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Steamboat briefs: Cello master class offered with John Sant’Ambrogio

— The Steamboat Symphony Orchestra is offering a cello technique master class with John Sant'Ambrogio from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday in Library Hall at Bud Werner Memorial Library. Bring your cello for a group lesson on fundamental techniques. Sant' Ambrogio played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and Casals Festival Orchestra and was principal cellist with the St. Louis Symphony for 37 years. Cellists and observers are welcome. Cellists should be teens or adults, intermediate to advanced players. Admission is free, but a $15 donation is suggested. For more information, call 970-819-3663.

Aging Well offers 2 free senior wellness clinics

Aging Well will host two free senior wellness clinics. The first clinic is from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Monday at Selbe Senior Apartments. The second is from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center. A registered nurse will check blood pressure and other vital signs and answer questions. No appointment is necessary. For more information, call Aging Well at 970-871-7676.

Integrated Community is seeking desk volunteers

¿Quiere practicar su español? Integrated Community seeks several volunteers to help staff the front desk.

Conversational Spanish, interpersonal skills and reliability are required. Conversational French is a plus. Students and retirees are welcome. Call Tatiana at 970-871-4599 for more information.  

Community blood drive scheduled for Thursday

A Steamboat Springs community blood drive is from 12:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday at Yampa Valley Medical Center. To schedule an appointment, call Bonfils Appointment Center at 1-800-365-0006, option 2, or sign up at, with site code 0234. Walk-ins are welcome after 3:30 p.m. as space permits. Eat a full meal and drink plenty of water before donating blood.

Workshop on writing your memoirs starts Wednesday

Colorado Northwestern Community College and Aging Well are offering a Writing Your Memoirs Workshop with Laurel Watson. The class is from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesdays, next week through Feb. 9 at the Haven Community Center in Hayden. The cost is $33. Call Lindsay Giessinger for more information or to sign up at 970-276-7291.

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Randy Udall to speak about future of energy Wednesday

Randy Udall, former director of the Colorado Organization for Renewable Energy, will speak about energy and the future of energy at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Steamboat Springs Community Center with Transition Steamboat. Booths for local energy-efficiency businesses and products will be on display.

Tai Chi for Health class starts Tuesday in Hayden

Aging Well is starting a new Tai Chi I for Health class in Hayden with the first session from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Haven Community Center. The class will teach the basics of tai chi, which incorporates gentle, flowing movements that enhance breathing, balance, posture and flexibility. There is a suggested $3 donation for each class. Sign up by calling Aging Well at 970-871-7676.

VNA still offering children, teen meningitis vaccines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other leading medical groups recommend meningococcal vaccine for: preteens and teens 11 through 18 years old, College freshmen living in dormitories, and children ages 2 to 10 who are at increased risk or if elected by their health care providers and parents.

For more information or to schedule an appointment for vaccination, call Northwest Colo­­rado Visiting Association at 970-879-1632 or 970-824-8233.

Steamboat Art Museum shop seeks local pieces

The Steamboat Art Museum gift shop is seeking work by local artists and craftspeople. The shop sells artist work on a consignment basis. Proceeds help support the art museum. Unframed paintings, prints, drawings or photography as well as hand-crafted works such as jewelry, pottery, textiles and high-quality craft items are welcome.

Interested artists can bring their work in for consideration. Call 970-870-1755 or e-mail for more information.

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