Steamboat briefs: Elaine Gay to celebrate her 95th birthday April 17

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Elaine Gay will celebrate her 95th birthday April 17. Friends are asked to surprise her with a card (32885 Routt County Road 18C, Steamboat Springs, CO 80487), a phone call (970-879-1731) or a visit.

News for Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs

Pickleball

■ Introductory clinics for first timers are from noon to 1 p.m. today and April 17, and for beginners from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday and April 19. The cost is $6.

■ Open play for beginners is from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Open play for intermediate players is from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Fridays. As many as three substitutes will be accepted, and names will be taken for a wait list. The cost is $6.

■ A tournament is from 1 to 4 p.m. April 28. The format will be round robin doubles pool play. A players meeting is at 12:30 p.m. April 28. The cost is $15, and the entry deadline is April 25.

Tennis 

■ Adult and junior singles ladders are $15 for adults and free for juniors enrolled in any tennis program.

■ An adult mixed doubles social is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday. The cost is $25, and food and drinks are provided.

■ The Steamboat Tennis Association Cinco de Mayo social is from 3 to 5 p.m. May 5. The social is free for STA members and $10 for nonmembers.

Sign up for any of these programs by calling 970-879-8400.

Deadline is Wednesday to apply for beef industry scholarships

The Routt County CattleWomen are offering scholarships to Routt County students who are a member of a family currently involved in Routt County beef production or pursuing a degree related to or benefiting the beef industry. Find an application at www.yvcf.org under the Scholarship page. The deadline is Wednesday. For more information, visit www.routtcountycattlewomen.com.

Ambulatory equipment to help African polio victims

Denver nonprofit Crutches 4 Africa is collecting ambulatory equipment — including crutches, canes, walkers, wheelchairs and leg braces — for victims of polio in Africa.

A Hayden collection will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Sportsmed Physical Therapy, 300 S. Shelton St.

Steamboat collections will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at SportsMed, the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs, Ace at the Curve and Central Park Liquor and from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday on the lawn in front of Slopeside Grill.

A Craig collection will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Friday at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.

The event is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs.

Council on Aging accepting Senior Awards nominations

The Routt County Council on Aging is accepting nominations for its Senior Awards, which will be presented at the organization’s annual Spring Fling from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 24 at the Steamboat Springs Community Center.

The Senior Citizen of the Year award will be presented to an adult 60 or older who has dedicated himself or herself in the past year to helping other older adults and whose service, relationships and contribution of leadership, knowledge and skills have made a difference in the community. Two people, such as a couple, can be nominated. Nancy Stahoviak was the 2012 Senior Citizen of the Year.

The Friend of the Seniors award will be presented to an individual, business, agency or organization whose relationships and contributions have positively impacted older adults in the community in the past year. Barbara Bronner was the 2012 Friend of the Seniors award recipient.

For a nomination form, call 970-879-0633 or visit the Council on Aging office at the Community Center. Nominations are due Friday.

Sausage-making class is Monday evening at CMC

A sausage-making class is from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday at Colorado Mountain College. The class will be lead by Rick Spencer, owner of Rick’s BBQ Meats and Catering, who will discuss appropriate types of meats, seasonings and ingredients to create and critique your own sausages. The cost is $37.50. Register by calling 970-870-4444.

Volunteers sought for Day of Caring on May 15

Routt County United Way is in need of volunteers for Day of Caring projects May 15. The volunteer work is done in the morning followed by a free lunch at Olympian Hall provided by Ski Town Lions Club. Those who are interested are asked to call Kelly at 970-879-5605 or visit www.routtcountyunitedway.com to download a volunteer form.

Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym to host pottery day

A pottery day for children 5 and older is from 9 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym. The cost is $30 per session. Register by calling 970-870-0384.

Applications accepted for Community Youth Corps

The city of Steamboat Springs Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department is accepting applications for the Community Youth Corps. The program for 14- to 16-year-olds focuses on community improvement projects. Applications are available at www.steamboatsprings.net/index.aspx?NID=227. Completed applications can be emailed to kwarnke@steamboatsprings.net, faxed to 970-870-0173 or dropped off at 245 Howelsen Parkway. The deadline is 5:30 p.m. May 1. For more information, call 970-879-4300.

Nominations accepted for Philanthropist of the Year

The Yampa Valley Community Foundation is accepting nominations for the Philanthropist of the Year award, which was established in 1998 to heighten recognition of giving in the Yampa Valley. Each year, the award honors an individual, business and youth who has exhibited significant charitable giving, insightful leadership and volunteerism and encouraged others to contribute by example. Find the nomination form at www.yvcf.org. The deadline is April 30. Call 970-879-8632 for more information.

Informational meeting on trip abroad set for Monday

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association will host a trip to Prague, Vienna and Budapest from Oct. 21 to 31. An informational meeting is at 5 p.m. Monday at the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Light appetizers and drinks will be provided. For more information, contact RSVP@steamboatchamber.com or 970-875-7000. View a trip itinerary at www.collettevacations.com/link/562793#.UWTHyBkZytg.

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