to play Feb. 14
The Batson Trio began as an exercise in sibling cooperation. Kelsey studies violin with Teresa Steffen Greenlee and Erik Peterson, attends Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory and plays viola in the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra. Sean studies with Mary Beth Norris and Cathy Peterson and is exploring jazz improvisation with a group of young musicians. Galen studies with Bruce Dean, Carol Tarr and Richard Niezen and was a guest at Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory last summer. All three play with the Steamboat Springs Youth Orchestra and Ensemble Program.
Along with the Batson Trio, the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra will provide live music for the Valentine Soiree's evening of dance. Polly Cogswell of the Steamboat Dance Theatre will teach basic dance moves to the music of Strauss, Glenn Miller and Andrew Lloyd Weber.
The event begins at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14 at the Sheraton Steamboat Resort Grand Ballroom. Tickets are $45. Proceeds benefit the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra. Advance purchase is advised. Tickets are available at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St., at the door or by calling 879-9008.
Artisans seek beneficiary
Steamboat Clay Artisans' Soup Bowl Supper Committee is seeking a nonprofit organization to be the beneficiary of its 2004 fund-raiser.
For the past two years, members of the Steamboat Clay Artisans have created handmade, one-of-a-kind ceramic bowls that are given away to ticket holders at the event as well as other ceramic items that are auctioned during the fund-raiser. The fund-raiser is expected to net at least $5,000 for the beneficiary.
For the fund-raiser, SCA creates the ceramic wares, handles publicity and provides member-volunteers at the event to distribute the bowls, take tickets and coordinate the silent auction. The group requests that the beneficiary organization help sell tickets, procure food donations and manage the food service at the event (table settings, serving trays/pots, serving food, clean-up).
To be considered as this year's beneficiary, submit a letter of interest no later than Feb. 15. State the name and purpose of the organization, how it would use the donation and the extent of volunteer assistance the organization would provide. Letters should be addressed to SCA, P.O. Box 882111, Steamboat Springs, CO 80488, Attn: Soup Bowl Supper Committee. The selection of this year's beneficiary will be made and announced no later than March 31. Call Deb Babcock at 846-9349.
The exhibits "A Century of Valley Vows: A Community Exhibit" and "Foundations of Steamboat: The Gossard Family" are on display at the Tread of Pioneers Museum.
Visit fine art print workshop
Riverhouse Editions, a fine art print workshop and gallery, is open by appointment, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 871-1559 or 870-8944.
'Harry' to play for film series
The winter free Friday Film Series continues tonight with "With A Friend Like Harry" (2000, France, directed by Dominik Moll) at 7 p.m. Friday in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. The thriller shows the influence of Hitchcock and Chabrol but achieves its own darkly entertaining tone. A long-forgotten high school acquaintance quickly worms his way into the lives of an old classmate and his wife.
On Feb. 20, the Friday Film Series will host the first Student Film Night, featuring student-made films from the Steamboat area.