Steamboat briefs: Seth Schurman awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts

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Seth Schurman, a 2008 graduate of Steamboat Springs High School, was awarded a Bachelor of Fine Arts on Saturday from Regis University in Denver.

National Honor Society to host Laps for Leukemia

The Steamboat Springs High School chapter of the National Honor Society is hosting a Laps for Leukemia fundraiser Saturday to raise awareness about blood cancers as well as raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

The event primarily is for preschool through middle school-age children and their families, but everyone is welcome to participate. The cost is $10 per child younger than 18, $15 for adults and $35 for a family of four or more through Friday. The cost increases to $15 for children younger than 18, $20 for adults and $40 for a family of four or more from 8 to 9 a.m. Saturday. Each person can participate in two events, including a costume relay, father-son relay, mother-daughter relay, 50- and 100-yard dashes, banana relay, three-legged race, chicken stir-fry relay and hula hoop relay. The event also includes a bake sale and raffle items.

Registration forms are available at Steamboat schools or by emailing ndecrette@sssd.k12.co.us. For more information, contact Jessie Wallace at 970-810-8353 or jessiewallace23@gmail.com.

The National Honor Society this spring has raised $1,700 to help eradicate blood cancers and support patients and their families. The money was raised through events including an assembly with guest speakers Isabel Werner from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and leukemia survivor and Steamboat teacher Dan Juba, a community dinner, a Valentine’s Day bachelor raffle, a change collection drive and a Steamboat’s Got Talent show.

Applications accepted now for Service Learning Corps

The Service Learning Corps is accepting applications for its summer program. Students entering sixth through ninth grades in the fall can sign up to participate in local volunteer projects at www.rockymountainyouthcorps.org. Sessions are two weeks each and work is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. The program costs $25 and scholarships are available. An orientation is June 14. Call Laura at 970-879-2135 for more information.

Registration still open for the YES Golf Tournament

Registration remains open for the Youth Education Scholarship Golf Tournament at 10 a.m. June 5 at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club. The cost is $125 per person through May 24 and $135 thereafter with proceeds benefiting the YES scholarship fund. The tournament is a mixed scramble format with four-player teams. Five players are permitted with at least one female.

Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams with additional prizes for longest drive, longest putt, drive closest to the center line and hole-in-one, including a car donated by Steamboat Motors and a $25,000 cash prize donated by Yampa Valley Bank, according to a news release.

Registration forms are available at www.steamboatchamber.com/yes. For more information, email yes@steamboatchamber.com.

AARP driver safety course is May 23 in Steamboat

An AARP driver safety course is from 1 to 5 p.m. May 23 in the American Legion Room at the Steamboat Springs Community Center, 1605 Lincoln Ave. The course is designed for drivers ages 50 and older to help compensate for age-related changes. The cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for nonmembers. Upon completion of the four-hour course, certificates will be issued that entitle participants to an insurance discount. The class will be taught by Jane and Bud Romberg. Call the Rombergs at 970-879-0064 to register.

Free dinner is June 21 for cancer survivors, caregivers

Cancer survivors and their caregivers are invited to a free dinner June 21 during the Relay for Life event supporting the American Cancer Society. For more information or to RSVP, contact Carolyn Deverell at 630-740-5425 or cdeverellmath@yahoo.com.

Steamboat Chamber hosts a Constant Contact event

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association is hosting a Constant Contact presentation about email marketing at 11:30 a.m. May 23 at The Boathouse Pub. The cost is $15 for members and $20 for nonmembers. Register by calling 970-879-0880.

Heritage Christian School to host event on Thursday

Heritage Christian School, 27285 Brandon Circle, will host a dinner, talent show and book fair from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The event kicks off with a free lasagna dinner at 6 p.m. followed by a school-wide talent show from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in a dinner-theater format. The book fair will be open throughout the event, and proceeds from sales will help provide library and classroom resources for Heritage Christian students. Fair previews are from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Wednesday, but items can be purchased only during the Thursday event or at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/christianheritageschool1.

Sexual assault presentation is Thursday at high school

Advocates Building Peaceful Communities will host a sexual assault presentation at 7 p.m. Thursday at Steamboat Springs High School, 45 Maple St. Marilyn Van Derbur will discuss her experiences as a victim of childhood incest and sexual abuse, and her husband, Larry Adler, will talk about his role in her healing process. 

Derbur will share her story about long-buried memories of sexual abuse by her father that began to surface after she was crowned Miss America and graduated from the University of Colorado.

The presentation is appropriate for those 15 and older. The event is free and child care is provided for those who make a reservation by calling 970-879-2034.

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