring Harold Lloyd) followed by "Two Cars" (black and white 1928 silent film, starring Laurel and Hardy)

April 24: "Animal Crackers" (black and white 1930 film, starring The Marx Brothers)

May 1: "The Paleface" (color 1948 film, starring Bob Hope) followed by "I Can Hardly Wait" (black and white 1943 film, starring the Three Stooges)

Student art exhibit opens

The exhibition, "Reality and Beyond," will present Mesa State senior Cynthia Ann Joyce and Laura Nava's work from April 9 -20 at the Johnson Gallery, W.W. Campbell College Center in Grand Junction. The exhibit features realistic to surreal mediums including paintings, drawings, prints, mixed media, ceramics and sculpture. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Admission is free. The public is invited to meet the artists and view their work at a free reception in the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. April 13. For more information call 970-248-1954.

What's going on in Boulder

Following is a schedule of events at the Boulder Theater, located at 2032 14th Street in Boulder. For more information call 303-786-7030

Saturday: NPC Northern Colorado presents Body Building and Fitness Championships with guest pro Chris Cormier at 6 p.m. All ages welcome. Reserved seating for $15.75, $21 or $26.25.

Sunday: E-Town with String Cheese Incident and Maura O'Connell perform at 7 p.m. All ages welcome, but already it's a sold out show.

Tuesday: Boulder Weekly Film Series presents "The Pledge" at 7 and 9:30 p.m. All ages welcome, $5.

Thursday: Radio 1190 Basementalism Presents The Flow and Tell Tour with Abstract Rude and Tribe Unique (Swollen Members & Moka Only, 2Mex, Awol One, Busdriver, Oldominion and Bukue One) at 9 p.m. All ages welcome, $10.50.

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