Briefs for Sept. 18

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Hayden resident Wright marks 102nd birthday

Longtime Hayden resident Ruby Wright will celebrate her 102nd birthday Monday. She has been a Northwest Colorado resident since 1918.

Wright first arrived in the state by covered wagon in 1916 from her birthplace in Iola, Kan. She lived in Browns Park and Craig with her family until 1965, when she moved to Hayden with her husband, Frank Wright, who died in 1975.

Ruby Wright has 43 grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. She went for daily walks in Hayden and also drove a car until she was 99, her granddaughter and caregiver Nancy Muhme said.

Anyone wanting to wish Ruby Wright a happy birthday may stop by her home, 625 E. Lincoln Ave., after 3 p.m. Monday. She likes cards and yellow roses, but her family asks that visitors not bring gifts.

All the Time in the World program on Mondays

All the Time in the World, an eight-week life skills course in which students learn to identify values, define goals and build strategies to enrich life experience, is from 6 to 7:20 p.m. Mondays beginning Oct. 4. Register for PSY-175-SB01 at Colorado Mountain College. Call 870-4444. The in-district tuition cost is $41.

Perry-Mansfield's annual food, wine festival today

Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp's Madness de Vine, an annual food and wine tasting with live and silent auctions, is at 6 p.m. today at the top of the Steamboat gondola. The event features fine wines and hors d'oeuvres from around the world, a souvenir etched wine glass and live music by jazz pianist Paul Potyen. Tickets are $50 at The Bottleneck, All That Jazz, Central Park Liquor, Epilogue Books, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore and Perry-Mansfield. All proceeds benefit Perry-Mansfield's scholarship fund. Call 879-7125.

Registration open for city after-school programs

Registration for the city's Afterschool Action and School Days Off programs is open through the end of November. The programs, which are open to children in kindergarten through fifth grade, provide transportation from Soda Creek and Strawberry Park elementary schools, snacks, activities and homework tutoring. Stop by the Steamboat Springs Parks and Recreation office or call 879-4300.

Kiwanis Club's Senior Extravaganza is Oct. 8

The Kiwanis Club's Senior Extravaganza, "It's a Beautiful World," is at 6 p.m. Oct. 8 at Olympian Hall. Seniors will be treated to a free sit-down dinner and are encouraged to wear ethnic costumes from around the world. RSVP to 879-5058.

LIFT-UP distributing food from ag department

U.S. Department of Agriculture commodities are being distributed at LIFT-UP of Routt County offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek through the quarterly Emergency Food Assistance Program. Eligible households can receive TEFAP foods once a quarter. The current quarter began July 1 and ends Sept. 30. Food will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 870-8804 from 1 to 5 p.m. weekdays for eligibility requirements.

Planned Parenthood offers free ultrasounds to women

Planned Parenthood is offering free ultrasounds for pregnant women. Call 879-2212.

Hunter education class offered at Hayden High

A hunter education course will be offered in the Hayden High School media room from 6 to 9 p.m. Monday to Friday. The cost is $5. For information, call Jim Haskins at 276-3338. Another course will be offered in Steamboat Springs from 6:30 to 8:50 p.m. Tuesday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to noon next Saturday. The cost is $10. Call 870-4444 to register.

Nominate students for community scholarship

If you know of a high school student who is an exceptional community volunteer, he or she may be elegible for the National Association of Secondary Principals Youth Award Program. Students selected for this award may be considered for a scholarship. To nominate a student, call Gayle Dudley at Steamboat Springs High School at 871-3641.

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