Steamboat briefs: Autism group reschedules Masquerade Ball to March

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— Yampa Valley Autism Pro­gram has rescheduled its annual Masquerade Ball to March 5.

The ball will take on more of a theme of Mardi Gras with prizes for best costumes, dancing and dining. The location is to be determined.

For more information, call Executive Director Lu Etta Loeber at 970-870-4263.

Friends of the Yampa to host fundraiser Nov. 20

Friends of the Yampa is hosting the Big Snow Dance at 5 p.m. Nov. 20 at Sweetwater Grill.

The family-themed event includes a silent auction, a pasta dinner, games of chance, ski movies and dancing to Missed the Boat.

The group is seeking donated items valued at $100 or more; e-mail tommylarson58@yahoo.com to help.

The cost is $20 for dinner and party ($5 for kids), and includes a drink ticket, or $5 after 7 p.m. The money raised will go toward recreational and environmental grants in partnership with the city of Steamboat Springs. Call Peter at Backdoor Sports for details at 970-879-6249.

Gingerbread houses for Merry Mainstreet sought

The third annual Merry Main­street event is coming up Dec. 11. Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is inviting professional and amateur gingerbread house builders to enter their creations by Dec. 3 for display in downtown Steamboat stores. Houses may be of any size but must be made of completely edible materials. All houses must be placed on a sturdy base for transport. There is no cost to enter. Prizes will be awarded. Call Tracy at Mainstreet Steamboat Springs, at 970-846-1800 for more details. 

Library offers free training about electronic resources

Join a library reference assistant from Tuesday to Dec. 19 for a free, individual training or troubleshooting session to help check out audiobooks, eBooks, music and videos from Bud Werner Memorial Library’s electronic resources, Overdrive and NetLibrary.

Reservations are required. Call 970-879-0240, ext. 331, or stop by the Reference Desk on the second floor to make a one-hour appointment.

Dance studio is accepting registrations for 2010-11

Elevation Dance is accepting registrations for the 2010-11 session. Classes are available for ages 3 to adult in ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap, contemporary, belly dance, Irish, Texas three-step and Zumba.

The studio’s dance recital is May 21 at Steamboat Springs High School; the deadline to register for the recital is Jan. 31.

Ski Ball supporting Winter Sports Club set for Dec. 4

The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club hosts the annual Ski Ball from 7 p.m. to midnight Dec. 4 at The Steamboat Grand.

The evening starts with cocktails, appetizers and a silent auction and will be followed by life music and dancing.

Tickets are $100; corporate tables are $1,500. Tickets are available at the SSWSC office at Howelsen Lodge or online at www.sswsc.org. The purchase deadline is Dec. 1.

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