Steamboat briefs: Tickets for Dance Theatre concert on sale Saturday

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The annual Steamboat Dance Theatre concert tickets go on sale Saturday. The 42nd annual performance will take place at 7 p.m. March 20, 21 and 22 with a children’s matinee at 12:30 p.m. March 22.

The show features a diverse array of dance styles ranging from belly dance and hip-hop to contemporary and aerial. Tickets are available at www.steamboatdancetheatre.org and are $20 for reserved seating, $15 for general admission and $12 for students and seniors.

For more information, call 970-819-1710. 

Lowell Whiteman School hosting a dinner Friday

The Lowell Whiteman School will be kick-starting a new educational food program and is celebrating by hosting a three-course dinner paired with wines at 6 p.m. Friday.

The event is part of the school’s Sustainable Agriculture Program, which promotes environmentally friendly practices, according to a news release. The program addresses issues including composting, animal husbandry and small agricultural farming. It also promotes an educational experience through the incorporation of physical activity and critical thinking.

The SAP Supper is $100 per person. RSVP to Andy Ziegler at 608-334-3690 or zieglera@lws.edu.

Winter Blast Triathlon is Friday at the hot springs

The Winter Blast Triathlon Series at the Old Town Hot Springs continues today and March 28. The triathlon starts in the pool, heads up to the spin bikes and then to the treadmills. The cost for members is $30 per event and $80 for the series, and the cost for nonmembers is $40 per event or $110 for the series. Participants ages 12 to 15 must be with an adult. Register at the Old Town Hot Springs front desk. Email aquatics@sshra.org or call 970-879-1828, ext. 311, for more information.

Winter Olympics is topic of Coffee and a Newspaper

The 2014 Winter Olympics will be the topic of the next Coffee and a Newspaper, held at the Steamboat Pilot & Today office at 1901 Curve Plaza.

The date has been changed for the next event from March 5 to March 12.

Reporters Luke Graham and Joel Reichenberger will discuss their experiences covering the games, and members of the newspaper’s management team — including Publisher Suzanne Schlicht, Editor Lisa Schlichtman and Assistant Editor Laura Mazade — will be on hand to also answer questions and chat about local issues.

Coffee and pastries will be provided, and the event starts at 7:30 a.m.

You also are welcome to tour our facility.

Rotary Club is accepting grant funding applications

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs has announced it is accepting applications for its second round of annual grant funding. Each year, the local service organization awards about $10,000 in grants to nonprofits. 

The club has established several areas of focus that guide its grant-making decisions. Some of these guidelines include:

■ Activity that improves the quality of life in Steamboat Springs and Routt County.

■ Activity that primarily serves seniors and youths.

■ Grant funds must be used for specific activities, not operational purposes.

■ Grants will support distinctive, one-time activities and should not be depended upon for multiple years.

A grants committee will review all applications and then award grants of less than $1,000 to worthy nonprofit groups. Applications and a complete set of grant submission guidelines can be accessed through the club’s website at www.clubrunner.ca/portal/Home.aspx?accountid=3667.

Completed applications should be returned to Jane Toothaker at jane.toothaker@gmail.com by the March 15 deadline. Applicants will be notified in mid-April about whether they received grant funding.

Registration open for Middle School Teen Programs

Registration for Middle School Teen Programs will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The following $100 programs are being offered in March:

■ Girls Reaching Out Wider: Learn about health, outdoor activities, leadership development and arts and crafts. Weekly activities include pottery, jewelry making, self-defense, yoga, swimming, public speaking and community service projects. For girls in sixth through eighth grades. Session one will be held from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays for seven weeks starting March 11.

■ Baby-sitting training/CPR first aid certification: Learn the business of baby-sitting, child development and correct techniques for playing with all ages of children as well as holding, changing and feeding infants and toddlers. This class also will include child and infant CPR and first aid. It will be held from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Mondays for eight weeks starting March 10.

■ Archery: Learn competition shooting using Genesis compound bows. The program will be offered from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. Thursdays starting March 13.

Register at www.steamboatsprings.net/teen or at the Parks, Open Space and Recreational Services Department, at 245 Howelsen Parkway. Some scholarships are available. Contact Kate Warnke at 970-879-4300 or kwarnke@steamboatsprings.net for more information.

Annual daffodils sale is in March, benefits Hospice

The annual Hospice daffodils sale is coming up. Daffodils will be on sale for $5 per bunch, $24 for 5 bunches and $46 for 10 bunches on March 18 at the following locations:

■ Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association

■ City Market (Craig and Steamboat Springs)

■ Ace at the Curve

■ Hayden Mercantile,

■ Bonfiglio Drug

■ Clark Store

They also can be purchased through March 14 at www.nwcovna.org/hospicedaffodils.php. Contact Kendall Yeager at 970-871-7607 or kyeager@nwcovna.org with questions.

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