Steamboat Briefs: Student musicians invited for honor recital auditions

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— Student vocalists and instrumentalists are encouraged to audition for the 2011 Youth Honor Recital, sponsored by the Steamboat Symphony Orchestra. The deadline to apply to audition is April 30. For more information, visit www.steamboatorchestra.org.

Council on Aging seeking Routt County centenarians

In May 2011, the Colorado Commission on Aging is considering having its annual Centenarian Celebration in Steamboat, according to the Routt County Council on Aging. The Centenarian Project is a promotional activity of the Commission on Aging to celebrate the lives of centenarians across the state, recognize their century of achievement, and focus the attention of Coloradans on the political and social issues of aging. The project awards centenarian certificates prepared by the commission and signed by the governor to those 100 or older. Anyone who knows someone in Routt County who will be turning 100 this year or already has reached that milestone are asked to contact Laura Schmidt at the Routt County Council on Aging at director@rccoaging.org or 970-879-0633.

Colorado Mountain College graduation is set for May 7

Spring commencement ceremonies for Colorado Mountain College students in Steamboat Springs will take place at 11 a.m. May 7 at The Steamboat Grand on Mount Werner Circle. More than 100 students will be recognized and receive associate degrees or certificates. Dr. Stan Jensen, president of the multicampus college, will deliver the commencement address.

Homemaker group to award Second Chance Scholarship

The Colorado Master Farm Homemakers Guild is offering a $500 scholarship to a Colorado woman with an agricultural background. The Second Chance Scholarship will be given to someone who has had her education interrupted or postponed and hopes to attend a college or trade school. Homemakers are encouraged to apply.

Applications are available at the Routt County Extension Office or by writing to Wilma Mosher, 36700 County Road 2G, Hugo, CO 80821. Applications must be returned by May 15.

South Routt libraries are looking for new patrons

South Routt County librarians are encouraging residents to stop by the libraries in Yampa and Oak Creek to sign up for membership or to update their membership information. Residents who stop by will be eligible for a prize drawing to be held May 2. Call the Yampa library at 970-638-4654 or the Oak Creek library at 970-736-8371.

VNA offering meningitis vaccines for all students

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 ages 2 to 10 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 Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233.

Cultural integration group is seeking bilingual volunteers

Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community, and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Tatiana at 970-871-4599 or email director@ciiccol

orado.org.

Art museum shop seeks new pieces by local artists

The Steamboat Art Museum gift shop is seeking work by local artists and craftspeople. The shop sells artist work on a consignment basis. Proceeds help support the art museum. Interested artists can bring their work in for consideration. Call 970-870-1755 or email sam@steamboatartmuseum.com for more information.

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