Steamboat Briefs: Summer Youth Chorus to start Tuesday at art center

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— The Summer Youth Chorus, under the direction of Keri Rusthoi, will begin from 2 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at the Depot Art Center. The chorus trains young singers in classical choral singing and performance etiquette. No experience required. Call Laurin Cooke at 970-879-8809 to register for the five-week session. The cost is $60 and includes a final concert. The program is for ages 7 to 12, or with permission of the director.

Service Learning Institute accepting applications

The Service Learning Institute is still accepting applications for two-week sessions this summer. SLI is open to sixth- to ninth-graders who want to be a part of the 2011 program. Youths will have fun and learn while completing community service projects across town in groups of 10 with two leaders. Participants earn school service hours and celebrate with prizes and parties.

Orientation is from 2 to 5 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. For more information, email Jenny Holcomb at jenny@rockymountainyouthcorps.com or visit www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org.

Registration due Thursday for tee ball, coach pitch

Registration for the 2011 tee ball and coach pitch program has been extended until Thursday. For more information or to register, visit www.steamboatsprings.net/recreation (click on youth sports) or visit the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department office, 245 Howelsen Parkway. Those interested in coaching can contact Kate Warnke at kwarnke@steamboatsprings.net or 970-879-4300, ext. 354.

Body sculpting classes in Hayden offered by college

Colorado Northwestern Community College is offering an eight-week body sculpting class with trainer Tammy Workman at the Haven Community Center from 6 to 7 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays starting next week. The cost is $112. Call Lindsay at 970-276-7291 for more information and to register.

Yampatika is searching for summer program sponsors

Yampatika is looking for sponsors for its summer programs and youth scholarships. The nonprofit organization’s 2011 sponsorship goal is $7,000.

The summer camp scholarships go to children between the ages of 5 and 14. The camps include an overnight camping or backpacking trip for children ages 9 and older.

Sponorships also can go to this year’s 12th annual Wild Edible Feast, to be held June 1 at Sweetwater Grill. Guests enjoy a gourmet dinner of native wild edible plants and other local fare, a silent auction and a live auction. All proceeds from this event support Yampatika’s Environmental Literacy Program. Yampatika’s adult field schools offer diverse outings focused on the local environment. They include “Hunting the Wild Mushroom,” “Wild Horses of the Sand Wash Basin” and wildflower walks.

For more information, contact Sonja Macys at Sonja@yampatika.org or 970-871-9151.

Food bank in Hayden will distribute food as needed

The Hayden Community Food Bank and outreach ministry of Hayden Congregational Church will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507.

Horizons to screen children for developmental concerns

Do you have concerns about your baby’s development? Horizons Specialized Services provides free developmental screens for all children up to age 3. Call Kathy to set up an appointment at 970-871-8558.

Taste of South Routt seeks volunteers for annual event

The 14th annual Taste of South Routt will be June 25. Organizers are looking for eight to 10 people to volunteer to take on the major tasks associated with the event. Come to volunteer your time and ideas. Call Julie for details at 970-291-9099.

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