Steamboat Briefs: Teens get fine amnesty for reading week

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As part of Teen Read Week, Bud Werner Memorial Library will be hosting Amnesty Week for teens, ages 11 to 18, who can have their overdue fines waived just by visiting the library during Teen Read Week, which is today through Saturday. Teen Read Week is an annual event sponsored by the American Library Association that encourages teens to read for fun. Drop by the library to check out what's happening and see what books got voted the 2009 Teen Top Ten. Call the library at 879-0240 or visit the Web site at steamboatlibrary.org for more information.

South Routt parenting classes planned Tuesdays

South Routt School District is hosting a parenting class titled "How to Motivate Your Child without Tearing Out Your Hair." The three-workshop series runs from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays starting Oct. 27 in the District Administration building behind Soroco High School.Classes are free, and dinner and child care will be provided. Preregistration is required, and space is limited. Call Sylvia Teters at 736-2531 to register.

Holiday art market seeks vendors for Dec. 5 event

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council is now accepting applications for Holidays in the Rockies, an annual holiday artisan market. The market will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 at Christian Heritage School. Booth spaces are filled on a first come, first served basis. Call 879-9008 to get an application.

Hospice seeks volunteer massage therapists

Hospice and Palliative Care Services of Northwest Colorado is seeking volunteer massage therapists. All volunteers must complete training requirements. The next training will be 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 22 and Oct. 23 and 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association in Steamboat Springs. For more information, call Katy Thiel at 871-7628.

VNA offers breathing screenings for children

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free breathing screenings and asthma education during the 2009-10 school year for school-aged children in Routt, Jackson and Moffat counties. For more information, call Victoria Barron at 970-875-1883.

Planned Parenthood offering breast exams

October is Breast Health Awareness Month. In honor of that, Planned Parenthood of Steamboat is reminding the community that its health center offers reduced-cost wellness exams, including breast screenings, for qualified clients who are uninsured and 40 to 64 years old. Planned Parenthood also will teach patients how to do a breast self-exam. Planned Parenthood is at 1104 Lincoln Ave. Call 879-2212.

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