Happenings for Dec. 3

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WEDNESDAY

n Routt County Republicans will meet at noon in the commissioners meeting room of Routt County Courthouse. Call 870-2891.

n Town Challenge adult race training is from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Mount Werner. Pre-register at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club office. Call 879-0695, ext. 104.

n A free cross country ski waxing clinic is at 5:30 p.m. at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Call 879-8180.

n The League of Women Voters of Routt County meets at 6:30 p.m. at Colorado Mountain College in Bogue Hall, Room 319. The program, "School finance and how it works," will be presented by Marda Fraser.

n The Over The Hill Gang will hold its December dinner at Catamount Ranch and Club. Cocktails are at 6 p.m., and dinner is at 7 p.m. Cost is $20 per person. Reservations must be made by calling 871-9300.

n Yampatika's Wee Naturalist program for children ages 3 to 5 meets from 9 to 11 a.m. at Yampatika, 925 Weiss Drive. The cost is $10 for members and $12 for nonmembers. Price includes snack and juice. Call 871-9151.

n Yampa story-hour is at 10:30 a.m. at Yampa Public Library.

n Story-times for preschoolers ages 3 to 5 are at 10 and 11 a.m. at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

n Meditation for peace and illumination is at 7 p.m. at the Bear River Center. This is a free, guided meditation.

n The city of Steamboat Springs hosts adult open gym basketball from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs High School gymnasium. Cost is $3.

THURSDAY

n Yampa Valley Recycles meets from noon to 1 p.m. in the commissioners meeting room in the Routt County Courthouse Annex. Call 870-7575.

n The Routt County Humane Society meets at 5:15 p.m. at the McCaulley home in Steamboat Springs. Call 879-3262 for directions.

n The Friends of Emerald City Opera meet at 5:30 p.m. at Thurston Kitchen and Bath, 1625 Mid Valley Drive. Call 879-6708.

n The 26th Annual Community Holiday Party is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Howelsen Hill. The party includes tubing on Howelsen Hill, a Nativity scene, caroling, juggling elves and visits with Santa Claus. Refreshments will be served. A limited number of tubes will be available for use.

n The eighth annual Ski Town USA Hockey Tournament is Thursday through Sunday at Howelsen Ice Arena. Call 871-0063 for a game schedule.

UPCOMING

n Town Challenge adult race training is from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Friday at Mount Werner. Pre-register at the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club office. Call 879-0695, ext. 104.

n The American Association of University Women's holiday party is from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Scott Center, Selbe Apartments, 550 Rollingstone Road. Call 870-6673.

n The American Association of University Women is holding its Holiday Party from 4 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Scott Center 550 Rollingstone Road. Members and prospective members are welcome. Call Lynn Abbott at 870-6673.

n Steamboat Ballet Theatre presents the Nutcracker at 7 p.m. Friday and at 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs High School theater. Tickets are $16 for reserved seating and $12 for general admission and are available at Celebrations and All That Jazz.

n The annual Christmas in the Rockies holiday artisans market is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at Strawberry Park Elementary School. The craft fair features original arts and crafts, cheesecakes and pictures with Santa. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at 879-9008 for more information.

n A free old-fashioned children's craft party is from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Museum of Northwest Colorado at 590 Yampa Ave., Craig. Call 824-6360.

n The fifth annual Backcountry Ball and silent auction, sponsored by Friends of the Routt County Backcountry, is from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday. Donation is $15 at the door. To make donations to the silent auction, call Leslie at 879-8710.

n The annual Holiday Tree Festival is Sunday at the Routt County Fairgrounds exhibition hall. The event includes an auction from 1:30 until 3 p.m. The festival is sponsored by the Hayden Heritage Center. Call Lydia Vaitkus at 276-7274.

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