n The Oak Creek Library hosts preschool story-hour at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Call 736-8371.
n The Animal Assistance League of Northwest Colorado meets at 5:30 p.m. at Village Inn. Call 870-7554.
n Colorado Mountain College offers free classes for adult learners and GED preparation to help students improve in reading, writing and math. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in Willett Hall, Room 300. Call 870-4542.
n A knitting group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at Epilogue Book Co. Call 846-4483.
n An annual financial aid workshop will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. 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 free introduction to the science and application of essential oils is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Holiday Inn Conference Room. Call 870-3211.
n Well-known Buddhist teacher Tim Olmsted will discuss Buddha's advice for living in turbulent times at 7:15 p.m. at Bear River Center, 701 Yampa St. Requested donation is $7.
n The city of Steamboat Springs hosts adult open-gym volleyball from 7:30 to 9 p.m. at the middle school gymnasium. Cost is $3.
n Colorado Mountain College is hosting drop-in, open-gym basketball from 8 to 9 p.m. in the Bristol Gym. Free with student ID or $1 without. Call 870-4479.
n TIPS certification classes for on-premise, off-premise liquor servers and concessionaire will be offered at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday. Pre-registration and $20 are required in person at B&K Distributing, open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays.
n A retail theft prevention workshop for small business owners is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Olympian Hall. Cost is $55 or $45 per person when three or more people from the same business attend. Call 453-6757, ext. 2624.
n Newborn Network will host a newborn and mom get-together from 11 a.m. to noon at Discovery Learning Center. A group for children 1 to 3 years of age (and their parents) is from 1 to 2 p.m. Call 870-0977.
n A VizAbilities support group for people experiencing age-related vision loss meets at 11 a.m. at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Call 736-2412.
n The city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreation will host meetings for adult basketball and coed indoor soccer leagues. The basketball meeting is at 5:30 p.m., and the soccer meeting is at 6:30 p.m. Call 879-4300.
n The Fellowship of Christian Cowboys will hold an organizational meeting for its Dec. 13 Santa Claus parade at 6:30 p.m. at Soda Creek Western Mercantile. Call 879-3146.
n Soroco students in grades seven through 12 will present the 2003 Holiday Concert and Art Show at 7 p.m. in the old gym at Soroco High School.
n Consultation for age-related vision loss or other disabilities is at noon Wednesday at the Oak Creek Community Center. Call 736-2412.
n A free multiple sclerosis support group meets from noon to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Visiting Nurse Association office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. First-time participants call 870-3232.
n The LIFT-UP Board of Directors meets at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Yacht Club restaurant. The public is invited. Call 870-0727.
n Master plan alternatives for the Bear River parcel will be presented at a public forum at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Olympian Hall. Call 879-2313.
n Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Enrichment Program offers a book discussion on "The Sons of Sheriff Henry" with author Charles Feldmann at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Bogue Hall, Room 300. Call 870-4432.
n The Yampa Valley Working Women's Network meets at 11:45 a.m. Thursday at the Holiday Inn Conference Room. Call 870-0497.
n Consultation for age-related vision loss or other disabilities is at noon Thursday at the American Legion Hall in Hayden. Call 736-2412.
n The Nonprofit Excellence Project sponsors a free grant workshop to learn about the El Pomar Foundation's grant program from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.