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Take ArtLine shuttle

to Art Thursday events

Art Thursday returns to Steamboat Springs today and every Thursday throughout the summer. The free ArtLine shuttle bus begins running at 11:30 a.m. and can take riders to any and all of the day's events, which include:

n Artwalk at Torian Plum Plaza. A Parisian-style market of artists and mountain merchants takes place from 1 to 8 p.m. in the outdoor walkways through Torian Plum Plaza. A sidewalk chalk drawing contest will take place from 2 to 4 p.m. Bluegrass musicians Randy and Johnny will play from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. as part of Artwalk in Torian Plum Plaza. Call 846-6781.

n Music on the Green. A free concert featuring the Perry-Mansfield faculty performing music from Broadway will take place at 12:15 p.m. at the Yampa River Botanic Park. Call 879-5056.

n Jewelry trunk show. Jewelry designer Holly Burger will demonstrate jewelry wire-wrapping techniques from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Silver Lining in Torian Plum Plaza. Call 879-7474.

n Edible art demonstration. Turning photos into food will take place at The Portfolio Collection. Call 879-3718.

n Monotype and printmaking demonstration takes place from 4 to 5 p.m. at the River Art Studio, 430 Yampa St. Call 846-0791.

n An African dance class takes place from 5 to 7:30 p.m. at The Center for Movement Arts. Call 870-9977.

n Mountain of Venus will play live music at 10 p.m. at the Old Town Pub. Call 879-2101.

Hayden Valley Summerfest is July 5 at the town park

The second annual Hayden Valley Summerfest will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 5 at the Hayden Town Park on South Third Street. There will be art and food booths plus various entertainment including live music.

June 29 is all-you-can-eat 'Decadent Desserts'

Join Advocates Against Battering and Abuse for its 18th annual "Decadent Desserts" fund-raiser, to be held from 6 to 9 p.m. June 29 at the Catamount Ranch and Club clubhouse. Tickets for the event are $25 and will include all-you-can-eat "Decadent Desserts," hors d'oeuvres, sparkling wine, a cash bar, live music and many live and silent auction items.

Help restore the Michigan River Guard Station

The U.S. Forest Service is seeking volunteers to help with the restoration of the Michigan River Guard Station, located near the town of Gould, for the week of July 7-11. Rehabilitation work is needed on the log house, which was built in 1914. It includes repairing the roof, floor, windows, door and brick chimney; replacing sill logs; installing gutters; upgrading the bathroom; improving drainage; and painting the interior. Dr. Harrison Goodall, an architectural historian, will lead the project.

The Forest Service plans to use the station for nightly rentals to the public once restoration work is complete. Interested volunteers should call Joanne Sanfilippo at 870-2210.

Permit is required

to pick ferns in forest

A permit is needed to collect bracken ferns from the Hahn's Peak/Bears Ears District of the Routt National Forest. Fern-picking permits cost $10 each and allow the collector to harvest one, 12-by-12-by-15-inch bushel. A minimum purchase of two permits is required, with a maximum of six.

The two areas designated for fern collection are near Rabbit Ears and Buffalo passes. Permits can be purchased at the U.S. Forest Service office, 925 Weiss Drive. Call 879-1870.

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