Steamboat briefs: Applications accepted for 2012 summer event funds

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The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is accepting applications for summer 2012 special event funding. The application deadline is Dec. 28. For more information or an application, contact Sarah Leonard at Sarah@steamboatchamber.com or 970-875-7006.

Phippsburg lighting contest registration closes Dec. 19

A Phippsburg lighting contest is from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 19. Entry forms are at the Phippsburg Post Office. Registration closes at noon Dec. 19.

Blood drive in Steamboat is Thursday at medical center

A Steamboat community blood drive is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, call the Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006, option 2, or sign up online at www.bonfils.org, site code 0234. Walk-ins are welcome after 3:30 p.m. as space permits. Eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood.

Registration for adult rec sports leagues ends Thursday

The registration deadline for the adult basketball, indoor soccer and volleyball leagues is Thursday. For more information or to register, call 970-879-4300 or visit www.steamboatsprings.net, click on “Parks, Open Space and Recreation” under Quick Links and then click on “Adult Sports.”

VNA is offering meningitis vaccinations for students

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccine for youths ages 11 to 18 years as well as those ages 19 to 21 who attend college. College students younger than 22 who received a meningococcal vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster. For more information or to schedule an appointment for vaccination, call the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233.

Horizons seeks volunteers to mentor disabled clients

Horizons is seeking caring, committed individuals to serve as one-on-one mentors to developmentally disabled clients. For more information, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111. 

Newborn Network offering free parenting resources

Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children as old as 3. Newborn Network’s free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child as old as 3 can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.

Gallery greeters needed at arts center during holidays

The Steamboat Springs Center for Visual Arts, a nonprofit community art center at 906 Lincoln Ave., is seeking volunteers to assist in gallery greeting during the holiday season. Volunteers should have an interest in learning about local artists and confidence in speaking with visitors. Shifts are flexible. Contact Executive Director Linda Laughlin at 970-846-7062 or linda@steamboatartcenter.com.

Young Tracks Childcare is seeking board members

Young Tracks Childcare board of directors is seeking community members to become part of the largest child care center in Routt County. The group is looking for people with a passion for children who are knowledgeable in fundraising or grant writing and who are committed to making the organization thrive. Meetings are the third Tuesday bimonthly throughout the year. Call Kate at 320-226-2236 for more information.

VNA is offering low-cost immunizations for adults

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $14 adult immunizations for a limited time for MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), HPV, varicella (chicken pox), pneumococcal (pneumonia), meningococcal (meningitis), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and hepatitis A and B (hepatitis vaccines are for people with risk factors). To schedule an appointment, call 970-824-8233 in Craig and 970-879-1632 in Steamboat Springs.

French-speaking volunteers needed to assist residents

French-speaking volunteers are needed for assistance to non-English-speaking residents in Steamboat Springs. Call Anna at 970-870-3069.

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