Steamboat Briefs: VNA encourages student meningitis vaccinations

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Saturday is World Menin­gitis Day. Vaccination is the best way to help protect students from meningococcal meningitis, according to information from the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccine for preteens and teens ages 11 to 18, college freshmen living in dormitories, and children 2 to 10 years old who are at increased risk or if elected by their health care providers and parents.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for vaccination, call the VNA at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233.

Summer theater festival auditions are May 2 and 3

Auditions for the 2010 Piknik Theatre Festival will be from 10 a.m. to noon May 2 and from 6 to 8 p.m. May 3 at the Depot Art Center for actors 16 and older. Younger actors may be accepted with the director’s permission.

Each audition will be 15 minutes; it’s best to prepare a short monologue and a bit of song to sing a cappella. All who audition will have a role. Call Stuart Handloff at 970-355-9403 with questions.

Composting, landscape design workshops in May

A home composting workshop is from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 8 at the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse, 136 Sixth St. Register by May 5 with the Routt County Extension Office.

The $15 cost includes lunch. Call 879-0825.

A water-wise landscape design workshop is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. May 8 at the Commissioners Hearing Room at the Routt County Courthouse, 136 Sixth St. Register by May 12 through the Routt County Extension Office.

The $15 cost includes lunch. Call 879-0825.

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