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November
n The Yampa Valley Pregnancy Center's annual Chili Supper & Silent Auction begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Moffat County Fairgrounds Pavilion. Call 824- 5204.
Sunday, Nov. 7
n Springsips Resident Artist Spotlight Series presents Mary Beth Norris, flute and friends. Call the Emerald City Opera at 879-1996 or visit www.emeraldcityopera.com
Thursday, Nov. 11
n Children's ski discover day: Free rentals, free lessons and free skiing for all elementary school students at Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Call 879-8180.
Friday, Nov. 12
n 7 p.m. Free Friday Film Series at Centennial Hall. Call 879-9008.
n Teen ski day: Free rentals, free lessons and free skiing for all middle and high school students at Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Call 879-8180.
n The annual Holiday Craft Show at the Centennial Mall from noon to 7 p.m. on Nov. 12 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Nov. 13. Vendors should contact Vickie Hall at (970) 824-7011 for more information. Booth space is $50.
Saturday, Nov. 13
n Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. job fair. Call 879-6111.
n 6 p.m. Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Ski Ball and auction. Call 879-0695, ext. 100 or 101 to donate an item to the auctions or to purchase tickets.
n Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 18
n The Tread of Pioneers Museum's Festival of Trees begins with sponsors' tree-viewing party. Public viewing of the trees runs daily from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Nov. 23. Call 879-2214.
n 6 p.m. Third Thursday downtown lighting and decorations unveiled. Call 846-1800.
Friday, Nov. 19
n Inaugural Steamboat Mountain Film Festival at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. Tickets are $5 and benefit Routt County Search and Rescue. Call 879-6111.
Saturday, Nov. 20
n 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Picture your pet with Santa, benefitting the Routt County Humane Society. Call 846-8854.
Sunday, Nov. 21
n 7 p.m. Count Basie Orchestra with special guest, multi-Grammy nominated vocalist, Nnenna Freelon at the Steamboat Springs High School auditorium. Tickets are $35 for adults and $15 for children ages 6 to 18. Call 879-5056 or visit www.stringsinthemountains.com
Wednesday, Nov. 24
n Scholarship Day: First day of the Steamboat ski season with revenues from the day's specially priced ticket benefiting the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club Scholarship Fund.
Thursday, Nov. 25
n Steamboat Ski Area opens for 2004-05 season.
n Community Thanksgiving Dinner at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. Call 879-5605.
Saturday, Nov. 27
n 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Holiday pottery sale at the Depot Art Center. Call 846-9349.
n Annual Parade of Lights sponsored by the Craig Lions Club and beginning after dusk.

December
Thursday, Dec. 2
n 6 p.m. The 27th annual community holiday party will feature tubing on Howelsen Hill as well as a nativity scene, caroling and visits with Santa Claus. Call 879-4300.
n 7 p.m. Free ski waxing and preparation clinic at Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Call 879-8180.
Saturday, Dec. 4
n 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Christmas in the Rockies arts and crafts show at Strawberry Park Elementary School. Call 879-9008.
n 10 a.m. to noon. Come to Life Again Clinics for ages 50 and at Steamboat Ski Touring Center. $35. Call 879-8180.
n Learn to Ski/Ride weekend at Steamboat Ski Area. Half-day lesson, lift ticket and gear for $26. Call 871-5375.
n 10 a.m. First Divisional ski competition of the year at Howelsen Hill. Call 879-0695.
n Holiday Gift Show where all gifts are $10 and under from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Centennial Mall in Craig. Vendors contact Vicki Hall at (970) 824-7011 for booth space.
Friday, Dec. 10
n Nordic Combined World Cup-B event begins, runs through Dec. 12, at Howelsen Hill. Call 879-6111
n Ski Town USA Hockey Festival begins, runs through Dec. 12, at Howelsen Ice Arena. Call 871-0063.
n Winter Craft Show from noon to 7 p.m. Dec. 10 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Centennial Mall in Craig. Vendors contact Vicki Hall at (970) 824-7011. Booth space is $50
Saturday, Dec. 11
n Outstanding Artist Recital Series features Oziel Garza-Ornelas, baritone and Debra Ayers, piano. Call 879-1996.
n Learn to Ski/Ride weekend at Steamboat Ski Area. Half-day lesson, lift ticket and gear for $26. Call 871-5375.
n The Meeker Chamber of Commerce sponsors an annual Christmas Extravaganza. This year it will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Dec. 11 at the Extension building at the Rio Blanco County Fairgrounds. Santa Claus will make his annual appearance. There will be drawings and giveaways from local merchants, plus a snowman building contest and a sleigh-building contest. Call 878-5510 for more information.
n Craig Rotary Club Holiday Home Tour from noon to 4 p.m.
n Santa and Mrs. Claus will be at the Alice Pleasant Park in downtown Craig from 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
n Shop Tax Free from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at shops in Craig's historic downtown business district.
Tuesday, Dec. 14
n Women's ski seminar for intermediate and above skiers at Steamboat Ski Area. Three-day seminar costs $330. Call 871-5375.
n 4 p.m. Steamboat Cup cross-country series race for ages 8 to 15. Call 879-0695.
Wednesday, Dec. 15
n Nordic Challenge cross-country ski relay race at the Howelsen Hill rodeo grounds. Call 879-8180.
Thursday, Dec. 16
n 7 p.m. Candy Cane Lane musical at Christian Heritage School. Call 879-1760.
n 7 p.m. Jolly Holidays musical at Steamboat Springs High School. Call 871-1880.
n Third Thursday caroling, shopping and free package wrapping downtown. Call 846-1800.
Friday, Dec. 17
n 1 p.m. Steamboat Cross Country Challenge divisional youth 5K race at Howelsen Hill. Call 879-0695.
n 5 to 8 p.m. Wild Horse Gallery holiday show in the Steamboat Sheraton Resort. Call 879-7660.
n 6 to 8 p.m. SoBe Jib Jam in Gondola Square. Call 879-6111.
n 7 p.m. Jolly Holidays musical at Steamboat Springs High School. Call 871-1880.
Saturday, Dec. 18
n 10 a.m. Steamboat Cross Country Challenge divisional youth sprint relay race at Howelsen Hill. Call 879-0695.
n 7 p.m. Jolly Holidays musical at Steamboat Springs High School. Call 871-1880.
Tuesday, Dec. 21
n Holiday Classic men's and women's FIS slalom races at Howelsen Hill begin, continue Dec. 22.
Tuesday, Dec. 28
n 3 and 5 p.m. Puppeteer Jim Gamble presents "The Night Bear for Christmas" in the Sheraton Steamboat Resort and Conference Center. Tickets are $1 children and $10 adults. Call 879-5056.
Wednesday, Dec. 29
n 6:30 p.m. Strings in the Mountains Holiday Gala concert. Call 879-5056.
Friday, Dec. 31
n New Year's Eve torchlight parade at Steamboat Ski Area.
n 6 to 8 p.m. SoBe Jib Jam in Gondola Square. Call 879-6111.
n 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. "Viva Las Vegas" Gambler's Ball with casino-style gambling. Tickets are $60 and proceeds benefit Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp and Emerald City Opera. Call 879-7125.
January
Sunday, Jan. 2
n 10 a.m. New Year's cross country relays at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Cost is $24 per three-person team. Call 879-8180.
Tuesday, Jan. 4
n Sixth annual teamboat MusicFest, featuring 18 bands of Texas and Americana music highlighted by Grammy-nominated Pat Green and Texas music legend Cory Morrow begins and runs through Jan. 9. See www.bigskitrip.com.
Wednesday, Jan. 5
n 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday night children's ski jump series at Howelsen Hill. Call 879-0695.
Friday, Jan. 7
n 6 to 8 p.m. SoBe Jib Jam in Gondola Square. Call 879-6111.
Saturday, Jan. 8
n 10 a.m. Nordic Challenge ski race at Vista Verde. Entry fee is $12 prior to race day and $15 on race day. Call 879-8180.
Sunday, Jan. 9
n Ski Jam features foremost jam bands combined with world-class snowboarding and skiing. Runs through Jan. 13. Call 879-6111.
Monday, Jan. 10
n Disabled Alpine World Cup begins at the Steamboat Ski area.
Tuesday, Jan. 11
n 4 p.m. Steamboat Cup series childrens cross country race. Call 879-0695.
Wednesday, Jan. 12
n Disabled Alpine World Cup moves to Howelsen Hill, continues through Jan. 13.
Sunday, Jan. 16
n Western Heritage Festival, benefiting the Justin Cowboy Crisis Fund, begins and runs through Jan. 18. Call 879-6111 or visit www.steamboat.com.
Tuesday, Jan. 18
n 31st annual Bud Light Cowboy Downhill, part of the Western Heritage Festival, followed by Charlie Daniels and Friends concert.
n 7 p.m. Strings in the Mountains presents violinist Tai Murray plays at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Call 879-5056.
n Women's ski seminar for intermediate and above skiers at Steamboat Ski Area. Three-day seminar costs $330. Call 871-5375.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
n 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Night children's ski jump series at Howelsen Hill.
Friday, Jan. 21
n Scott Anfang's Steamboat Riders Weekend three-day snowboarding seminar. Cost is $350 and seminar is open to intermediate and advanced snowboarders ages 13 and older. Call 871-5375.
Saturday, Jan. 22
n 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Fitness Magazine's Mind, Body and Spirit Games. sree Slalom ski/snowboard races, snowshoe fun races, prizes and gear from Columbia Sportswear and an aprÃs ski party at the Bear River Bar & Grill. Continues Jan. 23.
n 10 a.m. Nordic Challenge race at Steamboat Lake. Call 879-8180.
Friday, Jan. 28
n RMD Steamboat Tournee for athletes ages 6 and older is Jan. 28 and 29. Call 879-0695.
Saturday, Jan. 29
n The Craig Rotary Club will host its elegant fund-raiser "Diamond & Spurs," a formal dinner followed by dancing.
Sunday, Jan. 30
n 12:30 p.m. Colorado Ski for Women benefit 5K ski and snowshoe non-races at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Call 879-8180.

February
Tuesday, Feb. 1
n 4 p.m. Steamboat Cup series children's race. Call 879-0695.
Sunday, Feb. 6
n 10 a.m. Steamboat Stampede classic and skate ski race at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Call 879-8180.
Monday, Feb. 7
n 7 p.m. Strings in the Mountains presents a cappella group The Persuasions at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Call 879-5056.
Tuesday, Feb. 8
n 7 p.m. Strings in the Mountains presents a cappella group The Persuasions at St. Paul's Episcopal Church. Call 879-5056.
Wednesday, Feb. 9
n The 92nd annual Winter Carnival begins and runs through Feb. 13.
Friday, Feb. 11
n 1:30 p.m. Bumps, jumps and K-18 ski jumping for children at Howelsen Hill. Call 879-0695.
n Gelandesprung (ski jumping on alpine skis) national championships at Howelsen Hill begin and continue through Feb. 13.
Saturday, Feb. 12
n 19th annual Jimmie Heuga Snow Express for MS benefit ski race at Steamboat Ski Area. Call 879-6111.
Sunday, Feb. 13
n 10 a.m. Nordic Challenge Sweetheart Relay at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Call 879-8180.
n 6 to 10:30 p.m. Strings in the Mountains' Valentine's Day progressive dinner. Tickets are $120, transportation is provided. Call 879-5056.
Monday, Feb. 14
n Valentine's Day torchlight parade and fireworks display at the Steamboat Ski Area. Call 879-6111.
Tuesday, Feb. 15
n Women's ski seminar for intermediate and above skiers at Steamboat Ski Area. Three-day seminar costs $330. Call 871-5375.
Wednesday, Feb. 16
n 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Night children's ski jump series at Howelsen Hill.
Friday, Feb. 18
n Regional Nordic combined junior competition at Howelsen Hill. Continues Feb. 19.
Saturday, Feb. 19
n Colorado Mountian College vocal masterclass series. Call 879-1996.
Sunday, Feb. 20
n Oustanding Artists Recital Series features Louise Mendius, soprano, and Ron Grinage, piano. Call 879-1996.
Tuesday, Feb. 22
n 10 a.m. Nordic Challenge race at Catamount. Call 879-8180.
Friday, Feb. 25
n Scott Anfang's Steamboat Riders Weekend three-day snowboarding seminar. Cost is $350 and seminar is open to intermediate and advanced snowboarders ages 13 and older. Call 871-5375.
Friday and Saturday, Feb. 25 and 26
n The Meeker Winter Games are Feb. 25-26 in Circle Park. For more information, call Heidi Ham at the recreation district, 970-878-3403.

March
Saturday, March 5
n 23rd annual Snowball, presented by the Steamboat Ski & Resort Corp. to benefit a local nonprofit organization. Call 871-5444.
n 14th annual Steamboat Pentathlon at Howelsen Hill. Call 879-4300.
Tuesday, March 8
n 4 p.m. Final Steamboat Cup youth cross country race at Howelsen Hill.
Wednesday, March 9
n 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Night children's ski jump series at Howelsen Hill.
Saturday, March 12
n SoBe Mavericks Superpipe Challenge at the Steamboat Ski Area.
Tuesday, March 15
n Women's ski seminar for intermediate and above skiers at Steamboat Ski Area. Three-day seminar costs $330. Call 871-5375.
Thursday, March 17
n St. Patrick's Day torchlight parade and fireworks.
n Rock Slope weekend begins. The weekend features bands including Sister Hazel. Call 879-6111.
n Outstanding Artists Recital and Fund-raiser series featuring David Malis, baritone, and Mutsumi Moteki, piano. Call 879-1996.
Friday, March 18
n Colorado Mountain College Vocal Masterclass series. Call 879-1996.
Saturday, March 19
n 5 to 10 p.m. Rio Grande three-year anniversary fiesta at the Rio Grande, 628 Lincoln Ave. Call 871-6277.
Tuesday, March 22
n 2005 Chevy Truck U.S. Ski Jumping and Nordic Combined championships at Howelsen Hill. Continues through March 25 and will be televised on ESPN.
Saturday, March 26
n 11 a.m. City's 30th annual Easter egg hunt for ages 3 to 9. Call 879-4300.
Sunday, March 27
n 10 a.m. Steamboat Glide & Stride or Ride 5K and 10K ski, run or ride at Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Call 879-8180.

April
Saturday, April 2
n 10 a.m. Hakan Memorial Nordic Fest benefit event at the Steamboat Ski Touring Center. Proceeds go to the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Call 879-8180.
n 1:30 p.m. 25th annual Cardboard Classic, sponsored by SmartWool, at the Steamboat Ski Area. Registration at 9 a.m. Call 879-6111.
Friday, April 8
n 6:30 p.m. Christian Heritage School annual auction. Admission is $25. Call 879-1760.
Sunday, April 10
n Steamboat Ski Area closes.
Thursday, April 14
n Colorado Mountain College Vocal Masterclass Series. Call 879-1996.

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