Library seeks volunteer artists for community sand painting
January 1, 2018
Bud Werner Memorial Library is seeking volunteers to help manage the two days of community sand painting this Wednesday and Thursday in Library Hall. Volunteers will be an on-site liaison to the community as people of all ages are invited to try their hand at the ancient Tibetan art of sand painting.
The library seeks lead artists who can commit to being on-site in Library Hall for a two- to three-hour shift to help guide and organize fellow community members. If you're interested in volunteering to help, contact adult programs coordinator Jennie Lay at firstname.lastname@example.org or 970-879-0240, ext. 317.
City offers free Christmas tree recycling at Howelsen Ice Arena
The gift of giving continues this holiday season as residents recycle their Christmas trees with the city of Steamboat Springs and the trees live on as mulch for city parks and homeowners.
People can safely dispose of their natural Christmas trees through Jan. 31 by dropping them off in the northwest corner of the Howelsen Ice Arena parking lot. Drop-off is available seven days a week from sunrise to sunset and all tinsel, ornaments, lights and nails must be removed, and wreaths are not accepted.
The mulch will be provided to residents on a first-come, first-serve basis in the spring as well as be used in city parks during the coming year.
Vocalists invited to join Yampa Valley Singers choral group
Yampa Valley Singers will begin weekly rehearsals from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Steamboat Springs. All singers are invited to join this community chorus, directed by Christel Houston, as the group prepares for "Journey Home" concerts on April 13 and 14, 2018. Bass and tenor singers are especially needed. Contact Ruth McClelland at 970-879-2641 for more information or to register.
Wild Films double feature, 'The Story of Cats,' to screen at library
Bud Werner Memorial Library in Steamboat Springs presents a free screening of the two-part film "The Story of Cats," winner of Best Broadcast Series Award at the 2017 International Wildlife Film Festival, over consecutive nights at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday in Library Hall.
Cats are among the most feared and revered creatures on the planet. Their power, strength and enigmatic nature have fascinated humans for centuries. They are one of the most studied mammals in the world yet only now is their real identity being understood – from their incredible hunting abilities, to their unique physiology and remarkable behaviors.
With nearly 40 different species, thriving in almost any environment, the cat is one of the most successful predators since the dinosaurs. Using the latest camera technology and working with leading scientists, the filmmakers are able to tell the story like never before.
Over two nights, viewers will journey across the globe tracking down the origins of these diverse creatures and take an in-depth look at what makes the family of felines unique and the evolutionary tricks and adaptations that truly make a cat, a cat.
Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.