A "Fantastick" summer
The Steamboat Community Players will be holding auditions for the classical musical tale, "The Fantasticks," plus an original piece written by the cast and directed by Matt Murphy for their Summer Theatre Festival.
Auditions will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. May 20 and 6 to 9 p.m. May 21 at the Seventh Street Playhouse. Males and females of all ages, shapes, sizes and levels of experience are welcome. Hopeful auditioners should bring a monologue and 16 bars of a song to perform. Auditioners without a monologue or song will be provided one by the management.
The Summer Theatre Festival performances begin July 13 and run through Aug. 4. Call 846-4516 for more information.
An art class just for kids
Kaleidoscope and the Hands-On! Children's Museum are offering a pastels and multi-media class from 3:30 to 5 p.m. every Wednesday in May, except May 30, at the Children's Museum. The cost is $25 for four sessions and space is limited. Children will learn basic color theory using different types of pastels, papers and other media. Call 871-9955 for more information.
It's all in a woman's day
For women who would like to treat themselves to a day of education, environment, enlightenment and empowerment, the Yampa Valley Medical Center and Colorado Mountain College present a Women's Day from 8:15 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday in Bristol Hall at CMC's Alpine Campus. Workshops will include topics such as "Feng Shui," "Chocolate and Your Health," "Bringing Birds to Your Yard," "Healing Massage Techniques," "Pet Care," "Aromatherapy," "Perennial Gardening" and "Battling a Bad Hair Day." Tickets are available at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, CMC and Yampa Valley Medical Center for $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Price includes morning refreshments and a catered lunch. For more information call 871-2500 or 870-4424.
Not just for the birds
Yampatika hosts the sixth annual Bird-a-thon from 6 a.m. to noon May 19, meeting at Yampatika.
With experienced and patient teachers, participants may see a marsh hawk and a northern mockingbird, which happened last spring on International Migratory Bird Day. Lunch will be provided. Participants should dress warm and bring bird books and binoculars. Yampatika will have a few extras on hand. The event is free and open to the public.
Call 871-9151 for more information.
Novice photographers are welcome to enter the International Library of Photography's International Open Amateur Photography Contest. The contest is open to the public and is free. More than $60,000 in prizes will be awarded. The deadline for entries is May 31.
To enter, send one photograph in only one category: People, Travel, Pets, Children, Sports, Nature, Action, Humor, Portaiture or Other. The photo must be in a color or black and white print and should not be mounted (8" x 10" or smaller). Photographers must include name, address and title on the back of the photo. Entries should be mailed to The International Library of Photography, Suite 101-2611, 3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117. Photos may also be entered online at www.picture.com.
Maybe a brush with success
The Brush and Palette Club is holding its 54th annual Regional Judged Art Exhibit until June 22 at the Western Colorado Center for the Arts in Grand Junction.
The exhibit is open to artists of Colorado, Wyoming, Utah and New Mexico and in watercolor, oil, pastel, acrylic, batik, pencil, print and sculpture. An opening reception June 1 will open the exhibit that will run until June 22. Awards for overall winners include: $500, $300, $150, $50 and ribbons for first three places in each category. Seventy percent of the proceeds are returned to the artists. Art center hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday on Seventh and Orchard. Call 970-241-8958 for more information.
Fair concert tickets on sale
Concert tickets to the 2001 Colorado State Fair go on sale at 1 p.m. May 12. Those who purchase tickets on or before May 26 receive free state fair gate admission of $6. Concert ticket prices range from $6 to $30 depending on the performer and seating. The state fair is from Aug. 18 through Sept. 3 in Pueblo. Call the state box office at 800-876-4567 ext. 2070 or 719-566-0530, or call Ticketmaster at 303-830-TIXS.
Workshop for women
The Colorado Division of Wildlife presents a workshop on Becoming an Outdoors Woman May 18-20 at the King Mountain Ranch near Grand Lake. This workshop provides women with outdoor-skills training and the instructors believe in breaking the traditional barriers to women in the out-of-doors by educating and empowering them. To register, contact Lenora Lovett at 303-291-7303 or go online at firstname.lastname@example.org.