Briefs for March 19 |

Briefs for March 19

Democratic Party hosts potluck dinner March 31

The Routt County Democratic Party’s annual Jefferson/Jackson potluck dinner and fundraiser is at 5:30 p.m. March 31 at Olympian Hall at Howelsen Hill. Speakers include U.S. Congressman Mark Udall, Speaker of the Colorado House Andrew Romanoff and Colorado Democratic Party chairperson Pat Waak. Live auction items include a stunning framed giclee print by R.C. Dieckhoff, a Broncos game/dinner/hotel package and a fabulous Americana quilt crafted by Tina Segler. There also are many terrific door prizes and silent auction items. Homegrown Steamboat music provided by the favorite Dem trio of Pam, Carole and Jack, and the comedy of “The Bad Habits.” All are welcome. The suggested admittance is a potluck dish and $25 per adult or $15 per college student.

HPV vaccine available for girls under 19

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is now available through the Colorado Vaccines for Children program for eligible females ages 9 to 18. The vaccine protects against four major types of HPV, including the types that cause approximately 70 percent of cervical cancer cases and 90 percent of genital warts. HPV is spread through sexual contact. Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association provides vaccinations for children under age 19 on a sliding scale of free to $14.50 a shot. No child will be refused a vaccine due to an inability to pay. Additionally, VNA can provide the vaccine to eligible low-income women ages 19 to 26 who have no insurance under Merck’s Patient Assistance Program. For more information, call the VNA at 879-1632.

‘It’s a Girl Thing’ book discussion continues

Bud Werner Memorial Library will continue its popular “It’s a Girl Thing” book discussion series for girls and women this spring. The free program is open to girls ages 10 to 12 and a woman partner such as a mom, grandmother, friend or teacher. Pairs can sign up for one or two discussions.

The last program date is April 6. Discussions are from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the library. The library will give each pair a copy of the discussion book to keep. Pre-registration is required. Call 879-0240 or stop by the children’s desk.

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