News in Brief for Aug. 30, 2003

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Columbine Youth Chorale is seeking singers

Columbine Youth Chorale is seeking talented young singers. The children's choir is open to all interested youths ages 8-14; no experience is necessary. The group meets from 6 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays at the Methodist Church. The choir will present a Christmas program Dec. 13 in collaboration with the Steamboat Springs Youth Orchestra. Call 879-1996.

Afterschool program

registration is under way

Registration for the Afterschool Action program is under way. Packets are available at the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation office, 245 Howelsen Parkway. Call 879-4300.

CMC extends ESL classes through Tuesday

Colorado Mountain College has extended registration for English as a Second Language classes through Tuesday. Classes for beginners through advanced language learners are free and will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and/or 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays. Intensive English for advanced speakers is held from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays in Willett Hall, room 300. Call 870-4534.

Library to continue

'It's a Girl Thing' series

Bud Werner Memorial Library will continue its book discussion series for girls and women called "It's a Girl Thing" this fall. The free program is open to girls ages 10 to 13 and a woman of significance in their lives, such as their mother, grandmother, friend or teacher. Each pair will be given a copy of the discussion book to keep. The program will take place from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 10, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5 at the library. Advanced registration is required. Call the library at 879-0240.

Tickets on sale for

Sept. 13 Literary Sojourn

Tickets are now on sale for the 11th annual book lovers' Literary Sojourn to be held Sept. 13 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort. Five critically acclaimed and award-winning authors are featured in this year's festival: Tim Cahill, Alexandra Fuller, Maxine Hong Kingston, Gus Lee, and Colum McCann. Tickets may be purchased at Bud Werner Memorial Library, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore or via the Literary Sojourn Web site: www.literarysojurn.org.

Museum offers new

child-oriented game

The Tread of Pioneers Museum offers "Tread" treasure hunts for children. Whenever children visit the museum to tour with their parents, they will be given a map and clues to finding different interesting pieces of historical information contained in the museum. When they've answered the questions, they can pick a prize.

Arts Council looking

for artists to be in show

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is accepting applications from Colorado artists for a one-person or small group show at the Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot in Steamboat Springs. Exhibit dates are Feb. 13-March 21. E-mail arts@steamboatspringsarts.com or call 879-9008 for guidelines. Proposals must be received by Oct. 1.

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