Happenings for Nov. 17

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MONDAY

n The Oak Creek Library hosts preschool story hour at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Call 736-8371.

n The Steamboat Springs School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. at the school administration building on Seventh Street.

n The Steamboat Springs Kiwanis Club meets at noon in the Alpenglow Room at Colorado Mountain College. Call 879-5058.

n Colorado Mountain College offers free classes for adult learners and GED preparation to help students improve in reading, writing and math. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. in Willett Hall, Room 300. Call 870 4542.

n The city of Steamboat Springs hosts adult open-gym volleyball from 7:30 to 9 p.m. 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.

TUESDAY

n Story-times for toddlers 18 months to 3 years old will be held at 10 and 11 a.m. at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

n "Handling the holidays," a free program about getting through the holiday season when you are grieving the death of a loved one, is from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Association office, 940 Central Park Drive. Call 879-1632, Ext. 33.

n The Steamboat Springs Table Tennis Club meets from 7 to 9 p.m. in the upstairs gym at the Steamboat School District Office building at the corner of Seventh and Pine streets. Cost is $5, and all levels are welcome. Call 879-2272.

n Newborn Network will host a mom and baby get-together from 11 a.m. to noon at Discovery Learning Center. A group for children ages 1 to 3 and their parents is from 1 to 2 p.m. Call 870-0977.

n The 9News Health Fair, hosted by 9News and Lowell Whiteman, is from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Lowell Whiteman School. Call 879-1350.

n A free caregiver support group for family members caring for those with dementia is from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Yampa Valley Medical Center in the VNA lounge. Call 879-8942.

n The second rehearsal for Handel's "Messiah" is at 7 p.m. at the Steamboat Springs High School Music Room. Subsequent rehearsals will be Dec. 2 and 9. The performance is Dec. 14.

n The Routt County Powder Riders Snowmobile Club meets at 7 p.m. at Yampa Valley Electric Association on 10th Street. Call 879-8946.

UPCOMING

n Grand Futures Prevention Coalition and the Routt County Tobacco Education and Prevention Partnership sponsor the first Routt County Quit Fair from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center Conference Room 1 as part of The Great American Smoke Out. This event will feature free quit kits, information on smoking and chewing cessation, oral cancer screens, stress relief, nutrition and more. Call Grand Futures at 879-6188.

n Parent Connection, a support group for families of kids with ADD/HD and similar conditions meets at 6 p.m. Thursday at Laurel Street School, 582 Laurel St. Child care is available if reserved by Wednesday. Call 871-1678.

n A free presentation on "Tamarisk in the West," discussing the threat of this fast-spreading shrub and what is being done to combat it, is at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Olympian Hall.

n A family pizza party is from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Center. The cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. The water slide will be open. Make reservations at 879-1828, Ext. 22.

n The CMC Running Club is sponsoring a "Cold to the Core Trail" 5K walk/run and 10k run Saturday. Call 870-4479.

n The "Sound of Music," presented by the Steamboat Springs High School Drama Department, is at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Steamboat Springs High School Theater. Tickets are $5 to $12 and are available at Celebrations, All That Jazz and the SSHS box office. Call 871-3677.

n Holy Name Catholic Church's sixth annual Work of Human Hands Holiday Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday. Handmade and unique products from low-income communities in 70 countries will be available for purchase in the Parish Hall Basement, 504 Oak St.

n The Lutheran Women's Guild's annual Christmas Cupboard, Cookie, Caper and Brunch craft sale is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the church on Amethyst Drive.

n Routt County United Way and Vectra Bank sponsor a free community Thanksgiving dinner from 2 to 5 p.m. Nov. 27 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

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