Fourth of July activities abound

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The Fourth of July is just around the corner, and the Yampa Valley will be host to an array of events and festivities during the holiday. The following is a preliminary calendar of events happening in Steamboat Springs, Yampa, Hayden and Oak Creek during the holiday weekend.

Steamboat Springs

n The Routt County Republicans will meet at 8:30 a.m. July 4 on Yampa Street to prepare for the Fourth of July Parade. Call 870-2891.

n The Fourth of July Parade will be held at 10 a.m. on Lincoln Avenue. Call 879-0880.

n Steamboat Springs High School's Class of 1973 invites faculty and alumni to a class reunion July 4 and 5. At 6 p.m. July 4 faculty and alumni can meet at the Yacht Club for cocktails. Lunch will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 5 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center and will cost $15. Dinner will begin at 6 p.m. July 5 at the Ore House and will cost $35. Please RSVP to 276-4446.

n The Steamboat Springs Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast from 7 to 10 a.m. July 4 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. The price is $10 for adults, $5 for children and seniors, with proceeds benefiting the Lions Club scholarship fund. Call 879-5853.

n A free community concert featuring patriotic music by the Boulder Brass Ensemble will be held at 11:30 a.m. July 4 at 800 Oak St. in front of the Tread of Pioneers Museum. Call 970-879-5056, Ext. 105

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

n The Strings in the Mountains High Country Garden Tour will be Saturday, July 5. The Garden Market and lecture will be at 8:30 a.m. The self-guided tour of the gardens will be from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

n Tickets are $15 if they are purchased before the event. Tickets are $20 the day of the tour. Call 879-5056, Ext. 105 to order tickets. Spasso box lunches also are available. The lunches cost $10 if prepaid by July 1 and $12 the day of tour. Call 871-1488 to order a box lunch.

n The Chamber Music Concert "Made in the USA" featuring the composers Copland and Dvorak will be at 8 p.m. on Saturday in the Strings in the Mountains Music Tent in Torian Plum Plaza. The cost is $18 for adults and $5 for children between 6 and 18 years old. Call 970-879-5056, ext. 105.

Yampa

n Friends of South Routt Library District will host a Flapjack Feed from 7:30 to 10:30 a.m. July 4 at the Yampa Ladies Aid Hall. Funds raised will support the library district. Call Robin at 638-1019.

n A polo game featuring "real cowboys" will be held at 4 p.m. on Main Street. Fireworks will begin at dark. Call Arlene Porteus at 638-4496.

n The Yampa Quilt Show will be held from 10 a.m. to noon July 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 5 and 1 to 4 p.m. July 6 at the American Legion building in Yampa. Call Hildred Fogg or Arlene Porteus at 638-4496.

n The Fourth of July Parade will begin at 1 p.m. on Main Street. Every child younger than 12 will receive a 50-cent piece, and prizes will be given for the best costumes. A barbeque will be held at the school grounds following the parade. Call Arlene Porteus at 638-4496.

Oak Creek

n The Soroco High School Class of 1963 will hold its 40th reunion July 4 and 5 in Oak Creek. Class members will meet at 6 p.m. July 4 at Decker Park and 8 p.m. July 5 at the Colorado Bar and Grill.

Hayden

n The second annual Hayden Valley Summerfest will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. July 5 at Hayden Town Park on South Third Street. At 11 a.m., African dancers will perform and give children lessons. At noon, the 3-Wire Band will perform.

n At 1:30 p.m. the trick jugglers "We're Not Clowns" will perform. At 2 p.m., The Lone Survivors will perform. At 4 p.m. Rob Walker will perform magic tricks, and at 5 p.m. the Smokehouse Band will play.

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