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Steamboat briefs: The Foundry slated to offer ear acupuncture 4 p.m. Thursday







The Foundry Treatment Center will hold a free acudetox, or ear acupuncture, event from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the organization's outpatient clinic, 1915 Alpine Plaza, Unit C4.

Possible benefits of acudetox include a general feeling of well being, improved sleep, sense of relaxation and decreased cravings for addictive substances. Plan to spend 30 to 45 minutes receiving acudetox.

Contact clinical director Jasmine Aranda at 970-879-7230 or jasmine.aranda@foundrytreatmentcenter.com for more information.

Library screens documentary about global artist Lily Yeh

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free screening of "The Barefoot Artist," a new documentary film about Lily Yeh, a 70-year-old global artist, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday in Library Hall.

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"The Barefoot Artist" is a visually stunning and deeply emotional film by Glenn Holsten and Daniel Traub about the long and colorful life of Yeh, a Philadelphia-based artist who has committed herself to creating community-based art projects in some of the world's most troubled areas.

Beginning with an unprecedented sculpture garden in the projects of North Philly that, 18 years later, became known as "The Village of Arts and Humanities," the film also shows Yeh in action in various far-flung locations such as Kenya and Rwanda, where she teaches survivors of war and calamity to make murals and build sculptures drawn from their own experience.

Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Talking Green event focuses on waste, energy technology

Community members are invited to learn about anaerobic digestion, a technology that turns food waste into energy, at Yampa Valley Sustainability Council's monthly Talking Green event from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28 at the St. Paul's Episcopal Church fellowship hall, 846 Oak St., Steamboat Springs.

Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is raising awareness about new ways to think about food waste. According to the EPA, 20 percent of waste that goes to the landfill is food. This rotting food releases methane, a powerful short-term greenhouse gas that is 72 times more potent than carbon dioxide over a 20-year period. Anaerobic digestion is a process that captures methane from decomposing food and organic waste and converts it into usable energy.

Sybil Sharvelle from CSU's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and local agricultural producer Mark Berkley of Innovative Ag will present on the process of anaerobic digestion and its practical use in the Yampa Valley.

Volunteers needed for high school skiing championships

Steamboat Springs High School will play host to the state's high school skiers Feb. 23 and 24. Nordic skiing and Alpine skiing races will take place at both Howelsen Hill and Steamboat Ski Area.

Sailors' athletic director Luke DeWolfe said the school is still seeking volunteers to help with the event. He said a variety of tasks are still available. To volunteer for the Nordic races, check out signup.com/go/tjatkg, and for the Alpine events visit signup.com/go/q9oqod.

Colorado Energy Office sponsors efficiency sessions

The Colorado Energy Office will sponsor two "Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy in the Home-Buying Transaction" classes at either 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Steamboat Springs Board of Realtors conference room, 625 S. Lincoln Ave., Suite 202.

Trainer Nikki Maline, an energy coach with Energy Smart Colorado, will teach the two-hour class covering the latest on new energy tools in the real estate market including energy-efficiency mortgages for existing homes, Home Energy Score, Green MLS, FHA and Fannie Mae addition of stretch debt to income ratio for buyers of energy efficient homes.

Realtors and appraisers can earn two continuing education credits for attending one of the sessions. RSVP for either time slot at buyenergyefficienthome.eventbrite.com.

Photographer talks about 'Dancers After Dark' book

Bud Werner Memorial Library presents a free talk and slideshow with Jordan Matter, photographer of the New York Times bestselling book "Dancers Among Us," sharing the stories behind his new book, "Dancers After Dark," at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Library Hall.

"Dancers After Dark" is a celebration of the human body and the human spirit, as dancers, photographed nude and at night, strike poses of fearless beauty. Without a permit or a plan, Matter led hundreds of the most exciting dancers in the world out of their comfort zones — not to mention their clothes — to explore the most compelling reaches of beauty and the human form.

After all the risk and daring, the result is extraordinary: 300 dancers, 400 locations, more than 150 stunning photographs. And no clothes, no arrests, no regrets. Several of the published photographs were taken in the Yampa Valley. Matter returns to Steamboat Springs to talk about this passion project, the stories behind his compelling photos, and what else he's been working on.

Books will be available for sale and author signing courtesy of Off the Beaten Path Bookstore.