Steamboat briefs: Piknik Theatre Festival in search of actors, staff

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The fifth annual Piknik Theatre Festival will produce Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night” as part of this summer’s outdoor theater program. A yet-untitled original musical comedy also will be part of the program.

Auditions for actors are from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday an Monday at the Depot Art Center. Interested performers can prepare an audition piece or just show up. Those interested in production — costume building and marketing — should contact director Stuart Handloff at shandloff@hotmail.com.

The annual Piknik Theatre Festival is a collaboration among local performers and a group of professional actors who travel to Steamboat each summer from New Zealand.

Colorado Mountain College credit is available for actors and support staff. Opening night of the festival is July 6 at the Yampa River Botanic Park. The free series runs for about a month.

Small business program overview planned May 10

A U.S. Small Business Administration program overview is from 3 to 4 p.m. May 10 at Centennial Hall, 124 10th St. in Steamboat Springs. Learn about the resources and services available to entrepreneurs and small-business owners in the Yampa Valley. The overview will include information about loan guarantee and financial literacy programs. Representatives from the Denver office of the Small Business Administration will be in attendance. Registration is not required, and the event is free. Call Randy Rudasics at 970-870-4491.

Defensive driving class is scheduled for Steamboat

An Alive at 25 defensive driving course is from 4 to 8:30 p.m. May 15 at Steamboat Springs High School. The class is required for all Steamboat Springs High School students who want to park a vehicle on campus during their junior and senior years. The course also fills the requirements for new drivers who want to get their learner’s permit at age 15 1/2.

Students can register for the class and pay the $39 fee at www.coloradosafedriver.com, or call instructor Dennis Hensen at 970-871-3685.

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