Steamboat Springs Museum wine benefit tonight
To benefit the Tread of Pioneers Museum, a wine and beer tasting will be held tonight from 6 to 8 p.m. at Centennial Hall, on the corner of 10th and Oak streets. Tickets are $35 per person at the museum, The Bottleneck, All That Jazz and Mountain High Technology for tasting, hors d'oeuvres and chocolate desserts. The event is sponsored by The Bottleneck, National Distributing Corp., Pinnacle Distributing Corp., Steamboat Brewery & Tavern and Steamboat Springs Cellars.
Oil and bronze exhibit closing
The Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents the work of Wayne Salge and Bonnie McGee as the March Visual Arts Exhibit at the Depot through Sunday. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, Salge studied abstract painting and moved to sculpture at the suggestion of a professor. 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.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Artist exhibits Emerald series
Artist R.C. Dieckhoff exhibits his paintings, The Emerald Mountain Series, through Sunday at the Small Works Gallery. A portion of the proceeds of sales from the print "Emerald Mountain on River Walk" goes to support The Emerald Mountain Partnership in its effort to raise $17.5 million for the purchase and conservation of the 6,345-acre parcel of land. Emerald Mountain forms the southwest backdrop of Steamboat Springs. Emerald Mountain Partnership wants to maintain the agricultural and wildlife heritage of the parcel while allowing compatible recreational activity.
For the 'shear' fun of it
The Community Agriculture Alliance and the Routt County Woolens present a sheep shearing open house from 1 to 3 p.m. April 7 at Greg Brown's Ranch. A free shearing and spinning demonstration will be presented for children and families. Take Routt County Road 129 (Elk River Road) 12 miles from the 7-Eleven. 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.
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 a 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 and wine only. Tickets can be purchased no later than April 6 at the Strings in the Mountains office in Torian Plum Plaza or by calling 879-5056 ext. 103.