Steamboat briefs: Knitting and Crocheting Group on new schedule

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The Hayden Public Library is changing the weekly Knitting and Crocheting Group from every Wednesday, to the third Tuesday of the month, starting May 21. The group will meet from 4:30 to 6 p.m. All ages and skill levels are welcome to join. Bring a project, or learn a new one. Call 276-3777 for more information.

Piknik Theatre Festival auditions are this weekend

Auditions for the 2013 Piknik Theatre Festival cast are from 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday at the Depot Art Center. No prepared material or prior experience is required, though prospective cast members are encouraged to have material that shows them at their best. There also are opportunities for costumers and stage managers.

The Piknik Theatre season runs from June 3, when rehearsals begin, to July 28, with free outdoor evening performances from July 12 to 28. The two productions for 2013 include a Shakespeare play and an original musical comedy created during the rehearsal process. For questions or additional information, contact festival artistic director Stuart Handloff at shandloff@hotmail.com or 970-355-9403.

Alive at 25 driving course is May 8 at high school

An Alive at 25 defensive driving course is from 4 to 8:30 p.m. May 8 at Steamboat Springs High School. The class is required for all Steamboat Springs High School students who want to park a vehicle on campus next year and for all juniors and seniors who want to apply for open campus privileges.

The class also meets the requirements for new drivers who have not taken a formal driver’s education class and want to apply for their learner’s permit at age 15 1/2. Young drivers who have completed this course also may receive reduced insurance rates.

Students can register for the class at coloradosafedriver.com. Grand Futures provides a grant for students who need help with the $39 class fee. For help, contact instructor Dennis Hensen at 970-871-3685 before registering.

Community Youth Corps applications due Wednesday

Steamboat Springs Community Youth Corps applications are due at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. The Youth Corps offers Yampa Valley teens an opportunity to earn money while they learn by contributing to community improvement projects. Eligible teens must be 14 to 16 years old. Applications are available at www.steamboatsprings.net/cyc. Completed applications can be emailed to kwarnke@steamboatsprings.net, faxed to 970-870-0173 or dropped off to the Parks and Recreation offices at 245 Howelsen Parkway. For more information, call 970-879-4300.

Annual Be Great Brunch to benefit Boys & Girls Club

The Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs’ annual Be Great Brunch is Aug. 4 at Three Peaks Grill. The three-course brunch will include sparking wine and an auction. The cost is $100, and proceeds help provide programming and services for more than 50 percent of Steamboat Springs youths 6 to 14. Find more information at www.bgcnwc.org

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