Briefs for June 23, 2003


Reception for Irish sculptor tonight

An artist reception for Rowan Gillespie of Dublin, Ireland will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Sheraton Event Tent near the Sheraton Steamboat Resort pool to celebrate his new work, "Iron Men."

Gillespie is an internationally renown artist whose work can be seen in the Sanctuary subdivision. Call 879-8100.

LIFT-UP now accepting summer donations

The LIFT-UP Donation Center is now accepting spring and summer clothing items. Donations are accepted from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays or by appointment. Call 879-3374 if requiring a special drop-off time.

Horseback riders invited to participate benefit

The Steamboat 4-H Club invites all horseback riders to participate in the eighth annual pledge trail ride for St. Jude's Hospital, which provides free medical care to children with cancer. The ride will begin at 9 a.m. June 21 at the Red Dirt trailhead on Routt County Road 129, and will continue to the Strawberry Park Hot Springs, where lunch will be served. Call 879-2968.

Literary Sojourn quilt on display at library

"Yampa Valley Summer," a quilt handcrafted by Steamboat Springs quilt artist David Taylor for Literary Sojourn 2003, is on display now at Bud Werner Memorial Library. A benefit drawing for the quilt will take place on Sept. 13, the day of Literary Sojourn. Drawing tickets are $15 each and are available at Off the Beaten Path and the library.

Room is still available

for T-ball players

The Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation Department has space available in its youth T-ball program. The program is for children entering kindergarten or first grade in fall 2003 and will run from early July through August. Cost is $45. Call 879-4300.

Open gym wrestling

is available at SSHS

Drop-in, open-gym wrestling for all ages and all ability levels is being offered from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays at the Steamboat Springs High School Wrestling Room. There is no cost and wrestlers should bring appropriate clothing. Call Brian Smith at 291-9166.

Moffat County plans 'biggest fair parade ever'

The Moffat County Fair Board, Moffat County Extension Office and the Craig Downtown Business Association are planning the "biggest Moffat County Fair Parade ever" to take place on Aug. 2. Call Karen at 824-7898.

DU offering mallard print through silent auction

The Steamboat Springs Chapter of Ducks Unlimited is offering for silent auction a mallard print by Christopher Walden. The print will be on display at Wells Fargo Bank in the lobby through Friday. All bids must be submitted by noon Friday. This is the second print a series of five prints that will be offered to the public for the next eight weeks. For more information contact Bill Davis at 870-0872.

Art on the Mountain scheduled July 4-6

The second annual Art on the Mountain festival, featuring a wide variety of arts and crafts, food vendors, entertainment and a variety of activities for all ages, will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 4-6 in Gondola Square.


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