The Haunted Forest behind Safeway continues from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. today through Sunday. Access is available from Pine Grove Road. The cost is $13.

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The Haunted Forest behind Safeway continues from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. today through Sunday. Access is available from Pine Grove Road. The cost is $13.

What to do in Steamboat for Halloween weekend

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TODAY

❱❱ National Novel Writing Month Kickoff — Bud Werner Memorial Library Room 201, noon

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a kickoff celebration for local writers participating in National Novel Writing Month, a fun, seat-of-your-pants approach to novel writing. Participants begin writing a novel Monday. The goal is to write a 175-page (50,000-word) novel by midnight Nov. 30. Read more about the library's other efforts and events to support novelists here. Meet fellow National Novel Writing Month novelists today. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ The Bust of Steamboat — Three Peaks Grill, 5 to 8 p.m.

The annual fundraiser for the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness Project features an auction of locally made, bra-inspired art. The funds raised from these pieces stay in Routt County to assist locals who have breast cancer. Tickets are $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Call 970-846-4554. Pine Grove and Mount Werner roads.

❱❱ Screamboat Chamber of Horror — Colorado Mountain College, 6 to 10 p.m.

The Sky Club at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus presents its 12th annual haunted house today, Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $10. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Follow the signs on the CMC campus to Monson Hall. Read more about the Screamboat Chamber of Horror here. Call Jimmy Westlake at 970-870-4537.

The Storming

The Way I See It

❱❱ Steamboat Mountain Film Festival — Sheraton Steamboat Resort ballroom, 7 p.m.

Get stoked on snow with snowboard film “The Storming” and ski movie “The Way I See It.” Read more about the event here. Tickets are $10 and include both movies. Read more about films to prepare you for the winter sports season in Steamboat here. For more information about the festival, visit www.steamboatmountainfilmfestival.com. 2200 Village Inn Court.

❱❱ Awkward Moment — Sweetwater Grill, 7 to 10 p.m.

North Routt County band Awkward Moment brings a night of rock to Sweetwater Grill. FREE. Call 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

Wintervention

❱❱ Warren Miller’s “Wintervention” — The Steamboat Grand, 7:30 p.m.

Shot in locations such as Antarctica, Austria, Vail and the country of Georgia, ski film legend Warren Miller’s 61st film continues the tradition of documenting the widespread issue of addiction to snow. Tickets are $18 and available at Ski Haus, 970-879-0385, and at the door. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Haunted Forest — Behind Safeway, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m.

Walk along a spooky path in the woods with visits from zombies and ghouls. The event is for teens and adults and costs $13 today, Saturday and Sunday.

❱❱ The Hit List — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

The Hit List is a tribute band whose song selection matches that of the average music listener: spanning myriad decades and genres. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ String Board Theory — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Dance to the funky beats of Steamboat’s local jam rock band, which returns to a hometown crowd with an intricate light show and fresh jams. Read about what the band has been up to here. FREE. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

Hunker Down

❱❱ Hunker Down — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Hunker Down is an acoustic bluegrass band that brings the sounds of its mountain home in Fraser to the stage with old-time picking and the tick of a washboard for percussion. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ DJ Also Starring — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

DJ spins house favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

SATURDAY

❱❱ Pumpkin carving — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 1 to 3 p.m.

Bring your own pumpkins. Call 970-870-0384. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ Halloween Carnival — South Routt Elementary School, 4 to 7 p.m.

Join the South Routt Parent Teacher Organization for the 18th annual event. Game tickets are 25 cents each or five for $1. A taco dinner will be served in the cafeteria during the carnival. For $5, get two tacos, chips and salsa, fruit, a cookie and a drink ($3 for 1 taco and the rest). Call 970-736-2313. 448 E. Main St. in Yampa.

❱❱ Screamboat Chamber of Horror — Colorado Mountain College, 6 to 10 p.m.

The Sky Club at Colorado Mountain College’s Alpine Campus presents its 12th annual haunted house. Tickets are $10. Children younger than 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Follow the signs on the CMC campus to Monson Hall. Call Jimmy Westlake at 970-870-4537.

Wintervention

❱❱ Warren Miller’s “Wintervention” — The Steamboat Grand, 6 and 9 p.m.

Shot in locations such as Antarc­tica, Austria, Vail and the country of Georgia, ski film legend Warren Miller’s 61st film continues the tradition of documenting addiction to snow. Tickets are $18 and available at Ski Haus, 970-879-0385, and at the door. 2300 Mount Werner Circle.

❱❱ Halloween costume party featuring Nothing to Fear — Sweetwater Grill, 6:30 p.m.

Dance to the rock music of local band Nothing to Fear and win awards for Halloween costumes. FREE. 970-879-9500. Eighth and Yampa streets.

❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

FREE admission. Call 970-879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Rock on Ice — Howelsen Ice Arena, 8 to 10 p.m.

The arena turns out the lights and turns on the disco lights, cranking the music for this teen-focused event. All are welcome. Admission is $6 and includes skates. Call 970-879-4300. 285 Howelsen Parkway.

❱❱ Teen night — Shorty’s, 9 to 11 p.m.

Shorty’s hosts a night for local teenagers with free movies, games, karaoke and more. FREE. Call 970-736-2686. 107 Moffat Ave. in Oak Creek.

❱❱ Nevermind the 90s — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Reminisce to the sounds of the grunge, alternative rock and pop hits of the 1990s. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

Dyrty Byrds


❱❱ Dyrty Byrds — Old Town Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Let your inner freak out for the OTP’s Halloween blowout with the Southern-influenced Rocky Mountain rock ’n’ roll band the Dyrty Byrds. The cost is $5. Call 970-879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Hunker Down — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 9:30 p.m.

Hunker Down is an acoustic bluegrass band that brings the sounds of its mountain home in Fraser to the stage with old-time picking and the tick of a washboard for percussion. Tickets are $5. Call 970-879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.

Hunker Down

❱❱ DJs Also Starring and MelRae — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

Local DJs join forces. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band

❱❱ The Rowdy Shadehouse Funk Band — The Boathouse Pub, 10 p.m.

Denver-based funk rock. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

SUNDAY

❱❱ Free jazz dance class — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 10 a.m.

In the last of six installments in the Adult Beginning Dance Series, Karin Comeau will lead a jazz dance class focusing on basic technique. FREE; donations are accepted for the Steamboat Dance Theatre’s scholarship fund. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ Stagecoach Halloween Walk 2010 — Stagecoach, 2 to 4 p.m.

The family-friendly event starts in Coyote Run Park before moving to Rock Point Drive, then to Red Hawk Village, and finally to Ormega Way. Call Megan Morgan at 970-736-8528.

❱❱ Go Batty — Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library, 3:30 p.m.

Encounter live bats with expert Rob Mies. Learn about the benefits of bats, why we need to conserve them and what you can do to help. Free for all ages. Call 970-879-0240. 13th Street and Lincoln Avenue.

❱❱ End of construction event — Routt County Courthouse lawn, 3:45 p.m.

Celebrate the new downtown Lincoln Avenue with tricycle races and a ceremony at 4:15 p.m. Features representatives from the city of Steamboat Springs and Scott Contracting and state Sen. Al White. Call 970-846-1800.

❱❱ Soup supper and Halloween party — Hayden Congregational Church, 4 p.m.

Stop by the church for food and fun before heading out to trick-or-treat. FREE. Call 970-276-3510. 202 E. Jefferson Ave.

❱❱ Halloween Stroll — Downtown Steamboat Springs, 5 to 7 p.m.

Lincoln Avenue will be closed downtown from Fifth Street to 11th Street for the annual Halloween stroll for children and families to go from business to business collecting holiday treats. Parking is suggested at Howelsen Hill with access to Lincoln Avenue via the Fifth Street or Ninth Street bridges. Call 970-846-1800.

❱❱ Halloween dinner — St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 5 to 8 p.m.

The church will serve dinner to spooks and goblins and their parents. Come in through the patio between Lowell Whiteman Primary School and the church to warm up, eat chili and trimmings, and enjoy some inside time during and after the Downtown Halloween Stroll. FREE. Ninth and Oak streets. Call 970-879-0925.

❱❱ Festival O’ Pumpkins — Routt County Courthouse lawn, 5:30 p.m.

Registration begins at 3:30 p.m. for the Steamboat Springs Arts Council’s pumpkin carving contest. Bring in your pumpkins and candles from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m., and bystanders will choose the winners from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Call 970-879-9008.

❱❱ Screamboat Chamber of Horror — Colorado Mountain College, 6 to 10 p.m.

The Sky Club at Colorado Moun­­­tain College’s Alpine Cam­­pus presents its 12th annual haunted house. Tickets are $10. Child­­ren younger than 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Follow the signs on the CMC campus to Monson Hall. Call Jimmy Westlake at 970-870-4537.

❱❱ Awkward Moment – Hahn’s Peak Cafe, 8:30 p.m.

North Routt County band Awkward Moment brings a night of rock to Hahn’s Peak. FREE. Call 970-871-1495. Routt County Road 129 about 26 miles north of Steamboat Springs.

❱❱ Halloween party featuring DJ Decibel — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Local DJ spins party favorites. FREE. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

MONDAY

❱❱ Poker night — The Tap House Sports Grill, 7 p.m.

Steamboat Recreational Poker League hosts a weekly poker tournament. Players must be at least 18. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Open Mic Night — The Boathouse Pub, 8 p.m.

Paul Geppert hosts an open mic night. FREE. Call 970-879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

TUESDAY

❱❱ Expressions of the Spirit — 465 Anglers Drive, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Local writer and life coach Susan de Wardt leads a weekly writing workshop. Call 970-846-6562 or visit www.mindworkscoaching.com.

❱❱ Drawing class — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 4 to 6 p.m.

Join Nicki Dollard for a middle school and teen class in drawing. The class is five sessions (no class Thanksgiving week). The class costs $150; materials are included. Call 970-870-0384. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ Advanced pottery wheel class — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 6 to 9 p.m.

Hone your skills with Julie Anderson in a six-week class. Includes five day passes to the pottery studio. Call 970-870-0384. 1280 13th St.

Television

❱❱ TeleVision — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 7 p.m.

A Telemark ski film by Salt Lake City-based PowderWhore Productions. Watch some of the strongest men and women skiers drop the knee in deep powder and steep terrain. The cost is $10; all ages are welcome. Call 970-879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

WEDNESDAY

❱❱ Writers workshop — Amante Coffee, noon to 1 p.m.

The workshop is $10 per writer per session and is hosted by author Jill Murphy Long. Call 970-846-1428. 685 Marketplace Plaza.

❱❱ Live trivia — The Tap House Sports Grill, 6:30 p.m.

Answer questions on a variety of topics for a chance at Tap House gift cards. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Extended happy hour with Kirk Martensen — Old Town Pub, 7 to 9 p.m.

Live acoustic rock music. FREE. Call 879-2101. 600 Lincoln Ave.

THURSDAY

❱❱ Steamboat Springs Writers Group — Depot Art Center, noon

Local writers gather for weekly readings of their work; visitors are welcome. FREE. Call 970-879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Live music — Saketumi, 5 p.m.

Locals’ night includes food and drink specials and live music with Eric Delaney and friends. FREE. Call 970-870-1019. 1875 Ski Time Square Drive.

❱❱ Gourmet beer tasting dinner — Rex’s American Grill & Bar, 6 p.m.

Featuring the beers of Deschutes Brewery in Oregon. Tickets are $40. Call 970-870-0430. 3190 S. Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Writers workshop — Epilogue Book Co., 6 to 7 p.m.

Author Jill Murphy Long hosts the weekly workshop. Bring your writings, ideas and questions. The cost is $10 per session. Call 970-846-1428. 837 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Karaoke — The Tap House Sports Grill, 10 p.m.

The Tap House hosts karaoke. FREE. Call 970-879-2431. 729 Lincoln Ave.

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