Steamboat briefs: Benefit hockey game with former NHL stars is Saturday |

Steamboat briefs: Benefit hockey game with former NHL stars is Saturday

Players from the Red Wings Alumni Association will be playing in a benefit hockey game in support of the Steamboat Springs Youth Hockey Association at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Howelsen Ice Rink. Former NHL stars, including Dennis Hextall, Joe Kocur, Petr Klima, Mike Knuble and many others will be in attendance as they skate with some of Steamboat's best recreational league players. 

"We invite all of Steamboat to come down to the Howie Dome to enjoy a night in celebration of the great game of hockey and a fantastic season for Steamboat hockey from our mites through high school programs," event organizer Kerry Shea said.

Tickets are $10 and can be purchased at McKnights Irish Pub & Loft through Friday or at the door on the night of the game. Food and beer also will be available.

Quilters guild celebrating 20th anniversary Thursday

The Delectable Mountain Quilters Guild will celebrate its 20th anniversary today.

The group would like for all former board members and past presidents to attend. Each member is asked to bring the first quilt that they made and a recent quilt to show the progress they have made as quilters and as a Guild.

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There will be refreshments to celebrate the occasion. 

Primal Birthing education series is offered in May

Primal Birthing will be offering a childbirth education series from 5 to 8 p.m. on two Tuesdays and two Wednesdays, May 6, 14, 20 and 28.

The series will take place at Bud Werner Memorial Library's small meeting room and costs $110 per couple.

The class will explore the philosophy and importance of giving birth naturally, reigniting a woman's innate power and wisdom to do so without intervention. This class is interactive and realistic, providing an academic and emotional preparation for birth.

The deadline to sign up is April 1. Contact Tera Johnson-Swartz at 970-819-0728 or

Clothing swap, exchange is on April 5 at The Grand

The Steamboat Moms annual clothing swap and exchange is coming up in Steamboat Springs. The event is from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 5 at The Steamboat Grand and is free, though monetary donations will be accepted and will be used to support LIFT-UP's School Backpack program.

Gently used, stain-free clothes for newborns to age 10 are sought as well as shoes, equipment and maternity clothes.

Donations must be dropped off before the event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 4 or by calling Lori Biagi at 970-846-5833 to make alternate arrangements.

Mulch made from recycled Christmas trees is available

The city of Steamboat Springs is making the mulch from recycled Christmas trees available to residents. The mulch is located to the right of the entrance of the Howelsen Ice Arena at 285 Howelsen Parkway.

We ask that only residents and homeowners participate. Participants will have to load their own vehicles. For more information, call Parks supervisor Ernie Jenkins at 970-871-7025.

Free Retail Reinvention Workshop is on Monday

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs and DOLA are hosting a "Retail Reinvention Workshop" from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

During the free, two-hour workshop, Mainstreet and DOLA will delve into what is working well and what others would like to enhance retail merchandising. The workshop will focus on what sets retailers apart from the rest and whether local retailers are tapping into all available resources.

Refreshments and breakfast snacks will be provided. RSVP by calling 970-846-1800 by Friday.

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