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Steamboat briefs: Strings Music Pavilion to host 2015 Navigator Awards

Strings Music Pavilion to host 2015 Navigator Awards

The 2015 Navigator Awards will be presented during a celebration from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday at Strings Music Pavilion. This year's winners include Bob Dapper, Business Leader of the Year; Glen Traylor, Young Professional of the Year; and Steamboat Restaurant Group, Business of the Year.

Video presentations will introduce the winners, and after the awards, Denver-based Paper Bird will bring their indie folk rock sound to the venue. The event will also serve as the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association's annual meeting.

Tickets for the 2015 Navigator Awards are $75 for reserved seating and can be purchased online at steamboatchamber.com/chamber/educational-events/navigator-awards. VIP tables for eight are available for $700.

The Navigator Awards are presented annually by the Steamboat Springs Chamber Resort Association and Steamboat Today.

Women's self-defense courses slated for Friday

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The Steamboat Board of Realtors, Colorado Mountain College and Simply Steamboat are sponsoring two women's self-defense courses at 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 3 to 5 p.m. Friday at the CMC Allbright Family Auditorium. The classes, taught by Kirsten Medieros, a black belt in Tae Kwon Do, are open to women age 16 and older and are free with a suggested donation to the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors Scholarship Fund. The course focuses on combat techniques, awareness, boundaries and self-defense. To register, email ulrich@ssbr.org or call 970-879-4663.

Annual meeting today at Moonhill School House

Community Agriculture Alliance will hold its annual meeting at 6 p.m. today at Moonhill School House in Clark. The event is open to the public and everyone is encouraged to bring a pot-luck dish made from something they have raised, grown or produced. Election of officers and appointment of directors and advisors will be conducted as part of the annual business meeting. Call Marsha Daughenbaugh at 970-879-4370 for more information.

Holiday Dessert Bake-Off to be held at Casey's Pond

Steamboat Today and Casey's Pond will be hosting the Holiday Dessert Bake-Off on Monday at Casey's Pond, 2855 Owl Hoot Trail. Community members are invited to put their baking skills to the test by entering their favorite desserts at ExploreSteamboat.com/bakeoff in one of the following categories: Best Pie, Best Cake, Best Cookies, Best Miscellaneous Dessert, Best Professional Dessert, Best Presentation and Community Choice.

Bakers need to enter the Bake-Off by Friday and judging will take place Monday at Casey's Pond. Winners will receive a $100 gift card to Steamboat Ace Hardware. 

Dessert tasting will be open to the public from 1 to 3 p.m. on Monday. Call Jenni DeFouw at 970-871-4235 or jdefouw@steamboattoday.com for more information.

Wild films takes viewers to Hawaii on Monday

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "Wild Hawaii: Land of Fire," an award-winning film by Kevin Bachar from the 2015 International Wildlife Film Festival, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9 in Library Hall. Seven million years ago, Hawaii rose from the sea a volcanic wasteland. How these islands transformed themselves into paradise is a story that defies the odds and challenges our expectations.

The film takes an untamed journey to Hawaii, a place that through an alchemy of fire, ice and water has become an experiment in creation from red hot lava to icy peaks and massive waves. The film shows how sea turtles, cliff-climbing fish, hawks and other species have adapted to thrive in this place. Visitsteamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Grief education, support group to begin in Hayden

The Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association will host a grief education and support group from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays beginning today at The Haven Community Center in Hayden, 300 South Shelton Lane. The group is open to anyone coping with the loss of a friend or a loved one. For more information or to RSVP, call 970-871-7682.

Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes ready for pick up

Concordia Lutheran Church in Steamboat Springs is the Routt County drop-off location for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes. The church has empty shoeboxes people can pick up or they can fill one of their own and drop it off at the church, 755 Concordia Lane. The official drop-off week is Nov. 16 to 23. Volunteers will be packing boxes to ship out at 9 a.m. Nov. 23. For information more information, visitsamaritanspurse.org/what-we-do/operation-christmas-child/.

Holidays in Rockies applications due Nov. 11

Vendor applications for the Holidays in the Rockies are due by Wednesday Nov. 11. This year's event, sponsored by the Steamboat Springs Arts Council, will be held Dec. 5 at Strawberry Park Elementary School. People can sign up to sell handmade gifts, apparel, delicacies, crafts and more by visiting steamboatarts.org or calling 970-879-9008.