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Excite your 'Imagination'

The Wild Horse Gallery is hosting a one-man show, "Journeys of the Imagination," with the sculptures of Gary Price, March 9-25. Many of Price's works capture the joy and innocence of childhood. His versatility as a sculptor can be seen in his sculptures of Native Americans and animals, and also his popular piece, "Messenger," showing an angel with outstretched hands, bringing light, comfort or "whatever it is that you personally need to carry with you on this earthly journey," Price said.

The gallery has shown Price's works since December 1998, and you also can find his larger sculptures at the Steamboat Springs Botanic Park and outside Off the Beaten Path Bookstore. Price will attend the opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. tonight. The Wild Horse Gallery is located inside the Sheraton Hotel.

Fine dining at the ranch

Vista Verde Ranch, 25 miles from Steamboat, presents Silver Oak Cabernet Sauvignon Dinner March 10. Chef Jonathon also will present an eight-course menu with a Silver Oak representative pouring a certain year and valley cabernet with each food item. Dinner is $150 per person, including tip, tax and an Alpine Taxi ride to and from the ranch. Call 879-3858 for more information and reservations.

Check into the 'Plaza Suite'

Neil Simon's Broadway play 'Plaza Suite' continues every weekend through Sat., March 17.

'Plaza Suite' takes place in one room of the Plaza Hotel in New York, the storyline contains three subplots. Tickets are available at All That Jazz and at the door the night of the show for $10. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the play starts at 8 p.m. Group rates may be available by calling 879-3254.

Big chance for music makers

Embassy Music of Nashville, Tenn., presents the seventh annual Christian Artist and Song Search to find the ultimate talent, offering over $50,000 in prizes for the winning song.

The winning artist will receive a single recorded and distributed on Christian radio. All entries must be received no later than Tuesday, March 27. Visit www.embassymusic.com or call 615-345-2500 for more information.

Take a summer learning safari

Safari Club International Foundation is recruiting students and teachers to attend the Foundation's American Wilderness Leadership Schools in Wyoming and Maine this summer. SCIF, a non-profit organization dedicated to wildlife conservation, humanitarian service and education, is working with the Denver, Four Corners, Gunnison Valley, Upper Colorado River and Western Colorado chapters of SCIF. For more information call 800-377-5399 or visit safariclubfoundation.org.

Students show their stuff

Graduating fine art students Judi Axthelm and Cori Fix will show their works "After Yesterday" in an exhibit through March 16 at Mesa State College in Grand Junction. At the Johnson Gallery, W.W. Campbell College Center, "After Yesterday" will present a variety of two- and three-dimensional art, with Axthelm's work in fiber art, paper sculpture, bronze sculpture and prints, and Fix's work in drawings and watercolor paintings. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and admission is free. The public is invited to meet the artists and view the exhibit at a free reception in the gallery from 7 to 9 p.m. Fri., March 16. Call 970-248-1954 for more information.

'Legends' in Vail for charity

For a charity event, Roger Daltrey, Peter Frampton and Gary Booker will perform at 7:30 p.m. Fr, March 16, at Vail's Dobson Ice Arena for the 2001 American Ski Classic concert. The event will benefit the Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation and the U.S. Disabled Ski Team, sponsored by Paul Mitchell Systems and Vail Valley Foundation. Tickets go on sale Saturday online at www.ticketweb.com. for $50 for general admission and $75 for reserved tickets. Daltrey, former lead singer of The Who, solo guitarist Frampton, and Brooker, leader of Procol Harum with hit "A Whiter Shade of Pale," will perform as part of 2001 Ski Classic scheduled March 14-18. The event will feature the Hyundai Legends Downhill, Legends of Skiing Giant Slalom and the Ford Cup celebrity team races.

PBS airs Denver antique show

Denver Antiques Roadshow programs will air at 7 p.m. March 26 on Rocky Mountain PBS. Taped in the Denver Convention Complex, the Antiques Roadshow is a popular, top-rated PBS television program that showcases unique and valuable collectibles. The March 26 episode will feature a Tiffany lamp, a rare Van Briggle vase and a late-century hand-turned maple bowl and pounder with a value of up to $35,000. Host Dan Elias goes to the Denver Art Museum to view the collection and unique architecture. Other shows will air April 2 and April 9 at 7 p.m. also.

A short trip for fine food

Patina restaurant of the Hyatt Regency Beaver Creek Resort presents a series of winter wine dinners. On Wed., March 21, the staff will present an "Arch Ridge Summit dinner" at $75 per person, including Wild Horse and Equus wine tastings. Patina has been recognized as one of the top 100 restaurants in the country with a touch of French fusion, native Colorado herbs and sushi. Dinner begins at 7 p.m., call 970-845-2858 for more information and reservations.

Roadhouse rocker gigs

Delbert McClinton performs his latest release "Nothing Personal" Friday, March 23, at the Grizzly Rose in Denver and Sunday, March 25, at the Boulder Theater in Boulder. He's been melding honky-tonk and funky blues music since the '60s. This is his first new album in four years.

Thong Thursday at the Grand

The Steamboat Grand invites the community to an Apres Ski Pool Party from 4 p.m. until dusk Thursday, March 15, at poolside. Make it a Thong Thursday with prizes for the most creative slippers and flip-flops.

The high-energy, rock and blues band The Johnny O. Band 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 or shine, the event will take place. Call Kate Miller, activities coordinator, for more information at 871-5514.

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