Briefs for Dec. 3 |

Briefs for Dec. 3

Ceili society meets today

The Yampa Valley Ceili Society meets from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Depot Art Center for an informal evening to learn new dances and listen to music. Newcomers are welcome. The event is free to members; nonmembers pay $10 and students and seniors pay $5. E-mail or call 879-2205.

Community players back

The Steamboat Community Players is back after a long hiatus. They will be holding auditions for the annual “Evening of One Acts.” Auditions will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Dec. 11 and from 5 to 7 p.m. Dec. 12 at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St.

The “Evening of One Acts” will cast a variety of directors and actors, including six adult men, seven adult women and two teen women. The theater group also will need several stagehands for backstage, setup and breakdown. First-time actors, directors and stagehands are welcome. Call 879-3254.

Getter hosting workshop

Robin Getter is hosting a workshop by dance and drum teacher Fara Tolno, from Guinea, West Africa on Dec. 14 at the Depot Art Center, 1001 13th St. The drum class begins at 5 p.m., and the dance class begins at 6:30 p.m. Lessons are $14 for one and $25 for both. Discounts are available for Steamboat Dance Theatre members. Call 870-9977 to sign up.

Gambler’s Ball tickets on sale

Tickets are on sale for the Gambler’s Ball, the annual fund-raiser and New Year’s Eve party thrown by Emerald City Opera and Perry-Mansfield Performing Arts School and Camp. This year’s theme is “Viva Las Vegas”. An Elvis impersonator will emcee the event and perform three floor shows. Tickets are $60 per person and are available at Perry-Mansfield and Emerald City Opera. Call 879-7125.

‘Snowboard Art III’ contest

A prospectus is available for participants in the third annual “Snowboard Art III” competition, sponsored by Ride Snowboard and ArtLink.

The deadline for entries is Jan. 15. Artists may submit a maximum of two designs, and they must be digital.

Last year’s Best of Show winner, Adam Reitz pocketed $1,000 and had his artwork printed on a limited-edition run of five Custom Ride snowboards.

The first of the limited edition snowboards was given to Reitz. The others will be auctioned to raise funds for The Surfrider Foundation’s “Snowrider Project” and ArtLink.

This year’s grand-prize winner will receive $1,000 and a one-of-a-kind Ride snowboard featuring the winning artwork. The first runner-up will receive $750 and a pair of Ride bindings. The second runner-up will receive $500 and Ride boots, and the third runner-up will receive $250 and a Ride jacket and pant combination.

The top 50 entries will be printed and exhibited locally at Centennial Hall from Feb. 14 to March 18.

For more information and to download the Official Snowboard Template and Intent to Enter form, go to or

Riverhouse Editions open

Riverhouse Editions, a fine-art print workshop and gallery, is open by appointment from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Call 871-1559 or 870-8944.

‘Herod’s Law’ showing

The Northwest Colorado Mexican Cultural Festival and the Steamboat Arts Council Friday Free Film Series will show the Mexican film “Herod’s Law” at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Dec. 10 at Centennial Hall. The movie is in Spanish with English subtitles. Free. Call Linda at 871-8230.

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