Briefs for March 22

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VNA offering bereavement group Tuesdays in March

Mending A Broken Heart, a five-week bereavement support group, meets from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesdays in March at the Visiting Nurse Association offices. The group will provide education and support for anyone who has suffered the death of a loved one. Call Katy Thiel, at 879-1632, ext. 33, before attending a meeting.

Teen Programs forming co-ed broomball league

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 from April 2 to May 7, at Howelsen Ice Arena. The cost is $10 per player; register by March 31. Forms are available at the city parks department, the ice arena, or by calling 879-6960.

Diabetes Alert Day

offers 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 next 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 pre-registration is necessary. Call the YVMC Diabetes Education Program at 871-2555.

Area women forming Bible study group

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 Lincoln Day 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.

Arts Council seeking Slipcast Object entries

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 to Jan. 9 at The Eleanor Bliss Center for the Arts at the Depot Art Center. Cash prized will be awarded. Download a PDF prospectus at www.steamboatspringsarts.com/callforentries.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.

Families needed to host exchange 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.

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