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Dancing in Memory

Ballet Northwest presents a 35-minute, three-piece dance series for the community in memory of Amy Tumminello who died of breast cancer. The dance is at 4 p.m. March 25 at the Depot for $5. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a statue in Tumminello's honor. Tumminello was a dancer and choreographer of the Steamboat Dance Theatre for nearly 15 years.

Denver 'Arts Day' luncheon

The Colorado Arts Consortium presents its 2001 Arts Day Legislative Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. March 26 at the Colorado Ballet Studio. Members of the Consortium can attend the luncheon for $25, nonmembers for $35 at 1278 Lincoln St. in Denver. Nancy Kramer of the Steamboat Springs Arts Council will speak on the cultural, educational and economic impacts of a comprehensive community in a rural and resort community. Proceeds support the consortium's arts advocacy. Registration deadline is March 19. Call 303-722-8689 to register or become a member.

Museum hosts wine tasting

To benefit the Tread of Pioneers Museum, a wine and beer tasting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. March 30 at Centennial Hall, corner or 10th and Oak streets. Tickets are available for $35 per person at the museum, The Bottleneck, All That Jazz and Mountain High Technology for tastings, hors d'oeuvres and chocolate desserts.The event is sponsored by The Bottleneck, National Distributing Corp., Pinnacle Distributing Corp., Steamboat Brewery and Tavern and Steamboat Springs Cellars.

Depot exhibits two artists

Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents the work of Wayne Salge and Bonnie McGee as the March Visual Arts Exhibit at the Depot through April 1. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Salge studied abstract painting and moved to sculpture at the suggestion of a professor. Currently he is sculpting full time in Denver. McGee, after teaching English and sailing around the world, settled in Steamboat to paint the beauty that surrounds her. She has worked as a landscape artist for the past three years. Gallery hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Curtain closing on 'Plaza Suite'

The final performances of the Steamboat Community Players production of Neil Simon's 'Plaza Suite' are this weekend, March 16 and 17, at the Seventh Street Playhouse. Three stories all take place in one room of the Plaza Hotel in New York. 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. curtain is at 8 p.m. Group rates may be available by calling 879-3254.

Mesa State art seniors' exhibit

Mesa State College presents "847," a senior art show by graduating seniors Melanie L. Barnes and Seth Young. A free reception open to the public from 7 to 9 p.m. March 22 will allow art lovers to meet the artists. From March 19 to 23 and April 2 to 6, the Johnson Gallery, W.W. College Center at Mesa State College in Grand Junction will hold the exhibit of a variety of paintings, drawings, prints and sculptures. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The gallery will be closed March 24 to April 1.

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