Steamboat briefs for April 21

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MainStreet seeks Christmas event volunteers

MainStreet Steamboat Springs is seeking volunteers for a Christmas season event the first weekend in December. The vision is to have the twinkle lights lit on Lincoln Avenue, the street closed on Saturday night much like the Halloween Stroll, a visit from Santa Claus, open houses in the stores and much more. A meeting for volunteers is at noon April 28 at the Cantina of Steamboat restaurant. For more information, call Tracy Barnett at 846-1800. If you can't make the meeting but would like to be involved, call to get on the list for future meetings.

Time to tune up for Battle of the Bands

The fifth annual Teen Battle of the Bands is 9 p.m. May 16 at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. The event will feature teen bands from Routt and Moffat counties. Each band must have a three-song set. Local musicians and other sound experts will judge bands on originality, musicianship, sound, lyrics and appearance. Registration begins in May, but bands should start practicing now.

Teen Battle of the Bands is sponsored by the city of Steamboat Springs Teen Programs, the Steamboat Pilot & Today, The Local and Z Rock. Contact Teen Programs at 879-4300 for more information.

Little League baseball registration under way

Registration is now open for Little League baseball in Steamboat Springs. The cost is $85. Registration forms are available at the city's Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services office on Howelsen Parkway. Practices begin May 19. The season ends with a City Championship Tournament on Aug. 2. Leagues are available for players 8 to 15 years old. Contact Stace Toye with questions at 291-9052.

Sign ups under way for Ski Town USA Golf Classic

The Healthcare Foundation for the Yampa Valley and the Steamboat Springs Rotary Club are hosting the 11th annual Ski Town USA Golf Classic & Benefit Auction, June 27 and 28 at Catamount Ranch & Club and Haymaker Golf Course.

The Golf Classic is limited to 216 golfers. Early, paid space reservations are required and are now being accepted. Call the Healthcare Foundation at 871-0700 or e-mail golfclassic@yvmc.org.

The Healthcare Foundation proceeds will help support expanded cardiac services at the nonprofit, nontax-supported Yampa Valley Medical Center. The purchase of a state-of-the-art CT scanner - a critical upgrade to patient care in the Yampa Valley - is projected to cost more than $1.7 million.

The Steamboat Springs Rotary Club's proceeds will go toward community services and scholarships. Rotary-sponsored events generate significant contributions to local organizations. Call Jenn at 871-2501.

High school reunion to take place July 25 to 27

Steamboat Springs High School's Class of 1988 will hold its 20-year reunion the weekend of July 25 to 27. If you have not been contacted, please e-mail Jody Haight-Bosick at j.bosick@earthlink.net or Jill Axelson at sjw594@yahoo.com.

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