Briefs for Jan. 9 |

Briefs for Jan. 9

Orchestra introduces youth small-ensemble program

The Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra will introduce its new Youth Ensemble Program to parents and their young musicians at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Depot Art Center. In a new design, an ensemble “coach” from the chamber orchestra will instruct student quartets, consisting of violins, violas, cellos, bass, piano, flutes and clarinets at various ability levels. The program is for musicians from elementary- through high-school age.

The Youth Ensemble groups will rehearsal with their coaches weekly from February to May. Free performances will be held in May. The Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra offers scholarships for the Youth Ensemble Program tuition and for the student musician’s instrument rental. For more information, contact Janice Poirot at or 870-3069 or the Steamboat Springs Chamber Orchestra at 879-9008, ext. 107.

Depot Art Center displays fiber, fabric exhibits

“Beyond Fibers: New Forms” and “Shadows in Fabric: A Figure Study” will be on display at the Depot Art Center through Jan. 18. Admission to the exhibits is free. The Depot’s hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Call 879-9008.

Free English as a Second Language classes offered

Colorado Mountain College offers free English as a Second Language classes for all levels. Classes meet from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesdays in Room 302 of Willett Hall, 1330 Bob Adams Drive. To enroll, call Jenny le Roux at 870-4534.

Suicide support group to meet once a month

Reaching Everyone Preventing Suicide, or REPS, is offering a new monthly support group for those who have lost a loved one to or who have been touched by suicide. “Heartbeat of Routt County” will be held the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m. in the Visiting Nurse Association office, 940 Central Park Drive, Suite 101. Hosts include Ronna Autrey and Laurie Marano, both of whom are local community members who have lost loved ones to suicide. For more information, call Ronna at 871-0682.

Volunteers sought to snowboard with youths

The Snowboard Outreach Society, a nonprofit organization that teaches snowboarding to at-risk children, needs volunteers for its Steamboat Springs program. The program teaches children courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom and compassion. For more information, call Michelle Hartel at (970) 845-7040 or e-mail

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