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Yampa Valley Recycles picked

Steamboat Clay Artisans has selected Yampa Valley Recycles as the beneficiary of funds raised at this year's Soup Bowl Supper.

SCA received 13 applications.

"All were very worthy causes, but we felt that Yampa Valley Recycles made the most creative pitch for our fund-raiser," wrote Deb Babcock, co-founder of SCA, in a news release.

A date has not been set for this year's event, which will be the third annual Soup Bowl Supper organized by potters and sculptors. The event provides each ticket-buyer with a handmade ceramic bowl created by an artisan and filled with soup donated by restaurants. After dinner, participants get to keep their bowls. Clay artisans also donate ceramic items for a silent auction. Last year's Soup Bowl Supper raised $7,540 for LIFT-UP of Routt County. All 300 tickets sold in advance of the dinner.

Yampa Valley Recycles plans to use the funds raised to buy attractive recycling bins that will be placed in prominent locations downtown.

Steamboat Clay Artisans will meet with Yampa Valley Recycles to select a date and location for the fund-raiser. As a thank-you to the other 12 nonprofits that applied for the project, SCA has offered to donate ceramic items for use in its fund-raising efforts.

Anyone wishing to help with the project is encouraged to call Babcock at 846-9349.

Film series

continues

The free Friday Film Series continues tonight with "Russian Ark" (2002, Russia, Directed by Aleksandr Sokurov). Using a specially designed digital camera, a massive crew and a meticulously coordinated cast, Sokurov created the longest shot in film history -- a 95-minute, uninterrupted journey through 300 years of Russian history, according to a Steamboat Springs Arts Council news release. "Russian Ark" follows the narrator's travels through time, and it documents the extravagance of pre-Revolution Russia.

A short film titled "Culture" will show before the feature. "Culture" was nominated for an Academy Award.

This is the final official film of the Winter Series. The next film, "Mimi," is a film version of the opera "La Boheme" and will be presented by Emerald City Opera.

Artists' works

are on display

Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, on Seventh Street just off Lincoln Avenue, will feature the work of a different artist each month. The work of artist Ann Root is on display through March. Her paintings and drawings often are whimsical with many rich, layered night scenes.

Scholarship auditions on

On March 6, Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp will hold open scholarship auditions for area youths, ages 10 and older. Dance auditions are from 9 a.m. to noon at Northwest Ballet, 326 Oak St., with registration beginning at 8:30 p.m. Theater and musical theater auditions are from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Perry-Mansfield campus, 40755 Routt County Road 36, in the Steinberg Pavilion, with registration starting at 1:30 p.m.

Dancers will participate in ballet, modern and jazz classes. Theater students should prepare two monologues, each about two minutes in length. Musical theater students should plan to perform two contrasting songs from musical theater literature.

For more information, call 879-7125.

Blues Traveler tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for Blues Traveler. Blues Traveler will return to Steamboat Springs for a 21-and-older show at 8 p.m. April 9 in the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center Ballroom. Tickets are $25 in advance and $28 at the door. Tickets are available at All That Jazz, Mount Werner Sinclair and Gondola Sportstalker. To charge by phone, call (303) 830-TIXS.

'Cabaret'

auditions held

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council hosts "Cabaret" auditions from 7 to 9 p.m., March 11 and 12 at the Depot Art Center.

The producers are looking for singers, actors and comedians who aren't afraid to carry on for a "cheap laugh."

"Cabaret" has been a mud season tradition for more than 20 years. It is a variety show filled with skits and satire. Bring material to perform: a clever song, skit or idea.

"Cabaret" will be performed May 6, 7 and 8.

For more information, call 879-9008.

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