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Weekend events in Routt County

Emi Cooper, daughter of Nat Cooper and Petra Chladek, of Steamboat Springs, looks for Easter eggs April 11, 2009, during the city’s Easter egg hunt at Howelsen Hill. Egg hunts are planned for today and Sunday in Routt County.

Emi Cooper, daughter of Nat Cooper and Petra Chladek, of Steamboat Springs, looks for Easter eggs April 11, 2009, during the city's Easter egg hunt at Howelsen Hill. Egg hunts are planned for today and Sunday in Routt County.


❱❱ Cody's Challenge — Steamboat Ski Area, 8:30 a.m.

The gondola loads at 7:45 and 8 a.m. for this Randonee ski race at Steamboat Ski Area. The cost is $40 with a season pass or a pass for the event only. Pay $80 to also get a full-day lift ticket. The event includes a post-race barbecue at the Bashor picnic area and a 5:30 p.m. celebration at Bear River Bar & Grill. Profits provide scholarships to help ski patrollers further their medical educations. Call Kyle at 846-9250.

❱❱ Eggstravaganza — Steamboat Christian Center, 10 a.m.

Children ages 2 to 11 are invited to this giant egg hunt, which offers a variety of prizes. Face painting, a cakewalk and other festivities also are featured. Call 879-0063 or go to http://www.steamboatchristian.com for more information. 801 Dougherty Road.

❱❱ Oak Creek Easter Egg Hunt — Decker Park, 10:30 a.m.

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The 18th annual Oak Creek Easter Egg Hunt starts with the Easter Bunny's arrival at 10:30 a.m. at Decker Park and includes prizes and goodies. A scavenger hunt for those ages 13 and older and an adult egg hunt start at 2 p.m. at Black Mountain Tavern.

❱❱ 35th annual Assets Easter Egg Hunt — Howelsen Hill chairlift, 11 a.m.

The city of Steamboat Springs and Grand Futures of Routt County present this Easter egg hunt. Bring your own basket and wear boots. Call 879-4300 or go to http://www.steamboatsprings.net for more information.

❱❱ Skate-a-thon — Howelsen Ice Arena, 1 to 4 p.m.

Skaters of all ages are welcome to skate laps to raise money for programs that support families affected by autism spectrum disorder. The Steamboat Springs Figure Skating Group will perform, and Mambo Italiano pasta dinner tickets will be available at a discounted price with all proceeds going to the Yampa Valley Autism Program. Call 870-6257 for more information.

❱❱ Polymer clay and jewelry class — Steamboat Arts & Crafts Gym, 1 to 4 p.m.

Laurel Bielec leads a class using polymer clay techniques to create two pendants. Cost for the class is $40; materials are $10. Call 870-0384 to register. 1280 13th St.

❱❱ Easter egg decoration — The Hayden Artisans Marketplace, 2 to 4 p.m.

The Hayden Artisans Marketplace hosts an Easter egg decorating event. Bring hard-boiled eggs. The Marketplace will provide decorating materials, including some plastic eggs for those who forget their eggs. Refreshments will be served. Call 276-2019.

❱❱ Artist talk — Depot Art Center, 2 p.m.

Local artist Carol Jean will talk about her solo art exhibit. FREE. Call 879-9008. 1001 13th St.

❱❱ Me & Ed's Music Machine — Slopeside Grill, 2 p.m.

Steamboat locals Eric Barry and Eric Delaney get a big sound out of their two-man rock band. FREE. Call 879-2916. Slopeside Grill is in Torian Plum Plaza by Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ The Dirty Heads — Gondola Square, 3 p.m.

Reggae roots provide a platter to pile bits of hip-hop, pop-rock, lush orchestration and skater attitude for California-based band The Dirty Heads. Learn more at http://www.dirtyheads.com. A Rail Rodeo skiing and snowboarding competition also starts at 3 p.m. at the base of Steamboat Ski Area. The show is part of the 11th annual Bud Light Rocks the Boat free concert series. FREE. Call 879-6111. Gondola Square is at the base of Steamboat Ski Area.

❱❱ Dave Harlan — Gondola Pub & Grill, 3:30 to 5 p.m.

A local musician plays favorites from various styles of music. FREE. Call 879-4448. Gondola Square.

❱❱ Jesse Christensen and friends — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 5:30 p.m.

A local musician performs live. FREE. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Cosmic Night and free karaoke — Snow Bowl, 7 p.m.

FREE admission. Call 879-9840. 2090 Snow Bowl Plaza, off U.S. Highway 40 in west Steamboat.

❱❱ Ozric Tentacles — Ghost Ranch Saloon, 9 p.m.

Ozric Tentacles plays dance-ready psychedelic rock. Tickets are $10 at the door. Call 879-9898. 56 Seventh St.

❱❱ Pat Waters — The Boathouse Pub, 9 p.m.

Local multi-instrumentalist Pat Waters plays acoustic classic rock. FREE. Call 879-4797. 609 Yampa St.

❱❱ Henhouse Prowlers — The Tugboat Grill & Pub, 10 p.m.

Putting a good story and universal themes at the forefront of their traditionally rooted bluegrass sound, the members of Chicago bluegrass quintet Henhouse Prowlers update a classic style while holding on to folksy vocal harmonies. Learn more at http://www.myspace.com/thehenhouseprowlers. Pay $5 at the door. Call 879-7070. 1860 Ski Time Square Drive.


❱❱ Pancake breakfast and Easter egg hunt — Steamboat Lake Visitors Center, 8 to 11 a.m.

Easter egg hunts are at 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. for children 8 and younger; bring a basket. The meal includes pancakes, sausage, coffee and orange juice. The cost is $10 for adults, $5 for children ages 2 to 12 and free for children younger than 2. Call Hillary at 871-4559. North Routt Preschool is presenting the event.

❱❱ Paul Geppert — Steaming Bean Coffee, 9 to 11 a.m.

Paul Geppert is a local folk, bluegrass and acoustic musician who performs regularly with the groups Cornbread and 3Wire. FREE. Call 879-3393. 635 Lincoln Ave.

❱❱ Live trivia — Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 6:30 p.m.

Test your nonessential knowledge in four rounds of questions, with categories including sports, history, food and music. Call 871-6277. 628 Lincoln Ave.