Women take aim and fire

The National Rifle Association's "Women on Target" program sponsors a charity shooting event for women June 16-17 at the Routt County Rifle Club near Steamboat Springs. Instructional sessions will be held at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. June 15 at the Rifle Club. Proceeds will benefit Northwest Colorado Aid and Support, an organization that helps pay nonmedical expenses for families stricken with major illnesses. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. June 16, shooting begins at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $65, including targets, ammunition, trophies, lunch, a tote bag and pin. June 17 presents a couples' fun shoot for $65. To register, call 970-879-0130 or e-mail

Working on de fence

The Community Agriculture Alliance needs volunteers to help reach out and help members of the ranching community repair their damaged fences, one of the oldest traditions of the West. Beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, teams will take part in a brief training, then head out to local ranches to be a part of Routt County's ranching heritage. A barbecue lunch will be provided to all volunteers. To reserve a spot on the fence line for Community Fence Day, call 879-4370.

A taste for String Cheese?

An Independence Incident will rock Steamboat over the Fourth of July holiday. Schedule is as follows: July 3, Israel Vibration and The Roots Radics Band, Blues Traveler and String Cheese Incident headlining. July 4, Charlie Hunter Quartet, Ben Harper solo and String Cheese Incident headlining. Tickets are on sale at All That Jazz, Mt. Werner Total and ticketmaster at 303-830-TIXS. A one-day ticket is $35, a two-day ticket is $60, plus applicable service charges. Three-day camping will be provided in the Tennis Meadows for $40, not including admission to the shows. Concert-goers must have wristbands to enter campground, free water and port-a-lets will be provided. Campground opens at noon July 2 and will close at noon July 5. Gates open at 12:30 p.m., show begins at 2 p.m. Note: no animals, alcohol, cans, coolers or bottles allowed in festival site.

Non-local ticket outlets accepting cash only include: Avon, Mojo Music; Aspen, Funky Mountain Threads; Breckenridge, Space Cowboy; Carbondale, Sounds Easy; Crested Butte, CD Asylum; Edwards, B-Side Music; Eagle, Bob's House of Music; Glenwood Springs, Drive-In Auto Sound; Silverthorne, Affordable Music; Telluride, Wizard Entertainment.

Watercolor to benefit Strings

John Fawcett's watercolor "Steamboatin" can be viewed at Two Rivers Gallery. Silent auction bids are being taken with proceeds to benefit Strings in the Mountains. The silent auction ends at 8 p.m. Aug. 11 and bids begin at $5,000. To view or bid on the watercolor, Two Rivers Gallery is located at 56 Ninth St. 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.

Get out your paint brushes

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.

Mediums include 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.

Wear a thong Thursday

The Steamboat Grand invites the community to a pool party from 3:30 p.m. until dusk every Thursday. Make it a Thong Thursday with prizes for the most creative slippers and flip-flops. Enjoy music, poolside food and drink specials. 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.


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