Steamboat Briefs: Ski Bumps, Fight Lumps in Steamboat for charity tour

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Several Colorado outdoor enthusiasts are banding together for a whirlwind road trip to 27 ski areas in eight days, with the intention to shred for a cause.

The Ski Colorado Breast Cancer Awareness Tour will take a group of six skiers from Steamboat Springs to Telluride and everywhere in between as they try to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer prevention education, all while promoting healthy and active lifestyles.

The tour begins with Steamboat and Howelsen Hill on Sunday morning, and the group’s bright pink RV will be tough to miss.

Ski a few runs with the people in pink, or e-mail skibumps fightlumps@gmail.com for information about dedicating a lap during the week to a loved one.

Visit skibumpsfightlumps.org for more information.

Materials, cash donations sought for Little League

Steamboat Springs Little League is raising money to improve the quality of the fields and get better equipment for players. Donations of cash and materials are being accepted. To donate money, call Phil Pagliaro at 970-590-7076. To donate materials, call Pat McElhiney at 970-846-8734. Donations are tax-deductible.

Library to start chess club for children ages 5 to 10

Bud Werner Memorial Library introduces chess club for children ages 5 to 10, to be held from 3:30 to 5 p.m. every other Tuesday afternoon in the Story-time Room. The free program starts March 29, and no sign-up is necessary. Bring a chess set if possible. There will be two sets available at the library. A parent volunteer will be present at each meeting. E-mail rosalindboyercole@gmail.com to get on the e-mail list or to volunteer.

For more information, contact Youth Services Librarian Sarah Kostin at 970-879-0240, ext. 314, or visit www.steamboatlibrary.org/kids.

Instructor training for kids’ yoga runs May 20 to 22

Yoga for kids teacher training with Dr. Kristen Race is May 20 to 22 at the Yoga Center of Steamboat. The Level 1 Certification is intended for teachers, counselors, parents and other professionals interested in working with young children. The cost is $499, and scholarships are available. To register, e-mail Kristen@smartdreamzzz.com or call 720-272-0257.

Library now offering audio books through its website

Digital readers with a Windows 7, 32-bit or 64-bit computer now can download audio books through the Bud Werner Memorial Library’s new audio book platform, NetLibrary. Library card holders can visit the Library’s website at www.steamboatlibrary.org/opacdownloadablemedia.html to create an account and download the software onto their computers. Call the library’s reference desk for assistance at 970-879-0240, ext. 331.

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