Briefs for Jan. 9

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Reception opens exhibit

"Dyed in the Wool Hookers of Steamboat" opens with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. today at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. The exhibit of rugs, wall-hangings, pillows and stools with hooked covers will be on display through Feb. 8.

Participating hookers are Dixie Coyle, Laurie Milne, Cathy Borland, Rebecca Wattles, Theresa Oak, Joan Borden, Bethany Aurin, Karen Leftwich, Chris Stanko, Sue Gallion, Donna Randolph, Bev Sorensen, Ann Yuhas, Tammy Herfurtner, Audrey Small and Tracy Barnett.

Dixie Coyle will give a lecture at 2 p.m. Jan. 17 at the Depot.

Call 879-9008.

Swing, salsa lessons offered

RG's Dance Club is now hosting a three-week session of beginning and intermediate salsa and cha cha Wednesday nights and a four-week session of intermediate and advanced swing spins and combinations Friday nights at the Center for Movement Arts on 11th Street between Yampa and Lincoln avenues. Lessons are held from 8 to 9 p.m., followed by open dancing. Lessons are $9, open dancing alone is $5. Call 870-9977.

Concert series tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Strings in the Mountains Winter Concert Series. The series of three concerts features guitar player Ricardo Cobo, violin soloist Chee-Yun and "A Day in His Life," a one-man tribute to John Lennon by actor/singer/musician Tim Piper. A season pass is $72. Individual ticket prices vary.

Tickets are available by calling 879-5056, ext. 100 or ext. 103, or at the new Strings offices across from the Meadows parking lot and at All That Jazz.

Irish step class to begin

A new Irish step class begins Monday. The course is designed as an introduction to the basics of Irish dance and is recommended for anyone interested in Irish step dancing (softshoes or hardshoes) and/or Irish figure dancing. Class members will be wearing softshoes only.

The class will be taught by Nora Parker. The 10-week class meets from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Mondays through March 15 at Northwest Ballet Studio, 326 Oak St. (in back). Irish step class is $70 for the entire session and is open for teens to adult. The class is coed.

For more information, call 879-2205 or e-mail nora@frii.com.

Nonprofit sought

to be beneficiary

Steamboat Clay Artisans' Soup Bowl Supper Committee is seeking a nonprofit organization to be the beneficiary of their 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. They request 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 and 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 your organization, how you would use the donation and the extent of volunteer assistance your 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.

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