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Steamboat briefs: Writing a successful book seminar held at college

Edith Lynn Beer, an author whose books have been published by Simon & Schuster, Association Press and other main line publishers, will be giving a brown bag lunch seminar, "Writing a Successful Book," from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., July 11 in Bristol Room 220 at Colorado Mountain College's Alpine campus in Steamboat Springs. Beer will discuss how to rewrite first drafts, find an agent and/or editor, how to develop a style and the pros and cons of self-publishing. Each student will receive a resource list of editors, agents, publishing houses and associations that welcome new writers. The cost of the seminar is $40. Call 970-870-4444 for more information.

Hayden holds museum vintage vehicles parade

The Hayden Heritage Center Museum invites all vintage car enthusiasts to be participate in the museum's float entry by driving their vintage vehicles in the Hayden Daze Parade July 18. Those who plan to participate should meet at the museum at 8:45 a.m. in advance of the parade line-up at 9 a.m. The parade begins at 10 a.m. July 18. Meet at the Museum at 8:45 a.m. lineup is 9 a.m., parade starts at 10 am. Drivers are encouraged to dress in period costume. After the parade, vehicles can be displayed at the museum while visitors relax with a free Routt beer float. Interested vehicle owners should contact Laurel Watson, museum curator, at haydenmuseum@zirkel.us by July 13.

Golf rally registration open for men and women

Men and women golfers can now register for Steamboat's Rally In The Valley Golf Tournament, which will be held July 14 at the Rollingstone Ranch Golf Course. Proceeds from the tournament, which is open to the first 100 golfers who register, will benefit the Yampa Valley Breast Cancer Awareness project. The cost is $115 per player. To register or for more information, call the golf club at 970-879-1391.

Parking not available for Hot Air Balloon Rodeo

There is no public parking at the Hot Air Balloon Rodeo event, which takes place on the mornings of July 11 and July 12 near Bald Eagle Lake on U.S. Highway 40 south of Steamboat Springs. Free transportation to the site is provided from the Meadows parking lot on Pine Grove Road beginning at 6 a.m. both mornings. There is a suggested donation of $5 per car. Due to the event's convenient location on the edge of town, spectators are also encouraged to walk, ride their bikes or take a lodging shuttle. For the evening Balloon Glow, parking is available at the Mountain Village.

Free library concert: Jazz with Latin flair Wednesday 

Bud Werner Memorial Library will present "Jazz with a Twist of Lime," a free community concert for all ages featuring Spanish and Latin jazz guitarist Dave Bullard, jazz singer and pianist Tera Johnson and flamenco dancer Eva Luna, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, in Library Hall. The concert is free, but donations for the artists will be accepted. Visit steamboatlibrary.org/events for more information.

Applications now accepted for children's program

Civil Air Patrol is accepting applications from boys and girls ages 12 to 18 for its cadet program, which centers around aviation, aerospace technology, leadership, fitness and character. 

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Go to the Steamboat Springs Airport from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday or attend one of the events held on the second Tuesday of the month at Heritage Christian School. For more information, call 303-524-5964.

Civic organization meets every other Wednesday

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club now meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at The Egg & I restaurant from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 

The group is one of Steamboat's oldest civic organizations, chartered in 1923. Meetings are open to members as well as those who are interested in learning more about the Lions Club.

The Steamboat Ski Town Lions Club is made up of civic-minded men and women of all ages who identify needs within the Steamboat Springs community and work to fulfill them. 

Throughout the years, the group plans or participates in numerous events and programs. It collects eyeglasses for those in need throughout the world and provides free vision screening for youths in Routt County schools and at health fairs. It supports United Way Day of Caring and the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life. It provides scholarships for high school seniors and funding for local youth groups such as Rocky Mountain Youth Corps. 

Highlight events include its annual Thanksgiving turkey drive, highway cleanup days, participation in the Rocky Mountain Mustang Roundup, Fourth of July Pancake Breakfast and Hot Air Balloon Rodeo. The club's largest fundraiser is its annual Christmas tree sale in November and December.

For more information on joining, call Theo at 970-879-4889. For general information on the club, visit skilions.org or find the club on Facebook at facebook.com/skitownlions

Design committee seeks volunteers for projects

The Mainstreet Steamboat Springs Design Committee is looking for volunteers. The committee focuses on how downtown Steamboat looks and functions.

Some of the projects the committee has completed included the downtown bus shelters; adopting Eagle Scout Park for cleanup, plantings and ongoing maintenance; assisting with the design and execution of the streetscape plan on Lincoln Avenue; and flower baskets. Upcoming projects will include the Yampa Street revitalization and advocacy for sidewalks on Oak Street. The committee meets from 8:30 to 10 a.m. the second Wednesday of each month in Centennial Hall, 124 10th St.

Call Tracy Barnett at 970-846-1800 for more information or to sign up for a meeting reminder email list.