Brief Points for Jan. 16, 2004

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Friday films start Jan. 23

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council has announced the beginning of the Winter Free Friday Film Series. Feature films begin at 7 p.m. every other Friday at Centennial Hall, on the corner of 10th and Oak streets.

The series begins Jan. 23 with "Rabbit-Proof Fence," a 2002 UK/Australian picture directed by Philip Noyce. Based on a true story, this film takes place when the country's indigenous Aborigine people and their culture were uprooted at the hands of the new white government. "Rabbit-Proof Fence" follows three Aborigine girls who escape government captivity and travel 1,500 miles on foot to return to their parents, using as a guide thae sprawling fence built across the nation to prevent the spread of rabbits. The film stars Kenneth Branaugh and features a musical score by Peter Gabriel.

Call 879-9008.

2004 programs enrolling

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp is enrolling students for its summer 2004 programs in dance, theater, musical theater, dramatic writing and equestrian. Call 879-7125 to request a printed brochure, or online at www.perry-mansfield.org.

Tickets on sale for concerts

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.

Beneficiary being sought

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. 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.

'Valley Vows' at museum

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. The exhibit traces the traditions, people and attire from weddings in Routt County over the past century.

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