Briefs for March 19

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Diabetes Alert Day gives free screenings

Yampa Valley Medical Center's Diabetes Education Program is sponsoring its fifth annual Diabetes Alert Day on Tuesday.

The hallmark of diabetes is high levels of glucose, or sugar, in the blood. Free blood glucose screenings will be available at City Market on Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Staffed by hospital professionals and volunteers, Diabetes Alert Day will offer information for people who are at risk for type 2 diabetes or want to learn more about it.

No fasting or registration is necessary. For more information about the free event, call the YVMC Diabetes Education Program at 871-2555.

Arts council seeks entries for The Slipcast Object

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is seeking entries for The Slipcast Object, an international exhibition juried by Richard Notkin that is open to artists working with slipcasting. Entries should be submitted as 35 mm slides by Aug. 2. The exhibit will run Nov. 12 through Jan. 9, 2005, at The Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot Art Center. Cash prizes will be awarded. Download a PDF prospectus at www.steamboatspringsarts.com/callforartists.html. In conjunction with show, Richard Notkin will be conducting a workshop, "Ceramic Sculpture: Concept and Technique," focusing on developing a philosophy and a personal aesthetic for sculpture and vessel making. More information is available at www.steamboatspringsarts.com.

Register for broomball league by March 31

A co-ed high school broomball league is being formed by Steamboat Springs Teen Programs. Games, which are a six-on-six format, will be played from 7:30 to 9 p.m. Fridays, April 2 through May 7, at Howelsen Ice Arena. The cost is $10 per player, and registration continues through March 31. Forms are available at the city parks department, the ice arena, or by calling 879-6960.

Nondenominational bible study group being formed

A group of area women is forming an international, nondenominational community bible study group. Interested participants can call Patti at 879-7883.

Taylor, White to speak

at Republicans' dinner

State Sen. Jack Taylor and Rep. Al White will be guest speakers at the Routt County Republicans' annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The event begins at 5 p.m. April 10 at the Old Town Pub, and dinner will be served at 6 p.m. A fund-raising auction will be held after dinner. Tickets are $35 and can be purchased from Amy Williams at the Routt County Courthouse. Call 879-6048.

Exchange group wants families to host students

Pacific Intercultural Exchange is looking for families to host exchange students from around the world. Students come from Thailand, Germany, Norway, South Korea and Macedonia. There are more students than host families, so these high-school-age students are waiting to be chosen. Call 276-1215 or 824-2518.

'21 under 31' exhibit

on display at the Grand

Southwest Art Magazine goes on the road with an exhibit and sale of paintings and sculptures by the next generation of collectible artists from the magazine's annual feature, "21 under 31." The exhibit is on display through April 11 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel and Conference Center. Call 870-2880.

Strings presenting tribute

to John Lennon on March 26

Strings in the Mountains presents "A Day in His Life," a tribute to John Lennon, by Tim Piper and his band at 8 p.m. March 26 at the Steamboat Christian Center.

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