Steamboat briefs for Aug. 27

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Teen Programs offering all-day recreation

For the 2007-08 school year, the city of Steamboat Springs' Teen Programs has developed new programming on the Fridays when school is not in session. Teen Programs is offering Teen School Days Off (TSDO), all-day recreation programming for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-grade students.

The first program is a Teens on Tour event, scheduled for Aug. 31. Participants will go to Boondocks Fun Center for an all-day adventure. Boondocks Fun Center features go-carts, laser tag, bumper boats, mini golf, a rock climbing wall and a video arcade. The cost is $35 and includes transportation, admission into the park, lunch and dinner. Space is limited to 18 participants and is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration packets are available at the Parks & Recreation office, 245 Howelsen Parkway. Completed registration forms must be submitted with the $35 registration fee by 5 p.m. Aug. 29.

For more information, call Brooke Lightner at 879-4300 or e-mail blightner@steamboatsprings.net. The mission of the city of Steamboat Springs' Teen Programs is to provide safe, affordable, substance free recreation programming for teens.

Members sought for Book Discussion Club

Hayden Public Library is looking for new members to join the Book Discussion Club. The next discussion is at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 28. Anyone interested in joining should stop by the library to pick up a copy of the latest books that will be read and discussed.

Purchase of Development Rights forms due Sept. 5

Applications for the Routt County Purchase of Development Rights Program are due Sept. 5 to the Routt County Board of Commissioners Office in the Courthouse Annex. Qualified projects must relate to protecting agricultural operations, natural areas and open lands. In general, the projects protect the unique Western heritage of the Yampa Valley for its residents and visitors. For more information or an e-mail application, call Helena Bond at 879-0108, ext. 315.

Routt County grant fund applications due Sept. 21

Applications for the Routt County Museum and Heritage Capacity-Building Grant Fund are due Sept. 21 to the Routt County Board of Commissioners Office in the Courthouse Annex. Qualified projects must relate to historic preservation and must be sponsored and administered by a qualified museum entity within your district. The approved museum entities are the town of Yampa, the Oak Creek and Phippsburg Historical Society, Tread of Pioneers Museum, Hahn's Peak Historical Society, Historic Routt County and the Hayden Heritage Center. Applications are evaluated on a set of standardized criteria available through the museum entities and specified in the application packet. If you have any questions or want an e-mail application, call Helena Bond at 879-0108, ext. 315.

Volunteers needed for Festival of the Americas

Integrated Community/Comunidad Integrada is looking for volunteers for the Festival of the Americas. A volunteers meeting is at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Azteca Taqueria. Call Genah at (720) 394-0251 for more.

Quilters accepting reservations for workshop

The Delectable Mountain Quilters are accepting reservations for the Fall Retreat Quilting Workshop to be held Oct. 12 to 14 at the Holiday Inn in Steamboat. Nationally recognized quilter Louisa Smith will be the instructor. Smith will offer two classes - "Strips and Curves" and "One Patch Plus." Reservations must be made by Sept. 1. Call Sue Leeson at 871-0985.

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