Steamboat briefs for Nov. 29

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— Do your kids have overdue fines at Bud Werner Memorial Library? During December, kids can "pay" off their fines while helping local families in need by participating in the library's annual Food for Fines Program. For every can of food children bring in to the library, the library will cancel $1 of their overdue fines, up to $10. Nonperishable items such as toothpaste and diapers are accepted, too. All items will be donated to the LIFT-UP Food Bank. This program is for children 17 and younger, and it takes place only during December.

Steamboat Art Museum needs volunteers

The Steamboat Art Museum needs volunteers to work two- or three-hour shifts between noon and 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. All volunteers will be trained. Call Nancy Westphale at 846-0504 or the museum at 870-1755 for more information.

Tobacco-free quit kits are available at VNA offices

Tobacco-free quit kits for smokers and chewers are available at the VNA offices in Steamboat at 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, and in Craig at 745 Russell St. The kits promote the Colorado QuitLine and free support from a trained coach who guides and supports individuals through the quitting process. Four weeks of nicotine patches are available for free. Nicotine gum is also available. Call (800) QUIT-NOW, or call the VNA at 871-7664 for further assistance.

Yampa Valley Medical Center seeking volunteers

Yampa Valley Medical Center is seeking volunteers in a variety of capacities during the upcoming ski season. Call volunteer coordinator Mindy Fontaine at 870-1146 for more information. Volunteers must be willing to make a six-month commitment.

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