Steamboat briefs: Poochy Paddle is Sunday at Old Town Hot Springs |

Steamboat briefs: Poochy Paddle is Sunday at Old Town Hot Springs

— Old Town Hot Springs hosts a Poochy Paddle from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday. Dogs and their owners are invited to the pool, where dogs can swim, jump, chase balls and even venture off the diving board. The lap pool will be closed immediately after the Poochy Paddle for a weeklong cleaning. The cost is $5 per dog in advance and $10 per dog on the day of the event. Bring a dog or cat food donation for the Steamboat Animal Shelter. Enter at the back gate. Call 970-879-1828 with questions.

Baby-sitting class offered for youths 11 and older

A baby-sitting class for youths 11 and older is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 10 in Bogue Hall, Room 117, on Colorado Mountain College's Alpine Campus. Students will learn about safety and play for infants and toddlers, how to handle emergency and usual situations, diapering, feeding and payment. Registration is required, and the cost is $39. For more information, call 970-870-4527.

Steamboat Art Museum seeks gift shop volunteers

The Steamboat Art Museum needs volunteers to help in its exhibit galleries and gift shop. Volunteers typically work two hours per week and may be asked to greet visitors, give informal tours, help with clerical work and conduct sales in the museum gift shop. Contact Betsy at 970-870-1755 or

Fall registration has begun for Pee-wee Adventures

Registration has begun for the city of Steamboat Springs' Pee-wee Adventures fall program. The licensed part-time preschool program is for potty-trained 3- to 5-year-olds and is offered from 9 to 11:30 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday. The cost is $15 a day. Call Alexis Wolf for program information or Joelle Hamm for registration information at 970-879-4300. Online registration is available at

VNA offers birth control, screenings for women

Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association's Women's Health Clinic is offering free IUDs, Nuvaring and Implanon. Other birth control, STD screenings and general women's health care also is offered free to low cost based on income. All income levels are welcome. Make an appointment in Steamboat at 970-879-1632 or in Craig at 970-824-8233.

Horizons seeks volunteers for mentor opportunities

Horizons Specialized Services is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to individuals with developmental disabilities in Moffat and Routt counties. 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 swimming and boating programs. If interested, call volunteer coordinator Rebecca Hanson at 970-879-4466, ext. 111.

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Food bank in Hayden will distribute food as needed

The Hayden Community Food Bank and outreach ministry of Hayden Congregational Church will distribute food on an as-needed basis. Call Theresa Stivers at 970-276-2507.

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