Brief Points for Oct. 17, 2003

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Oct. 24 is Bust of Steamboat

The Bust of Steamboat -- a fund-raiser to benefit the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer in Routt and Moffat counties -- will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. Thirty-five artists designed bras for auction at the fund-raiser. Tickets are $5 and should be purchased in advance. Tickets are on sale at Comcast in Sundance Plaza and at the Mount Werner Sinclair station.

Bras will be on display from Oct. 21 to 24 at the Depot. Call 871-7300.

Anyone needing financial assistance for mammograms or breast cancer treatment may call Visiting Nurse Association at 870-1616.

'Opera in

the Rockies'

Emerald City Opera and Colorado Mountain College will sponsor a performance of the Central City Opera in October. A portion of the ticket sales will support the Emerald City Opera.

The performance is part of the "Opera in the Rockies" tour, presenting an afternoon of opera scenes from "Tales of Hoffman," "The Student Prince," "The Juggler of Notre Dame," "The Elixir of Love" and "Vanessa."

"Opera in the Rockies" is scheduled for 4 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. For tickets, call 870-4414.

'A Festival

of Dance'

The Oak Street Performing Arts Company will stage "A Festival of Dance" at 7 p.m. Oct. 23, 24 and 25 in the Steamboat Springs High School Theater. The festival is a collaboration of choreographers and dancers presenting ballet, hip-hop, Irish step, jazz and belly dancing. Tickets in advance are $15 for adults and $13 for seniors and children younger than 12. General admission tickets are $12 for adults and $10 for seniors and children younger than 12. Tickets are available at All That Jazz or by calling 871-1880.

'Journey' is

at Sheraton

It's that time of year again -- the leaves are changing, the air is starting to cool, and this can mean only one thing: ski season is around the corner and Warren Miller's 54th annual film "Journey" is going to get everyone in the mood.

"Journey" will show in Steamboat Springs at 5 and 8 p.m. Sunday in the Sheraton Ballroom.

Tickets are available at Ski Haus and at the Sheraton on the night of the show only.

New gallery

to open

A new gallery featuring local artists, the Sleeping Giant Gallery, will open at 624 Lincoln Ave. with an opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 25. All styles and media will be considered for exhibition. Shows will be scheduled monthly starting in April. Deadline for entries is Nov. 24. Call Jill Bergman at 736-0621.

Free Friday films continue

The free Friday Film Series continues at 7 p.m. tonight in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St., with "Run Lola Run" (1988, Germany, directed by Tom Tykwer). The movie follows flaming-red-haired Lola after she is given minutes to get $100,000 to her boyfriend before the mob kills him. The scenario plays out three different times, three different ways, each building in suspense to a different outcome. "Run Lola Run" was an Audience Award winner at the Sundance Film Festival.

A few words from Dave

Steamboat Springs' Dave Gardner just arrived in Antarctica for a winter of work. On Tuesday he wrote: "At -63 degrees, the boogers in your nose freeze pretty much instantly. It's been THAT cold down here during my first week back in Antarctica. The winds have been relentless and Condition 2 (outside travel not recommended) has been the norm.

"Not many cargo planes have made it down from Christchurch during the past week, which is a blessing on one hand because I don't have to work, but on the other, the base is getting low on toilet paper.

"It's so crazy being here after such a great summer in Steamboat. I'm not quite ready for this yet. Imagine going from 75 degrees and beautiful autumn colors to this in a matter of days.

"It's Sunday morning down here (your Saturday) -- a day when people sleep in (recover from Saturday night), start their day with Bailey's and coffee, then head to the galley for omelets or waffles.

"Me -- I got up early, went to the gym, THEN had Bailey's and coffee with my waffle. I'm off to watch the classic Antarctic video, "The Thing" in my room and maybe take a walk this afternoon, braving the God-forsaken torrent happening outside."

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