Fetcher part of lunch series

The Tread of Pioneers Museum presents the 2001 Brown Bag Lunch Series at noon every Friday through August.

The Tread of Pioneers is on the corner of Oak and Eighth streets. John Fetcher presents “Ecorestoration on the Yampa River” today. Benita Bristol presents “The History of Colorado Mountain College” Aug. 17. Call 879-2214 for more information.

Comedy evening comes to a close

Bear River Bar and Grill presents its final comedy evenings at tonight and Saturday with Phil Palisoul of Denver. Doors open for appetizers at 7:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:15 p.m. Palisoul appeared on “The Tonight Show” and was given award as the standout performer at the Aspen Comedy Festival. Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the ticket office or at the door the night of the show. The show is for adults only, 21 and older only. Call 871-5252 for more information.

‘Steamboatin’ auction ending

John Fawcett’s watercolor “Steamboatin” can be viewed at Two Rivers Gallery and can receive bids in the silent auction that will benefit Strings in the Mountains. The silent auction ends at 8 p.m. Saturday and bids begin at $5,000.

To view or bid on the watercolor, Two Rivers Gallery is located at 56 Ninth St. or call Strings at 879-5056. Two Rivers Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.

Parks dept. hosts senior luncheon

The Parks and Recreation Department present an outdoor picnic lunch as part of the 2001 Seniors Program Wednesday. Plans are to meet at the bottom of the gondola at 10:30 a.m. to take a ride up the mountain, have lunch and enjoy the sunshine, views and conversation. Lunch should end by 2 p.m. Cost is $10 a person and space is limited. Call 879-4300 for more information.

Folk music part of Strings event

Strings in the Mountains presents Music on the Green free concert with country folk guitarist Brent Rowan and fiddle player Jessie Burns at 12:15 p.m. Thursday at the Yampa River Botanic Park. Call 879-5056 for more information.

Gallery presents trip to the north

Steamboat Studios Art & Gallery present a trip Aug. 18 in North Routt concentrating on creative artists from Steamboat to Hahn’s Peak. Artists can gain exposure and network with patrons and other artists. Paying guests have the opportunity to gain experience through information, inspiration and entertainment to raise money for Steamboat Springs Art Council. Cost is $75 for the day tour and three meals. The tour only is $25 and a Sculpture Yard Stomp Dinner and silent auction is $50. Featured artists include Gail Holthausen, Curtis Zabel, John Main, Sarah Buckles Larner, Rick Peters, Eileen Braziel, Dedi Knox, Heather Krohl Riverhouse Editions, Susan Schiesser and Jim Steinberg.

Final ballet show tonight

Vail International Dance Festival presents the final evening of Stiefel and Stars from American Ballet Theatre at 7:30 p.m. today at the Gerald Ford Amphitheater Vilar Pavilion. Ethan Stiefel was the star of last summer’s “Center Stage” and is the principal dancer with the American Ballet Theatre and The Royal Ballet. The featured performance is the third act of “The Sleeping Beauty.” Reserved tickets are $75, $55 and $35; lawn tickets are $15. The Shanghai Dance Ensemble performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday and for a family matinee at 1:30 p.m. Sunday at the pavilion. Headed by Dou Dou Huang, the Chinese dance company melds martial arts with contemporary and classical dance styles. Reserved tickets are $75, $55 and $35; lawn tickets are $15 for the Saturday show. Reserved tickets are $35 and $25, lawn tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults for Sunday’s performance. Call (970) 949-1999 or (888) VVF-VAIL.

Museum still accepting entries

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

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