Heritage Program hike takes place Friday
A Heritage Program hike to the Windy Ridge Archaeological site is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. The cost is $12, and participants must sign up through Yampatika. Participants must be 12 and older for the five-mile, round-trip hike that offers spectacular views of Rabbit Ears Pass. The program is sponsored by Tread of Pioneers Museum, Yampatika, Historic Routt County and the U.S. Forest Service. Call 871-9151.
Newspaper seeks teens interested in Teen Style
The Steamboat Pilot & Today is looking for teenage photographers, artists and writers for the 2005-06 staff of Teen Style. Teen Style runs in the Sunday newspaper every third week. Staff members also will be in charge of organizing the third annual Teen Battle of the Bands held in May. For more information or to get involved, call Autumn Phillips at 871-4210 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Steamboat Springs Health and Recreation Association's masters swimming classes are from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and from 5:45 to 6:45 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $5 a class for members or $40 for 10 classes and $7 a class for nonmembers. The Health and Rec's fall swimming lessons begin Sept. 12. Lessons are available for all ages and ability levels. Registration forms are available in the Health and Rec's lobby. Prices vary. Call Nancy Gray at 879-1828, ext. 22.
The Colorado COG Rally is looking for volunteers for the Sept. 16 to 18 rally event in Steamboat Springs and Hayden. Volunteers are needed throughout the days of the event. Volunteers will get front-row seats for the racing action. Sign up online at www.coloradocogrally.com, e-mail email@example.com or call Chad James at 846-2451.
Tickets are available for the GrandKids Family Fun Festival to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 17 at Strings in the Mountains Music Festival Park. Entertainment includes the award-winning children's music of "Milkshake," comedy and juggling by We're Not Clowns, family games and Pickles the Clown. The event also will feature food and beverages and a drawing for prizes such as a Mexico vacation, a ski weekend in Jackson Hole and Colorado Avalanche tickets. Tickets are $5 for children and $8 for adults and can be purchased in advance at All That Jazz or GrandKids Child Care Center. Event and $10 prize tickets also will be available at the door. Call GrandKids at 870-1140.
A local "Bust of Steamboat" team is being organized to participate in the Komen Race for the Cure event Oct. 2 in Denver. The team registration deadline is Sept. 12. Register on line at www.raceforthecure-denver.com or complete paper registration, available at the Visiting Nurse Association. Call 879-3646.
Registration is ongoing for K-12 Faith Formation classes at Holy Name Catholic Church. Classes begin Sept. 22 for K-5, Sept. 25 for high school students and Sept. 28 for grades 6-8. Stop by the parish office, 504 Oak St, or call 879-0671 for more information.
Bud Werner Library invites children ages newborn to five to Hodgepodge
storytime, every other Thursday from 3:30 Ë 4:00 pm. Hodgepodge is a free,
drop-in program, and will be offered:
September 8 and 22
October 6 and 20
November 3 and 17
December 1 and 15
Snacks and an activity provided. Call 879-0240.
Bud Werner Memorial Library will continue "It's a Girl Thing," its popular book discussion series for girls and women this fall. The free program is open to girls ages 10 to 12 and a woman partner, such as a mom, grandmother, friend or teacher. Pairs may sign up for one or two discussions.
Program dates are Sept. 30, Nov. 4 and Dec. 2 from 5:30 to 7 at the library. The library will give each pair a copy of the discussion book. Pre-registration is required and begins Sept. 6. Call the library at 879-0240.
Routt County Habitat for Humanity is building a duplex at 2940/2942 Abbey Road in West End Village. Volunteers are needed on weekdays and weekends to help build these duplexes for two deserved families. All skill levels are welcome including service and/or food donations. Groups are welcome. Please contact Habitat at 871-6101 to find out more information.
Registration has begun for Northwest Colorado Philanthropy Days, an opportunity for nonprofit leaders in Routt, Moffat, Rio Blanco, Jackson and Grand counties to meet each other, meet Colorado funders, build relationships and attend training panels and workshops. The event costs $75 and is from Sept. 11 to 13 at The Inn at SilverCreek in Granby. Register online at www.grandfoundation.com or call (970) 887-9838.
Local artists are needed to help Bust of Steamboat sponsors design a bra. The bras will be auctioned during the fourth annual "Bust of Steamboat" event, to be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Oct. 28 at Three Peaks Bar and Grill. All funds raised will be used to help uninsured or underinsured women of Yampa Valley who are in need of mammograms or financial assistance for breast cancer treatment.
Breast cancer survivors are also needed as volunteers at The Bust of Steamboat. To volunteer, call Debbie Curd at 871-7907 or 879-2373.
Carpet Bag Book Club Kits Available at the Library
Book clubs can now request Carpet Bags, a kit which contains 12 copies of a single book title and a notebook filled with resources, including biographical information, interviews and discussion questions. Currently book clubs can choose from nearly twenty titles. Interested book clubs can get more information by calling Michelle Dover at the library at 879-0240, ext. 307.
Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp is selling tickets for its 10th annual Madness de Vine fundraiser, an international wine- and food-tasting with live and silent auctions. Tickets are $50. Madness de Vine is from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17 at the top of the Steamboat gondola. Tickets are available at The Bottleneck, All That Jazz, Central Park Liquor, Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, Epilogue Book Co. or by calling Perry-Mansfield at 879-7125.
Registration is under way for the fall semester of the choral ensemble class at Colorado Mountain College. Classes started Aug. 30 and are held from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 13 at United Methodist Church. The cost is $55. Call 870-4444.
The Strings in the Mountains Guild presents the 2005 Kitchen Tour from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 24. The event includes a tour of six of Steamboat's most fabulous home kitchens, an expo featuring local design experts and tastings. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 on the day of the tour. Tickets are available at Off the Beaten Path Bookstore, the Homesteader, All That Jazz and the Strings in the Mountains box office or by calling 879-5056, ext. 105.
The Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association is looking for coaches and assistant coaches for the 2005-06 season. SSYHA needs people who would be positive influences and role models, are excited to spend time teaching hockey skills to children, and are willing to commit to coaching October through March. Call Mike McCannon at 879-7495.
Recycle old telephone books by dropping them off in the large, cardboard recycling bins set up in front of City Market through Sept. 15. Call 870-7575 with questions.
Colorado Mountain College offers free English as a Second Language classes for all levels. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in Willett Hall, Room 302. To enroll, call Jenny le Roux at 870-4534.
The Catamount Invitational Golf Tournament begins at 8:30 a.m. Sept. 7 with a shotgun start. Lunch is at 12:30 p.m., and an afternoon round will begin at 1:30 p.m. The cost is $125 including lunch or $40 for lunch only. Participants are encouraged to make their own foursomes or to allow event organizers to match them with other players. All proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Research and the Catamount fund for women in crisis through the Yampa Valley Community Foundation. To register, call 871-9200.
Steamboat Pilates is offering a new five-week class at 6:30 a.m. Fridays from Sept. 9 through Oct. 7. Class will be intermediate, total-body workouts. Call 879-6788 to register or stop by the studio at 11th Street and Lincoln Avenue in the Old West Building. Cost is $55.
Tickets for the Steamboat Clay Artisans Soup Bowl Supper benefitting the
Animal Assistance League of Northwest Colorado are on sale for $18 at All
That Jazz, the Arts Depot, and the Animal Shelter. There are two seatings
for the dinner on September 17 at the Community Center: 5:30 pm and 7:00 pm.
Tickets holders receive a hand-made ceramic bowl, soup donated by local
restaurants, bread, beverage, and dessert. For information, call 846-9349.
Routt County youth singers in grades three through six are invited to rehearse with the Youth Columbine Chorale every Tuesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at United Methodist Church. Rehearsals will culminate in a holiday concert to be performed Dec. 8. Registration is $41 through Colorado Mountain College. For more information, call instructor Kathy South at 736-2630 or CMC at 870-4444.
Main Street Steamboat Springs will host the annual downtown sidewalk sale during Labor Day weekend. The sales will be held, rain or shine, Sept. 2 to 5. A Wild West Show Arrival Parade (much like an old circus parade) is at 11 a.m. Sept. 3 in downtown Steamboat and will feature more than 100 horses. The Buffalo Bill Band will perform outside of F.M. Light & Sons before and after the parade.
Volunteers are needed for the Wild West Air Fest to be held Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3 and 4, at Steamboat Springs Airport. Volunteers will get a Wild West Air Fest admission button and an event T-shirt. Call 879-0882, ext. 203, to volunteer.
Back to School Night at Soroco High School and Middle School is from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 7. The high school presentation is at 7 p.m. in the new gymnasium, and the middle school presentation is at the same time in the middle school auditorium. Classroom visitations and Power School guardian presentations will follow.