Tuesday, November 15, 2011
The Great American Smokeout is Thursday. The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering free kits for those trying to quit smoking or using smokeless tobacco. Stop by the VNA in Craig, 745 Russell St., or in Steamboat Springs, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101, for your free kit. Call Community Health Educator Vicki Barron at 970-875-1883 for more information.
Steamboat Dance Theatre seeks annual show sponsors
Steamboat Dance Theatre is seeking sponsors at various levels for the annual dance concert to be held March 15 to 17. The concert is the biggest fundraiser for Steamboat Dance Theatre. Benefits for sponsors vary depending on the level of sponsorship. All donations are tax deductible. For more information, visit www.steamboatdancetheatre.org or call 970-734-8100.
Festival of Trees displayed at Tread of Pioneers Museum this week
The annual Tread of Pioneers Museum fundraiser features 14 hand-decorated Christmas trees. The trees will be on display from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Monday at the museum, 800 Oak St. Admission is free for Routt County residents with identification or $5 for adults, $4 for seniors and $1 for children. One local business sponsors each tree, and after Monday, that tree will be moved to a location of the business’s choice.
Hayden church to distribute Thanksgiving food baskets
Hayden Congregational Church will distribute its annual Thanksgiving Food Baskets for Hayden families in need on Sunday. Baskets must be reserved no later than Friday. To reserve a basket, call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507 or Carlyn Staudt at 970-276-3056. Baskets will need to be picked up between 5 and 6 p.m. Nov. 20 at the church.
Daniels Fund is accepting scholarship applications
The Daniels Fund is accepting applications for scholarships to be awarded in spring. High school seniors in Colorado should ask their high school counselors for information or visit www.danielsfund.org. The application deadline is Nov. 30.
In establishing the Daniels Fund, cable pioneer Bill Daniels directed the Daniels Scholarship Program to seek out promising students who demonstrate strength of character, leadership potential, academic performance or promise, a well-rounded personality and the potential to contribute to their community.
Students also must demonstrate financial need. Daniels Scholarships are not full-ride scholarships; they cover the unmet need of the student. The scholarship amount is determined after all other financial aid resources and an expected family contribution have been applied.
Students must be nominated by a referral agency, which includes all area high schools plus designated youth-serving organizations that help in the nomination process. A list of those high schools and youth-serving organizations is posted on the Daniels Fund website.
Cultural integration group seeks bilingual volunteers
Integrated Community is seeking bilingual volunteers to assist the organization with its resource and referral program on Mondays and Wednesdays. Volunteers must speak Spanish, enjoy helping the immigrant community and be respectful and mature. Training is provided. Call Sheila at 970-620-1513.