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Ski and Sport Swap begins Friday at middle school

The annual Ski and Sport Swap, hosted by the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club, is Friday and Saturday at Steamboat Springs Middle School.

Friday's early bird sale begins at 8 p.m. Admission is $5. The sale continues from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Residents can get great deals on equipment and apparel sold by local and regional vendors or check out consignment items. Used, good condition, summer and winter equipment and apparel to be sold on consignment must be registered from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the middle school.

For information or to pick up consignment tags in advance, please call 879-0695, Ext. 104 or 116.

First rehearsal for musical 'Messiah' is Nov. 11

The first rehearsal for the Dec. 14 community performance of "Messiah" is at 7 p.m. Nov. 11.

Because of the limited rehearsal time, it will be necessary to attend at least three rehearsals in order to sing in the performance.

The regional, musical event is sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council in cooperation with members of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra.There is no fee to participate, and auditions for the chorus are not required.

For information, call Dr Robert Ritschel at 870-4414.

School Board candidates hold a forum today

A forum for Steamboat Springs School Board candidates is at 7 p.m. today at Steamboat Springs High School. The forum is being organized by the parent information committees at each district school.

The forum will include a structured question-and-answer period followed by questions from those in attendance. Each candidate also will have a table set up where they can distribute literature and answer questions on a more personal basis.

United Way has reached 40 percent of its goal

Routt County United Way has reached 40 percent of its annual campaign goal, thanks in part to the generosity of four Strawberry Park Elementary School fourth-graders -- Maddy Schaffrick, Dani Perry, Mallory Hoots and Gaby Strnad.

In a special snack time at the school, the girls presented $43 and change to Millie Beall, executive director of Routt County United Way. Beall then presented each girl with a Routt County United Way pin and a certificate of caring.

"The girls raised the money throughout the summer by selling lemonade, Kool-Aid and cookies. It really depended on whatever we had in the house," said Kat Schaffrick, Maddy's mother. "The girls also got creative and sold time on a trampoline and on the Slip 'n' Slide."

The girls decided after the summer of fund raising that the money could best be used by the United Way.

For information about how to give to the United Way, call Beall at 879-5605.

Perlman to talk about

skiing outlook for state

Rob Perlman, president and CEO of Colorado Ski Country USA, will talk about "The Outlook for Skiing in Colorado" from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chart House.

Perlman's talk is during the 96th annual meeting and luncheon of the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association. During the meeting, the annual Navigator Awards, sponsored by the Steamboat Pilot & Today, will be presented.

The cost is $25 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 879-0880, Ext. 201.

ESL classes offered at Colorado Mountain College

English language learners of all levels and native languages are invited to enroll in ESL classes at Colorado Mountain College. Classes are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in Willett Hall, Room 300. Register today through Wednesday by calling 870-4534.

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