News in brief for Dec. 6, 2003

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Library helps with

Food for Fines program

During December, children with overdue fines at Bud Werner Memorial Library can "pay off" their fines while helping families in need by participating in the library's Food for Fines Program. For every item of nonperishable food children bring in to the library, the library will cancel about $1 of their overdue fines. All food will be donated to LIFT-UP Food Bank. The program is only open to those ages 18 and younger.

M.S. fund-raiser event takes place Dec. 12

"A Diamond Event" to benefit Jimmie Heuga's Snow Express for Multiple Sclerosis will be held Dec. 12 at the Depot Art Center.

The event is from 5 to 7 p.m. Admission is a donation to the Heuga Center. Appetizers and wine will be served, and all guests will be entered to win prizes.

The first 50 guests with a donation of $50 or more will take home a .31-carat diamond from The Diamond Connection or a cubic zirconium.

The Heuga Center's efforts to help people with M.S. manage their disease, take charge of their health and regain hope for a productive and meaningful life. The Steamboat Snow Express will be held March 14.

For information call Stacey Kramer at 879-7860 or Jill Waldman at 879-9020.

Kaleidoscope kids' program accepting registrations

Children can register for the Holiday Break Kaleidoscope Art Exploration for Kids art workshop.

The workshop is for children ages 6 to 12 and is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 29 and Dec. 30, at the Depot Art Center. Students will work with fiber arts, including batik, weaving and paper making.

The cost is $100 for Steamboat Springs Arts Council members and $125 for nonmembers. Call the Arts Council at 879-9008.

Bud Werner library

offers children's book bags

Bud Werner Library is offering sturdy, children-sized book bags that are embroidered with the message, "Take me to the library!" For a personal touch, names can be embroidered on the backs of the bags. Samples of the bags, which make a perfect holiday gift for young readers, are available at the library. The bags cost $12.50 each, with all proceeds benefiting the library.

Salvation Army looking for volunteer bell-ringers

Bell-ringers are needed for the Salvation Army's annual Christmas Kettle Campaign. The campaign runs through Dec. 24. One- or two-hour shifts are available at selected sites Thursday and Friday evenings, weekends and every day during the week of Christmas. Money goes to meet emergency needs of Routt County families. To volunteer, call 879-8192.

CMC to host retail theft prevention seminar

Colorado Mountain College will host a retail theft prevention seminar Dec. 9.

The seminar is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Olympian Hall. The cost is $55 per person or $45 per person for three or more from the same business if paid in advance. Breakfast and lunch are included in the cost.

Presenters include police Detective Ross Kelly; Donna Kerr, a CPA with Tredway, Henion and Kerr; Ron Pollard, a former business owner and embezzlement victim; and Stevan P. Layne, an authority on security management and loss prevention.

For information, call Heidi Bimmerle at (970) 453-6757, ext. 2624.

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