Brief points for Feb. 13

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Mudfest offers discount card

Mudfest, a festival of "the best of the rest" films, begins Feb. 20 at Mountain Movie in Ski Time Square. Mudfest will feature two new movies each week, including "21 Grams," "The Station Agent," "The Human Stain," "The Cooler," "Monster," "House of Sand and Fog," "In America" and "Girl with the Pearl Earring."

Owner Mark Green is encouraging attendees to purchase a Mudfest card at Mountain Movie for $5 to offset shipping costs.

In exchange, cardholders will be able to see every movie in the series for $5 each.

Woodcarver at gallery today

Don Van Horn, world champion wooden bird carver, will be working from 2 to 7 p.m. today and Saturday in the Wild Horse Gallery. Artists will be working in the gallery every weekend throughout the winter. The Wild Horse Gallery is in the lobby of the Sheraton Steamboat Resort.

Musician Djate contest finalist

Reggae musician Djate placed in the 2003 John Lennon Songwriting competition with his song "Why Can't We All Get Along," entered in the World Music category. This is the second time Djate has been a finalist in this annual competition. Last year he placed with his song "Wanna Be Love."

Djate and The Rockers will perform tonight and tomorrow at The Tugboat Bar & Grill, and he will play a free show April 3 in Gondola Square.

Opera to hold potluck bash

The Emerald City Opera was unable to organize a scheduled trip to Opera Colorado's production of "La Boheme" before the show sold out. Instead, ECO plans to hold its own "La Boheme Potluck Bash."

The bash will be held at 3 p.m. March 28. The location has yet to be announced.

Live music for holiday dance

Saturday night, 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. 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.

Series to show 'Store Wars'

The Peace and Justice Center's film series continues tonight with "Store Wars." The documentary looks at the effects on a small Virginia town when Wal-Mart moves in.

All films will be screened at 7 p.m. in CMC's Bogue Hall, Room 300, and are free.

For more information, call 879-8691.

Artisans seeks 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 Sunday. 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.

'Valley Vows' on display

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.

Riverhouse gallery open

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.

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