Opera returns to care center
The Depot Art Center's Docent Program brings the Central City Opera to Doak Walker Extended Care Center at 10 a.m. today.
Day offered to mend fences
The Community Agriculture Alliance presents Community Fence Day. From 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 2 at the Legacy Ranch, volunteers will help repair fences damaged by the snow, elk and other wildlife. The morning will begin with a cowboy coffee and training, followed by a volunteer appreciation barbecue at
2 p.m. The Community Agriculture Alliance hopes to make this an annual event. The Legacy Ranch is four miles south of Steamboat on U.S. 40 (last ranch on the right before Colorado 131).
Call 879-4370 for more information.
Exhibit set in Golden
The Foothills Art Center announces a Colorado Photographers Exhibition Saturday through Aug. 12 in Golden. Four interrelated exhibitions: "Fire & Ice: Photographs of Antarctica and the Southwest" by Hal Gould; "Motion & Stillness: Photographs" by Robert Koropp; Hal Gould's favorite photographers; and Foothill's favorite photographers will be presented at the exhibit. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (303) 279-3922 for more information.
Composting topic of forum
Environment 2000 Mini Series: Composting from
9 a.m. to noon May 26 at Olympian Hall. Find out about the benefits of composting and what it provides soil and plants, the methods and how to get started. The workshop is free, but donations are welcome. Call 871-9191 for more information.
Seniors offered tour of ranch
Take a guided tour, enjoy a picnic lunch and visit the Western Museum at the Wyman Elk Ranch June 5. Seniors 55 and older will meet at the Parks and Recreation offices at 9 a.m., arrive at the ranch about 10 a.m. and head back to Steamboat about 3:30 p.m. Cost is $15, which includes transportation, tour at the ranch and lunch. Lou and Paula Wyman have run the preserve of more than 200 elk since the 1960s outside of Hayden. Call 879-4300 for more information.
Photo contest open to locals
Photographers from Steamboat Springs 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 with more than 1,300 prizes. The deadline 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 unmounted (8" x 10" or smaller). Photographers must include name, address and title on the back of the photo. Send to: The International Library of Photography, Suite 101-2611, 3600 Crondall Lane, Owings Mills, MD 21117. You may also submit the photo online at www.picture.com.
'Steamboatin' up for auction
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 River 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.
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.
A 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 artist.
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.
Poolside party runs 'til dusk
The Steamboat Grand invites the community to 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.
Great music will accompany poolside food and drink specials, ranging from $1 to $3. Tourists and locals are welcome.
Gates open at 3 p.m. 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.