Steamboat briefs: Silent auction to benefit volunteer trip to Africa

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— The high school group traveling this summer to donate supplies, teach and build a boys dormitory at a school in Africa is hosting a fundraiser at 6 p.m. Friday in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library.

Kayleigh Esswein, who organized the Humanitarian, Edu­cation and Leadership Projects in Rural Zambia trip for her senior project at Steamboat Springs High School, encouraged people to attend.

Esswein said there will be a silent auction that includes a teen season pass to Steamboat Ski Area, season pass to the Steamboat Ski Touring Center, art from local artists and gift certificates from local businesses. Other items will be for sale, and there will be face painting for children.

Esswein and others will give a presentation about the trip. The group still needs financial assistance before it leaves for the monthlong trip June 15.

“We definitely haven’t reached our goal yet,” she said. “This is our biggest fundraiser of the year, so we’re hoping to get a lot from it.”

Esswein said their last fundraiser will be a garage sale May 28 at Wells Fargo.

Groundbreaking delayed at North Routt school

The North Routt Community Charter School’s ceremony to break ground on its new school, which had been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, has been postponed because of weather, Director Colleen Poole said.

The ceremony had been planned to start the $4 million project to build a new 12,600-square-foot school that also will serve as a community center during non-school hours.

Poole said the ceremony tentatively has been rescheduled for 3:30 p.m. May 26.

Foreclosure, bankruptcy workshop set for Monday

A foreclosure and bankruptcy workshop with an attorney, an asset manager and a real estate broker is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Monday in Room 220 in Bristol Hall at Colorado Mountain College. The cost is $35 per family. Register by calling 970-870-4444.

Chamber seeks volunteers for Steamboat Marathon

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association seeks volunteers for the 30th annual Steamboat Marathon on June 5. Contact Sarah Leonard at 970-875-7006 or sarah@steamboatchamber.com.

Driving class for those 50 and older offered June 7

The new four-hour version of the AARP Driver Safety Program will be from 8 a.m. to noon June 7 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

The course is designed for drivers 50 and older to help compensate for age-related changes. The cost is $12 per person for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers.

Jane and Bud Romberg will teach the class. Those interested can call 970-879-0064 to register. Class size is limited.

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