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Steamboat briefs: City to offer an open gym archery program for adults

The city of Steamboat Springs will be offering an open gym archery program for adults and children from 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesdays at the Soda Creek Elementary gym beginning Feb. 4 and running through March 11 (except for Feb. 18).

The cost is $5 per participant per session. The program is open to youth 7 and older with a parent or guardian present from 6 to 7 p.m. and then adults 18 and older from 7 to 9 p.m. Children under the age of 7 will not be permitted in the gym during archery hours.

The range will be set up at 12 yards until 7 p.m. and then adjusted to 15 yards for the adults. Genesis compound bows and arrows will be available for the public and are appropriate for adults and children to use but it is highly recommended that adults bring their own equipment.

Trained staff will be on site to help facilitate the range activities and provide helpful hints, but this is not an instructional class. Contact Alexis Wolf at awolf@steamboatsprings.net or 970-871-7053 for more information.

Center for Visual Arts to include new members

The Center for Visual Arts is expanding its docent program to include new members beginning in February. Emphasizing art education in the community, CVA docents lead group tours, assist at special events including lectures and workshops, greet visitors to the gallery and conduct art sales.

Typically, CVA docents spend one day a month greeting visitors. Other part-time opportunities include helping with fundraising efforts and serving on specific committees such as Art Walk, exhibits and facilities.

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Currently, the Center for Visual Arts, a 501c3 non-profit organization, provides exhibit space for emerging artists and displays the work of highly accomplished regional artists. CVA coordinates the popular First Friday Art Walk and presents free Guest Artist Lectures to local artists and the community at-large. 

In return for their service, docents receive free admission to CVA events, discounted prices on art and the opportunity to meet people in the art field and expand their art education. 

CVA hosts "Meet the Artists" evenings for docents, visits to artists' studios and excursions to the Front Range to visit galleries and museums including the Denver Art Museum. Currently, plans are underway for an extended trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Interested persons should email betsy@ssteamboatartcenter.com or call 970-846-8365 or 970-846-7062.

Volunteers needed to coach 2015 Science Olympiad

Steamboat Springs Middle School is looking for volunteers to coach a team or teams for the 2015 Science Olympiad competition in a variety of science and engineering topics.  These areas include oceanography, meteorology, astronomy, robotics, mechanical and aerospace engineering.

The competition will be held in Fort Collins on March 7, so the teams will be practicing for the next six weeks. Those interested in volunteering, or who know someone in the community that would be willing to mentor middle school students for Science Olympiad should contact Pam Karzen at 970-871-3577 or at pkarzen@ssk12.org.  

Library to hold presentation on reading garden catalogs

Bud Werner Memorial Library and Routt County's CSU Extension and the local CSU Master Gardeners present "Garden Porn: How to read those seductive seed catalogs for what will work in the High Country" at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall. As the 2015 seed catalogs are arriving in mailboxes, gardeners need to choose what to grow next summer. Seed expert and CSU Master Gardener Jackie Buratovich leads an evening of seed catalog perusal and expert advice. The library will have more catalogs on hand for participants to explore, as well as updates on the Bud Werner Seed Library. For more information, visit http://www.steamboatlibrary.org/events.