Happenings for Jan. 9

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FRIDAY

n Leif Howelsen, son of Steamboat Springs' "Father of Skiing" Carl Howelsen, will speak at noon at the United Methodist Church. Call 879-2214.

n Steamboat Toastmasters, a public-speaking club, meets from noon to 1 p.m. in the Alpenglow Room at Colorado Mountain College.

SATURDAY

n A two-day avalanche seminar begins at 9 a.m. at Steamboat Lake State Park. The course runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday and is a combination of classwork and fieldwork taught by Colorado Mountain College Outdoors Studies Instructor John Saunders. The cost is $35. Call 871-1495 to register.

n The Hayden Recreation Board sponsors a free ice skating party at noon at the ice skating rink in Hayden Town Park. Hot dogs, drinks and cookies will be available at the American Legion Hall.

UPCOMING

n The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Tele Club meets from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Sunday at Mount Werner. Meet in front of the Billy Kidd statue. Call 879-0695, ext. 104.

n The Animal Assistance League of Northwest Colorado meets at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Village Inn. Call 870-7554.

n The Knitting Group will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at Epilogue Bookstore. Call 846-4483.

n The Nonprofit Excellence Project hosts a federal grant process workshop from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

n The Steamboat Springs School District holds an Instructional Improvement Day on Monday. There is no school for students.

n The Steamboat Kiwanis Club meets from noon to 1 p.m. Monday in the Willet Hall Alpenglow Room at Colorado Mountain College. Call 879-5058.

n The Steamboat Springs School Board meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday. The meeting is in the School Administration Building.

n The city of Steamboat Springs Historic Preservation Advisory Commission meeting is at 7 p.m. Monday in Centennial Hall.

n A homeschool meeting is at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Anchor Way Baptist Church. Bring lunch and stay for sledding. Call 276-2568.

n A VizAbilities support group for people experiencing age-related vision loss meets at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Call 736-2412.

n A Brown Bag Lunch with the Steamboat Springs City Council is at noon Tuesday in Centennial Hall.

n The Steamboat Springs City Council meets at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Centennial Hall.

n Columbine Singers start their spring semester at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Methodist Church, corner of Oak and Eighth streets. Register at Colorado Mountain College or the first night of class.

n The Yampa Valley Medical Center's Diabetes Discussion Group meets at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Visiting Nurse Association lobby at 940 Central Park Drive. Call 871-2352.

n Colorado Mountain College's English as a Second Language classes begin Tuesday. Classes are offered from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays, starting Wednesday. Register for class in Willett Hall, rooms 300 and 314. Speakers of all languages and levels -- beginning to advanced -- are welcome. Call Jenny at 870-4534.

n Consultation for age-related vision loss and other disabilities is available at noon Wednesday at the Oak Creek Community Center. Call 736-2412.

n The Hitchens Brothers' children's jumping series, open to ages 5 through 13, begins with training and warmup at 3:45 p.m. and competition at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

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