Steamboat briefs: Strawberry Park Elementary spring book fair scheduled
April 1, 2013
Strawberry Park Elementary School's spring book fair is April 11 to 18 in the school's library. The fair is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 11 to 18, with special Saturday hours of 3 to 6 p.m. April 13. There is no book fair on April 12 because of a district meeting.
The book fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers and other great reads from more than 100 publishers.
"The Brain Games" will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. April 13, featuring brain games, a chance to build Lego robots, the opportunity to meet a storytelling robot and the ability to enter drawings to win free books.
For more information, call Sherry Holland at 970-871-3490.
Newborn Network offering resources to Routt families
Newborn Network is a support system dedicated to providing parenting and resource information to all families who live in Routt County and have children as old as 3.
Newborn Network's free services include weekly networking and education groups, parenting education home visits, a lending library of parenting topics and a series of gift bags. Parents of a child as old as 3 can call 970-879-0977 for more information about support services.
Horizons seeks volunteers to mentor, lead activities
Horizons Specialized Services is seeking caring, committed volunteers for individual mentors as well as people who enjoy group activities such as gardening, swimming, dancing and community events. For more information, call Tommy Larson at 970-879-4466, ext. 115. Horizons works in partnership with families and communities to expand opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.
Habitat reminds residents about Cars for Homes
Routt County Habitat for Humanity is reminding residents that motor vehicle donations help fund new Habitat homes through the Cars for Homes program. Motor vehicles — including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, etc. — can be donated by calling 1-877-277-4344 or by going to http://www.carsforhomes.org.
The cars then are sold at auction or to recyclers or salvage yards, and the funds are used to build Habitat homes in partnership with low-income families.
Integrated Community in need of volunteer teachers
Integrated Community is looking for volunteers to teach English. The in-home tutoring program trains and matches volunteers with limited English speaking community members. Get to know residents from other cultures while helping them learn English. For more information, call Roddy at 970-620-1513.
Integrated Community also is looking for volunteers to help with its Resource and Referral program. Practice your Spanish skills while assisting community members from other cultures. Call Sheila at 970-871-4599.