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Holiday concert set for tonight

A December’s Eve Concert features Nashville musicians guitarist Brent Rowan and pianist Regi Stone at 7:30 p.m. today at the Steamboat Christian Center off U.S. 40. The concert presents the debut release of the new Christmas CD “Acoustic Christmas” and benefits Christian Heritage School library and computer center. Tickets are available at All That Jazz, First National Bank, Soda Creek Mercantile, F.M. Light & Sons, Christian Heritage School and at the door, unless sold out, for $15 or $12 for six or more.

Yampa school hosts arts fair

Yampa Elementary School hosts an arts and crafts fair with more than 50 booths from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the school in Yampa on Main Street. Lunch will be served at noon for $5, which includes Sloppy Joe’s or hot dogs, chips, a drink and a slice of homemade pie. Santa Claus will visit with toys and candy for the children between 2:30 and 3 p.m. Hosted by the Edith Chapter No. 61 Order of the Eastern Star.

Crafts bazaar benefits poor

Holy Name Catholic Church in Steamboat Springs presents the fourth annual Work of Human Hands Holiday Bazaar Saturday and Sunday. Hours of the bazaar are 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday at the church in the Perish Hall basement at 504 Oak Street.

Students to see orchestra

For the first year, Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will perform “Musical Awakenings” to the Yampa Valley in an effort to provide an educational music program for 1,230 elementary school children. The event is at 1 p.m. Monday for Soda Creek, Strawberry Park and South Routt schools at Steamboat Springs High School. East, Ridgeview and Sunset elementary schools from Craig and Hayden Valley Elementary will see the performance at 1:15 p.m. Tuesday at Moffat County High School.

SSAC presents Slide Night

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents Slide Night at the Depot Art Center. Local artists have the opportunity to have their work professionally photographed in time for Winter Works 2002 by Ken Proper of Proper Exposure. Reservations are being taken in 15-minute increments from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. Cost is $30 for up to three pieces, including processing. Fine Art Guild members pay $20 for 15 minutes. Guild memberships are available at the Depot. Call 879-9008 for more information and to schedule an appointment.

Grand readies for holiday

Executive Chef Patrick Lowe is preparing a feast for the Steamboat Grand’s Grand Thanksgiving Day Buffet at The Cabin in the hotel. The buffet menu includes: Chef’s Carving Station with turkey and ham; Chef’s Cold Table with salmon, duck, salads and fruit; Accompaniments Table with squash, potatoes, stuffings, wild rice, candied yams, Brussels sprouts and green beans; Dessert Table with chocolate pecan tarts, pumpkin pies, apple pies, blueberry crumb tartlettes, mixed fruit tartlettes and assorted cheesecakes. Cost is $38 for adults, $12.50 for children 6 to 12 and free for children 5 and under. Seatings are available at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Reservations are required. Call 871-5550 for more information.

Fine Craft 2001 at the Depot

The Steamboat Springs Arts Council presents Fine Craft 2001 through Nov. 25 at the Depot Art Center. As with many of the annual art exhibit displayed at the Depot Art Center, a plethora of various genres of crafts coat the walls and floor space lining the main gallery.

Fine Craft 2001 exhibits local, regional and national artists working in ceramics, wood, fibers, metal, paper and basketry to create an exhibit of 44 pieces. Donna Banning judged the show Oct. 12. Call 879-9008 for more information.

CD benefits United Way

A “Bands For America” Compilation CD, released by FreshTracksMusic, is now is music stores across the country to benefit United Way and the Sept. 11 relief funds. The 17-track CD features Jack Johnson, The String Cheese Incident, O.A.R., Dispatch, Strangefolk, Sonia Dada, Cary Pierce (formerly of Jackopierce), Virginia Coalition, King Konga, Slightly Stoopid, Domestic Problems, Lucky Town, Pepper’s Ghost, Graham Colton, The Booda Velvets, Smartbomb and Garrett Dutton (of G. Love & Special Sauce). The CD is available at FreshTracksMusic.com or in music stores. Visit www. FreshTracksMusic.com or call (773) 529-6733 for more information.

Fillmore filled with friends

Polyethnic Cajun Slamgrass band Leftover Salmon and Friends play at 8 p.m. Saturday at The Fillmore in Denver. Friends include Yonder Mountain String Band, who will open the show, Salmon joined by Bela Fleck, Billy Nershi of SCI, Bill Payne and Paul Barrere of Little Feat, Peter Rowan, Tony Furtado, Todd Park Mohr and Pete Wernick. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. 16 and older only. Tickets are $25. Call (303) 837-1482 for more information.

China ceramics still on display

The Denver Art Museum

Sunken Treasures: Ming Dynasty Ceramics from a Chinese Shipwreck from now through Sunday exhibits large dishes, bowls and stoneware jars made in south China. The items were cargo on the San Isidro, a Chinese ship that sank off the Philippine coast in the 16th century and was discovered in 1995 north of Manila.

Preserving Patterns: The Quilts of Charlotte Jan Whitehill from now through Dec. 9 exhibiting her 28 quilts featuring 19th century appliquatterns.

Alice Neel exhibit portrays people and places of the 20th century with more than 70 paintings and watercolors from now through Dec. 30.

Bruce Nauman exhibit features sculptures of all sizes with unusual materials, a video and an illustrated brochure from now through Dec. 30.

The Cos Cob Art Colony: Impressionists On the Connecticut Shore exhibit through Jan. 20, 2002. The exhibit features more than 50 oils, watercolors, pastels and prints detailing the inspiring people and settings of the Connecticut shoreline during the early 20th century.

Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, until 9 p.m. Wednesday, and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call (888) 903-0278 or visit http://www.denverartmuseum.org to get ticket prices and more information.

Classic play to be presented

The Cabaret Dinner Theater presents the classic American musical “Guys and Dolls” at the Cabaret Dinner Theater, 701 Main St., Grand Junction. Directed by Kirk McConnell, performances run through Jan. 20, 2002. The house opens at 5:45 p.m., show is at 7:30 p.m. The Sunday evening show begins at 6:30 p.m., house doors open at 4:45 p.m. Ticket prices range from $20 to $33.50. Call (970) 255-0999 for reservations.

Foothills hosts Fiesta! art

Foothills Arts Center hosts Fiesta! The Art of Mexican Celebration now through Jan. 13, 2002. The exhibit presents traditional Mexican art and culture and contemporary Chicano, or Mexican-American, artistic expression. Foothills presents a free Youth Fiesta Day from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at 809 15th St. in Golden. Admission is free. Call (303) 279-3922 for more information.


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