Briefs for May 5


'A Funny Thing Happened' presented this weekend

"A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" will be presented at 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday at Steamboat Springs High School. The play is directed and produced by Lia Kozatch and Lyndsey Koehler. Tickets are on sale for $5 at All That Jazz, Celebrations and Off The Beaten Path Bookstore. All profits will benefit the Animal Assistance League. Call 846-2244.

Sophomore Spaghetti Dinner set for Friday

Soroco High School's Sophomore Spaghetti Dinner is from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at the high school. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for children and senior citizens older than 60. Children 4 and younger are free.

Parents' training session offered Saturday

"SKILLS," Supporting Kids In Learning Life Skills, a six-hour training session open to parents, child-care providers and others who work with children age 8 and younger, will be offered by the Colorado Family Education, Resources and Training Institute. The class will be from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday at Colorado Mountain College's Bogue Hall, Room 300, and registration is $15. Topics include neurobiological, social and emotional development; age-appropriate activities, limit-setting and coping strategies, and fostering assets and resilience. Call Deb Alpe at 879-0825 or Sharyl Ritschel at 879-7330.

Gymkhana Club meeting beginning June 10

The Routt County Gymkhana Club begins meeting June 10 at the Brent Romick Rodeo Arena, offering barrel racing, pole bending and fun for all ages and abilities. Call 879-2963.

Baseball team seeking sporting goods donations

The Steamboat Springs High School baseball team is looking for donations to be sold in a sports-related yard sale. For information and pick-up, call 879-3673.

Send children's cards to soldiers serving in Iraq

Individuals who would like to send children's cards, letters, artwork and other tangible goods to soldiers in Iraq can drop those items off at Steamboat Real Estate, 635 Yampa Ave. Items also may be mailed to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation at P.O. Box 774965. All monetary donations are tax deductible. Call Marci Valicenti at 879-5000.

Arts Council accepting donations for garage sale

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is accepting drop-off donations of "gently used" items for their Shabby Chic Garage Sale. Drop-off times are from noon to

4 p.m. May 22 and 23, or at other times by appointment. The Shabby Chic Garage Sale will take place June 5. Call 879-7125.

Community Foundation giving $5,000 grants

In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Yampa Valley Community Foundation is making a gift of $25,000 to the community by recognizing one nonprofit organization in each of five fields of interest with a $5,000 grant each. A Sterling Anniversary Award will be given to one organization that has made a significant impact to improve the community in recreation; education; health and human Services; arts and culture; and environment. The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation was the co-sponsor the recreation field of interest, which was presented to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club on March 3.

The public is invited to participate by nominating nonprofit or charitable organizations and groups that exemplify the principles that guide the mission of the Community Foundation.


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