Briefs for Oct. 1 |

Briefs for Oct. 1

Oak Creek hockey sign-ups under way

— Oak Creek Hockey Association is excepting registration for all age groups.

Go to for registration forms and contacts. Cost is based on age. All age groups are less than $300 if paid in full by Nov. 15. Scholarships and discounts are available for first-time players. OCHA is part of the competitive Rocky Mountain Youth Hockey League. Contact Charlene at 736-0520 for questions.

Social etiquette, dancing classes registration due

Steamboat Springs Cotillion is accepting registration for fall classes for fifth- through ninth- grade students. Participants will learn social etiquette and dancing including waltz, swing, Latin and other styles. The four sessions culminate in a theme party for fifth- and sixth-graders and a dinner party for seventh- through ninth-graders. Classes are held at the Steamboat Grand on Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, 11 and 18, from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. for fifth and sixth grades and 7 to 8:30 p.m. for seventh to ninth grades. Call Jeanne Parsons at 879-5866 or Kelly Wilson at 870-6085.

LIFT-UP to distribute USDA Commodities

USDA Commodities are being distributed for the third quarter of 2007 at LIFT-UP of Routt County offices in Steamboat Springs, Hayden and Oak Creek through The Emergency Food Assistance Program. Each eligible household may receive TEFAP foods once per quarter. This quarterly distribution ends Sept. 30. Food will be given on a “first-come, first-served” basis. Call 870-8804 between 1 and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday to inquire about income-eligibility and hours of operation for each office.

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs seeking volunteers

Mainstreet Steamboat Springs is recruiting interested volunteers to assist with its programs. Mainstreet is much more than a business organization. It is a comprehensive program created by the National Trust for Historic Preservation to revive and strengthen the historic cores of communities across the nation. More than 2,000 communities are using the Mainstreet Four-Point Approach, which address design elements within the district, promotion of events and image, economic restructuring to gauge and strengthen economic health, and organization of the entities within the district as a unified voice. If you would like more information on becoming active with the Mainstreet organization, call Tracy Barnett at 846-1800 or e-mail