Steamboat briefs: Yampatika looking for 3 interns during summer

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— Yampatika is accepting applications for three summer internships for high school and college students until March 18.

The nonprofit group, which promotes environmental stewardship through youth and adult education, received a grant from the Colorado Kids Outdoors Initiative to pay two full-time interns and one part-time intern, who will help with Yampatika’s summer programs.

Candidates should have an interest in environmental education, the ability to walk up to two miles on varied terrain, a valid driver’s license and CPR accreditation. Candidates also should be able to lift 40 pounds and be proficient in Microsoft Word.

The full-time interns, who will be paid $400 a week, will develop weekly lesson plans and help naturalists and lead programs. The part-time intern, who will be paid $200 a week, will develop and deliver two weekly three-hour environmental programs for the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs and help with other programs.

For more information, visit www.yampatika.org. Those interested in applying should send a resume and cover letter to Yampatika program coordinator Melissa Calhoon at melissa@yampatika.org.

Deadline is extended for youth basketball sign-ups

The city of Steamboat Springs’ Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department has extended the registration deadline for the 2011 Youth Basketball League until 5:30 p.m. Thursday or until full. All boys and girls in third through sixth grades are welcome to play in this fun, noncompetitive learning environment. Register at the Parks and Recreation Department, 245 Howelsen Parkway. For more information, visit www.steam boatsprings.net/recreation. Those interested in coaching can contact Kate Warnke at kwarnke@steamboatsprings.net or 970-879-4300, ext. 354.

Local Jewish congregation appoints Rabbi Booth-Nadav

Steamboat Springs’ Jewish congregation has announced the appointment of Rabbi Steven Booth-Nadav. Booth-Nadav will lead Har Mishpacha for monthly Shabbat and holiday services, educational programs and life-cycle events. Har Mishpacha will host Rabbi Booth-Nadav’s first visit beginning with Shabbat services at 7 p.m. Friday at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Booth-Nadav is a graduate of the Reconstructionist Rabbinical College in Philadelphia. With more than 14 years of congregational experience, he served as a Hillel Director at the University of Delaware and in congregations in Lansing, Mich., and Denver. He teaches classes, leads hikes and Jewish meditation practice and will continue to serve as an associate director of TorahTrek: The Center for Jewish Wilderness Spirituality where he helps train rabbis and other Jewish leaders in using the outdoors for teaching spirituality.

Weekend events:

■ 7 p.m. Friday: Kabbalat Shabbat, Library Hall. A joyful service of song and prayer to welcome the Sabbath.

■ 10 a.m. Saturday: Shar­charit/Morning Service, Steam­boat Ski Area, top of the gondola. Those who are not skiing do not need a lift ticket. Call 970-291-9257.

■ 5 p.m. Saturday: Study/Havdallah/Dinner/Schmooze with Rabbi Booth-Nadav. Havdallah will take place at 6:30 p.m., followed by a potluck dinner. E-mail Linda Liman at linda@twinenviro.com.

■ 5 p.m. Sunday: Religious School open house/pizza party, The Lowell Whiteman School. Open to elementary-age children and parents.

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