Steamboat briefs: Community blood drive is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday

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A community blood drive is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, call Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006, option 2, or sign up online at www.bonfils.org, site code 0234. Walk-ins are welcome from 3 to 5:30 p.m. as space permits. Eat a full meal and drink plenty of water beforehand.

Girls to Women in need of donations and volunteers

Girls to Women, an annual conference for eighth-grade girls in Northwest Colorado, seeks donations and volunteers for the 2012 conference May 8 at The Steamboat Grand. Donations payable to the Yampa Valley Community Foundation marked for Girls to Women can be sent to YVCF at P.O. Box 770754, Steamboat Springs, CO 80477. Those interested in volunteering can contact volunteer coordinator Pegge Warwick at edpegge@aol.com or 970-819-6476.

Routt County Riders seeks a part-time club director

Routt County Riders is seeking a club director. The part-time position serves as the administrative backbone of the cycling club. Applications are due by noon Feb. 27 to rcriders@routtcountyriders.org.

SportsMed to offer circuit Pilates class next month

SportsMed at Yampa Valley Medical Center will offer a circuit Pilates class from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturdays in March. Participants will learn how to lengthen and strengthen their muscles while discovering the basics of good posture and powerful breathing. The cost is $40 for five classes. To sign up, call 970-871-2500 or email wellness@yvmc.org.

VNA offers free February cardiovascular screenings

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will provide free cardiovascular screenings from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays in February. Screenings include total cholesterol, LDL, HDL, triglycerides, blood glucose and body mass index. To schedule your screening appointment, call Community Health Educator Karla Larsen at 970-875-1880.

Applications accepted for High Impact Funding Grant

Routt County United Way is accepting applications for the Arthur E. Anderson High Impact Funding Grant. The grant amount is $10,000. Any nonprofit or governmental organizations in Routt County that serve Routt County residents can apply to fund a project that provides health and human services to residents of Routt County. Applications that address innovative and collaborative efforts are encouraged. The application is available at www.routtcountyunitedway.org or by calling Kelly at 970-879-5605. The deadline is March 16.

Shingles vaccine provided for $14 to some seniors

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering the Zostavax vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured (no Medicare, Medicaid or private insurance) may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $14 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Patients may apply for this program by making an appointment at the Steamboat Springs office by calling 970-879-1632 or at the Craig office by calling 970-824-8233.

Steamboat Dance Theatre seeks sponsors for show

Steamboat Dance Theatre is seeking sponsors at varying levels for the annual dance concert on March 15 to 17. The concert is the biggest fundraiser for Steamboat Dance Theatre. Benefits to 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.

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