Briefs for Nov. 30

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Scholarship Day brings in $36,435 for SSWSC

The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp.'s annual Scholarship Day fund-raiser raised $36,435 for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Scholarship Day is the traditional first day of the ski season. It was held Wednesday at the Steamboat Ski Area. Skiers and snowboarders payed $15 for lift tickets.

Proceeds from Scholarship Day benefit the Winter Sports Club's scholarship fund, which helps local children compete in the club's programs.

"The money raised from Scholarship Day goes a long way in helping as many families in Routt County as possible participate in the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club's ski and snowboard programs," said Rick DeVos, the club's executive director. "It's our goal to make sure that every child in Steamboat who wants to ski or ride gets that opportunity. The proceeds from this day are a tremendous gift from the ski area and the skiing and riding public."

Scholarship Day has raised more than $430,000 during the past 14 years.

Steamboat Kiwanis selling Christmas ornaments

Steamboat Kiwanis has commenced its 23rd year of Christmas ornament sales. "The Olympian Legacy Series," a new series of eight collectors ornaments, begins this year and will feature all Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Olympians. This year's ornament features Nordic combined Olympians. The ornaments cost $5 until Friday and can be purchased at Vectra, Alpine, First National of Steamboat Springs and Wells Fargo banks, as well as Mr. Money, Tread of Pioneers Museum and the Colorado Mountain College Bookstore. After Friday, ornaments will be available at City Market and Safeway for $7 until sold out.

Volunteers needed to help with skiing events

Volunteers are needed to help prepare for the 2004 Mountain Resorts World Cup "B" Nordic Combined and the Disabled Alpine World Cup. Volunteers can earn one free day ticket to the Steamboat Ski Area for every seven hours volunteered. Call the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association at 879-0880, ext. 209, and leave a message to volunteer.

Arts council seeking

docent volunteers

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is looking for people to volunteer for its docent program. Volunteers will receive a 12-class course of instruction during six weeks beginning mid-January. Docents are trained volunteers who work at the Depot Art Center helping to interpret and explain the various exhibits to visitors. After training, docents are expected to commit to 10 to 12 hours monthly of volunteer work that will include Depot gallery attendant, jurying exhibitions and hanging and taking down exhibits. Receive a free educational course by knowledgeable instructors, expand and enrich your knowledge and love of the arts, learn new skills, meet new people and open new doors. Call the Steamboat Springs Arts Council at 879-9008 for an application.

Recycle telephone books at City Market until Dec. 11

Old telephone books can be recycled through Dec. 11 at City Market in Central Park Plaza. Recycling is sponsored by Yampa Valley Recycles. Call 870-7575.

Planned Parenthood offers discounted HIV tests

Planned Parenthood will offer discounted HIV tests Wednesday in honor of World AIDS Day. Call 879-2212. From 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Planned Parenthood and Mambo Italiano will host a benefit dinner at Mambo Italiano; all proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood.

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