Steamboat briefs: Home Builders hosts Toys for Tots fundraiser Saturday |

Steamboat briefs: Home Builders hosts Toys for Tots fundraiser Saturday

— The Steamboat Home Builders Association is hosting a Toys for Tots fundraiser at 6 p.m. Saturday at The Steam­­boat Grand. The Nacho Men will perform. The cost is $40 per person or $75 per couple and includes dinner, unlimited beverages and two beers. There also will be a cash bar and raffles. Tickets are sold at All That Jazz, and at the door. Call the Home Builders Association at 970-879-6184 or 970-640-7505 for more information.

Holiday Wishes shopping set to begin this weekend

Do something good for a family in Routt County this holiday season by purchasing a gift to donate from their holiday wish list. Visit for a gift registry, or shop at Walmart on Friday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Members of Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue will be handing out slips of paper with specific items needed for people to purchase. Cash donations, gift cards and Chamber Bucks also are accepted. Contact Grant Fenton with questions at 970-846-1560 or

Event funding requests are due to Chamber on Dec. 29

The Steamboat Springs Cham­­ber Resort Association now is accepting applications for summer 2011 special event funding, according to a news release. The application deadline is Dec. 29. For more information or an application, e-mail Kara Givnish at, or call 970-875-7002.

Library offers free training for electronic resources

Join a library reference assistant through Dec. 19 for a free, individual training or troubleshooting session to help check out audiobooks, eBooks, music, and videos from Bud Werner Memorial Library's electronic resources, Overdrive and NetLibrary. Reservations are required. Call 970-879-0240, ext. 331, or stop by the Reference Desk on the second floor to make a one-hour appointment.

Dance studio accepting registrations for 2010-11

Elevation Dance is accepting registrations for the 2010-11 session. Classes are available for ages 3 to adult in ballet, hip-hop, jazz, tap, contemporary, belly dance, Irish, Texas three-step and Zumba. The studio's recital is May 21 at Steamboat Springs High School; the deadline to register for the recital is Jan. 31.

Horizons seeks volunteers to spend time as mentors

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to individuals with developmental disabilities. Volunteers spend at least three hours a month with Hori­zons clients. Activities can include hiking, biking, bowling, swimming, fishing, walks, etc. The group needs volunteers for the Steam­­boat Marathon, swimming and boating programs. If interested, call Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111.

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Local groups reach out to returning service members

The Routt County Veterans Affairs, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 4264 in Steamboat Springs and American Legion Post 44 in Steamboat would like to meet local sons and daughters returning from military service. The VFW Post is looking for female war veterans. The American Legion also is looking for new members. Call VFW Post Commander Tony Weiss at 970-846-5035, Jim Stanko at 970-879-3936 or the Routt County veterans service officer, Michael T. Condie, at 970-879-5489.

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