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Briefs for Oct. 30

Teen Programs offering Teen School Days off

Teen Programs is offering Teen School Days Off, which will provide day-long recreation programming for sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders. The next date is Nov. 10. Activities for that day include bowling at Snow Bowl and swimming at Old Town Hot Springs. The cost is $25, which includes all activity fees and two snacks. Participants must bring a sack lunch.

Space is limited to 25 participants and is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration packets are available at Parks & Recreation offices, 245 Howelsen Parkway. Completed registration forms must be submitted with the $25 registration fee before 5 p.m. Nov. 8. For more information, call Brooke Lightner at 879-4300 or e-mail blightner@steamboatsprings.net.

Rotary Club seeks young professionals

The Rotary Club of Steamboat Springs is looking for young professionals between the ages of 25 and 40 to apply for its Rotary Group Study Exchange Program. Accepted applicants will travel to New Zealand in March for a month of unique cultural and vocational exchange opportunities.

The program is designed to develop professional and leadership skills among young adults to better prepare them to address the needs of their communities in an ever-increasing global workplace. In addition, the exchange strives to improve international understanding by enabling people from different countries to learn from one another on a personal level.

Team members will spend a month visiting the host country and living with local Rotary families. The goal is to introduce team members to the host country’s institutions and way of life, to view their own vocation as practiced abroad, to develop personal and professional relationships, and to exchange ideas.

The Rotary Foundation pays for most of the team member’s expenses, including transportation and meals. Team members are expected to pay only for their personal incidental expenses. Applications are due Nov. 10, 2006, and interviews will be conducted Nov. 18 in Laramie, Wyo.

For more information or an application, call Jim Steinberg at 879-3718.

Strawberry Park Elementary hosting book fair

Strawberry Park Elementary School is hosting a Reading Rainforest Book Fair from Nov. 2 to 10 in the school’s media center. The fair will be open daily from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be books for readers of all ages in addition to other gifts and items. A special Jungle Party is from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Nov. 8, when there will be a special drawing for books and prizes. Call librarian Sherry Holland at 871-3490 for more information.

Manager’s certification course offered

A ServSafe manager’s certification course, in English, for restaurant managers is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 4 in the Routt County Courthouse Annex building on Sixth Street. The cost is $165 a person, which includes training materials and an exam. Certification is valid for five years. RSVP to (303) 669-4024 by Nov. 8.

An employee food safety training course (in Spanish) is from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Dec. 5 in the Annex building. A course in English is from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Annex building. The cost is $30 a person.