Steamboat briefs: Weigh and Win runs until April 26 in Steamboat
April 2, 2013
Weigh and Win, a free program that provides incentives to lose weight and make healthy lifestyle choices, is from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through April 26 at Yampa Valley Medical Center. Call Lisa Bankard at 970-871-2500 for more information.
Healthy Eating Grocery Store Tour is Thursday
A Healthy Eating Grocery Store Tour led by Steamboat Dietary Designs is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Meet at the entrance of City Market. The cost is $15. Call 970-761-2270 for more information, or visit http://www.steamboatdietarydesigns.com.
Mother-Daughter Day is Saturday at The Steamboat Grand
The annual Mother-Daughter Day is from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the Burgess Creek Ballroom at The Steamboat Grand. New Frontiers for Women and Girls hosts the free event for fifth-grade girls and their mothers or female friends to strengthen their relationships before transitioning to middle school. Breakfast will be served. Topics that will be covered include: self-esteem and changing bodies, peer pressure, parenting and healthy bodies and lifestyles.
As part of the peer pressure presentation, a panel of middle school students will answer anonymous questions from attending girls about what to expect. During the parenting discussion, a panel of local women will answer questions from attending mothers about what to expect as their daughters head to middle school and beyond. And the healthy bodies and lifestyles portion of the program will teach participants about nutrition, stretching and yoga.
Register for the event by emailing participants' names and a phone number to Michele Meyer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children's clothing swap is April 13 at Lutheran church
A children's clothing swap is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 13 at Concordia Lutheran Church. Bring gently used children's clothes of all sizes and maternity clothes to swap for free. Clothes that have been organized by size can be dropped off at the church from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. April 12 or at the swap April 13.
Gently used baby gear — including bouncers, strollers, car seats, slings, etc. — also will be accepted and will be sold for small donation. Leftover clothes will be sold for $5 per bag at Finders Keepers, 1120 S. Lincoln Ave. Proceeds from baby gear and clothes sold at Finders Keepers will benefit the Steamboat Moms group.
Learn more about Steamboat Moms at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Steamboat-Moms/322706765248.
Leading climate scientist to speak at library Wednesday
Dr. James White, a leading climate scientist and director of the Institute for Arctic and Alpine Research, will offer his expertise along with a free community screening of the award-winning documentary film "The Island President" at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bud Werner Memorial Library. The film explores the issues of global warming as it follows President Mohamed Nasheed while he tries to save his nation, the 1,200 low-lying islands of the Maldives, from sinking into the Indian Ocean as sea levels rise.
View sage-grouse mating dance on Sagebrush Safaris
Conservation Colorado, Rocky Mountain Wild, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, Friends of Northwest Colorado and The Wilderness Society are hosting guided Sagebrush Safaris to see the greater sage-grouse mating dance.
Tours will leave the Conservation Colorado office in Craig, 529 Yampa Ave., at 4:30 a.m. daily from April 4 to 7. The cost is $25 for Routt County residents. Register at http://www.conservationco.org/2013/02/sage-grouse-tours or contact Sasha Nelson for more information at email@example.com or 970-824-5241.