Happenings for Dec. 5

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FRIDAY

n Open drawing/painting sessions are 8:45 a.m. to noon at the Depot Art Center. Subject matter is live model or still life. Fee of $10 per person to share cost of model. Call Maggie at 879-9036.

n Free pregnancy classes will be offered at 10 a.m. at the Steamboat Springs Pregnancy Resource Center, 842 Lincoln Ave., above Lyon's Drug. Call 871-1307.

n Steamboat Toastmasters, a public-speaking club, meets from noon to 1 p.m. in the Alpenglow Room at Colorado Mountain College.

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

n The Historical Society of Oak Creek and Phippsburg hosts a holiday open house from 3 to 8 p.m. today and Saturday at the Old Town Hall in Oak Creek.

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

n Steamboat Ballet Theatre presents "The Nutcracker" at 7 p.m. today and at 2 p.m. 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 Green Ridge Mountaineers square dance club meets from 7 to 9:30 p.m. at the Hayden Congregational Church. Cost is $5. Call 824-6062.

n The Humble Pickers play at 8:45 p.m. Friday at the Old Town Pub. No cover charge. Call 879-2101.

SATURDAY

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 Anchor Way Baptist Church will be offering free Christmas gift wrapping from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. outside Wal-Mart.

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

UPCOMING

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

n A Christmas devotional broadcast will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1755 Fairway Trail.

n The Animal Assistance League of Northwest Colorado meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Village Inn. Call 870-7554.

n An annual financial aid workshop will be from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at Steamboat Springs High School. All aspects of financial aid will be discussed, including planning for college, loans, grants and scholarships. The workshop is open to students and parents. Call 871-3641.

n A knitting group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday at Epilogue Book Co. Call 846-4483.

n A free introduction to the science and application of essential oils is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the Holiday Inn Conference Room. Call 870-3211.

n Buddhist teacher Tim Olmsted will discuss the Buddha's advice for living in turbulent times at 7:15 p.m. Monday at Bear River Center, 701 Yampa Ave. Requested donation $7.

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