Steamboat briefs: Wendy Pabich author talk is 7 p.m. Thursday at library

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Author, scientist and artist Wendy Pabich will give a book talk at 7 p.m. Thursday at Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Pabich will discuss her new book, “Taking on Water: How One Water Expert Challenged Her Inner Hypocrite, Reduced Her Water Footprint (without Sacrificing a Toasty Shower), and Found Nirvana.” The book is the story of her personal quest to extract and implement day-to-day solutions to reduce water use in her life. Pabich holds a Ph.D. in environmental engineering from the Parsons Water Resources Laboratory at MIT, a Master of Science in urban studies and planning from MIT, a Master of Science in coastal geology from Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in geography from Dartmouth College, according to a news release. More information is at www.steamboatlibrary.org/events.

Registration open for adult coed fall volleyball league

Registration is open for the adult coed fall volleyball league, which plays Monday evenings from Oct. 1 to Dec. 10 at Steamboat Springs Middle School. For more information, visit www.steamboatsprings.net/rec or call 970-879-4300.

Applications for military academy due Sept. 28

Residents interested in attending a military academy are asked to submit their applications by 5:30 p.m. Sept. 28 at www.markudall.senate.gov. As a member of Congress, Mark Udall nominates 10 Coloradans ages 22 and younger for placement at each of the four military academies, including the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs; the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, N.Y.; the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md.; and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y.

VNA offers immunizations at low cost for limited time

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association is offering $14 adult immunizations for a limited time for measles, mumps, rubella, HPV, chicken pox, pneumonia, meningitis, tetanus, diphtheria, whooping cough and hepatitis A and B.

The VNA also is offering a vaccine for shingles. Adults ages 60 and older who are low income and uninsured may qualify to receive the vaccine for a $14 fee through the Merck Patient Vaccine Assistance Program. Apply by scheduling an appointment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends being vaccinated against meningitis for youths ages 11 to 18 as well as those ages 19 to 21 who attend college. College students younger than 22 who received a vaccine before age 16 should receive a booster.

To schedule an appointment, call 970-879-1632.

Horizons seeks committed volunteers and mentors

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking caring, committed volunteers for individual mentors as well as people who enjoy group activities such as gardening, swimming, dancing and community events. For more information, call Tommy Larson at 970-879-4466, ext. 115. Horizons works in partnership with families and communities to expand opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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