Steamboat briefs: Meditation workshop set for Tuesday at Steamboat library

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Nationally recognized meditation teacher Tim Olmsted will present the essential meditation technique at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The technique is the subject of recent scientific research on meditation and the brain and is at the heart of most contemplative traditions.

This workshop would be relevant to new and experienced students of any spiritual tradition.

For more information, visit www.steamboatbuddhistcenter.org or call 970-846-2699.  

Tread of Pioneers to host presentation on rancher

The Tread of Pioneers Museum in Steamboat Springs, 800 Oak St., will host a free presentation titled “Margaret Duncan Brown: Shepherdess of the Elk River Valley” at noon and 5:30 p.m. Friday. Brown’s descendant Mary Walker will discuss the life and diaries of her tenacious relative who ranched alone for 47 years in the Elk River Valley beginning in 1918. Brown’s diaries are the foundation of the book “Shepherdess of the Elk River Valley.” For more information, call 970-879-2214 or visit www.treadofpioneers.org.

Gym offers free arts, crafts supplies to the community

Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym is offering free donations of arts and crafts supplies to local schools, preschools, art enthusiasts, the Boys & Girls Club of Steamboat Springs and after-school programs. Call 970-846-4818 to come and pick up donations. The Arts & Crafts Gym is open from 1 to 4 p.m. this week.

Small-business workshop is Wednesday at CMC

The Colorado Mountain College Entrepreneurship Center will offer a “ Small Business Start Up” workshop from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at CMC’s Alpine Campus, Room 127. The class is for anyone who is considering starting a new business and will help potential business owners assess their strengths and weaknesses and find good data for market analysis. The seminar is free and is part of a collaborative effort between the Entrepreneurship Center and SCORE. For more information, call Randy Rudasics, manager of the CMC Small Business Resource Center, at 970-870-4491.

Nonprofit seeks volunteers to teach English to others

Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to teach English. The in-home tutoring program trains and matches volunteers with limited English-speaking community members. Get to know residents from other cultures while helping them learn English. For more information, call Laura at 970-819-3720.

Integrated Community also is looking for volunteers to help with its resource and referral program. Practice your Spanish skills while assisting community members from other cultures. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.

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