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Mechanical bull at Toys

The bulls are back in Steamboat Springs, and not just at the rodeo grounds. By way of mechanics, their next stop is scheduled for this weekend at Toys in the Attic. The bar's owners decided that renting a mechanical bull would be a great way to embrace Steamboat's rich heritage.

"The rodeo's been so big in town for so long," owner Todd Brehmer said. With the Pro Rodeo circuit in full swing, Brehmer and his wife thought that a mechanical bull would give everyone a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to participate in a "rodeo." It is also a way to thank the Steamboat Springs community.

"Since we first opened, everyone has always supported us so well. This is our way of giving back," Brehmer says.

Toys in the Attic is renting the bull from FunProductions, which also will bring employees to run the event. All ages will be allowed to ride the bull, which will run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

The tentative price for a ride will be $7, with discounts for multiple rides.

'The Laramie Project' nears

Tickets are available for an upcoming performance of "The Laramie Project." The dramatization of a hate crime perpetrated against 21-year-old University of Wyoming student Matthew Shepard will be staged at 8 p.m. July 18 and 19 at Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts Camp. Tickets can be purchased by calling 879-7125 or at the box office the day of the show.

Council readies for SummerArt

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is expecting to receive entries from nearly 100 artists for the SummerArt 2003 exhibit, a juried multimedia fine art exhibit and sale. The show will include pastel/oil painting, water media, drawing/printmaking, mixed media, photography and multidimensional pieces, with cash prizes awarded for best of show and for each media category. Award winners from prior years also will be invited to submit new work for display at the exhibit in the Small Works Gallery.

The exhibit opens with a public reception and awards presentation Aug. 1.

Pioneers has new exhibit

A new exhibit, "A Century of Valley Vows: A Community Exhibit," is now on display at the Tread of Pioneers Museum. The exhibit traces the traditions, people and attire from weddings in Routt County over the past century.

'Magic Flute' tickets on sale

The Magic Flute opera tickets are available for purchase. Tickets are available online at: www.EmeraldCityOpera.org or by calling 879-1996. Tickets also are available at the Depot, All That Jazz or Steamboat Central Reservations.

Silent auction at hair salon

The Emerald City Opera Inaugural Season Artwork is up for silent auction and is on display at The Comb Goddess salon and gallery, 1104 Lincoln Ave., Suite 102.

ArtLine runs each Thursday

Steamboat Springs Transit ArtLine runs every Thursday beginning at 11:30 a.m. from the Stock Bridge Center. The bus makes a continuous loop between town and the mountain, stopping at or near 49 participating art/music/fine craft and historic sites. ArtLine leaves Stock Bridge every hour on the half hour until 7:30 p.m. Consult the SST schedule or visit www.artlinksteamboat.org.

Riverhouse Editions open

Riverhouse Editions, a fine art print workshop and gallery, is open by appointment only, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 871-1559 or 870-8944.

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