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Steamboat briefs: Easter Eggstravaganza is Saturday at Meadows lot

The annual Easter Eggstravaganza will be at 10 a.m. Saturday in the Meadows Parking Lot by the Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs.

The Eggstravaganza is for ages 2 to 11 and the event is broken up by ages 2 and 3, 4 and 5, 6 through 8 and 9 to 11.

There will be a grand prize drawing for more than 100 bikes and skateboards. Other activities include bounce houses, craft areas, bake sale, photos with the Easter Bunny, face painting, balloon animals and free ice cream from Cold Stone.

To register, visit

Easter egg hunt Thursday outside Hayden library

The Hayden Public Library will host the annual Easter Egg Hunt for preschoolers and their parents at 11 a.m. Thursday.

There will be stories and songs and, weather permitting, the egg hunt will be held outdoors this year.

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Bring a basket or a bag for gathering eggs.

Chief Players are seeking actors, actresses for 'Sylvia'

Chief Players will hold auditions for the June production of "Sylvia."

The group needs two men and two women ages 20 to 50. The auditions will start at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Chief Theater. No experience is necessary.

For more information, call Howard at 970-439-0088.

Steamboat Student Film Fest deadline is Friday

The second annual Steamboat Student Film Fest will take place May 2 and 3 at the Chief Theater in downtown Steamboat Springs.

The festival is accepting submissions from middle school, high school and college students nationwide, who will compete for $250 in prizes in the six categories of action sports, artistic/experimental, comedy, documentary, drama and original animation. Submissions are due Friday.

For more information, visit

1,352 in county enroll via Connect for Health website

The Denver Post reported that final figures for Colorado's open enrollment in private health insurance under the Affordable Care Act stand at about 124,000, according to state officials.

Of that 124,000, 1,352 people in Routt County enrolled through Connect For Health, and 187 people enrolled in Moffat County.

Connect for Health, which opened for business Oct. 1, offered 150 plans for individuals and families through 10 insurance companies.

The state insurance exchange said Monday that enrollment is closed until Nov. 15.

Kids have chance to learn Congolese drum, dance

The Bud Werner Memorial Library is hosting two free Congolese Drum and Dance programs just for kids during spring break.

Join Master Artists Jean-Claude Biza Sompa and Teber Milandou Sita in one of two hour-long sessions that will teach kids to boogie to the beat of fun African rhythms.

The programs will be held at 10:30 a.m. April 25 in Library Hall for kids ages 3 to 7 and at 11:45 a.m. for kids ages 8 and older. No signup is needed.

Yampatika offers several do-it-yourself courses

Yampatika is gearing up for a busy year. Here are some DIY courses to look for:

■ May 10: International Migratory Bird Day celebration at Carpenter Ranch, 8 to 10 a.m.; guided bird walk, 10 a.m. to noon: family activities, free.

■ May 14: DIY Organic Gardening Series: Intro to Organic Gardening, $20 per course or $80 for series. Registration is required by calling 970-871-9151.

■ May 19: DIY Organic Gardening Series: Wild Edibles, $20 per course or $80 per series Registration is required by calling 970-871-9151.

■ May 29: Yampatika's Wild Edible Feast, 5:30 to 9 p.m., $100. To purchase tickets, call 970-871-9151.

Steamboat School Board to adopt 2015-16 calendar

The Steamboat Springs School District Board of Education will adopt a school year calendar for the 2015-16 school year. Residents can take a few moments to review the four calendar options available on the district website, at

The board is asking that people complete the survey,, and they will have the opportunity to provide input for future school year calendars.

The School Board has 260 responses already but is looking for more input.

Tennis Center, STARS, STA offer adaptive tennis classes

The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs, STARS and the STA are partnering to offer a five-week introduction to tennis starting May 2.

Adult and high school volunteers are needed for the sessions.

The cognitive adaption class will meet from 4 to 5 p.m. Fridays, except May 23. The physical adaption class will meet from 5 to 6 p.m. the same days.

Email Loretta at if you are interested in volunteering.

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