n The Oak Creek Library hosts preschool story-hour at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Mondays. Call 736-8371.
n Puppeteer Jim Gamble will perform a marionette production of "The Nutcracker" at 4 p.m. at the Steamboat Sheraton. Tickets are $1 for children and $10 for adults. Call 879-5056, ext. 100 or ext. 103.
n The final performance of The Grinch's Holiday Ice Show is at 7 p.m. at Howelsen Ice Arena. Tickets are $5.
n A knitting group meets from 7 to 9 p.m. at Epilogue Book Co. Call 846-4483.
n The city of Steamboat Springs hosts adult open-gym volleyball from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Mondays through mid-April 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 Steamboat's Over the Hill Gang offers guided skiing to intermediate skiers 50 and older Sunday through Friday, meeting at 9 a.m. across from the Billy Kidd statue.
n Story-times for toddlers 18 months to 3 years old is at 10 and 11 a.m. at Bud Werner Memorial Library.
n LIFT-UP Food Bank will be open from 1 to 5 p.m. Tuesday at Seventh and Aspen streets. Call 870-8804.
n A free beading guild meets from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at Bear Valley Trading Post, 116 1/2 Eighth St. Call 879-3573.
n Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Town Challenge giant slalom adult race training is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Howelsen Hill. Call 879-0695, ext. 104.
n The Chix with Stix women's hockey team is looking for new members. Practices are held from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Tuesday nights and from 7:15 to 8:15 a.m. alternate Thursdays. Call Kit Rice at 736-2841.
n Men's indoor lacrosse meets at 7:30 p.m. in the Christian Heritage School gym. To sign up, call Kevin at 846-8959.
n The Yampa Volunteer Fire Department's 25th annual pancake breakfast is from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Yampa Ladies Aide Hall. Cost is $5; children 5 and younger eat free.
n There will be a special meeting at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church, 185 N. Second St. in Hayden. Call 276-7265.
n The Gambler's Ball Roaring '20s New Year's Eve Party, sponsored by Perry-Mansfield and Emerald City Opera, open to ages 21 and older, will begin at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the Grand Ballroom at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort, 2200 Village Inn Court. Tickets are $50 per person, available at All That Jazz, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Epilogue Book Co., and the Sheraton or by calling 879-7125.
n The second Town Challenge race of the season, the Double Z Cup giant slalom is Thursday at Howelsen Hill. Registration is from 5 to 6:30 p.m. in the Fireplace Room at Howelsen Hill Lodge, racing starts at 7 p.m. Call 879-0695, ext. 104.
n The American Association of University Women will meet at noon Jan. 2 at the Selby Center for a luncheon and a program about the North Routt Charter School. Visitors are welcome. Call Milly at 879-8440.
n Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Town Challenge slalom adult race training is from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Jan. 2 at Howelsen Hill. Call 879-0695, ext. 104.
n The city of Steamboat Springs is inviting all team captains and anyone interested in playing in the Winter Coed Volleyball League to attend a meeting at 6 p.m. Jan. 6 at the Parks and Recreation office. Call 879-4300.
n A meditation and study group meets at 8 a.m. Jan. 8 at 804 N. Park Road. Call 871-9716.