Briefs for Sept. 3, 2004

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Community blood drive planned for Sept. 16

A community blood drive will be from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Sept. 16 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Appointments are required and can be made by calling 870-1495.

Photographs, art featuring botanic park is sought

The Yampa River Botanic Park board is looking for artists and photographers who have used the botanic park as the subject of their work. The board would like to showcase their art and photographs during its annual meeting, giving the artists a free venue to display or sell their pieces. The annual meeting will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 4 in Olympian Hall. Call Pat Wessel at 879-6138 or Barbara Leroy at 870-1674 before Friday.

Rubber Ducky Race will benefit cancer patients

The 17th annual Rubber Ducky Race will take place Sept. 18 on the Yampa River between Fifth and 13th streets. This year's event, "Rubber Ducky Races for Cancer Recovery," will raise money to help create a healing environment at the Cancer Chemotherapy and Infusion area at the Yampa Valley Medical Center. Tickets will be sold at City Market and Safeway from Sept. 10 to 17 as well as the morning of the race at the Fifth Street Bridge. Call Jean Coen at 871-6368.

Mixed-media artwork sought for show at Depot

Artists are invited to submit mixed-media pieces for "Metamorphosis," a show to be held from Oct. 23 through Nov. 5 at the Depot Art Center.

The show is sponsored by the Mixed Media Painting School of Steamboat Springs. Submission date and critique is Sept. 22. Call Suzy Holloran at 879-2107 or Sharon Pace at 870-9741.

New Gay family exhibit

on display at museum

The newest exhibit at the Tread of Pioneers Museum, "Foundation of Steamboat: The Gay Family" is on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

Library to continue

'It's a Girl Thing' this fall

Bud Werner Memorial Library will continue its popular book discussion series, "It's a Girl Thing" this fall.

The free program is open to girls ages 10 to 12 and a woman partner such as a mother, grandmother, friend or teacher. Pairs may sign up for one or two discussions. Program dates are Oct. 8, Nov. 12 and Dec. 10. Programs are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the library. The library will give each pair a copy of the discussion book to keep.

Registration is required and begins Tuesday. Call the library at 879-0240 to sign up. Space is limited.

Old phone books can be recycled at grocery stores

Recycle old telephone books at City Market in Central Park Plaza. Collection boxes will be outside of the store through Monday. Call the Yampa Valley Recycle Hotline at 870-7575.

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