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‘Fantasticks’ curtain call

This is the last weekend of The Steamboat Community Players’ production of the classic musical tale “The Fantasticks.” The musical is part of the Summer Theatre Festival that ends Saturday. The last shows will be today and Saturday at 8 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available at All That Jazz for $15. Call 879-3254 for more information.

Have some fun with fungi



Partners in Interpretation presents a Fun with Fungi workshop from 6 to 8 p.m. today at Olympian Hall and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the field, meeting at Yampatika. The workshop is suitable for the expert mushroom hunters to beginners. Rob Reinsvold, professor from the University of Northern Colorado and the president of the Colorado Mycological Society, will provide an introduction mushroom course before the hunting day. Be prepared to hike Saturday. Cost is $10 for both days. Reservations are required. Call 871-9151 for more information.

Plein Air on display



The Small Works Gallery at the Depot Art Center presents the Plein Air Painters Workshop in the Plein Air Exhibit from today through Sept 24. Gallery hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 879-9008 for more information.

Ski corp. hosts alpine hike

The Steamboat Ski and Resort Corp. presents a High Alpine Guided Hike and Gourmet Lunch Experience through Sept. 1 on Fridays and Saturdays. The Steamboat Ambassadors will take people on a guided mountain hike for a white tablecloth gourmet lunch accompanied by select wine. Meet at the information center in Gondola Square at 10:30 a.m.; lunch is around noon and the hike back to the gondola for a ride down is at about 2 p.m.This is an intermediate-advanced hike leading from Summer Road to 4 Points, about three miles. The cost is $35 for adults 21 and older, $19 for young adults 13 to 20 and $12 for children 6 to 12. It is recommended children under 10 not participate in the hike. Price includes gondola ride, lunch, glass of wine and the hike. You can purchase tickets at Steamboat Central Reservations at 879-0740 or at the Information Center Vacation Services at 871-5191.

Brown Bag series today

The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents the 2001 Brown Bag Lunch Series at noon every Friday through August. The museum is on the corner of Oak and Eighth streets. Laura of Little Moon Essentials presents “Baths and Beyond” today. John Fetcher presents “Ecorestoration on the Yampa River” Aug. 10. Call 879-2214 for more information.

Strings readies for busy week

Strings in the Mountains presents a week full of musical entertainment:

Call 879-5056, ext. 105, for more information.

Friday: A Different Tempo with bluegrass band Nickel Creek at 8 p.m. at the Strings Tent in Torian Plum Plaza. Tickets are $22.

Saturday: Chamber music “A Viennese Evening” featuring Schubert and Beethoven with a string trio, clarinet, piano, violin, viola and cello at 8 p.m. at the Strings Tent. Tickets are $18 for adults, $5 for children.

Monday: Sponsors’ Concert a private concert for festival contributors featuring jazz artist Nnenna Freelon and The Miami String Quartet at 7 p.m. at the Strings Tent. The sponsors’ concert is a free private concert for contributors who donate $50 or more. Contributor categories include: friend to donor benefits, individual benefits, corporate benefits, restaurant and real estate councils and in-kind donations. Hors d’oeuvres and a champagne reception follow.

Tuesday: The Nnenna Freelon youth concert is sold out. For those with tickets, the show begins at 11 a.m. at the Strings Tent. Freelon also performs for the Different Tempo night at 7 p.m. at the Strings Tent. Freelon is a five-time Grammy nominee and performed at the 2001 Grammys. “Soulcall” reveals simple jazz tradition with gospel influences and pop favorites. Tickets are $24.

Wednesday: Musical Talks Visionary Voices: Composers and their Inspirations featuring “Sir Edward Elgar and the Fading British Empire” followed by a free educational program with Ken Greene and Strings musicians. The free musical talk begins at 5:30 p.m. followed by a reception to meet musicians and lecturer Ken Greene at 6:30 p.m. at Centennial Hall in downtown Steamboat Springs on 10th and Oak streets.

Thursday: Music on the Green with the Dahlia Quartet chamber music at 12:15 p.m. at the Yampa River Botanic Park, free. Bring a lawn chair, picnic and sunscreen. Also, chamber music “Three B’s” with Bach, Barber and Beethoven at 7 p.m. Casual dress encouraged. Cost is $16 for adults, $5 for children. Dessert with the musicians follows the concert.

‘A Chair Affair’ comes to end

The Mixed Media Painting School of Steamboat Springs is having a public art project to entertain and educate the community on the fine art of mixed media painting. “A Chair Affair” is the first public art project for the annual fellowship award to benefit area artists. The painted and decorated chairs will be on display at Toys in the Attic until Tuesday, when they will be up for auction. Proceeds from the auction will be distributed between the artists and the fellowship fund. For more information, contact Eileen Braziel at 879-5609.

Museum seeks show entries

The Museum of Northwest Colorado presents a Regional Art Show September 2001 and is accepting entries until Aug. 13. The museum is located at 590 Yampa Ave. in Craig. For more information, call (970) 824-6360.

Arts festival set in Beaver Creek

The 14th annual Beaver Creek Arts Festival is from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Aug. 11-12 at the Beaver Creek Resort near Avon. Admission is free, and visitors can venture to the 150 arts and craft booths and listen to live music. Art mediums include woodworking, glass, watercolors, sculptures, furniture, mosaics, ceramics and jewelry.


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